GMAT or Graduation Management Admission Test is a global entrance exam for post-graduation in business studies. A good score ensures that you get admission to a leading business school. GMAT scores are valid for 5 years. But a good score does not come easily. Often aspirants do not get expected score even after a long preparation.
Some students prefer self-study and some enroll in GMAT coaching classes for guidance. There are benefits to both strategies. But even if you get guidance from a teacher you need to study yourself. Self-study is important. Here are some important tips that can help you to achieve a good score in GMAT.
- Start preparation early
Early preparation can help you to score well. GMAT is a serious examination and crash studying will not be helpful. Therefore, you should at least try to start your GMAT prep before one year of the examination.
- Make a timetable
A timetable is important for a successful study. Besides that, every subject will need a stipulated time for studying. Hence make a study table before you start preparation. Try to allot time for tests in your time table. Also, you need to use your time carefully and wisely.
- Know the syllabus
Yes, you need to know the nooks and corners of the GMAT syllabus for a good score. A thorough inspection of the syllabus will make you aware of what you need to read and what not to. Go through the detailed syllabus. This will help you to formulate a strategy for your GMAT prep.
- Maintain a diary or journal
You need to maintain a journal with all important notes and questions. People often forget some topics and need to remember them. A learning journal will help you to save time. It will also help you to revision wisely.
- Consistency, no amount of study hours
You need to study smart. Long hours of study session may not be helpful in the long run. Hence, do shorter study sessions instead of long study sessions. Also, try to stick to your routines. This will help you to create a habit.
- Make your weakness your strength
Try to identify your strength and your weaknesses. You can score in the areas in which you have a genuine strength. But for the harder parts, you need to study a lot. Never devote too much time in one weakness, rather than distribute the time equally. Try to improve in the weak areas but do not lose your attention over the areas you are strong.
- Mock Tests
Yes, mock tests are very very important. Mock tests help you to understand your preparation level and also points put your weaknesses and strengths. Try to give mock tests after a regular interval. Redo the mock tests and analyze your growth and advancement.
- Be realistic
Do set realistic goals and try to fulfill them. Also never set high goals. Because unfulfilled goals may make you disheartened and stressed.
Regular practice and study and ambition with hard work makes you successful. You need to be ambitious and also have to study well to get a good score in GMAT.