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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 hard is the Executive Assessment test?

The difficulty level of the Executive Assessment (EA) test can vary depending on your individual strengths and weaknesses, as well as your familiarity with the test format and content. Generally speaking, the EA is designed to be a challenging test that assesses your business school readiness, but it is considered less difficult than the GMAT. At Apex, we offer customized EA test prep services to help you succeed on this important exam.

Do I need to study for the Executive Assessment?

Even if you have significant professional experience and academic credentials, it is generally recommended that you study for the Executive Assessment in order to achieve your best possible score.
The EA test covers a wide range of topics related to business, including problem-solving, data analysis, and critical thinking, so preparation can help you identify areas of weakness and improve your performance. At Apex, we offer personalized EA test prep services tailored to your specific needs and goals.

How long does it take to prepare for Executive Assessment?

The amount of time required to prepare for the Executive Assessment will depend on your starting level of knowledge and skill, your target score, and the amount of time you can devote to studying each week.
At Apex, we recommend that students start studying at least 3 months in advance of their desired test date, in order to ensure adequate time to address any areas of weakness and to achieve their target score. Our expert tutors can work with you to develop a customized study plan that fits your schedule and goals.

Join our alumni with your own 700+ GMAT, 155+ EA or 330+ GRE score. Begin preparing the right way today.

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