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Category: GMAT Strategy and Tips

  • How to Get a Top Score on the New GMAT

    Aiming for a top score on the GMAT is a goal shared by many aspiring MBA applicants. With the introduction of the updated GMAT back in November 2023, understanding how close your current score is to your ultimate goal and just how to achieve a score that places you in the highest percentiles requires a…

  • How Long Should You Study for the GMAT? (Take the Quiz!)

    How Long Should You Study for the GMAT? (Take the Quiz!)

    This post was updated in 2024 for the new GMAT. How long should you study for the GMAT? Whether you’re a college student or working professional, the average GMAT student can expect to spend 100-170 hours studying, over the course of 2-3 months before your test date. The very top scorers on the GMAT often…

  • GMAT Timing Strategy: Your Ultimate Guide (2024)

    GMAT Timing Strategy: Your Ultimate Guide (2024)

    Running out of time on the GMAT? Read our ultimate GMAT timing strategy guide to learn how much time to spend per question and other pacing tips!

  • How to Prepare for the GMAT: Study and Preparation Tips

    How to Prepare for the GMAT: Study and Preparation Tips

    If you’re just getting started in your GMAT journey, these tips will help you structure your preparation well. Get the best GMAT advice from our experts here!

  • Picking Order of Sections on the GMAT

    In 2017, GMAC (the folks who create the GMAT) announced an important change to the test.  What you need to know for the GMAT hasn’t changed, and what you have to do on test day hasn’t changed—but the order in which you do these sections doesn’t have to be the same as it has been!…

  • 5 Reasons to Synchronize GMAT Prep with B-School Applications

    It’s a common approach that most MBA applicants follow. Start off with test prep, spend several months on it, take the GMAT, and then start thinking about what to do next. It’s true that this strategy (of taking up each component in the application requirements and tackling them one at a time) allows you to…

  • Exam Lifehacks Infographic

    Magoosh is happy to present a life hacks blog post to help you maximize your GMAT performance. These GMAT hacks work—and they can be surprisingly easy! Sometimes the simplest, smallest study tricks make the biggest difference. They can boost your confidence, improve your focus, and dissipate your exam anxiety. They can even open your eyes to…

  • 5 Essential GMAT Study Tips

    5 Essential GMAT Study Tips

    If you’re headed for an MBA, the first thing you’ll need to do is bet the GMAT. This is a challenging hoop to jump through. But the GMAT can be beat. And studying well for the GMAT will not only help you get a top score—it’ll also help you build valuable skills for your future…

  • An Unconventional Way to Increase GMAT Confidence

    It may sound a bit strange, but one of the most important classes I’ve taken in my life was on posture. And what I learned from this class may actually benefit your level of GMAT confidence. Did I pique your interest? Then keep reading to learn more! The class was on the Alexander technique, specifically,…

  • GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Improve from Mistakes

    Hello! Ever feel like you keep making the same GMAT mistakes and just aren’t improving? You’re not alone! Today, I’m coming to you from Stump Beach, CA, with tips for how to combat this problem by systematically learning from your mistakes. Let me know if you have any questions/concerns–leave them as a comment in the…