GMAT Time management skills

As GMAT is a computer adaptive test, it is important to understand the nature of the test. It is essential to know how to effectively utilise your time.

There are 36 questions which must be solved in 65 minutes. Sentence correction, critical reasoning, reading comprehension will be the three different question types on the test.
GMAT is a computer adaptive test which means the level of difficulty of one particular question depends on how you answer a couple of previous questions.

It is important to spend sufficient time on the questions in the beginning of the section and sufficient time in the end of the section so that you are able to achieve the level of difficulty on the test.

The following points must be kept in mind to manage your time well:

  1. Divide your time
    It is essential to know that you must divide your time among the question types that are there on the test. For example: A sentence correction question can be done in less time, so the time saved here can be utilised in doing reading comprehension and critical reasoning questions.
  2. Mark and Move
    If you find a question difficult and you are unable to solve it, do not waste time on that question and move to the next question.
  3. Answer all questions
    Make sure that you don’t leave any question unanswered because there is no negative marking.
  4. Use rough paper
    When you do the reading questions, ensure to jot down important points on a paper for more accuracy. In other question types, the process of elimination can be done using the scratch paper.
  5. Time based Strategies
    Use time based techniques for all types of questions. Figure out ways through which more questions can be done in less time.
  6. Practice on the system
    Gmat is an online test, so take most of your mock tests on the computer system so that it becomes easy for you to take the actual test.
  7. Identify area of Strength and area of focus
    Identify your area of strength, master that area and try to achieve 100% accuracy in that area.
  8. Regularity
    Be regular while you are preparing for the test. Regularity will help you improve your score gradually.
  9. Use all sources
    Use different resources so that you are able to experience all types of questions.