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    I am taking this test shortly. Does any one have any tips to do well? I need at least a 470……


    Hi Smartypantz.

    Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth, focus, and know that you have what it takes to do well and you will not sell yourself short. Forget about worrying and dig in to the questions with the best of your ability.



    Take a review course if you can. At the very least, take the practice test on their website. IIRC there are other practice tests online.

    From personal experience: Depending on the school, if you’re not going into a math/science field, a 420 in math won’t matter. Ha…


    relax. you’ll do fine. daven. and let us know how you do.


    Depending on how much time you have left, I suggest getting the Princeton Review book and spending some time on it. Focus on the type of math questions they ask as well as how the test is formatted and how the grading works. Knowing these things will help you the most.

    Take your time at the beginning and make sure to get the beginning questions correct and you’re guaranteed a decent score. I did fairly well on the test by making sure to do well at the beginning (because these are weighted).

    A Heimishe Mom

    BTDT. It has been a while, but I think I got in the 400s without major studying and math is NOT my strong suit. It took until I moved to stop getting recruiting mail from a number of well regarded business schools. (I never did go though.)

    Unless the scoring system has changed in the last 15 years, it is better to leave an answer blank than to make a wild guess. A blank is -.25 while a wrong is -1. Also, you get points if your name and information are correctly filled out – so be neat there as well.

    Hatzlacha Rabba!


    Thank you eveyone for your support and encouragement! I am going to study (using some of these techniques)and Bli neder let you know how it went IYH!!!


    I took the GMAT about 18 years ago, so I am sure many things have changed since then.

    All I can remember is that coming from a different country with a different language, as a non-native English speaker, the English section was difficult for me. Obviously, much tougher than the TOEFL.

    However, with my engineering background Math was easy and I scored in the 94 or 98 percentile.


    Boruch Hashem…….here’s the follow up……just came back from the test…….I got a 470:):) thanks CR for all ur help!!!

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