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Best ways/sites to prepare for GMAT

Anonymous A

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

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replied on 05/03/2017
Ex-Bain consultant who cracked interviews at McK, BCG, Bain

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,


Julien replied on 05/03/2017

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


Wayne (Hee Zhi) replied on 05/03/2017

gmatpill is a pretty good site for practice