In the past couple of decades, a number of new courses have emerged on the scene but one course that has always managed to maintain its sheen is the MBA degree. With competition in India at an all time high, a number of students are opting for an MBA degree from abroad. The most renowned entrance exam for MBA colleges across the world is GMAT. With every passing year, its popularity is increasing in India with thousands of students appearing for exams every month.
If you are also contemplating appearing for the GMAT, we have a few tips for you! Make sure you keep these in mind before sitting for your GMAT "“
- There is no substitute for practice
This is no secret. But the difference lies in how seriously we take our practice tests? Try to emulate the exact test centre experience with your phones switched off and clock ticking. The GMAT website offers free software which includes a couple of sample tests. Since these tests are non-reusable, make sure you use them wisely.
- Keep yourself mentally & physically fit
Yes, we know this is not a physical test. But your fitness is just as much important for this test. The fitness and agility of your body is in direct relation to the efficiency of your mind. Rather than going for a hardcore workout in the gym, you can opt for a light exercise and cardio routine which is followed on a daily basis. Since GMAT can be long and taxing on the mind, make sure you hold up your concentration for the entire duration.
The practice tests need to be used for much more than practicing. Make sure you maintain a list of all the silly mistakes that you are repeating. Ask yourself why is it happening time and again? Make sure you create a list of your 'weaknesses' and work upon it thoroughly.
- Choose your test date wisely
This is one of the very few exams in the world wherein you have the option of choosing your preferred test date. Make sure you choose the date keeping all the factors in mind, including the level of your preparation and the application date of the college you are aiming for. Also, GMAT also gives an option to re-schedule your test by paying a certain amount of money.
Much like the game of chess, GMAT is full of uncertainties. Do not try to decode the algorithm behind GMAT and waste your time in something which is beyond your control. Instead, focus on strengthening your preparation. Keep in mind that you do not need to answer every question correctly to get through. Also, do not make assumptions about your final score during and after the exam. A number of experts have tried to decipher GMAT's algorithm and failed, so do not make that mistake.
Have you given your GMAT exam? If yes, how was the experience? Share it in the comments below!