# 5 GMAT Test-Taking Strategies

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) suggests 120 hours study for attempting the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Hence, you have gone through the GMAT Official Guide, read ample of articles for Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), learned the entire accessible shortcut techniques for solving long questions of Quant, and recollected all the basics for solving the verbal reasoning.

The GMAT test day- Give it your best: a day before you have followed all the rituals to keep your nerve warm, like proper 7 hours sleep and revised all the points. Byjuâ€™s Classes is sharing five test-taking strategies for GMAT:

## Blow up the Competition

Several times we all have faced that scenario, where a complicated question with two similar options has made your feet cold, and you opted one option and moved to the next question. But somewhere in the next question, you found yourself stuck on the previous question. This will affect your present question performance and will eat up your time. So it is de rigueur to leave back the negative plights and move ahead.

## Call the Shots

In intense exam hall, a well versed on the GMAT test screen may cherish, and ardently you solved the questions, at the end your answer does not match with options enlisted there. This may shiver your backbone, before panicking itâ€™s your turn to call the shots. Reach to the most similar option, mark it and move to the next.

You should always remember that GMAT is a time game. Despite wasting minutes on single questions which may cause you heavy repentance and will gradually drop down your GMAT score move to next section.

## Use Pen Paper, Donâ€™t Tangle up in Mind

Most often it has been observed that GMAT aspirants solve the GMAT quant questions in their mind without using pen and paper in order to save time. We must warn you here, donâ€™t solve in mind, and use a proper pen and paper. If youâ€™ll clearly noted down the data from the questions, it will be easier to ascertain the exact method to adapt while solving. This will not only save your time but also end up with the correct answer.

## Be the Frontrunner

During the GMAT test, keep a hawk eye over the time. Run before the time, try to solve as many as questions in the allotted time. There is no provision of penalty for the wrong answer, but you have to pay a heavy price for skipping a particular section.

## Donâ€™t Forget to Smile

Smile always reduces the stress level, so donâ€™t forget to smile in the examination hall. Try to smile after solving every question, though it is difficult but not impossible because positive thinkers pronounce â€˜Impossibleâ€™ as Iâ€™m Possible.

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