19 Ways to Improve your GMAT Score by Top Scorers

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CrackVerbal presents the top 19 GMAT Prep tips from our GMAT top scorers. Our students have made it to top B-schools like Harvard, Kellogg, Wharton, MIT Sloan, ISB and many more, and are delighted to share their strategies with you to help you achieve the same.

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19 Ways to Improve your GMAT Score by Top Scorers

  1. 1. GMAT Prep Tips from Top Scorers
  2. 2. Introduction CrackVerbal presents the top 19 GMAT Prep tips from our GMAT top scorers. Our students have made it to top B-schools like Harvard, Kellogg, Wharton, MIT Sloan, ISB and many more, and are delighted to share their strategies with you to help you achieve the same.
  3. 3. 1. Rules, Tactics & Strategies are Key You don’t need to study the definitions of a Gerund, an Infinitive etc., You don’t need to go into that depth to do well in the GMAT. What you need is a simple set of rules, strategies & tactics to beat the test. You don’t have to become an English pundit to do better in Verbal Read the complete debrief here : Advyth GMAT 730
  4. 4. 2. Reading Class Material is Sufficient For sentence correction it’s sufficient to just listen to what is said in the CrackVerbal class. Read the complete debrief here: Aparna GMAT 720
  5. 5. 3. Don’t Procrastinate The score on the actual exam was higher than anything I got on my practice tests, so don’t keep pushing your exam date, just make sure you go in with a clear mind. Read the complete debrief here: Vikas GMAT 760
  6. 6. 4. Understand the GMAT Test for Better Scores The first thing a test taker needs to do is understand the test, the challenges that lie ahead of him/her and then figure out a plan according to his/her strengths. The best way to do this is to take a GMATPrep test and if you think you are not ready to sit for extended periods of time with high concentration levels, you can take the paper diagnostic test in the OGs. Read the complete debrief here: Varun GMAT 730
  7. 7. 5. GMAT is a Marathon that Tests Your Stamina One of the things GMAT tests you on is stamina, don't under-estimate this fact. If you are preparing yourself for a marathon, don't train yourself with 100m sprints. Read the complete debrief here: Ritwik GMAT 750
  8. 8. 6. GMAT is a Marathon that Tests Your Stamina If you are 90% sure about an answer choice, go ahead and make that choice. If you are 100% sure, you have perhaps spent too time on that question. This strategy helped me spend my time wisely and prevented me from getting nervous because of lack of time. Read the complete debrief here: Ritwik GMAT 750
  9. 9. 7. Approach Study Material in a Focused Manner Concentrate on certain study material rather than randomly picking and trying all the books available! Read the complete debrief here: Sherin GMAT 710
  10. 10. 8. Keep Your Eyes on the 700+ Goal Preparing for the GMAT has been a long & arduous journey. However, that moment when you anxiously stare at the screen, which unassumingly displays your score, and see a 750+, is worth all the sweat, stress and sacrifices. If you find that you are unable to keep up with your plan, relax! Take a day or two off. Set realistic targets now and plan again Read the complete debrief here: Kaushal GMAT 760
  11. 11. 9. Realistic Targets If you find that you are unable to keep up with your plan, relax! Take a day or two off. Set realistic targets now and plan again Read the complete debrief here: Kaushal GMAT 760
  12. 12. 10. It’s all in the Details Do pay attention to the small/trivial things discussed in the classes, they might come in handy during the GMAT. CrackVerbal has vast experience, try to make use of it by asking whatever comes to your mind about the GMAT Read the complete debrief here: Vagisha GMAT 720
  13. 13. 11. Don’t Let Frustration Get the Better of You There will be days when you are too tired or frustrated at the lack of progress - you’re will not the only one. GMAT is a difficult test, it will try and beat you down, but you have to get back on your feet. There are folks who score 760-770 with a one-month study. I knew I was not one of them. I knew I had to grind it out and do it the hard way. Every day, slowly but steadily I would chip away. Read the complete debrief here: Subhankar GMAT 710
  14. 14. 12. Practice Practice & More Practice Practice hard and regularly, don’t lose focus. Stick to the Official questions and the Advanced questions compiled by CrackVerbal and you can solve other questions later if it’s still required Read the complete debrief here: Salin Kumar GMAT 710
  15. 15. 13. Don’t be too Hard on Yourself Do not beat yourself up if you exceed time, eventually you will learn to manage your time properly. Read the complete debrief here: Sharan Varahan GMAT 710
  16. 16. 14. Heed Good Advice Follow everything Arun says and that’s it. Read the complete debrief here: Srinivas GMAT 710
  17. 17. 15. Pre-Prep Advice Get the basics right - Make detailed notes in class. Internalize the problem - Ask questions until you feel satisfied, use the CV Forum, write an e-mail if you still need help. Identify your strengths and weaknesses. Practice daily and set a tentative target date in mind before developing a prep-plan. Don’t forget the AWA and IR - both of them deserve only 1 hour of practice during your entire prep. :) Read the complete debrief here: Varun GMAT 740
  18. 18. 16. Classes are Worth the Effort Did coming 600+kms just for CrackVerbal classes pay up – Hell Yeah! Yeah for guys like me CV now has online classes. You can avoid the travel part of it.  Read the complete debrief here: Chaitanya GMAT 720
  19. 19. 17. Have Confidence in Yourself Often we feel that we score less because we lack concepts, the reality is that we lack confidence! Please do have confidence in yourselves because CrackVerbal takes care of all the other things you need to beat the GMAT and achieve a 700+ score.  If they can make me achieve this score, then they can make any other person on the Earth achieve a 700 Read the complete debrief here: Anuj GMAT 710
  20. 20. 18. Be Practical Don't be over ambitious, I knew I wanted something around 700 to 720 because that's what most of the top B-schools I was aiming at look for. Instead of covering a lot, cover only the portions where we can score more. This advice is not to make anybody feel doubtful on their capability but we do have jobs which demand a lot of our time. Most importantly , do give yourself a second chance. Read the complete debrief here: Arushi GMAT 720
  21. 21. 19. Negate Self-Doubt Take a minute or two to relax and get all those ‘what if I had done that’ & ‘could I have taken more time’ thoughts out of your mind, before hitting confirm and getting into the break to have a bite of that yummy candy. Read the complete debrief here: Sony GMAT 720
  22. 22. Learn from GMAT experts – attend a free Online session on GMAT by writing to us at enquiry@crackverbal.com
  23. 23. About CrackVerbal For professionals who want to advance in their careers, CrackVerbal GMAT training and MBA Admissions Consulting provides superior quality along with unmatched support. Unlike other test prep companies, CrackVerbal has made a no-compromise commitment to meeting our students’ MBA needs. This is what has helped CrackVerbal grow from six students in a coffee shop in 2006 to India’s fastest-growing test prep company, helping more than 1000 students every year! CrackVerbal S-7, 2nd Floor, Gem Plaza, Infantry Road, Bangalore www.crackverbal.com enquiry@crackverbal.com www.facebook.com/crackverbal www.twitter.com/askcrackverbal Disclaimer GMAT is a registered trademark of the Graduate Admission Management Council (GMAC). GMAC does not endorse, nor is it affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this document.

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