How Long to Study for GMAT?

How long to study for GMAT


Are you planning to get into an international B-school for undertaking management studies? And you’re scheduling GMAT test, the inevitable question which always lingers you is “How long to study for GMAT?”

The answer to this question is ‘NO specified Hours’…Sorry, there is no precise hours to study exclusively for GMAT test. The study hours varies from students to students; it depends upon the learning power and intelligence. Perhaps, to study for GMAT you can formulate a goal-oriented study schedule. This will help in identifying your strengths and weakness.

Eventually, GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), the authorizing body of GMAT test, came out with a survey to resolve the confusion for how long to study for GMAT. On an average, GMAC suggests the test seekers study at least 120 hours before taking the GMAT test. If we talk about the per day study hours, it must be two hours. It is estimated that 700+ GMAT score is worth to get into your desired B-schools. But chasing 700+ GMAT score is a very labor intensive process.


GMAT Exam Study Hours

The survey by GMAC revealed some realistic facts; the survey was conducted on 8000 GMAT aspirants in 2011. According to it, most GMAT aspirants devoted more 101 hours, in the race of achieving GMAT 700. The aspirants who secured more than 700 in GMAT test, their percentage is 28%.

If we talk about the GMAT scorer who secured less than 700 and more than 680, they spent approximately 100 hours, and those who had scored 700+ their percentage is 28%.


GMAT Exam Study Score

Meanwhile, aspirants who have studied for about 50 hours altogether for cracking the GMAT test, their percentage is 23%, and the score they secured is somewhere around 400-490. This array of the score is considered to be below than the average score. The reasons detected behind low scores may be aspirant have skipped either quant section or verbal section. They might have lagged behind in matching up the pace required to solve the questions in allotted time.

At last, the aspirants who spent 20 hours or less than that failed to obtain the minimum marks of 400 GMAT score. You should be aware of the fact that GMAT is an adaptive computer test and follows the algorithm for scores. The least score is 200 from where the test series initiates and reaches to 800 scores, the maximum GMAT score. Hence, you have to work hard to get through the GMAT score.

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