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GMAT Tuesdays: How Long to Study to Increase Your Score

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today, I bring you GMAT knowledge straight from beautiful Austin Creek State Park. 🙂

The question of the week: How much time should you study for the GMAT?

The answer: It depends on how much you want to increase your score.

General Outline

  • 10-20points: Approximately 1 month
  • 50-100 points: 1-3 months
  • 100+ points: You need to put in some serious study time – probably about 6 months depending on your current level of Verbal and GMAT knowledge.

That’s all for this week! See you again next Tuesday.


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4 Responses to GMAT Tuesdays: How Long to Study to Increase Your Score

  1. Petri March 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    Hi Kevin

    Thanks for yet another great video. This is actually something I have been wondering about. I took the GMAT in November last year. I got 680 and I had a bad day. I have been studying on/off since the GMAT but have made significant progress. Just as background, my quant is OK. I got Q49 in the GMAT and got a Q50 in the prep exam a few days back, although it was the second time I took that specific prep exam (the free prep exam). I have worked through all of your quant questions (more than once) and have almost worked through all of the GMAT club quant questions, at an average of 80%. I have worked through the e-gmat sc program which has helped me a lot.

    After all of that, my exam is 9 weeks from now. What should I do? I plan on working through e-gmat rc and cr. And then to redo all the verbal questions in the OG and VR2. I have included 7 prep exams in the next 9 weeks of study. My my uncertainty is whether I should redo the verbal OG and VR questions. Would that be the best way to spend my time?


    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin March 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

      Thanks, Petri! Glad you liked it! 😀

      Sounds like you have a good schedule ahead of you! 😀 I wouldn’t make too many changes to it! 😀 I think that taking time to work through previous questions is great since review is an important part of cementing concepts. Also, I think that 7 prep exams is plenty. I just want to encourage you to take the time to review your mistakes. Don’t just rush on to new questions after the test. Take a couple days to really dig into the questions, especially the ones you missed and take the time to learn from them. 😀

      Best of luck with your studies! 😀

  2. Andy March 11, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    Thanks for the video .. Is it only me that I see something missing here 😛 when you say 1 week of study , how many hours do we need to put in that week .. 🙂

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin March 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi Andy! It is not just you! I totally left that information out.

      I imagine that you will be studying 6 days a week for at least 2 hours a day, maybe more. One of those days, I would imagine that you put in 3-4 hours of preparation and study. 😀

      Hope that helps! And thanks for pointing out the missing info!

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