How to Prepare for GMAT Test?


The Graduate Management test is required for the admission process of MBA programs in the US, Canada and rest of the world. GMAT scores range between 200 and 800 and high level scores naturally improves the chances of gaining admission to the business school of your choice.

Structure of the GMAT Test

The following can be expected by the candidate in the GMAT Test. The candidate will initially have to go through an introductory Computer Tutorial. The candidate can go through this at their own pace.  The first section will be the Analytical Writing Assessment. The time provided for this section is for 60 minutes. The Analytical section includes Analysis of argument and Issues. Each of these section is provided equal time. The next section is the Quantitative section which includes Problem solving and Data adequacy for 75 minutes. The third section included is the Reasoning. This is further divided into Critical Reasoning, Comprehension and Sentence alteration. The time allotted for this section is 75 minutes.

Syllabus of the GMAT Test

The candidate should know about basic concepts of algebra and geometry. The syllabus for this section covers up to higher secondary level. To get high scores, your basic mathematics skills should be strong. The verbal section consists of reading comprehensions, synonyms and antonyms. The duration of this section is also 75 minutes. The verbal section questions are based on reading comprehension. The candidates have to work on reading skills so that they can read and analyze the passage. There is no particular syllabus for the verbal section.

Reference Books for GMAT Test

  • Barron’s GMAT by Eugene D. Jaffe
  • Cracking the GMAT by Princeton Review
  • GMAT Practice Questions by Princeton Review
  • Kaplan GMAT 2011 by Kaplan
  • Manhattan GMAT Test Simulation Booklet by Manhattan
  • Master the GMAT by Peterson’s
  • Nova’s GMAT Prep Course by Jeff Kolby
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Review, by Graduate Management Admission Council

Study Plan for the GMAT Test

There are many website offers free downloadable study material to the Internet Community for GMAT Exam. GMAT Exam is only conducted an online and most of the students do not have the habit of writing online exam. Therefore, it is good to practice some online exams before their exam. The more time you successfully complete your practise test will give you more confidence.

There are loads of mock GMAT exams available in Online. There are many types of programme available which help you in GMAT preparation. Some of these lessons are more interactive in which you can interact with professionals. They will help you in solving problems.

There are many private institutes will give training for GMAT Exam. You can search this information in online. You can get help from personal tutor or online instructors for one to one studies. The candidates should attend mock tests regularly. This helps to test your skills as well you can gain more knowledge. Complete your studies in advance and try to revise all the portions before exam.



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4 Responses to “How to Prepare for GMAT Test?”

  1. 4
    soni jha:

    There is requirement that student must be graduate with regular degree for regular MBA from IIM OR other best universities and if yes so, what should i do for taking admission in regular college for mba if no so its good…please let me asap.

  2. 3

    Who much GMAT Score is necessary to get admission in ISB,NMIMS,SPJIMR,MICA

  3. 2

    i want to know when will be the gmat exam 2011 will be conduct?

  4. 1

    sir iam comleted for B.A in arts group
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