GMAT is an aptitude test, where your skills are tested on five areas (refer to question – “how is GMAT scored?”). To best prepare for the GMAT give yourself atleast 8 – 12 weeks to study. Giving yourself 8 – 12 weeks to prepare for the GMAT provides you with enough time to master the concepts, and increases the confidence level when you take the GMAT.
Here are few strategies to help you best prepare for the GMAT:
1. Start by taking free online GMAT test. This will help you evaluate where you stand with the required skills to pursue in good B-schools
2. To ensure you are prepared for the GMAT plan your exam dates and register keeping in mind as how much time you require to prepare yourself to take the final GMAT exam. I would recommend at-least 8 to 10 weeks to go through the coaching or supplemental classes. Registration is on first-come, first-served basis.
3. Gather more information by doing research about the B-schools you would like to do your masters
4. If you are join for coaching classes to prepare for the GMAT keep in mind a good course will help you boost your score by 100 and accelerate your learning
5. Familiarize yourself with the conditions and timing of the test by taking full length CAT practice tests.
6. Post your GMAT exam, start preparation on submitting your applications to your dreamed B-Schools.