Preparation Time Studying for GMAT
How long is the average time to study for the GMAT in order to get a 700+ score? I've heard studying for about 2 hrs a day for 2 months is good.
Also, if I haven't taken any math since 4 years ago and i've serverly forgotten alot of the basic principles in algebra etc. Do the prep courses cover all those concepts from scratch? or should I take a basic math course first before i enroll in the GMAT prep course (like those Kaplan courses)
Required GMAT Study Time
Many users echoed that 2 months of one to two hours a day is an effective way to study for the exam.
I think if you're capable of getting 700+ plus and you use that time correctly, then 2hr/day for 2 months should be fine. I was 4 years out of college when I started studying for it, and probably averaged 2rs/day for just over a month and got 700+. I was probably doing about an hour a night on weeknights, occasionally skipping nights but doing maybe 8hrs on the weekends.
I just self studied using books and the official software. I used a couple of Kaplan books and the official GMAT book.
The math is really no harder than school level, so as long as you had the ability at some point, you'll have no trouble picking it up again pretty quickly.
Get familiar with the material about 2 months before the test, cram the last month, and take lots of practice tests along the way. Just remember that everyone is different so anyone that responds to your post is simply giving an opinion...
I studied for 1.5 months, 2 to 4 week nights, plus all weekends, and 2 to 4 hrs per day. End result was 720.
How Much is the GMAT?
As of January 2018, the GMAT costs $250 to take.
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