Have you heard that sitting for and taking the GMAT examination is hard work? It’s true. I had to take my GMAT last month, which is the first time I’ve taken a test like this in my entire life. I was skeptical about how well I’d do, but I wound up doing very well. And I can tell you, sitting for and taking the GMAT examination is very tiring. In fact, many of the students who’ve sat for and took their GMAT examination in India, including myself, had to do tons of prep before they could even get ready for the test.
And when we did our preparation, we did so in earnest. This meant that we spent countless hours studying for the GMAT test, both in the library and online. Some of us spent more time researching topics than the actual test itself. Yes, we did spend countless hours studying, but there were others who spent much less time studying and instead spent more time practicing. And they ended up doing just as well on the exam as did those who devoted more time to studying.
Now that the GMAT test is finally over, and the results are out, everyone is scrambling to find some sort of a shortcut or save some money. There is no one person who stands out from the rest who can say that they saved money and got the job done faster. But we can all agree that we would have all done things differently if we had all taken the GMAT test in India instead. And we did get the job done. But if we were not willing to invest the time in preparing properly, then we might as well have not taken the test at all.
The best way to cut down on the GMAT test fees is to do your preparations early. Like I mentioned earlier, some of us did our preparations in the library, but others did theirs online. Either way, the trick is to make sure that you do not leave anything up to chance, because luck is definitely not on your side when it comes to this kind of test.
The next thing to do is to look for a good study guide. There are plenty of excellent guides available online. Some are free, and some cost about $40. You get what you pay for, but there are many guides which offer you everything you need to study effectively. And don’t forget to include a review of all the material you studied, so that you can get the most out of your efforts.
Another way to cut down on your GMAT test fees is to buy a study guide and a lot of practice paper. This will allow you to get a feel for the test format. If you do not have any idea about the format, then there is no way that you will get the hang of the types of questions you will face when you take the actual exam. Practice paper and study guide will also help you figure out what sort of questions you will face when taking the actual exam.
Finally, make sure that you are familiar with the guidelines about where to get your GMAT results. Sometimes you will get them mailed to you, and other times you will need to pick them up at a local office. Either way, this is an easy thing to overlook, since it’s not like you will be seeing your results anyway. But failing to make these preparations ahead of time could cost you a lot of money, especially if you fail the first time.