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How to prepare for GMAT in Short time ?
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The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test required by the vast majority of business schools because it provides a measure of an applicant’s academic ability. Most of the Canadian business schools accept GMAT and it is many a times the most important admission criteria. GMAT scores are also useful in getting a visa for Canada. The higher your score, the higher will be your chance at getting into a better business school in Canada. The average GMAT scores accepted by Canadian B-schools are from 500 to 600 and above.

The GMAT test does not include any questions that test your business knowledge. It is a computerized test and is administered several days each week, 52 weeks per year. While the exam can be taken virtually any time, it can only be taken once every 31 days and not more than 5 times in a year.

The design and administration of the GMAT

The GMAT is developed by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), which determines what kind of skills the GMAT should measure and how it should measure them. Another organization actually develops the test questions, administers the test, and reports test scores to the schools.

Four broad skill areas are measured by GMAT: analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and integrated reasoning

GMAT Exam Format

   Analytical writing assessment: This section contains one topic in which you have to do Analysis of argument. You have to analyze the logic given and put forward suitable arguments stating how and where the reasoning might be faulty. Thirty minutes have been allotted for the section. The scoring for this section is done by a human reader and then by a computerized scoring system designed by GMAC. In case the scores allotted by both differ, the scores are sent to another expert for final evaluation
   Integrated reasoning: This section contains 12 questions which tests you in graphics interpretation, two-part analysis, table analysis and multi-source reasoning. Thirty minutes are allotted for the section and you are expected to finish it within the stipulated time span.
   Quantitative: This section contains 37 questions on data sufficiency and problem solving. 75 minutes are allotted for this section. Your level of Mathematics knowledge should be in the range of a 10th standard student. However, the level of reasoning has to be much higher, as the questions asked are of high order and you aren’t allowed to use calculators for solving problems.
   Verbal reasoning: This section contains 41 questions and tests you in reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction. Like the previous part, 75 minutes are allotted for the section. All questions are multiple choices.

The overall time allotted for the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes. For each of the four exam sections, a separate scaled score and percentile rank are awarded. A combined Quantitative/Verbal score (called a Total score) and corresponding percentile rank are also awarded. The fees structure for the GMAT is $250 globally.
In my personal opinion, the shortest way to prepare for GMAT is to give mock test regularly at the end of each week.

You should refer only two set of books - Manhattan & official guide

Manhattan & Veritas both offer set of mock tests which are definitely worth the price. The price is somewhere between 18$ to 50$.

Apart from this, I would recommend self-study rather than a tutor. Because that would save you time and energy. And the time frame for preparation is 3 months (full-time) & 6 months (part-time) to get a decent score.
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Here's a suggested study plan for prepping in 3 months:

Week 1:
Take a diagnostic practice test to see where you stand overall. Learn the basic parameters of each section including scoring and question types.

Weeks 2 – 4: Do as many practice problems as possible for each section and read explanations for any wrong answers. The goal is not just to see whether you are better at Verbal or Quant, but specifically which sections (Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction) and which question types (strengthening arguments, usage of idioms) are the most difficult for you.

Weeks 4 – 8: Now that you have a lot of practice questions under your belt, you want to focus on the bigger ideas behind them. If Sentence Correction is killing you, work through a good guide to essential GMAT grammar rules. If Data Sufficiency algebra is your weak spot, then crack open a math textbook and brush up on your fundamentals. During this middle phase you should keep doing practice problems for every section — not just the ones you struggle with! — but the real goal should be mastering the content.

Weeks 9 – 12: For the last month, focus on strategy. We recommend doing this last because strategies are what you will want to have in your head if you ever get stuck on the content of a question. Try plugging in numbers on the Problem Solving section. Work on sketching quick outlines for passages in RC. Practice negating assumptions in CR. These methods don’t involve mastery of any GMAT material, but they can save you serious time once you have them down.

In addition to strategy work, review any math or grammar content that still feels foggy during this period, and be sure to take one more practice test before the last week.

Final Week: The final week before the GMAT is best spent working on your timing strategies. Complete entire sections of the GMAT and time yourself so that you have a sense of how long you should spend on each question type. Don’t try to learn complex new math concepts or test-taking strategies during this period; instead, prepare yourself mentally and emotionally by getting more sleep and maintaining healthy eating habits. Shorten your study sessions and reduce your stress, but make time to review the essentials.
(07-02-2015, 10:29 AM)nehajain Wrote: How to prepare for GMAT in Short time ?


Top 10 GMAT Preparation Tips for You

1. Consistency over intensity

One can compare GMAT prep with learning to play chess. It is not only necessary to learn and know all the concepts and tricks; it is also essential to be confident and quick in using them. This means doing quick calculations in the quant section. To improve this skill it is better to have shorter, daily training sessions rather than cramming during the weekend.

2. Create a learning diary

The number of concepts that are asked in GMAT questions are finite. Therefore a good method to improve and reduce your ‘white areas’ is to keep a learning diary. This means one should write down every unknown prep question (or also questions that took you too long to answer) and try to understand the correct answer and concept behind them. If you do this during your preparation you will see that, in time, your list of weaknesses will become shorter and shorter.

3. Set an exponential GMAT prep timetable

It goes without saying that you need to leave enough time and plan effectively during GMAT preparation. Furthermore, I recommend that you take an exponential approach in prep time planning; the closer you get to your test date, the more time you should plan for GMAT preparation. So – if possible – it might be wise to choose a test date that occurs towards the end of a period of holiday, so you have a week or more to focus only on the GMAT before the test.

4. Train to use laminated drawing board during GMAT Prep

Many test centers offer only laminated drawing boards for calculations and sketches during the test. This can lead to irritation for those not accustomed to using an erasable overhead marker – especially left-handed people, who often tend to smear their notes. Knowing this, you should practice this during your preparation phase in order to avoid as many surprises on test day as possible.

5. Do not overestimate GMAT prep test results

The two prep tests that are available at the official GMAT website are cited by many sources as a good way to train in real test conditions. This is absolutely true, but one should not overestimate the results one gets from these prep tests, since they are not adapted to real empirical, standardized test results. So use them, but do not consider yourself ready when you have reached your target score in these tests.

6. Redo GMAT prep tests

One can get good GMAT prep tests from many sources and companies. The good thing about prep tests used by the better of these companies is that most of them use an adaptive question algorithm – as the real test does (presenting takers with harder questions the better they do). Therefore it is a good method to use the same prep test multiple times, because as you improve, the questions you will face will be different. So redoing a prep-test exposes you to a greater volume of questions.

7. Practice educated guessing

A good method in dealing with GMAT questions (especially in the verbal section) to which you are not absolutely certain of the answer is ‘educated guessing’. This means to quickly rank the five possible answers in order of their suitability and exclude wrong answers. One can save time by quickly eliminating two or three wrong answers and then guess out of the rest. Of course, a proper evaluation is better, but sometimes time constraints render this something of a luxury.

8. Focus on your weaknesses… but in a measured way

One should always know the GMAT test areas in which one is weakest. Nevertheless, a big mistake is to focus only on one weakness for too great a period of time, since GMAT knowledge can also be forgotten easily and quickly. A good method can be to set a certain base level of prep questions in each category to do on each day. In the category in which you need to sure up your knowledge, additional questions and time should be planned on top. Therefore you can improve on weaknesses without risking losing focus on other areas.

9. Try to overshoot your target GMAT Score

Even if you don’t necessarily need a 700+ GMAT score for your MBA application – maybe only 500 or 600 – it is still wise to overshoot during preparation in order to more or less safely reach your required score. Your preparation should target a GMAT score of at least 50 higher than you ‘need’. It is not uncommon for test takers to score 30 points more or less than they were expecting, depending on their individual physical and mental state on the test day and the questions they face.

10. Set time milestones during the GMAT test

One of the most common worst case scenarios during the GMAT test is the test taker running out of time towards the end. One of the major problems is that most candidates do not recognize that they are falling behind until it’s too late. It is hard to compensate wisely in this situation, meaning that takers are forced to take rapid and wild guesses. A simple tool to avoid this scenario is to set and stick to certain milestones. For instance in the quant section, candidates should know immediately that with 60 minutes remaining on the clock they should have reached Q7 to be on schedule, with 45 minutes remaining Q15 should be finished, and so on. This strategy lets you know very early that you might be behind schedule and therefore gives you the chance and enough remaining questions to react.

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