Everybody dreams BIG in Life, but very few work to achieve it. GMAT aspirants start their journey with bigger dreams to crack GMAT (with a High Score) but very few succeed. All that is required to achieve a higher GMAT score is to have a disciplined and methodical approach in understanding the Test and the Test-writer. The simple mantra to Conquest GMAT is to understand the Test and the Test writer. Unlike other competitive exams, GMAT doesn’t bother to test the sound conceptual knowledge in the subject rather it just tests how smart a test-taker are you.
Following are the simple steps you follow in securing a 700+ Score on GMAT:
Step 1: Start your journey attending ‘Introduction to GMAT Class’
If you believe in the saying “No matter how good are you at anything, a coach makes you better” then Kickstart your preparation by joining the Best GMAT Course and as always, the Best GMAT Course begins with ‘Introduction to GMAT’ class in which GMAT experts talks about the following:
- GMAT testing Algorithm and its impact on the score
- Skills needed to score high on GMAT
- GMAT Score vs Admissions & Scholarships
- Importance of customized study plan with goal settings
- This will facilitate you to decide on a good GMAT score according to your target B-schools
Step 2: Take a Diagnostic test (GMAT PREP)
Before you go ahead with your GMAT Course take a GMAT PREP test just to ascertain your strengths and weaknesses and also to understand the Degree of the difficulty level of the exam, Test pattern, Types of questions, factors that stops one from scoring high. It is quite imperative to get the test analyzed by the GMAT Expert to understand your strengths and weakness from the GMAT perspective, besides learning the dos’ and don’t on the test. Once you learn the challenges in cracking the GMAT test you start prioritizing them and empower yourself to handle them better, methodically.
Step 3: Productive Investment of time & Quality Practice Materials Matters
Taking Diagnostic test, you understand that GMAT is not just the Test of content alone but also the test of endurance, patience, and concentration levels, so it becomes important to actively work on improving your patience and concentration level gradually
When it comes to practice, it is more important to spend quality time on quality materials that enhance your learning experience in understanding the test and test writer closely. So, to do this effectively there is no better material than GMAT Official Guide & GMAT Review books, as they contain retired GMAT questions. What more do you need for practice other than directly working on the Real-time GMAT questions? But again, it needs a constructive approach and smarter techniques to solve them, not relying greatly on the OG explanations as they are lengthy enough and impractical to follow.
At this juncture, GMAT Expert can certainly make a difference to your learning by teaching Powerful GMAT techniques and a time-saving approach with a 100% accuracy level. GMAT expert makes your job easy segregating the questions topic-wise, difficulty-wise and align them in sync with the topics being covered in the class and assign them as homework, to only pick them up for discussion in subsequent class to clear your doubts (if any). During the GMAT course, you are not just covering the concepts and strategies but also covers the GMAT Official Guide & GMAT Review book questions (roughly 3000 Qn’s in total) and build confidence in the smarter techniques taught in the class.
Step 4: Practice Mock Tests, Timed Drills, and Sectional Test
Not many people understand the importance of taking the Mock tests at regular intervals during the preparation days. Working on official guides & Review questions brings you closer to the 700 mark but it requires something more to surpass the magic score of 700. The need of the hour would be practicing more online content taking the timed drills, sectional tests, and 700+ Advanced level questions from GMAC, and also do follow the forums like GMAT Club, Beat the GMAT,…etc for harder GMAT questions. However, a GMAT expert would guide you on how to make the effective usage of forums to your best learning. As you progress through your preparation, for every quarter of the GMAT course covered it is recommended to take the full-length GMAT mock test viz., GMAT PREP tests to watch closely how you progressing, how effectively you are able to implement the strategies, and identify any shortcomings in your preparation (Personalized test analysis and feedback from GMAT Expert after the test is always recommended to understand the nitty-gritty of the test).
Step 5: Importance of Last fifteen days before T-day
The last fifteen days before the T-day is very crucial. How wisely you spend these days decides your performance on the test and the outcome. It is very important to tune yourself mentally and physically, In particular, the time slot that you have booked (as our energy levels do not remain the same all through the day). If you practice taking the GMAT Mock tests in the time slot that you booked the real test then it will make you more efficient to work on the test day with unwavering energy levels, Patience, and good concentration levels. Practice taking the Mock tests, prepare an error log, and meticulously work on zeroing the errors. This approach will surely make a huge difference on Test-day performance.
ALL THE BEST!!
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