I don’t understand the common abbreviations I’ve seen for GMAT preparation. What are the most common abbreviations used in GMAT prep or in online forums that I should know?
What are the most common abbreviations or short-forms used in GMAT studies or in such online forums that I should know?
MBA: Master of Business Administration
b-school: business school.
GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test
GMAC: Graduate Management Admission Council
AWA: Analytical Writing Assessment. It’s the first section of the test, where you’re asked to write two essays.
q: quant/ quantitative (one of the sections of GMAT where the overall math skills are tested.)
v: verbal (One of the sections of GMAT where the overall English skills are tested.)
PS: Problem Solving (Type of questions, part of quant section)
DS: Data Sufficiency (Type of questions, part of quant section)
SC: Sentence Correction (Type of questions, part of verbal section)
CR: Critical Reasoning (Type of questions, part of verbal section)
RC: Reading Comprehension (Type of questions, part of verbal section)
OA: Original answer/ official answer. (not necessarily the correct answer though. )
610 m48v26: It means that a student has scored 610 in GMAT with 48 points in Quantitative/Math section & 26 in Verbal/English section.
splits: the word used in forum lingo splits is the detailed score where you provide marks obtain in verbal & quant… in the above score 48Q/26V is the split.
GMATPrep™: It’s simulation software, CAT, used for practice GMAT
CAT: Computer Adaptive Test. (Many GMAT coaching companies provide CATs.)
OG-11: Official Guide Review 11th Edition, a GMAT book.
OG: Simply Official guide reviews, (There have been so many versions of OG so far.)
PR: Princeton Review, one of the GMAT preparation companies
MGMAT: Manhattan GMAT, one of the GMAT preparation companies.