Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

My GMAT study

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 take care about your physical needs (meals, bathroom ...) . So, I have competed the practice tests starting in the exact time when the real test would start, turning off all the phones, and solving the problems without any interruption.

On the test I was very nervous and tensed, I could not sleep well the day before, so I was scared that it is not going to end well. When the test started I had the feeling like the whole world has disappeared. It was me and the monitor. When I have solved the last question I was really exhausted. I have pressed the complete button and that my score bumped up. I was very happy with the final result. It helped to enroll myself in the school I wanted.

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tomm33's Test Prep Summary
Took the test in 2008.
Studied 400 hours and thought it was the right amount.
Was moderately satisfied with their score.
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