GMAT Tips to Ace the Exam

So you’ve decided to take the GMAT, but how can you ensure you get the best score possible on the exam? The infographic below titled, “The Official Guide to Your Best GMAT” offers you GMAT tips to help you plan and prepare for taking the GMAT. The graphic also outlines what you will see in each section of the exam, including the number of questions to expect which can help you manage your time as you proceed through the exam.

GMAT Tip 1: Know What to Expect

Although the idea of taking the GMAT can be daunting, knowing what to expect is one of the most important ways to ace the GMAT. Knowing the layout of the test will allow you to be more comfortable as you proceed through it.

GMAT Tip 2: Create a Plan

Following this step-by-step plan for success will help you earn your best GMAT score!

Step 1: Determine when you plan to attend a graduate business program
Step 2: Register for the GMAT Exam and Develop a Study Plan
Step 3: Establish your Skills Baseline by Taking a Practice Exam
Step 4: Spend time studying areas of weakness
Step 5: Assess your progress and focus on areas that still need improvement
Step 6: Plan for Your Test Day by making sure you know what to bring and what not to bring

GMAT Tip 3: Put In the Time

If you want to ace the GMAT, then you have to put in the time. According to statistics, 49% of test takers spent at least 51 hours prepping for the GMAT. Take advantage of the wide range of online services that provide GMAT study tips.

Located in the metro Washington, D.C. area, George Mason’s MBA Program, prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership preparing graduates with the skills they need to pursue the career they want. Mason’s MBA program is ranked #74 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report.

GMAT Tips: Mason’s MBA program will waive the GMAT requirement for candidates who have demonstrated through work experience and/or academic background that they have a strong quantitative background.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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