You should be looking at the three-month study plan if you are someone:
- who cannot compromise on your hours of work and has to put in 9 hours of work on a regular basis.
- who is not very confident of the basic concepts but still wants to proceed to learning the intermediate and advanced concepts and also become more confident of the basic concepts.
- who is conversant with the basics but has not had sufficient practice in one section and/or is weak in the other section.
- who is aware that the application deadline is 3 months away and is keen to capitalize on that.
3 Months GMAT Study Plan For Working Professionals
Study Plan for the First Two Months:
Ideally, this plan is practical for a student who is still in college, or for a professional who has at least 4 years of work experience. The student would have to devote 4-5 hrs for preparation every day. The student should be able to find time from work to aid her/him in the preparation. Totally it is expected that such a student would spend around 250 hours only to brush up on the basic concepts as it is necessary for the student to know them well, and spend another 100 hours on practicing these concepts.
In this duration, the student should take as many mock tests as possible as this will clearly show whether the student has understood the concepts or not and will also indicate whether the student is on the right track. This is also the time the student has to progress from intermediate to advanced questions. Consistent practice only acts as a morale booster and helps the student to face the test. It is also important to understand that since this is a skill based test, consistent practice is the only determinant key to success.
The Last Month Rush
The 3-month plan would be sufficient for the student to learn the basic concepts and cover most of the topics tested on the GMAT Quant section. Once the student has gained confidence that s/he can solve the Quant questions, then he or she should decide to move on to the Verbal section and dedicate her/his time to practice questions only from the verbal section. Another way in which someone can adopt the three-month plan is to work approximately 3 hrs a day, alternating between the Verbal and Math sections to avoid monotony. Continuous assessment of his performance on the mock tests will help him realize where he is going wrong and where he may require more practice. Again, it is to be remembered that, it is important for the student to realize that unless the mistakes are not corrected from test to test, the entire exercise would be considered futile.
Despite taking these mock tests if the student feels that his performance is below par, then the decision to postpone the test date must be taken and the student must decide to take it when he is better prepared to face the challenge.Byjus will be glad to help you in your GMAT preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GMAT and MBA from us by just giving a call at +91 88845 44444, or you can drop an SMS. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.