Use this video for tips that will help you develop the correct mindset for the Test. Be sure to follow the guidelines as the same will help you deliver an optimum performance on the GMAT.
Correct Mindset for the GMAT
Given its complex nature and the highly competitive environment surrounding it, the GMAT poses a significant challenge. Naturally, it is important to approach the exam with the right sort of mindset, as is the case with any challenge. In this short article, we will discuss the best mentality to maintain, while preparing for and giving the GMAT. Remember, good performance begins with the right attitude.
First of all, it is important to avoid stressing yourself out. Remember, as important as the GMAT is, it is not a matter of life and death. Nobody will die if you do not perform well. There are far worse greater challenges out there than a difficult exam, and taking on stress will not help your situation. A positive attitude is very important, here, for performing well. Stressing out will inly serve to cloud your judgement and make it more difficult for you to perform.
Treat it as another Mock Test
A very good approach is to take is to give your GMAT, thinking of it as just another mock test. This part is very important; the reason Experts' Globals offers 15 full-length mock tests is so that our students can develop their own strategies for taking the GMAT. Thus, whatever order, time, strategy, etc., work for you on the mocks, is what you should apply to the real GMAT, as well. Avoid trying anything fancy or new on the day of your exam. For example, the section order, checking the answers multiple times spending extra time on the first few questions, or even the Red Bull experiment. Try out these strategies in your home conditions first, and once you have found whatever combination works best for you apply it on the real GMAT. Remember, the GMAT is not the time to experiment, it is the time for tried and tested methods.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that taking the GMAT, as if you were just taking another mock test, will also help you avoid getting nervous. Naturally, for this advice to apply, however, you will have had to have, seriously, taken a good number of mock tests, during your preparations.
This article has deliberately been kept brief; for a more elaborate explanation, please refer to Experts' Global's Stage One videos.