Top five FAQs you ask yourself before taking the GMAT exam.
The moment you make up your mind to enhance your career growth with an MBA abroad, GMAT bridges up the gap between you and the internationally famed B-schools. Before going ahead with the GMAT test preparation, the aspirants feel hanging in the air due to its exam dates, registration process, intricate scoring pattern and lot more.
Through this post we have tried to answer the most frequently asked questions by the respective GMAT aspirants.
Q1. How Hard Is The GMAT?
GMAT is definitely challenging but not impossible to crack. GMAT exam is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) which follows a certain set of algorithm. About the difficulty level of GMAT, it is believed that it depends on the individual’s abilities while performing during the test. With every right answer, the difficulty level increases and with every wrong answer it recedes. To perform well, it is essential to have familiarity with type of questions that are being asked in the test.
Q2. How to prepare for GMAT test?
To prepare for GMAT, you have to brush up your high-school grade learnings. GMAT test comprises four sections: Analysis of Argument (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Verbal Reasoning (VR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Primarily, you should filter out the B-schools of your choice and their admission dates; accordingly write your GMAT test. However, it is advisable to dedicate three months holistically to its preparation.
Q3. How can I increase my score from 650 to 700 ?
GMAT score is an entry ticket to the B-schools. A stellar GMAT score can increase your selection chances. However, the GMAT scoring is based on these four parameters:
- The number of questions attempted in each section within the specified time i.e. 75 minutes.
- The number of questions answered correctly.
- The degree of difficulty of questions attempted.
- There is no penalty for the wrong answer, but penalty is imposed on failing to attempt a test section.
We’re suggesting few tips that might help you in increasing your scores:
- Pace up with timings
Time plays a crucial role in GMAT test. Since it is a computer-adaptive test, every segment has a set of number of questions which has to be solved within the limited time. GMAT does not offer the provision to skip the questions. Thus it is advisable to select closest option among all. Try to solve problems with shortcut techniques and tricks in order to save your time.
The more you practice, the more you feel comfortable in encountering the high-order thinking questions. This will increase your efficiency in solving. Along with this, it will make you familiar with different types of questions. Take the mock test; they are your best friend for GMAT preparation. They will make you feel the real exam scenario and directly help you in increasing your score.
- Be Calm
Any test increases the anxiety level in one self, try to control your nerves. Be calm during the test. Practice meditation on a regular basis, it will increase your concentration power and help you in retaining the learnings for longer period of time.
Q4. What is the average GMAT score for top B-schools?
“Is my GMAT score good enough?” is the question which mostly the aspirants wonder. In 2014, the combined average mean was 547.35. Let’s reiterate, the different b-schools follow distinct score ranges along with profile while shortlisting the prospective MBA aspirants. To get into elite colleges like HBS, Stanford, Penn (Wharton) require 730+ scores. B-schools like Northwestern (Kellogg), Yale SOM, New York (Stern) ask for GMAT score more than 720. And Tier-three colleges like Penn State (Smeal), Purdue (Krannert), Temple (Fox), Pittsburgh (Katz) accepts 630 GMAT score.
Q5. Can I Cancel my GMAT score?
In case you’re not satisfied with your GMAT score, or you think your score won’t meet the admission criteria of your selected b-schools; you can immediately cancel your score after taking the GMAT test and can retake the test ahead of 16 days. Recently, GMAT has introduced a new norm on score-cancellation, the GMAT score card will not carry the details of cancelled score. This has given new confidence to the aspirants, as it does not reflect the scores negativity on their profile.
Have more questions? Need more motivation? Call us for a free counselling session today! Byju’s will be glad to help you in your GMAT preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GMAT and MBA from us by just giving a missed call at 08033172797, or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.