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When should i book an appointment for the GMAT Exam?

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This is one of most common questions which keeps troubling most of the test takers. The question keeps you anxious, if i should book early or i should book when i am i in range of the desired score.

Some of the useful criterion to help you decide on the test date.  

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Tentaively 30 Days before the exam. 
- You should be in range of 40-50 points of your desired score. For example if you planning to get 740 on the exam, you should around ~690 now. If you more than 70 points below your desired score, you should work to improve your score and schedule for later date. You can also connect with
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- You should have taken around 2-3 Full Length tests, i.e. all four sections, including one GmatPrep Test 1.
- If you are able to complete your tests in time. Then Perfect! yes(really smiley). But if you are struggling with your timing by 6-7 questions, this can be improved over the next few days. But if it is more than 10 questions, you should work on timing first. 
- If all above parameters are okay, Go ahead to book the date for the exam. 

Tentativley 15 days before the exam. 
- You should be within 20 points in range of your desired course. 
- You have covered all your course material by now. 
- You are not struggling with your timing now. If struggling, you are not off by more than 3-4 questions. 
- This is also the Last day to reschedule your exam without penalty. 
- You have given 2-3 more tests. 

Tentativley 8 days before the exam
- GMAT allows you to reschedule your exam 7 days before the test date with $50 penalty. 
- Give the GMAT Prep test 2 today and ideally you are in vicinity of 10 points with your desired score. 
- If all good, go for the exam. smiley

Tentativley 6 days before the exam.
- Okay, this is point of no return, Go for it. 
- You preparation is complete for the exam. 
- Take two more test in alternate with your exam. For example, if you exam is on a Friday. Take tests on Monday and Wednesday. 
- You should start adapting to the schedule you are going to have on the exam day. 
- Give your practice tests in accordance with your schedule on the exam. 
- Revise a bit of grammar, maths, work on the errors from the error log. 

Tentativley a day before the exam.
-  Dont study. Relax. 


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Day of the exam.

- Go and enjoy the day. You have worked hard for it. Spot a party place, regardless of the score you deserve it.
- Dont think of the score.
- Smile. Feel Good, it is scientifically proven that happiness increases your congintive skills.
- On the scratch pad, Write. "
Keep Calm!! I am the best."


Very helpful post. Thank You.

Very true Indeed! "I am a the best. Stay Calm!!"

commented Nov 13, 2014 by Beginner (28 points)

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