This article is dedicated to those of you just starting your GMAT Preparation. If you have already taken the GMAT and are not satisfied with your score – read how to prepare for a GMAT retake.

The GMAT Bootcamp was founded on the mission to provide the best GMAT preparation techniques and tools. Our approach has been developed and tested by GMAT Instructors who have all scored in the Top 99th percentile, and we accomplish this by providing an organized approach that builds skills for every question type on the exam.

To Begin Your Journey, You Need the Following Materials:

How to Study for the GMAT:

To maximize the use of these materials within the allotted timeframe, you must not only study hard but you need to study effectively. This means progressing with every practice problem and chapter.

How do we accomplish this? An error log is a best practice method for effective studying.

Step 1
Purchase the Official GMAT Guides listed above. They are the only materials on the market produced from GMAC, the authors of the GMAT test. These books actually use retired questions from the GMAT exam. There is simply no substitute for authentic test material.

Step 2
Download the GMAT error log error log tool

Step 3
Download the GMAT progress tracker

Step 4
Download the GMAT Prep software

Step 5

Take a diagnostic test using the GMAT prep software to determine your baseline score. Review your diagnostic test and analyze your results for major areas of weakness.

Step 6

Review conceptual material. As you can probably tell, the GMAT covers A LOT of material. This is why we recommend using a study guide to supplement your studying. We have organized a series of FREE math and verbal refresher bootcamps to provide reviews of all of the fundamental concepts tested on the GMAT. However, The GMAT Bootcamp Study Guide is a premium resource that covers all of these concepts in much greater detail, and it also provides a comprehensive review of all of the types of problem you will encounter on the GMAT as well as the best practice approaches to solve them.

Step 7

Solve practice problems. Practice related GMAT questions as you review source material. Use the error log to track every single practice problem attempted. Record your progress on the progress tracker sheet. Review your error log once a week to identify weaknesses and sources of careless errors. Revise your study plan and review material accordingly.

Step 8

Take practice tests. The best way to practice for the exam after you believe you’ve learned what you need to know is by taking practice tests. You can view the best practice exams for each test on the left hand side of this website, or by clicking here.

Lastly, feel free to use any of the free resources found here at We have compiled alot of helpful information and tips, all completely free, which should help prepare you for the GMAT even further.

Here is some quick information about the exam:

  • There are three parts to the exam: writing, quantitative, and verbal
  • The exam takes a little under 4 hours to complete
  • There are 2 essays, 37 quantitative questions, and 41 verbal questions
  • It is a computer based exam
  • Registration costs $250

For more information, please take a look at the FAQ page.

Last Note

Hopefully this article has pointed you in the right direction, and you now have an idea of how you should to prepare for the GMAT exam.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via the contact form

Best of luck on your studies!

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