Tips for Beating the Business School Exam
Let’s face it: Even though admissions committees at top business schools want
well-rounded candidates with solid applications, the GMAT score can make or
break an applicant. Although an applicant with a low GMAT score can still get
into a top program, it makes the rest of the application that much more
important. Talk about pressure.
Preparing for the GMAT—in the hope of getting a score that falls into the
typical range of your dream business school—is often among the first
steps an applicant must make on his or her B-school journey. Some study
independently with practice tests and books, some take online courses, and
others attend in-person classes or private tutoring sessions. Whatever the
strategy, the goal is the same: the best score possible. As a result, any
insider information about the test is coveted.
What follows are tips from those who teach the test at some of the best-known
GMAT test prep programs and have earned 730 or above on the GMAT.