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By Ajay Amar, Ph.D., May 26 2014 02:00PM

Jamison, an Army officer who will be heading to Wharton for his MBA this year, defeated the GMAT test with a score of 720. I asked Jamison to share his best advice on GMAT prep for military personnel. Below are excerpts from his email to me, written from his plane to Afghanistan.

By Ajay Amar, Ph.D., May 8 2014 03:27PM

Let me hit you with some facts. The mean total GMAT score in the U.S. in 2012-2013 was 532. The mean GMAT score of the top 50 MBA programs in the U.S. is about 669. People who achieved a GMAT score of more than 700 spent 102 hours studying on average. Only 23% of GMAT test-takers say that they prepared more than 100 hours.*

Clearly, taking GMAT preparation seriously is the exception and not the rule. If you don’t, your score may suffer; if you do, you have a better chance of beating the average. Now that I’ve set your expectations, here are some suggestions on how to kick off your GMAT prep.