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Important Tips to crack GMAT exam

by Manisha Verma

The Graduate Management Admission Test, or the GMAT, is a standardized exam. The exam is a mandatory exam for those students who want to take admission in business programmes in one of the foreign university. The exam is designed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The exam is conducted to assess the skills of the aspirant and to judge basic knowledge which is necessary to excel in a graduate programme in business. The GMAT exam includes three basic sections, each section comprise a series of multiple-choice questions that are related to verbal section, a quantitative reasoning section, and an analytical writing section. The verbal and quantitative section of the exam includes multiple-choice questions that are related to the basic English concepts or basic mathematical concepts. The analytical section of the exam is more business-related unlike other sections of the exam. In this section the candidate is suppose to write an essay. Sometimes the topic may be more business centric, or it can be on a current topic or any statement or argument which may or may not be related with the business.

Below are some useful tips for GMAT exam:

Practice a lot: To excel in this exam it is important to practice a lot. One of the most important ways to crack GMAT is take as many mock tests as possible. You can take mock tests from this site. It will also give you the idea that how much time you are taking to solve a particular section. While practicing the mock papers you can also do time management to attempt all the sections of the exam.

Attempt fist five questions well: The initial few questions in GMAT exam determine the level of question you are going to handle in the exam. Once you attempt the initial few questions the computer will automatically adjust the range of question to fine tune your score. So it is really important that you will give right kind of replies to your first five questions which might prove decisive for your exam. Always cross check your answers before moving to next page and section.

Try to complete the exam: Always set a goal that you will try to complete all the sections of the exam. If you will fail to complete any section there will be negative marking for that, so make sure that you will attempt all the questions and complete all the sections well.

Do not waste time: It is always suggested that do not waste time during the exam. If you are unable to solve a particular section or a specific question then move to next segment without wasting much time. It is always good to come back to such questions once you answer all the sections. Do not go back to help page again and again it will consume lots of time.

Read all the questions carefully: Always read the questions carefully before choosing the right section. In multiple choice questions you will find wrong answer as choice for your answers. Before selecting the right choice make sure that you are selecting the right option. The wrong answers are deliberately designed to mislead the students.

Avoid random guessing: The pattern of the exam does not allow aspirants to go back to the previous page as you can do in the paper based exam. It is important to answer each question before you move to the next button. It is always suggested to make the educated guess rather than making a random guess even if you lack time.

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    vjain18
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    vjain18Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:02:26 -0000

    sir\madam,

    i am a student of B tech. 2nd yr. i wish to do mba from one of top colleges of world. how would i prepare to score enough to crack best colleges of world .please suggest me how to plan my studies regarding gmat.

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    subhashinimustyalaSun, 03 Feb 2013 13:42:02 -0000

    Hi,

    I'm a B.com graduate with 60% with 3 years of experience. What are my chances in business schools.

    regards,
    Subhas

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