Five Practical Steps To Get Ready For The GMAT


CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY OFFERS TIPS TO SUCCESSFULLY PREPARE FOR THE GMAT. Give yourself a competitive edge prior to assessing your capabilities at the business graduate level. The GMAT is part of the admission criteria for most graduate programs in Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.

  1. 1. WRITE A PRACTICE EXAM Before you begin preparing for the GMAT, assess your strengths and weaknesses by writing a practice exam. Recreate the test environment as much as possible by finding a quiet space and taking no more than four hours to write it.
  2. 2. TAKE TIME TO PREPARE There is no standard amount of time to ready yourself for the GMAT. Some students choose to study for months, others need only to refresh their exam skills and still others require time to balance their studies with work commitments. Make sure you take the amount of time that is appropriate for you.
  3. 3. ACCESS STUDY PREP RESOURCES GMAC has an official study guide that contains a number of retired questions from past exams. Other resources include tutors, prep courses and online materials.
  4. 4. AIM TO WRITE THE EXAM WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEADLINE You should plan to take the GMAT at least a month before your application deadline. This will allow you to rewrite the exam 16 days later if you are unsatisfied with your score. The John Molson School of Business considers your highest score during the application process.
  5. 5. REFINE YOUR SKILLS AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY If you are in Montreal, take advantage of a multitude of resources at Concordia, like a GMAT revision course. GradProSkills provides current graduate students with a growing repertoire of new skills training, including Leadership and Management, Career Building, and Communication.

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Office of Student Recruitment, John Molson School of Business, GradProSkills (School of Graduate Studies)