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Tips for GMAT Preaparation 2013-2014

A recent surveys have revealed that over 2/3rd of the companies and organizations like to hire MBA graduates for many vacant positions. In today's day and age the global market is extremely competetive and more and more number of students are persuing MBA to achieve their career goals and subsequently to increase their earning potential.

The organizations all across the country now have understood the value of the business management. Students who aspire to become MBA tend to get confused on how to start the preparation of GMAT. GMAT Exam is an important process in the application process for a Business Management Course. Surprisingly over 1900 business schools across the world use GMAT Exam for the application process for over 5000 programmes.

The leading business schools are IIMs, XLRI, Indian School of Business, SP Jain and others.

The preparation of GMAT should be effective and result oriented. Here are some tips to prepare for the GMAT Exam
1. You need to become familiar with the GMAT exam pattern
Before you start you need to become familiar with the exam. Check the type of questions for GMAT and the format. GMAT exam has many questions which are not there in other exams. For example GMAT has critical reasoning questions. These questions are specially designed to test the reasoning skills involved in making and evaluating arguements, and evaluating and formulating the action plan.

There are also data sufficiency questions. For these you need to decide if there is sufficient information to answer these questions.

Understanding the type of questions and formats will help you not to spend unnecessary and valuable time trying to solve the problems.
2. Take a Practice Exam

This will help you analize yourself. You will come to know about your strengths and weeknesses. Your scores in Verbal and Quantitative will give you an indication where you stand and where you need more preparation. Two free tests are offered by GMATPrep. Diagnostic test will help you to know about your quantitative reasoning skills.
3. Study Groups always help

Contact the like minded people who are also preparing for the GMAT Exams. Discuss with them how they are studying and preparing. Do not get lured by the guarantees offered by various institutes who promise you a certain GMAT score. It is only your preparation and performance that will ensure you a certain GMAT score.
4. Set a Time Table

Studying day night and for long hours are not the parameters for high GMAT score. Various surveys show that 70% of the candidates who take exam in India began their preparation just 4 weeks prior to the test date. Another interesting fact that came in the survey was, over 50% of the examinees studied for just 50 hours for the GMAT test. However it all depends on the candidate who after assessing his skills can set a time for himself.

No doubt GMAT is an important part of the application process. However the business schools take into consideration other factors as well. These may include your undergarduate scores and grades, work experience, appreciation and recommendation letters, your interview performance and application essays. Well prepared student can get good GMAT scores which can strengthens his case for admission.

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