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Master the GMAT in 5 Simple Steps


The dreaded GMAT is enough to have any MBA applicant get the shivers. It can haunt your dreams but it can also be your saving grace for getting into your dream school.

Before you begin jumping into all that is the GMAT, follow these five steps to success.

1. Figure out what you don’t know

Take your first step and complete your first practice exam. I would suggest taking one of the free exams from GMAC as their exams are the closest to the real thing. This will create a starting point for you and will help you grasp what you’re about to get yourself into. Outside of the AWA/essay section, you’ll get a score of where you are starting at.

Don’t worry if you’re far off from your desired score. This is all about getting your feet wet. The great part of a GMAC exam is that it allows you to review your incorrect answers and also will show you which categories you scored less in, whether it be fractions, sentence correction or integrated reasoning.

2. Create a study plan