Congratulations on your decision to go to Graduate School. This decision will change the rest of your life. An MBA will be your ticket to a good, high paying job. Now you need to get accepted into your school of choice. In order to apply, you are going to have to take the GMAT Exam. Don’t panic! We have Free GMAT Resources for you. Use this blog as a guide to learn about the GMAT structure and general strategies. Use the practice material to focus on your specific needs, improving on your weaknesses. You can also hire a WorldWise tutor to help you prepare for the GMAT and apply to Graduate School.
The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which actually adapts to your performance as you’re taking the test. Understanding how the CAT works and knowing a few strategies specific to this particular format can have a direct, positive impact on your score.
When you begin the GMAT, the computer assumes you have an average score and gives you a question of medium difficulty. As you get answers correct, the computer serves up more difficult questions and increases its estimate of your ability. And vice versa, as you answer incorrectly, the computer serves up easier questions and decreases its estimate of your ability. Your score is determined by an algorithm that calculates your ability level based not just on what you got right or wrong; but also on the difficulty level of the questions you answered.
Because each answer directly affects the next question, the CAT does not allow you to go back to questions you’ve already answered. On the GMAT CAT, you see only one question at a time. You won’t see the next question until you’ve provided an answer to the one in front of you. Once you’ve confirmed your answer, that’s it.
Since you can’t revisit previous questions, if you don’t know an answer, guess. Try to guess strategically by eliminating wrong answer choices, etc. But since there is a penalty for each unanswered question, it’s even better to guess randomly than to leave a question unanswered.
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