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GMAT Tuesdays: How Much Time You Need to Prepare for the GMAT

Hello, and welcome back to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin! 🙂

In today’s video, I’ll help you determine how long you need to study for the GMAT, in order to achieve your goal score. Here’s a quick breakdown of the criteria I’ll discuss:

1. How do you handle standardized testing?

  • If you’re not blessed with natural test-taking abilities (most of us aren’t), you’ll likely have to study for a longer period of time.

2. How much time do you have to study?

  • It’s generally better to schedule short blocks of study time each day, over a long period of time.

3. How does your base GMAT score compare to your target GMAT score?

  • If you need to increase your score 50-100 points, you’ll probably need to schedule about 3 months of studying (1-2 hrs/day + ~4 hrs on the weekend).
  • If you need to increase your score 100+ points, you’ll probably need to study for about 6 months (1-2 hrs/day + ~4 hrs on the weekend).

4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

  • Focus on your weaknesses!


That’s all for today. See you next week!


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