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    For MBA aspirants, GMAT is the examination that opens the doors of the top business schools in the world. Most of the top business schools across the globe accept the score of GMAT for admission to the prestigious MBA course. Scoring more than 700 in the GMAT exam can be challenging. Those who wish to achieve this remarkable score are required to put in lots of hard work and dedication in the examination. In order to clear the GMAT paper, one must dedicate the time and prepare according to the prescribed syllabus. One of the most difficult sections of this exam is GMAT Quantitative section which is a little difficult to crack. Below are given some of the tips that can help students clear the exam and excel with a good score:


    A proper strategy and determination are the two points enough to clear any examination. To clear GMAT, students should make proper strategies and decide a target score. There are a lot of free seminars and webinars on the GMAT preparation strategy where GMAT experts talk about various points like what skills are required to clear GMAT, the admission process, the scholarships offered and how to make a personalized study plan. These are some of the valuable points that can help a candidate score a good GMAT score according to the target business schools.


    Before beginning the preparation for the GMAT Examination, one must give a mock test to diagnose the starting ability level of his/ her GMAT preparation. This way students can asses their level at the beginning of the preparation and set up their target score accordingly. Those who have given the examination once and will be appearing in the examination for the second time can consider the marks obtained in their first attempt as their starting score and set the target to achieve a higher score than expected.


    There are four sections in the GMAT exam: Integrated Reasoning (12 questions), Quantitative (31 questions), Verbal (36 questions), and Analytical Writing (1 essay topic). Students must be familiar with both the sections and score well in both to achieve their target score. GMAT Quantitative section is basically designed to test the ability to solve quantitative problems and interpret the graphical data given. It mainly tests the analytical ability of a candidate. These questions test your knowledge on subjects like Word Problems, Powers and Roots, Exponents, Inequalities, Algebra, Statistics, Arithmetic, and Geometry, etc. The test consists of around 19- 20 questions based on the concept of Problem-solving. The questions are based on the simple high school level mathematics which are the multiple-choice questions with five options.

    To achieve the target score in the GMAT examination, both the sections, i.e., Quantitative section and Verbal section are equally important. The verbal skills play a significant role in boosting the score of the GMAT Examination. The GMAT Verbal Reasoning section tests the ability of a candidate to read and comprehend the written material, reason and evaluate the arguments. This section contains 36 questions to answer within 75- minutes limit. A candidate can boost up their preparation level with the help of the right study materials and expert guidance. A high verbal score would boost your overall GMAT score.


    In order to prepare well for the examination, a candidate must allot proper amount of time for the preparation. The time estimation depends on various factors like the study resources used by the candidate preparing for the examination. Some students rely on online resources while others prefer GMAT books and take regularly coaching classes for better performances. Some students use the combination of both, online and offline resources. However, the study shows that the online resources are more beneficial as the audio- visual content is more interactive and hence, easy to focus and adaptable.

    It is believed that More the time you practice more you score in GMAT

    There are many other ways through which students can estimate the preparation time to be given to GMAT. There are many websites that create a personalized study plan for students who prepare for the examination. This is an alternate way through which students can calculate the preparation time.


    Proper preparation for the examination requires good time management and a proper sequence of study. One must divide the entire syllabus and allocate the hours required to study a particular topic in order to achieve the target score.

    Also, a candidate cannot be perfect in all the areas that come under the GMAT examination. A candidate can be good in one section, while weak in the other one. Hence, before undertaking the GMAT exam, a candidate must make the rational analysis of the weaknesses so that he/she can work upon the same to overcome them and achieve success.

    The number of tentative hours you’ll take to complete the Quant and Verbal section are as follows. You can adjust the study hours per your strengths and weaknesses.

    Quant SectionRequired hours
    Learn Number Properties5-10 hours
    Refine Number Properties5-7 hours
    Learn Algebra8-10 hours
    Refine Algebra3-4 hours
    Learn Geometry6-7 hours
    Refine Geometry6-8 hours
    Learn Word Problems8-10 hours
    Refine Word Problems3-5 hours
    Learn Advanced Problems8-10 hours
    Refine Advanced Problems5-8 hours
    Verbal SectionRequired hours
    Learn SC15-20 hours
    Refine SC20-25 hours
    Learn CR25-30 hours
    Refine CR10-15 hours
    Learn RC15-20 hours
    Refine RC10-15 Hours

    To clear any examination, the first and foremost thing a student must be aware of is the syllabus and the pattern of the examination. Students must obtain complete information of the syllabus and pattern of GMAT exam before appearing for it. Knowing the syllabus and the pattern of the examination, students can prepare for it in a better way in advance and excel with the remarkable score. After knowing the syllabus, students must make a proper study plan and follow it strictly. There are many online websites that create personalized study plans for candidates. The personalised study planner tools help candidates create their own study plan in less than 5 minutes.

    Good preparation is only successful if it is supplemented by suitable study material. To prepare well for the examination, students must take coaching classes for GMAT through expert teachers or can take help from the online sources. This would be very helpful for the GMAT candidates.


    Preparation for any examination is incomplete without appearing in the mock tests. Students should practice as many mock tests as they can in order to achieve target score. The practice papers help students assess their preparation level and understand the paper pattern in a proper manner. Practicing sample papers help students know their weak and strong areas and where they should pay more attention and work upon.

    These are some of the preparation tips that can help students achieve a 700+ score in the GMAT examination. One must study regularly, follow a proper study plan and work on their strong and weak areas to achieve their target score.



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