Tips for tackling the GMAT

Last updated: 12 Feb 2015

These articles each focus on one particular aspect of taking the GMAT and give you tips on how to improve your score.

Tips from successful GMAT takers
Who better to tell you about how to best approach your GMAT preparation than those people who have already taken the GMAT test successfully.
The day I took the GMAT
Find out what it will be like to take the test from those who have already taken the GMAT.
How to avoid burnout

Let's face it: when we set lofty goals for ourselves, we usually aren't thinking in terms of what we're likely to do, we think in terms of what we ought to do.

In this article Jeff Sackmann helps you avoid some of the pitfalls involved in planning your GMAT prep.

A question of time
Effective time management is one of the key factors for achieving a respectable GMAT score and making the best of your skills. In this article we will show you how to make the most of your time when sitting the GMAT.

Further Reading

If you want to look further afield for tips then these are good places to visit.

  • GMAT Hacks. Jeff Sackman, a GMAT tutor from New York, shares his excellent tips for preparing for the GMAT.
  • GMAT flash cards. Eric Bahn shares his excellent flash cards for free.

Comments (9):

  1. hi,
    i am planning to take gmat in june , i am weak in verbal section can anybody suggest me how shud i improve my verbal section , and which books i shud refer to increase my score..


    Anonymous on 25 Apr 2007 (permalink)
  2. Start with the verbal tutorials and practice questions.

    Each of these tutorials and sets of practice questions contains suggestions for further reading/practice if you need more study materials.

    joel on 3 May 2007 (permalink)
  3. A good grammar book is an essential start point. I strongly recommend Prentice Hall's "Handbook for writers". It has an indepth coverage of grammar so you will have to filter out some information but it provides a good grounding for attacking the verbal section. Not sure if they have it in the press presently but you may find a used copy.

    firstandlastattempt on 18 Jun 2007 (permalink)
  4. Thanks for the suggestion, it's still available on Amazon.

    joel on 19 Jun 2007 (permalink)
  5. i am poor in verbal can you pepole help me out

    munna on 18 Jun 2010 (permalink)
  6. Good tips given and I'm very much thankful to you for these tip and also need some information about gmat integrated reasoning. Thank you

    mikee on 25 Jun 2012 (permalink)
  7. Hey
    im planning to write in june anybody can suggest me how do improve in problem sloving and CRITICAL reasoning and Reading comprehsion .

    sofia on 15 May 2014 (permalink)
  8. Critical reasoning and reading comprehension don't require any outside knowledge like the other sections do. Therefore, the best way to study is to get a handle on the basic GMAT strategy , and then practice practice practice!

    Anne789 on 9 Jun 2015 (permalink)
  9. Good tips given! If you like to know more hints to score higher on gmat check GMAT Tips

    gmatbarcelona on 17 Jun 2015 (permalink)

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