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Gmat test day coming up in less than 20 hours!! I want a great score more than anything but I also know it’s not that easy. I have done all I could in a limited timeframe. No matter what I got I m still the wonderful person I always m. In case my score is less than ideal, I will just retake it and sign up for more training courses to bump up my score. It’s not life or death situation really. It’s not like I will get cancer or lose my job/a lot of money if I fail. So relax and enjoy the process. It’s a fun game. And I have learned quite a lot in the process. I feel accomplished and motivated these days thanks to GMAT. It’s just first step to business school, and I still have other obstacles to overcome. Even if I might lose this battle, I won’t give up! Not giving up is already part of winning.

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Hi Gem,

All the best for
For an exam such as GMAT, always take one step at a time. In other words, focus on each question one after the other.

1. Take deep breath when you reach the exam center. Try to keep yourself calm before you start the exam
2. Be polite and friendly with the proctor. Doing so will bring in a great sense of confidence in you.
3. Questions are going to be easy, and hence focus on concentrating on one question at a time.
4. Read every questions very well with full concentration.
5. If you lose focus, take a deep breath
6. Keep pace of the break timings, and eat some healthy snack during the breaks.
7. It's always advisable to return to your workstation a minute or two earlier, and perhaps close your eyes and take deep breath.
8. Take diligent notes, and use the wring pad well.
9. If you're still nervous, think of something that makes you happy.
10. Lastly, please let go hard questions and do not spend more than 3 min on any question.


Finally, GMAT is just an exam, and quite honestly an easy one. A good score depends largely on your performance on the test day. All the best; I'm sure you'll do well.

Do not forget to read the excellent blog post by the GMAT Club founder, Bb.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/10-things-not-to-do-at-the-test-center-120625.html


gempony wrote:
Gmat test day coming up in less than 20 hours!! I want a great score more than anything but I also know it’s not that easy. I have done all I could in a limited timeframe. No matter what I got I m still the wonderful person I always m. In case my score is less than ideal, I will just retake it and sign up for more training courses to bump up my score. It’s not life or death situation really. It’s not like I will get cancer or lose my job/a lot of money if I fail. So relax and enjoy the process. It’s a fun game. And I have learned quite a lot in the process. I feel accomplished and motivated these days thanks to GMAT. It’s just first step to business school, and I still have other obstacles to overcome. Even if I might lose this battle, I won’t give up! Not giving up is already part of winning.

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Hi Gem,

All the best for
For an exam such as GMAT, always take one step at a time. In other words, focus on each question one after the other.

1. Take deep breath when you reach the exam center. Try to keep yourself calm before you start the exam
2. Be polite and friendly with the proctor. Doing so will bring in a great sense of confidence in you.
3. Questions are going to be easy, and hence focus on concentrating on one question at a time.
4. Read every questions very well with full concentration.
5. If you lose focus, take a deep breath
6. Keep pace of the break timings, and eat some healthy snack during the breaks.
7. It's always advisable to return to your workstation a minute or two earlier, and perhaps close your eyes and take deep breath.
8. Take diligent notes, and use the wring pad well.
9. If you're still nervous, think of something that makes you happy.
10. Lastly, please let go hard questions and do not spend more than 3 min on any question.


Finally, GMAT is just an exam, and quite honestly an easy one. A good score depends largely on your performance on the test day. All the best; I'm sure you'll do well.

Do not forget to read the excellent blog post by the GMAT Club founder, Bb.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/10-things-not-to-do-at-the-test-center-120625.html


gempony wrote:
Gmat test day coming up in less than 20 hours!! I want a great score more than anything but I also know it’s not that easy. I have done all I could in a limited timeframe. No matter what I got I m still the wonderful person I always m. In case my score is less than ideal, I will just retake it and sign up for more training courses to bump up my score. It’s not life or death situation really. It’s not like I will get cancer or lose my job/a lot of money if I fail. So relax and enjoy the process. It’s a fun game. And I have learned quite a lot in the process. I feel accomplished and motivated these days thanks to GMAT. It’s just first step to business school, and I still have other obstacles to overcome. Even if I might lose this battle, I won’t give up! Not giving up is already part of winning.

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Thanks for the reminders! These are veery helpful! By the ay, for the 8-minute break, how do I know when to return to my seat at the right time without my cellphone / watches? would anyone remind me of the time?
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Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. -Steve Jobs

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New post 23 Dec 2018, 09:06
gempony wrote:
DisciplinedPrep wrote:
Hi Gem,

All the best for
For an exam such as GMAT, always take one step at a time. In other words, focus on each question one after the other.

1. Take deep breath when you reach the exam center. Try to keep yourself calm before you start the exam
2. Be polite and friendly with the proctor. Doing so will bring in a great sense of confidence in you.
3. Questions are going to be easy, and hence focus on concentrating on one question at a time.
4. Read every questions very well with full concentration.
5. If you lose focus, take a deep breath
6. Keep pace of the break timings, and eat some healthy snack during the breaks.
7. It's always advisable to return to your workstation a minute or two earlier, and perhaps close your eyes and take deep breath.
8. Take diligent notes, and use the wring pad well.
9. If you're still nervous, think of something that makes you happy.
10. Lastly, please let go hard questions and do not spend more than 3 min on any question.


Finally, GMAT is just an exam, and quite honestly an easy one. A good score depends largely on your performance on the test day. All the best; I'm sure you'll do well.

Do not forget to read the excellent blog post by the GMAT Club founder, Bb.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/10-things-not-to-do-at-the-test-center-120625.html


gempony wrote:
Gmat test day coming up in less than 20 hours!! I want a great score more than anything but I also know it’s not that easy. I have done all I could in a limited timeframe. No matter what I got I m still the wonderful person I always m. In case my score is less than ideal, I will just retake it and sign up for more training courses to bump up my score. It’s not life or death situation really. It’s not like I will get cancer or lose my job/a lot of money if I fail. So relax and enjoy the process. It’s a fun game. And I have learned quite a lot in the process. I feel accomplished and motivated these days thanks to GMAT. It’s just first step to business school, and I still have other obstacles to overcome. Even if I might lose this battle, I won’t give up! Not giving up is already part of winning.

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Thanks for the reminders! These are veery helpful! By the ay, for the 8-minute break, how do I know when to return to my seat at the right time without my cellphone / watches? would anyone remind me of the time?
Yes, the proctor/administrator will keep the tab on it. Though I would suggest to stimulate similar environment during mock test and take only 5 min break. Keep 3 minutes for the buffer time of login/other Murphy's related issue.

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