GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test)

GMAT 2024 Preparation Tips

GMAT 2024 - Preparation Tips

Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is a computer-based adaptive test conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Cell (GMAC) throughout the year for intake into various Post graduate Courses (Master of Science) outside India and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in India. This way, not only will you be able to analyze where you are in terms of your knowledge, but you will also get to measure your progress as you go along with your preparation.

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GMAT 2024: Tips to Crack the Examination

In the following paragraphs, various tips to crack GMAT 2024 section-wise are discussed. Candidates must note that they should first read the syllabus thoroughly, understand the pattern of examination, to work out a strategy for an effective preparation to score highest marks in TMAT 2024.

Section-wise tips for preparation for GMAT 2024:

GMAT 2024 Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA):

  • This Section is important, as it tests the thought process of every candidate. Topics given in AWA must be dealt with analytically with arguments and examples.
  • To learn this section and master it, candidates are required to study various articles on the field of Management, Global business trends. Identify the articles that not only arguments on a certain issue but also highlights with notable examples and keep practicing them.
  • Candidates must make it a habit of reading all leading newspapers every day, collect every useful information relevant to the topics shortlisted. Google on internet and try to add more suitable information to such topics and start memorizing them which will eventually help the candidates to recollect it in the examination.
  • As this Section has 30 minutes to complete, candidates are advised to complete this by 25 minutes, leaving 5 minutes buffer to carry out revision which will help them to finetune the answer.

 GMAT 2024 Integrated Reasoning Section:

  • Questions under this Section are generally expected from the topics like Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, Multi-Source Reasoning, and Two-Part Analysis, which require hard practice by the candidates to master this Section.
  • Candidates are required to collect relevant study material on Integrated Reasoning and prepare notes on the topics being practiced for future revision.
  • As this Section has 30 minutes to complete, candidates are advised to complete this by 25 minutes, leaving 5 minutes buffer to carry out revision which will help them to finetune the answer.

 GMAT 2024 Quantitative Section:

  • It is always advisable to attempt easy questions first, instead of getting stuck with difficult and tricky questions. Such a strategy will enhance the candidate’s confidence to start with.  While practicing also, the same trend should be implemented.
  • Candidates must practice Questions on Data Sufficiency and Problem-Solving keeping in mind the time allotted by adopting a strategy of answering every question in a couple of minutes or less by means of different methods. There will be 31 questions under this Section which are required to be solved in 62 minutes (@ 2 minutes per question).
  • If the candidates target to answer maximum questions under this section, they will get a good control on the whole exam and can go ahead with the remaining Sections with a high confidence.
  • Candidates must understand and memorize all mathematical formulae concerning to this Section to enable them to answer the questions at a required speed to commensurate with the maximum time limit allotted to this section.
  • Candidates must attempt this Section with a target of completing in 55 to 58 minutes, leaving at least 5 minutes buffer time for revising the answers or attempt left over difficult questions.

 GMAT 2024 Verbal Section:

  • Questions under this Section are expected based on the English Language, like Sentence Correction, Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading unseen passages, Critical Reasoning, and Idioms, Rhetorical Construction of sentences, subject-verb agreement, etc.
  • Candidates are required to read editorials of leading English Newspapers and popular English Grammar books and prepare a questionnaire and practice them, in addition to various question banks available on the internet.
  • There will be 36 questions to be answered within an allotted time of 65 minutes. So, time is the essence of this section and vigorous practice is a paramount trait to score maximum marks in this Section, especially in Grammatical Knowledge.

General Tips for preparation for GMAT 2024

The biggest task before the candidates is to target his/her efforts to enhance thinking capacity, speed of learning and power to retain whatever learnt to unravel their potential for the best possible results in solving the Sectional questions at the required speed in GMAT 2024.

So, hard work, strong academic background, and sincere efforts with planned preparation is of paramount importance to secure the highest score in GMAT 2024. The following tips may help candidates to prepare well and enhance their chances of success in the impending GMAT 2024.

  • Candidates must understand the syllabus and exam pattern of GMAT 2024 thoroughly.
  • Keep a hard copy of complete syllabus till the examination and go through the same from time to time to ensure that no topic is missed. In accordance with the topics in the syllabus select/procure suitable study material /Previous Question Papers/Banks and relevant books.
  • Draw a time table covering the entire syllabus and leave at least a fortnight’s time before GMAT 2024 for revision of the syllabus.
  • Carry out appropriate analysis/review of your study pattern and find out loose ends/mistakes and make adjustments/corrections accordingly.
  • It is always advisable to make notes of all topics being studied for revision purposes.
  • Time Management in solving the problems/answers is more important. So, focus on mock tests/solving previous question papers setting prescribed time limit and ensure to learn time management which will eventually help in the main examination. 
  • Set appropriate goals by dividing one topic at a time and accomplish them on daily basis. Though the syllabus initially appears to the candidate as voluminous, overtime, with accomplishing the goals every day, one can understand that the entire syllabus can be covered successfully before the examination.
  • Students should first attempt to study the theory part and understand the same thoroughly. Then the student should start solving the problems.  Such an approach will enable the student to understand problem-solving in a logical way that will help in solving problems correctly in the GMAT 2024, within the timeframe.
  • List out doubts/clarifications required on the topics and seek help from the Seniors or Faculties/Mentors from time to time.
  • Students can also consider joining a crash course, which will help them to master the subjects with a planned strategic manner with appropriate guidance from the faculties.
  • Another important tip for the students is to avoid distraction from the main goal of preparation for the examination. Strong determination alone helps the students to avoid diversion from attention or focus on the main goal.
  • Studying non-stop for long hours would deplete the productivity of the students. Hence, students are required to take this into account while preparing their time table to ensure that there will be a minimum “recess time” to refresh themselves before commencing the next session of study. No doubt, students tend to study for long hours before examinations.
  • To enhance productivity, it is a must to rest or relax at defined intervals, which does not mean watching blue screen. Students should relax doing short work outs or meditation etc. which will enhance their concentration on the study.



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