Do's and Don’ts of GMAT

No one but you will know exactly what is the best way for you to lead up to taking the GMAT exam, but there are many do’s and don’ts that a lot of people have found helpful.

Do apply early for the GMAT, as you cannot be sure when you will get a place or if you will want to take it a second time.

Do study hard leading up to the GMAT exam and if there is the chance to take a prep course then you should take it. There are a number of different ones and all will give you an insight into what to expect on the big day. It could have been some time since you have studied this hard and you will need something to keep you on track.

Don’t leave it too late to start your GMAT preparation. Firstly there is just not enough time and you have no way of knowing what could crop up and cause you to fall behind.

Do make sure that you have other things in your life as well as studying for GMAT. If you try to revise all day every day, you will find you resent what you are doing and it becomes more difficult to do. Try and have a few hours off for every hour or so you do or you will risk burning yourself out.

Do check the way the GMAT exam papers are scored and make sure you are best prepared to take the test fully up to date when it comes to the section that has the highest points allocated.

Do try and live in a healthy way leading up to the GMAT exam. If your body is sluggish it could pass on to your mind, so eat healthily and don’t drink too much. Get enough sleep and eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Do relax as much as possible and make sure that you read everything on the GMAT exam paper carefully and do not rush into answering too quickly.

Don’t panic if you do not get the GMAT score you needed first time as you can take the test again and this time you will go into better knowing what needs to be done. You can ignore the score and not tell the schools what you got but re-sit and report the best one.

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