GMAT Study Plan

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GMAT Prep Plan 3 monthsKnewton: At Knewton, we generally recommend a prep period of around three months for GMAT Preparation. It’s enough time to build a solid foundation in critical areas of GMAT study, but not so long that you burn out by the rigorous focus and training.

Here is the 3 Month GMAT Prep Plan:

Week 1: Take a diagnostic practice test to see where you stand overall.  Learn the basic parameters of each section including scoring and question types.

Weeks 2 – 4: Do as many practice problems as possible for each section and read explanations for any wrong answers. The goal is not just to see whether you are better at Verbal or Quant, but specifically which sections (Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction) and which question types (strengthening arguments, usage of idioms) are the most difficult for you.

Weeks 4 – 8: Now that you have a lot of practice questions under your belt, you want to focus on the...

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Ideally you should spend 3 months for your GMAT Prep(Read How to prepare for the GMAT in 3 months?). If you have one month, here is a focused way to plan your studies:

Week 1: Diagnosis and Practice

Take a practice test and carefully go over your wrong answers. Look for patterns. You want to see if there is one particular section or problem type that is hurting you more than all others. Do additional practice problems if the practice test yields inconclusive information. Read explanations for wrong answers and map out three to five consistent weaknesses. You will focus on these in the next week.

Week 2: Focused Study

Now is the time to deal with your weaknesses. Depending on how many you identified, you will want to spend 1 – 2 days focusing on each. If strengthening arguments questions are your Kryptonite, put a night or two of studying into that. If data sufficiency algebra is killing you, spend an afternoon reading strategies and explanations related to it. You should spend this week doing a combination of practice problems and content coursework about math and English. Take super-concise notes that you can review later.

The goal during this period is...

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GMAT Two Weeks Study PlanKnewton: Let us start by saying "Try not to prepare for your GMAT in 2 Weeks". Two weeks is not enough time to master the topics or the test taking strategies (Read GMAT One Month Study Plan and GMAT Three Month Study Plan) But circumstances like a B-School Deadline might force you to cram for the test in two weeks. Follow this efficient GMAT Study Plan:

Day 1 – Diagnosis: Take a practice test. This will likely be your one and only assessment. If you score evenly on both sections, then you will need a more comprehensive study plan. If you ace verbal but bomb the quant, then you know to focus your attention there.

Days 2 to 4 – Prime the Pump: After you take an official practice test,  spend the next few days going through as many practice problems as possible. If you have an Official Guide, make certain you read the explanations for all of the questions you answer incorrectly. Try to focus...

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GMAT Full Practice TestThe answer is – it depends on your GMAT prep strategy, and how confident you are about the preparation. If GMAT practice test scores easily affect you, then the last day GMAT practice test can hamper your confidence. Most top GMAT Prep companies have recommended against taking a GMAT test the day before the actual test as it can exhaust you.

But if you have read Louis Dudley’s secrets on scoring 750 on the GMAT, he had taken 6 practice tests, every day, 6 days before the test.

“The day before the exam I pretty much took it easy besides the CAT. Again, I went with a Manhattan CAT and again I got a 730. I reviewed the CAT, the AWA guide, and my study guide”

Knewton team advises against taking Full GMAT test, not even practice problem. Here are excerpts from their 2-week, 1-month, and 3-month GMAT Study Plan.

Non-Native Speaker GMAT Verbal Study PlanEnglish, like all living languages, is complex and constantly-changing; what is acceptable in spoken English is not always accepted in Standard (written) English.  The key to improving your English reading, processing, and writing skills for the GMAT is consistent high-quality practice.  It's true that native speakers have a big advantage -- they have typically been listening to correct English for at least two decades.  Non-native speakers, however, have a small advantage -- they (unlike native speakers) have not been listening to incorrect English for two decades.  Build your study around quality writing and daily practice -- and start as early as you can.

Quality writing:

New Yorker
The Economist
Harper's Magazine
The Atlantic


Advise me to jump my GMAT Score 670 to 750.Hi guys last 6 months I am regularly preparing for GMAT. But I am not able to improve my GMAT score. I did MBA Prep test where I scored 670 in both the tests.

I took Manhattan in that I Scored 640,650,710,630 and 670. Kaplan I took in that I got only 620. Last night I took Princeton in that I Scored 670 again. I do most of time very common errors in quant. Last night. I was expecting full marks in math but I couldn’t. One question was very simple and my answer was one and in the option one was third option was but marked option 1. And I know the answers of all of them but regularly doing very silly errors. I finished quant 7 min before. Is this the reason to score lower how we can manage the time to reach exact? 

What I am finding that how can I improve on time management?

In verbal SC Is my strongest part and most of the time I can easily find out the wrong choices easily but CR is difficult for me and not able to eliminate the wrong choices. RC is troubling me a lot always can advise which one is the good book in RC and what the technique...

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However, with the B-school umbrella now spread over Europe, Asia and Australia too, September is not the only realistic option left for aspiring management gurus.  Many schools around the world have rolling admissions- in which they consider applications all year round. Some schools have one batch starting in September and another starting in Jan/March.It comes down to your choice of college and your convenience, to finally decide which intake to target.

As a rule of thumb, it’s a good...

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