When I took the GMAT last year I was determined to get the maximum score possible. I prepared myself for the test and studied daily. Now that I have my full GMAT score I am willing to admit that I probably could have paid someone to take my GMAT examination online for me. But why would I spend that kind of money when I could take a free online test and I would still come out ahead in the end?
My answer is because I don’t have the time to take a full test. I have a full time job and caring for children and spouse takes priority. I can’t afford to waste time taking a practice test to find out what questions are on the test. I also have a family and I need to be able to devote a lot of time to them. So, in short, I don’t have the time to take my GMAT examination online for free. But you can do it fast and easy and in less than an hour.
There are several companies online that offer to take my GMAT examination free online. They will email you a copy of the GMAT test and you just have to print it and take it with you to the testing hall. Once you take your free online test, the system will hook you up with a local tutor that can meet with you at the testing site and give you practice tests until you’re ready to take the real thing. It saves a lot of time and money and you can decide if you want to take the GMAT test right away or wait.
There are also free trial periods where you can take the test to see if it’s right for you. I recommend taking the test when it is available because you aren’t obligated to take it all the way to the end if you change your mind. You have nothing to lose and tons to gain.
The biggest draw back to most online GMAT prep courses is they don’t have a live coach. This means you might not get guidance when you really need it. For example, if you run out of time on the section or find a mistake and have to go back. How good is that? That person may not be there to help you if you make a mistake or have a question.
Plus many times these courses cost quite a bit. But think about this. Would you take time off from work and spend two days of studying or do you take time off once a week and devote the same amount of time? Most people would prefer the latter and saving money and time by not having a live coach offers an added benefit. You are in control of your study schedule, not a computer.
So if you have been thinking about taking the GMAT, I suggest you take advantage of the free GMAT practice exam that can be found online. This way you can learn from your mistakes and not have to worry about how you made a mistake. This process will also give you some practice questions to answer so that you don’t get frustrated when you actually sit for the test. And the best part is that you are in control of your study schedule.