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Good GMAT preparation tips not just include tips for preparing the subject matter of the GMAT but also understanding the overall design of the test. To ace the GMAT you should, of course, know the concepts and application of concepts but also know how to structure your preparation. In this article, we talk about the latter to help you in your quest for a high GMAT score.

Here are 12 GMAT preparation tips for a successful GMAT attempt or reattempt:

12 GMAT prep tips

Here are 12 GMAT preparation tips for a successful GMAT attempt or reattempt

GMAT Preparation Tip 1 – Beat Procrastination

“Today I don’t feel like studying but tomorrow onwards I’ll pour my soul into my GMAT preparation.” Most probably that ‘tomorrow’ never came for the person. Getting started is always difficult and requires extra effort. Therefore, before starting your GMAT preparation you have to beat the biggest GMAT score killer i.e. Procrastination. Read this article to know the 8 tips to beat procrastination and focus on your GMAT preparation.

GMAT Preparation Tip 2 – Measure your ability

Once you start preparing for the GMAT the first thing you should do is measure your ability or competence level. Measuring your starting GMAT ability is essential to understand how much preparation time you’ll need. Read this article to know how to measure your GMAT ability and how to interpret it.

GMAT Preparation Tip 3 – Understand how long will it take you to prepare

Once you know your current GMAT ability it’s time to figure out how much time will it take you to reach your target GMAT ability level. This will help you to craft a fool-proof study plan and help you how to choose a suitable GMAT date.

GMAT Preparation Tip 4 – Choose a suitable GMAT exam date

You just don’t choose a GMAT exam date based on a hunch. It’s important that you have relevant information with you to make an informed decision. This article illustrates a ‘thinking backward’ approach to choose a GMAT exam date.

GMAT Preparation Tip 5 – Learn how to tackle anxiety

While preparing for the GMAT you might feel overwhelmed at a point of time especially if you are a working professional. A lot of people give up on their preparation at this point. But as they say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. So, read this article to learn the essential tips on beating GMAT related stress and anxiety.

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GMAT Preparation Tip 6 – Crafting a mock test strategy

The best way to understand the level of your preparation is to take a mock test. But, how many mock tests should you take? Moreover, when should you take a mock test and how often? These are a few questions which pop into a test taker’s mind. Find the answer to all these questions in this article.

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GMAT Preparation Tip 7 – Learn time management

Once you take a mock you’ll realize if you are doing as well as you expected. One of the reasons could be poor time management. The other could be your low ability level. So, which one is it? Find the answer in these two articles on ‘GMAT time management Strategies’ and GMAT time management myths.

GMAT Preparation Tip 8 – GMAT Strategy for last 25 days

You have built your ability level. You feel confident about your GMAT preparation. What you should focus now is to give finishing touches to your preparation. In this article, we have explained which areas to focus on during the last 25 days.

GMAT Preparation Tip 9 – Get the best out of your GMAT exam day

Well, the day has come. All the hard work you put in during the last months will come fruition today. Here is an article which gives you essential exam day tips. It also comes with a checklist you can refer for the D day. All the best.

GMAT Preparation Tip 10 – Plan for your retake

Well, sometimes life does not go as we had imagined. If you somehow weren’t able to score as you had desired then don’t worry. You have the potential and you will ace the GMAT. So, keep calm and read this article on a 5-step GMAT retake strategy.

GMAT Preparation Tip 11 – Buy an ESR and analyze it.

An essential part of a successful GMAT retake is to analyze your Enhanced Score Report (ESR). The ESR gives a detailed description of your last attempt. Therefore, it’s important how to interpret the data and leverage it to improve your score. Here is an article which will teach you to analyze an ESR in three steps.

GMAT Preparation Tip 12 – Overcoming a low GMAT score

This is an article for people whose GMAT score is just shy of their target score. It explains the aspects of your MBA application to focus on besides improving your GMAT score. Take a look at the 5 ways explained in this article.

These were the 12 GMAT preparation tips that will give a boost to your preparation.

If you are planning to take the GMAT, we can help you with a personalized study plan and give you access to quality online content to prepare. Write to us at acethegmat@e-gmat.com. We are the most reviewed GMAT prep company on gmatclub with more than 1800 reviews (as on Feb 15, 2019). Why don’t you take a free trial and judge it for yourself?

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