Shanks talked about tests ... when I worked for a university here, I sat the GMAT just for fun with a couple of lecturers in the department I slept in on a daily basis. Won't tell you what I got - partly because it was many moons ago and I don't remember the exact score - but it was a doddle to reach the minimum scores for the top colleges in the US. We prepared for it by doing one of those "Prepare yourself for the GMAT" type courses. That took us one day, less time, in fact than the test itself.

Taking tests, especially multi-choice tests, is more a matter of technique than of knowledge.

Tests effectively do nothing except test the tester. That's my controversial statement for the day!

The idiot also known as Capfka ...