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The Executive Assessment test is designed to cater to busy professionals who juggle work and home schedules with the additional desire to further their educational achievements with an Executive MBA (EMBA). The test evaluates your critical thinking, creative problem solving and higher cognitive skills. The EA serves as an alternative to the GMAT and is specific to EMBA programs. Apex provides the most comprehensive Executive Assessment prep available today.

EA test Highlights

3 sections

90 minutes

Total Score 100-200s

Multi Stage Adaptive

What to Expect Compared to the GMAT

The Executive Assessment differs from the GMAT in a number of ways, but at its core tests the same underlying skills. While it is a shorter exam than the GMAT, which can affect stamina related performance issues, this does not translate into a meaningfully shorter preparation process. This is because, like with a new language for example, learning poetry is only mildly less difficult than prose – the linguistic mastery and vocabulary that needs to be attained is the lion’s share of work in both cases.

The EA emphasizes Integrated Reasoning as part of its central score reporting, unlike the GMAT which keeps it separate from the 800 score. This can be beneficial to those who are comfortable in more complex and less abstract informational environments, which includes someone who spends a lot of time at work looking at spreadsheets and reports.

Finally, the EA removes the AWA writing section, shortening the exam further, as well as the geometry from the mix on the quantitative side. This may hinder those with strong spatial reasoning, but benefits those who do not find geometry to be their strong suit.

Verbal Section

  • 14 Questions
  • 30 Minutes
  • Score Range: 0 – 20

The verbal section remains relatively unchanged as the EA offers the same question types as the GMAT: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction. We read the same way that we listen; passively, a tendency that the EA often exploits. Our verbal lessons will train you to engage the material pro-actively to ensure that you have the skills to breeze through this section.

Quantitative Section

  • 14 Questions
  • 30 Minutes
  • Score Range: 0 – 20

The quantitative section of the test provides the same question types as the GMAT: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. To succed in this section we’ll train you in a variety of alternative problem solving methods: running scenarios, logical deduction, and mental modeling to name a few. We then help you figure out the ones that best align with your cognitive style, and give you both the tools and structure necessary to score strongly in the quant section.

Integrated Reasoning Section

  • 14 Questions
  • 30 Minutes
  • Score Range: 0 – 20

IR plays a more significant role on the EA as it is weighted at the same level as the verbal and quantitative sections.
This complex, demanding, and multi-dimensional section; is designed to test one’s ability to thrive in a data driven world. We will teach you to identify the intersectionality of data, and recognize key homomorphisms (structural similarities) in order to  enhance your overall performance.

Comprehensive Executive Assessment Prep with Apex

Efficient Prep

Make the most out of your prep time. Efficient sessions customized to your learning style, techniques to optimize the time you spend on self-prep, and full out of session support. Our program will have you seeing the EA in a way you never thought possible, more quickly than you imagined.

Comprehensive Syllabus

Our course content is unmatched in scope. We cover the full range of EA problems, but also tackle the intangibles like stamina training, time allocation, allaying test anxiety, and even things like sleep hygiene and test day diet. Don’t think they have an impact? Think again. 


Our tutors make house and office calls, or if you prefer online learning we can work with you in our Google classroom. No matter what your situation and schedule, Apex has an Executive Assessment tutoring solution for you.

The Very Best Instructors

All of our instructors are at the pinnacle of the test preparation industry. They have all scored over 170 on the EA – the top half of the top 1% – and are full time test prep professionals. More importantly, each is an extensively trained, highly gifted instructor, not a B-School student trying to make ends meet. A teacher’s quality does not come from their own test performance, but from how well they can help deliver their expertise to others.

Personalized Attention

From our free consult and pre-program assessment to off-hours access to your instructor, you’ll experience profound support. Since Apex’s program is adaptable specifically to your strengths and learning style, you’ll be comfortable and relaxed as you learn the ins and outs of the EA.

Learning Materials

All learning materials are included with enrollment; there’s nothing else to buy, ever.

Succeed with our top instructors

Apex GMAT offers an elite GMAT tutoring services

Flexibility | No matter what your situation and schedule

Geography has become a non-issue. From San Francisco to New York, London to Sydney and everywhere in between – we make sure that you never miss a session.


How does the Executive Assessment differ from other graduate admissions exams, such as the GMAT or GRE?

The Executive Assessment (EA) is an exam specifically tailored towards experienced professionals who are applying for Executive MBA programs. The Executive Assessment is shorter, with stringent math sections, and is often considered an easier test. It is meant for those who do not have the time to prepare for the standardized tests for MBA programs.

The GMAT and GRE, on the other hand, test a broader range of skills and are used for admission to a variety of graduate programs, not just Executive MBA programs.

The scoring system for the Executive Assessment ranges from 100-200, and the structure of the Executive Assessment is simpler than the GMAT, with only three sections instead of four. The Executive Assessment only has 40 questions, compared to the GMAT’s 80 questions.

For those seeking to excel in the Executive Assessment, enrolling in the best executive assessment prep course can be highly advantageous as it provides specialized instruction and resources tailored specifically to the unique format and content of the exam and equips experienced professionals with the necessary skills and strategies to maximize their chances of success in the Executive MBA admissions process.

What is a competitive score for the Executive Assessment, and how can I achieve it?

The average score for the Executive Assessment is around 150-160, but what is considered a competitive score varies depending on the school and program. To achieve a competitive score, start with designing your own study plan, identify your weaknesses, and choose the best executive assessment prep course to help you.

Additionally, it is equally important to sharpen and enhance your time management skills when studying for the Executive Assessment. Many test prep companies offer specialized courses that can help you achieve your desired score. Our experienced instructors can guide you through the process, so we recommend booking a consultation with us today!

What types of graduate programs require or accept the Executive Assessment?

The Executive Assessment is specifically designed for seasoned professionals with significant work experience who are applying to Executive MBA (EMBA) programs. Many top business schools around the world accept or require the Executive Assessment as part of their EMBA admissions process. It’s important to check with the individual programs you are interested in to see if they require or accept the Executive Assessment.

How can Apex help with Executive Assessment test preparation?

Apex offers personalized one-on-one tutoring, with experienced experts who have scored in the 99th percentile on the Executive Assessment. Apex instructors focus on teaching you what you don’t know or might find challenging rather than what you already know. With personalized instruction, your time will be used more efficiently and effectively. Lessons can be targeted to topics you need improvement on and can be changed according to your style of learning. 

Our top scoring instructors work closely with each client to develop a customized study plan that fits their individual needs and goals. We focus on developing critical skills beyond test preparation, coupled with its specific expertise in psychometric testing, providing students with a unique advantage in their online Executive Assessment prep course.

Executive Assessment private tutoring gives you the flexibility to study on your own schedule. So if you are a full time employee, student or have other responsibilities to work around, one on one instruction can be tailored to those needs. 

To take advantage of a free 30 minute Executive Assessment consultation call with our professional instructors, visit: Inquire Now

Is the Executive Assessment a substitute for GMAT or GRE?

The Executive Assessment is specifically designed for experienced professionals planning to apply to executive MBA (EMBA) programs, whereas the GMAT and GRE exams are used for a variety of graduate programs, including MBA programs.

It’s always important to check with the specific schools and programs you’re interested in to see which exams they accept and which one is most relevant for you.

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