Retake GMAT: Know The Facts Before Applying

GMAT Exam Retake

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein.

There is no dishonour in rescheduling GMAT Exam. With the revised rules from the year 2012 onwards, B-schools are not been able to know how many times you have taken the GMAT. In a year a candidate is eligible to write five times GMAT test, at a span of 16 days from the previous attempt. In a lifetime,  a candidate can appear the maximum of eight times for the GMAT test.  The important thing is to make sure you learn from your mistakes each time. A test-taker who doesn’t improve with each attempt – actual or practice – is akin to a beached whale.

GMAT Retaking Strategy

While scheduling the GMAT retaking, the candidates must strategize the test to overcome the weak nerves and enhancing the strength.  Here are common tips, align to it in order to get the desired result.

1. Boost up your confidence

Don’t panic about retaking the GMAT exam, thousands of students have done it before and many more will do it to get enrolled in the top-notch B-schools. Don’t visualise the situation as a personal failure; immediately after receiving your score. Try to see the positive aspect of the scene that it merely a chance to get better at it. Learn from your mistakes and try to replace those in the practice test or mock test.  Let that hunger drive you to an even better score!

2. Work with a deadline in sight

Before you do anything else, and certainly before you evaluate your exam to find out where you went wrong, schedule your retest. We’ve seen students who start preparing for the retest slowly lose their momentum because they weren’t working with a deadline. If you know when you have to take your retest, you know how long you have to improve your performance. This sense of urgency will ensure to hit the ground running.

3. Where did you go wrong?

What went wrong? Was it carelessness, overconfidence, under-preparedness or time management? Did a section or a question type trip you up? Try to answer these questions as they’ll pave a way for a focussed preparation.

4. Work on your shortcomings

Once you know what you need to work on, you need to choose the right method to adopt. Self-preppers usually opt for an instructor the second time around, a safe bet considering that the lack of guidance could have played a role in the low score the first time. Whether it is private tutoring, online classes, mock tests, self-paced courses or book-based learning, make sure that it is effective.

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