Dos and Don’ts for GMAT Test Day

by on September 14th, 2015

dosdontsHere are a few valuable tips to help you on your test day.

Check out the do’s and don’ts for the 24-48 hours before your test below:

Day before the test

  • Don’t overstrain yourself on the day before your test.
  • Don’t cram in practice tests. What hasn’t sunk in by now won’t magically lodge itself in your brain overnight.
  • Do finish studying early. Take the evening off to do something fun and relaxing.
  • Do get a good night’s rest.

Test day

  • Do wake up early, eat breakfast and arrive at the test center at least half an hour before your scheduled exam time.
  • Do remember to bring your passport as a photo ID and water and an energy bar or other light refreshment to eat during the breaks.
  • Do perform a warm-up right before the test. Solve a few easy questions to get into “math mode.”
  • Do stay optimistic. If the questions seem too difficult, that might actually be a good sign as your score is dependent on the difficulty level you manage to get from the algorithm. Stay calm, work quickly but methodically without rushing or jumping into conclusions.
  • Don’t let any single question take you out of your pace or focus.

After your test, be sure to contact us and let us know how you did. Good luck!

This post appeared first on the Economist GMAT Tutor blog.

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