How to quickly improve your GMAT score

cutmypicFor the most part, when it comes to the GMAT, slow and steady wins the race.  Occasionally, however, students may find themselves in a situation where they just need to improve their score quickly.  This may be because they are need to reach a certain score threshold to be admitted to a certain b school, or because they are fast approaching an admission deadline.  If you have found yourself in one of these situations, here are some tips to improve your score quickly.

One way to improve your score quickly is to identify your weak spots.  By this I mean the easy questions you are getting wrong that are holding you back.  Getting easy questions wrong is a big score killer on the GMAT, so if you have any gaps in knowledge on specific topics, you can really hurt your score.  A quick way to  remedy this is to identify those topics and fill in those gaps in knowledge.  Go over your last few practice exams and see what topics you are getting the easiest questions wrong and review those topics.

Another way to improve your score quickly is to find the optimal number of questions to skip.  This will allow you to give you to maximize the number of time you have on questions.  When doing this, it is important to remember that you can’t just randomly skip questions, since getting easy questions wrong will hurt your score.  Find a few high level problem topics that you have been wasting time on.  One way to do this is to look at your past tests and find the questions you are spending the longest amount of time on and still getting wrong.  Then, take a few practice tests skipping varying numbers of those questions to find out that works best for you.

Meet the Author

Eliza Chute

I was always just an average student, but with the right course prep I was able to score a 770 on my first try. I had to wade through a lot of material to find what was right for me, but luckily for you I've done all the research for you! See more on my GMAT courses page.

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