Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

How To Study for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)


The Official Guide for GMAT Review from Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
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Kaplan GMAT Premier with Practice Tests from Kaplan Test Prep
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Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction GMAT Strategy Guide, from Manhattan GMAT
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The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review from Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
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GMATPrep Software from Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
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Total GMAT Math from Jeff Sackmann
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PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible from PowerScore
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Tips From Test Takers

by tomm33 on 6/2/2014 9:46 AM

Well, it took me 6 weeks to prepare GMAT. In those 6 weeks I have dedicated almost 100% of my time to the test. I took 2 month unpaid vacation from my work and I have started to prepare myself.

First I have passed all the material that would be covered in the test, than I have started solving the test question. Having the technical background and strong analytic skills the Quantitative part was not a problem for me but as non native English speaker I had to push really hard in verbal part.

After, I have passed all the questions from my materials I have stared to test myself on practice tests. The test lasts for 4 hours so the challenge is to be equally concentrated for the whole period of time. Also another important fact is to ...

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by alo_maruko on 8/10/2014 4:48 PM

Generally, to study for GMAT, you need to set a goal (your targeted band, time frame) and a detailed timetable. Depending on your current level and expected score, the average time to prepare for the test may vary, but I would say spend at least 4 months to 8 months to prepare for GMAT, since it takes time to fluent the skills needed for GMAT.

Start your GMAT preparation by the Official guide by GMAC – the creator of the test. The most updated book at the moment is 14th edition (2015). Read closely to understand the format of the test, test-taking suggestions, and the real GMAT questions – they are retired from past GMAT exams.

Also, install the GMATPrep software (downloadable at on your computer. It gives you 2 full tests with detailed explanations, tips on GMAT, and many practice ...

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by binaphilip on 5/9/2015 3:31 PM

The most important thing to keep in mind is to continually evaluate your leaning and performance while preparing for this test. Give as many mock tests as possible and get some guidance to evaluate your performance if you can afford it. Identify your weak areas and make this the focus of your preparation time. Topics you are good at only need practice but the topics you are not doing very well at - you need learning and more practice. So, don't neglect the topics you may not be doing well at. These areas must be your focus. Take full length timed tests so your performance evaluation is accurate. Taking full length tests helps with building attention span.

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