How To Pass GMAT In 2021

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GMAT Stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is a computer-based test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

GMAT requires knowledge of certain specific grammar and knowledge of certain specific algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. It is a computer adaptive test which means candidates will get one question at a time and depending on the accuracy of the previous answer, the difficulty level of the next question will be ascertained.


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The Structure of GMAT

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA section): measures your ability to think critically and communicate your ideas.
  • Integrated Reasoning (IR section): measures your ability to analyze data and interpret information displayed in varied formats.
  • Quantitative Reasoning (Quant section): measures your ability to reason mathematically, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.
  • Verbal Reasoning (Verbal section): evaluates your reading comprehension skills, editing abilities, and whether you can make sense of written arguments.

GMAT Best Practices

  1. Review and study one section of the test at a time.
  2. Review basic mathematics skills.
  3. Improve your speed because time management is important to complete the exam.
  4. Review the types of questions in the Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal, and Quantitative Reasoning sections.
  5. Practice with real GMAT questions, answers, and explanations using the GMAT  Official Guide.
  6. Review the GMAT  Official Guide Verbal Review or the GMAT  Official Guide Quantitative Review.
  7. Target your preparation for a specific section of the exam.

How To Study and Pass GMAT

  1. Refresh yourself on the basics.
  2. Practice pacing since GMAT is timed and high score requires completion.
  3. Make it a habit to read all test directions carefully.
  4. Read each question slowly to determine exactly what is being asked.
  5. Do not skip questions during practice exams, because you can’t during the real exam.
  6. Familiarise yourself with the rhythm, pacing and visuals of the GMAT.
  7. Practice with actual GMAT Questions
  8. Improved your fundamental skills in mathematics, grammar, and reading comprehension.
  9. Take note of your error patterns when studying and improve.
  10. Improve your speed through constant practice.
  11. Develop a study plan early with GMAT test sections in mind.
  12. Identify your GMA Weaknesses and turn them to your strength
  13. Don’t spend up to 3 minutes on a question
  14. Learn how to answer questions without using a calculator

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