GMAT: My first experience and few tips. PART I

in steemiteducation •  8 months ago 


I decided to separate all my stories about study, and created a new publication.

Today, as my memory still fresh, I will share with you my experience with GMAT exam.
What is GMAT

GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test, which is very important for people who want to do MBA, or applying for Management departments. GMAT costs 250$, and once you paid the exam fee, you will not able to get a full-refund, just partial one. And for every action (change the date, cancel or reinstate score etc) you will need to pay. There is nothing for free in GMAT.

GMAT consists of 4 parts: Quantitative reasoning, Verbal reasoning, Integrated reasoning, Analytical writing. In GMAT exam, you can choose the sequence in which you would like to solve the test.

GMAT is an adaptive test, so it is very important to choose correct answers on first questions, so then you will get harder questions, and it means that if you response correctly on them, you will get higher score. So, try to focus on the beginning part.

Also, it is very important to provide answer at each question, even if you don't know the solution. Because for the questions with no answer you will get penalties: minus in score.

How did I study

First of all, I had less than 2 weeks for preparation, and of course I didn't study 24/7. I was super far from it. Due to my lazy nature. Furthemore, I graduated high-school many years ago, and I forgot almost all math theories, formulas, basics. And, my English is far from perfect too, especially grammatical part.

So, from my personal experience I recommend to try to solve the sample test, so you will understand the basics of exam, and learn what are your weak and strong parts. My experience showed that all parts are my weak parts haha just kidding, it was surprising, but almost all answers from sentence correction part were correct. I assume that I was lucky enough.

Here so useful links, books, programmes, mobile apps articles…whatever, what I used while preparing for the GMAT exam.


  1. Official GMAT Prep. Everyone who applied for exam, get a free exam prep pack, which consists of 90 questions, 2 sample tests. I like that after solving the sample test, you can check your incorrect answers, and the right solutions.

  2. GMAT FREE. It is a very nice site with a lot of useful information.

  3. The Economist - GMAT Tutor. This is an online tutor from The Economist. Actually, I would call it online-lessons. They provide a free-trial version for 7 days, and then you have to pay in order to use it. I didn't pay. As I already told you, I didn't have much time to study. In GMAT Tutor you can learn some cool tips, also there is 1 free sample test. And a good thing is that, there is a tutor, and if you have any questions, you can ask him/her.

  4. GMAT formulas. I didn't this source a lot, but I revised some maths formulas here. Well, if be honest I forgot almost all algebra and geometry, which I loved and studied at school…

  5. GMAT Club. It is a forum, where you can find everything about GMAT. Some solutions, tips, advises, feedbacks. Or even ask any question which is related to GMAT.

  1. Different GMAT books. I didn't buy hardcopies, I just download these books from internet, and now I am sharing them with you. Feel free to use it.
  1. GMAT App by Edu Rev. It is not perfect, but still very useful. They have many different questions, tests.

Next time we will talk about the exam day!


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