Understanding the Executive Assessment (and How to Get the Score You Need)

Below is the recording of the live info session and Q&A we hosted on November 19, 2020 with Manish Dharia, Project Manager for the Executive Assessment at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Manish shares insider knowledge of the exam including a thorough overview of the Executive Assessment's format at scoring, the types of questions you'll encounter, the mindset you should adopt around a "good" EA score, and recommended resources for advanced study. A timeline of the presentation is below for your convenience. Enjoy!


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Demystifying the Executive Assessment

GMAC Director Manish Dharia covered a LOT of ground during this presentation and subsequent Q&A, so it's definitely worth watching all of it if you're serious about understanding the Executive Assessment and getting a good score. BUT... we've taken the liberty of putting together a timeline of the topics and questions covered so that you can quickly find what you're looking for. So without further ado...

Here's what you'll find in the webinar playback video above...

  • 0:08 Welcome by Brett Ethridge of Dominate Test Prep, background on how this webinar came about, and introduction of guest presenter Manish Dharia including a summary of his credentials
  • 7:28 Manish's opening remarks
  • 8:11 Background on the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the company that owns the Executive Assessment 
  • 9:07 Agenda
  • 9:30 What the Executive Assessment was designed to accomplish -- and therefore who should take it
  • 11:12 What makes the Executive Assessment so convenient, and other unique benefits of the exam
  • 12:20 Structure and scoring of the Executive Assessment, including an explanation of the exam's section-adaptive algorithm
  • 15:50 How the Online Executive Assessment compares to the in-person EA
  • 17:08 Several important "peripheral" aspects of the Executive Assessment, i.e. the "non-exam" experience
  • 21:37 How the Executive Assessment is used in the admissions process
  • 22:54 A quick look at the schools and programs that currently accept the Executive Assessment
  • 24:09 How to register for the exam (in-person and online)
  • 26:21 What to expect on test day
  • 30:13 Review of the official prep products available on the GMAC website
  • 33:36 A quick look at sample questions for each of the sections and major question types
  • 38:45 Dominate Test Prep discusses options for more in-depth test preparation
  • 39:29 Promotion #1
  • 39:57 Key features of Dominate Test Prep's Complete Executive Assessment Prep Course
  • 43:00 Promotion #2
  • 44:17 Promotion #3
  • 45:56 Q&A
  • 52:45 A big thank-you to Manish for sharing his time and expertise, and good luck to everyone!


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