Sir, what small things should I prepare for as an undergrad that would help me in the GMAT?

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a highly structured test and uses specific metric for the evaluation. To score well in the test, it involves high-minded analytical, logical and critical thinking skills. GMAT is highly relied by the B-schools from across the globe. With the score, one can apply upto 7,000 business and management programs worldwide. GMAT is always available for its prospective test-aspirants throughout the year. To appear for GMAT, you must have the following calibre:

(i) Should be a graduate from any discipline.

(ii) Minimum age limit is 18 years and no upper age limit.

(iii) Candidates must be proficient in the English Language.

 GMAT Preparation– A Trek to B-Schools

If you’re a pursuant of bachelor’s degree from any stream, planning to write GMAT test and stepping towards its preparation, here are few tips to adopt to reach a high bar of 700+ GMAT score.

  1. Study-plan

To follow a strategic GMAT preparation, it is essential to opt a study plan. Focusing on the GMAT test date, select your study plans. The study-plans strategically comprise the prep time for every subject.  Generally, the study-plan for GMAT is available in the form of six-months, three-months, two-months and one-month. These study-plans are easily available on the websites of the GMAT test prep providers. However, it is advisable for GMAT aspirants to start their preparation before six months of the scheduled test date. Undoubtedly, GMAT comprises the syllabus upto high-school grades and demands intense comprehensive thinking skills. Devote religious time to brush-up the basics and infuse shortcut solving techniques to get the correct answer within the limited time.

  1. Official Guide

Official Guide (OG) is the holy book for the GMAT preparations. GMAT Official Guide 2018-2019 offers over 900+ questions from past GMAT tests. The OG is compiled and published by GMAC, the test conducting body. The OG will provide you with flair knowledge about the test contents and explain shortcuts and techniques in-depth for quick solving of long word problems.

  1. Things related to practise

To excel in the test, these are the three areas of preparations to gain expertise.

  1. Grammar: The Verbal section of GMAT consists of Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning questions. Hit-up the high school Grammar books, understand the subject contents and practice as much as you can.
  2. Mathematical Shortcuts: These shortcuts make mathematical problems easy to solve and save a lot of time in the actual test. Learning these shortcuts demand rigorous practice.
  3. Essay writing: Analytical Writing Assessment(AWA) asks to write an essay on Analysis of Argument. Surround yourself with English journal, newspaper or novels to gain expertise in the language and practise writing a lot.
  4. Mock Test

Mock test as the name suggests, it the pseudo GMAT test. Appearing Mock test increases your potentials to think under-pressure and interacts you with the test pattern. It is advisable to write four to five mock test during the GMAT preparation.

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