It is obvious that getting into the top business schools is never an easy task, and if you are planning to move ahead, GMAT is the only way out. GMAT preparation is undoubtedly not easy, and there are many aspects of this global management test that you would need to think about. Here, some guidelines have been mentioned below, so that you can make a sketch of the road ahead and find the right path that would help you in getting a score over 700 for the business school you have been looking for, to complete your further studies and gain the best business and management knowledge.
As the thumb rule, make it a point to revise what you have learnt in high school. Most questions of GMAT in all the three major sections come from the high school level, and hence, if your basics are in place, you will take no time in knowing and understanding GMAT question patterns.There are three sections in GMAT namely the analysis, the quantitative and the verbal section, and for the quant section, you don’t have any option but to practice as much as you can. The verbal section and the analysis section are based on your aptitude, English grammar and analytical skills and capabilities that you need to polish over time. It is recommended that you do your research on all the three sections, and whenever needed, revise your knowledge.Coaching for GMAT is not necessary, as long as, you are confident that you can take off the course on your own. If you are lucky with management tests and have the knowledge, you can clear GMAT at a single shot. However, for first timers, it is advised to opt for coaching.
There are many professional coaching centers in India where you can get GMAT training from professional trainers and subject experts.While buying GMAT resources, books and materials, do your own research and take help from everyone around. Contact the faculties at the coaching center, talk to your fellow mates, and if needed, you can even contact someone who has passed the exam successfully. Just because a GMAT book has been bought by someone or is published by a good printing house doesn’t mean that it has to be good. You need to research on the books that you actually need and buy sections have certain question patterns, and if you know how to get the answers, none of the sections are difficult. For the same, you need to practice for at least six hours for all sections and find the mistakes and flaws that you may have. Unless you know your weaknesses, you cannot find the way to rectify the same. Get help from coaching and fellow GMAT students on sections and question patterns that you find to be difficult without diluting the interest of practicing more.
With these basic guidelines in mind, getting started with GMAT Preparation and clearing the same won’t be a problem for you.