Preparation Tips


In this section, we publish the preparation tips given by  people who have taken Standardized tests like GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT etc.  to get admission into various universities.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

GMAT is a computer adaptive test used as a selection criteria for admission into graduate management programs almost all over the world. The test is taken in English language and it tests a person’s quantitative and verbal skills. It consists of a quantitative section, a verbal section,  an integrated reasoning section (recently added in 2012) and an analytical writing assessment(AWA). Here are some GMAT preparation tips from those who cracked it and got admission into best business schools:

Akhil Garg, From India, GMAT Score 750 (2010), MIT Sloan School of Management

Alex Anton, From Brazil, GMAT Score 730, Harvard Business School

Natacha Hardy, From France, MIT Sloan School of Management

Shipra Sharma, From India, GMAT Score 720 (2011), Ross School of Business

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

GRE is a standardized test that is required to be taken to get admission into various graduate schools in the United States. The exam aims to measure the skills necessary to succeed in graduate school. GRE test scores are valid for five years. It contains sections that measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills.  It is strongly recommended to take the  test in spring or in summer to have the scores ready well before the application due dates of the colleges.  GRE test taken prior to August 1, 2011 was scored out of 1600 which has been revised to 340. Here are some  preparation tips and guidance from people who have already given the exam:

Antariksh Bothale, From India, GRE Score 1550/1600 (2010)

Aruni Roy Chowdhury, From India, GRE Score 350/400 (2012), UMass AMherst

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The TOEFL is a test to evaluate the level of English proficiency. It determines your ability to listen, read, write and speak English in academic settings. TOEFL score is one of the mandatory admission requirements for non-native English speakers in U.S. universities. The syllabus is divided into following sections: Reading Comprehension, Listening comprehension, speaking and writing. Here are some tips from people who have scored well in the test:

Shipra Sharma, From India, TOEFL Score 114/120 (2011), Ross School of Business

Shruti Garg, From India, TOEFL Score 106/120 (2014)

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