Best ways/sites to prepare for GMAT

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Anonymous A asked on May 02, 2017

How did you prepare for the GMAT? Can you recommend me some good sites/ways to study for it?

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Michal
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replied on May 03, 2017
Ex-Bain consultant, got offers from McK, BCG, Bain. Now a Product Manager at a startup

Hi Anonymous,

Here is the approach that worked well for me:

1. Do one practice test from the official website. It will allow you to:

  • Benchmark your score - usually you can improve by 50-150 points, but not by 250
  • Familiarise yourself with the format
  • Familiarise yourself with the types of questions

2. Read the "instructions" to doing the most common types of questions, e.g. proportions in maths. The best book for this was, in my experience, Manhattan GMAT series. I really recommend it

3. Do as many practice questions as you can. Once in a while do the whole test so you can also practice endurance and time management. Sources:

  • Official website
  • Manhattan GMAT
  • Kaplan books

This approach should be solid. Let me know if you have questions!

Good luck,

Michal

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Anonymous replied on Aug 29, 2020

Dear Anonymous!

Here you can find some useful links for your preparation:

1) Keeping your math trained with GMAT exercises is always a good idea. Free resourced can be found online, for example:

  • http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam/test-prep-materials/free-gmat-prep-software.aspx
  • https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat https://www.mba.com/-/media/files/mba2/assessments/2018/gmat/gmat-handbook-2020-07-10.pdf?la=en&hash=9DCAD3E9A43EEE7B520C84327FBEC6F399A72D82

2) Also, tests that usually are for investment banks (with graphs analysis) are useful.

  • https://www.tptests.com/Candidate/practice/Instructions

Best,

André

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Clara
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replied on Jun 10, 2020
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Hello!

To add on top of what has been said, the best is to practice, practice, practice!

In concrete, with tests, so you can also time yourself, get used to the format, etc.

There are free exams in the internet that you can use for practice (the one of LBS MBA page, Verits prep, as well as some free trials for courses such as the one of The Economist (https://gmat.economist.com/)

The key to success here is not only get practice, but learn techniques.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous updated the answer on Mar 03, 2020

No matter how exceptional is the material from Manhattan, Kaplan etc, the closest thing to the real examination will always be the Official material. This should be the reference point in anyone's preparation.

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sid replied on Jun 11, 2018

Follow these steps

The best way to Prepare and Crack GMAT Exam

1:Believe in Yourself yes you can clear GMAT Exam

2:Make a Habit to Note down Important Instructions

3:make Revision Regularly because practice makes man perfect but practice of making mistakes makes you perfect in making mistakes

4:Attempt multiple Mock test as you can : https://www.h4exammate.com/test-packages-details.php?qpc=38

5:Learn Time Management

6:Work on Accuracy

7:Solve Previous Year Question Papers

8:Read blogs watch videos

9:Take practice test from h4 EcamMATE you will get practice test and compare & analyses your result to know your standing among others Also get detailed statistics about your GMAT Mock Test performance to turn your weaknesses into strengths. it will help you to understand the mistakes you are making and improve efficiency to score more by getting personalized list of recommendation about where you are lacking and relevant areas to focus on.

https://www.h4exammate.com/test-packages-details.php?qpc=38

Best wishes

Good Luck

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Anonymous B replied on Jun 11, 2018

The best way to Prepare and Crack GMAT Exam

1:Believe in Yourself yes you can clear GMAT Exam

2:Make a Habit to Note down Important Instructions

3:make Revision Regularly because practice makes man perfect but practice of making mistakes makes you perfect in making mistakes

4:Attempt multiple Mock test as you can: https://www.h4exammate.com/test-packages-details.php?qpc=38

5:Learn Time Management

6:Work on Accuracy

7:Solve Previous Year Question Papers

8:Read blogs watch videos

9:Take practice test from h4 EcamMATE you will get practice test and compare & analyses your result to know your standing among others Also get detailed statistics about your https://www.h4exammate.com/test-packages-details.php?qpc=38 Mock Test performance to turn your weaknesses into strengths. it will help you to understand the mistakes you are making and improve efficiency to score more by getting personalized list of recommendation about where you are lacking and relevant areas to focus on.

https://www.h4exammate.com/test-packages-details.php?qpc=38

Best wishes

Good Luck

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Julien updated an answer on May 03, 2017
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Hi! If I were you, I would get Kaplan books e.g GMAT 800. Best way to get prepared is intensive prep on Kaplan books (be quick on math questions is key!) and websites like The Economist and its 7 days free trial.

Good luck, J

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Anonymous replied on May 03, 2017

gmatpill is a pretty good site for practice

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