The fifth GMAT study phase: Studying for a resit
Hopefully, you can skip the final phase because if you take the GMAT you should feel well prepared. But if you do not obtain your desired score in one try, you will have to resit the GMAT. In this weeks’ blog, we tell you how to improve your score after your first try.
Official score report
Firstly, you will have to request your Official score report (OSR). When you receive this, you will have great insight on how well you performed on the GMAT. Firstly you will see your percentile score. A percentile score of 40 means that you performed better than 40% of the test takers over the last three years. Besides that, you will see your score on the GMAT, which is always between 200 and 800. But most importantly, you can see which types of questions are still hard for you or which take long for you to solve.
Practice more and more questions
After you have studied your Official score card, you know which subjects you need to improve. It is recommended to spend only a short amount of time on reading the corresponding theory. The best way to improve your skills is by training them. And you do so by making practice questions, a lot of them. For example by using the Official Guide. In this book you will find over 900 practice questions. You could also consider following a Bootcamp. During this course you will practice with questions under time pressure. This will help you pace yourself during the GMAT.
When you have already made the GMAT once, it can be hard to get a clear insight into what you still need to improve. If this is the case for you, it might be useful to follow 1-on-1 tutoring. An experienced teacher helps you improve your difficulties and to master the intricacies. At GMAT Amsterdam we offer 1-on-1 tutoring for a sharp price. If you click on this link you can read more about our advantages.