Recently Beat The GMAT put out a survey to understand how today's MBA applicants were preparing for the GMAT.  Almost 400 people responded, and some of the results were surprising.  Here is a summary of the key findings:

Main Takeaway

GMAT prep is evolving.  In the past several decades, students relied primarily on GMAT test prep books (and they still do), but online resources like forums may be on the rise as the preferred references for prep.

What are your opinions about this trend toward online prep?  Is this good or bad?

About the author: 

Eric Bahn is the founder of Beat The GMAT, one of the largest business school prep communities on the Internet, serving over 1 million applicants each year.