All those you who are preparing for GMAT may undergo stress in achieving that perfect score. However, do not fret. The key to succeeding in GMAT is to plan and prepare well ahead of the examination. Understand the requirements of the examination, prepare a study plan and stick to it. GMAT tests you critical reasoning and analytical skills so it is important that you understand your subjects in depth and develop a habit of analysing questions deeply. Here are a few suggestions that can help you boost your GMAT scores well!
- Start out by disciplining yourself. You may want to design a study plan with the day divided into four quadrants. Stipulate a subject for each quadrant and then analyse your progress at the end of the time allotted. This way you will be able to keep a tab on your progress and also identify problem areas where you need to invest more time and effort.
- Stick to the study plan as much as you can. Do not rush into subjects without thought. Do not jeopardize your study plan for anything. By making it a regular habit, you will be able to easily get into a routine, that will help you save time and cover up more subjects in lesser time.
- Do not use all the books and reference materials that you can find. Many students think that solving all problems in as many reference books they can find can be solution to achieving good scores in GMAT. However, this is not true. All they end up with is confusion and the feeling of having learnt nothing despite spending hours. The best way is to pick up the books that you are comfortable with and investing more time on them. If you have a tutor, he/she can guide on the right books that you should follow.
- Analyse all questions well. Do not rush through questions to solve them. This is a fundamental that all students appearing for GMAT should understand. GMAT requires you to demonstrate your analytical skills. So you will have to cultivate that habit with time. Although, the GMAT is a time based test, it doesn’t mean that you have to rush through questions without understanding them clearly.
- Keep a record of the repetitive mistakes that you make. This will help you avoid such mistakes. Refer to them and try and understand the reason for making such mistakes ain and ain. This will help you overcome a hurdle that hampers your progress time and ain.
- Train your reasoning skills even when you are not prepping yourself for the examination. The Verbal section of the examination will require you to build on your reading and reasoning skills. You can ask friends to help or watch televised shows or simply read to build up speed in these sections
Keep a score in mind and work towards it. By way of practicing and reviewing your work, you will be able to figure out where you stand and what needs to be done to achieve your dream score!