Welcome back! Last week we looked at the first 4 of my 8 GMAT test observations. Though they’re not facts, they have helped Kapstone students for the GMAT. Just remember my caveat: I cannot prove any of these things beyond a doubt, this is not a scientific study. But, the info here has helped me navigate the vagaries of the test, and will help you too.
Early questions might be more important
Can’t prove this, but my sense here is that the first questions have more material impact on your score than the latter ones.
Don’t set a goal for yourself (unless that goal is 800)
Again, consultants and aspirants thereto: you need to exceed on the GMAT Test, as the major firms want your MBA GPA as well as your GMAT scores, mediocre won’t cut it here…
Non-consultants: the higher the score, the better your chances of (a) admission, and (b) scholarship which isn’t just money, it’s also a nice feature on your resume.
If nothing else, think of it as a warm-up for the next 1-2 years of your life as a student again.
Guessing consecutive questions can hurt you
Guessing a question means that, even if you guess strategically, you’re likely to get it wrong. That’s just a fact. I teach knowledge of the subject matter to limit the amount of guesswork you’ll have to do on the test. But inevitably, you’ll find yourself in front of a question you might consider guessing.