The following texts shall throw some light on how you can improve your GMAT Score by focusing on individual sections of the GMAT exam. Read on to know more

How to improve your GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Score?

The GMAT exam pattern is designed to assess your critical thinking skills and to see whether you can communicate your ideas properly or not. In the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) you shall be asked to give your rationale behind a given argument and write a detailed analysis regarding that particular argument.

Following are the ways through which one can improve their final GMAT score by focusing in this GMAT analytical writing section.

  • Use particular examples

One needs to pick up specific examples that are relevant and support your argument. If you fail to support the argument properly, the essay will fail.

  • Choose a side and be with it.

You need to understand that it is not about the right side or the wrong side. It is all about to support your argument properly and consistently. You are being evaluated on your ability to argue

  • Avoid spelling mistakes and last minute re organizing the essay.
  • While practicing try to write at least 500 words essays.

How to improve your Integrated Reasoning Section Score in GMAT exam?

This is the era of information where big data are collected and analyzed from multiple sources and then used for decision making processes. The IR section of the GMAT exam evaluates your ability to assess the data and information presented to you from multiple options and formats. These kind of skills are extremely important in this technologically driven world. Your GMAT score speaks a lot about your skills and abilities.

The four sections help in assessing your abilities to understand data in solving complex problems and test certain skills as under:

  1. Your ability to extract relevant information from different sources.
  2. Synthesizing the given information presented in text, graphics and numbers.
  3. Accessing information from different sources for solving complex problems.
  4. Sequencing information to solve multiple interrelated problems.

 GMAT IR Questions – Things to remember

  1. You must answer all parts of a single question to be counted as an attempt. No points for answering a particular half of the question.
  2. Remember all the probable choices of answers are presented to you in the same screen. There is no need to look further for a particular question.
  3. You might come across several questions for the same set of data. If you answer a particular question incorrectly, this will not have an impact on the remaining questions of the same set.
  4. You must submit the answers for all parts of the questions before moving on to the next one. Otherwise you will not be awarded points for the same.
  5. The options of answers for a particular question are not applicable to other questions even from the same set.
  6. Once a question is answered, you may not be able to go back to that question.
  7. The GMAT Integrated reasoning score does not add to your final GMAT Score. But, one should not mistake by ignoring the importance of this section. It is very important to pay equal focus to the GMAT IR section.

There are four basic type of questions in the verbal section

  • Multi Source Reasoning
  • Two Part Analysis
  • Table Analysis
  • Graphics Interpretation

Following are the ways through which one can improve their GMAT score by acing the different kind of questions asked in the GMAT IR section.

Multi Source Reasoning

  • You need to figure out where exactly you need to check for the information needed to answer the question.
  • Make sure that you read the ‘key’ first.

Two-part Analysis

  • Learnt how to take out the given information.
  • Make a chart if needed.
  • Work on your ability to solve simultaneous equations.
  • Work on your ability to evaluate trade-offs.

Table Analysis

  • You need to learn to analyse tabular data.
  • Emphasize in making logical deductions.

Graphics Interpretation

  • Practice a lot of problems with Venn diagram, scatter plot.
  • Ensure that you are good with graphs.

GMAT Quantitative – How to improve your Quantitative Section Score?

Now this section can turn out to be a nightmare for those students who dread the word ’Mathematics’. But, it is equally important as this would play a big part in your final GMAT score.

However, students appearing for the GMAT exam need not fear this section as it requires you to solve mathematics questions that are no greater than your secondary school level questions.

In a nutshell this is no rocket science or quantum physics.

The GMAT quantitative section is basically designed to measure your ability to scrutinize and arrange the data and then come out with a solution using your reasoning skills. It is tricky but not impossible.

There are two basic type of questions in the GMAT quantitative section

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Problem Solving

Following are the ways through which one can improve their GMAT score by performing well in the following sections.

Data Sufficiency

  • You need to familiarize yourselves with the answer choices in order to move faster.
  • It is all about taking the notes efficiently. Ensure that you understand the possibilities with respect to the answers and proceed accordingly.
  • Never look at the statements together.
  • You should be able to solve the single variable equations.
  • Understand, whether it is necessary to solve the equations in order to arrive at the answer.
  • You should be able to identify the statements that provide you irrelevant or no new information.

Problem Solving

  • It is always advisable to use the rough paper for every question irrespective of how easy that question may seem.
  • You can improve on your ‘backward calculations’ for faster and effective results.
  • Enhance you intelligent guessing by more and more practice. It is more of a method that you apply in the process.
  • Expect lengthy questions and try not to get bogged down by them.
  • The process of elimination should be used as last resort when everything else fails.

GMAT Verbal – How to Improve Your GMAT Score in Verbal section?

Like the GMAT Quantitative section, the GMAT verbal section adds equal value to your final GMAT score. This section is all about how well you know your English. It measures your ability to read and understand written English. This section focuses on your ability to evaluate arguments or justifications. It might also include certain portions of written material which need you to correct it to standard written English. This section is extremely important for placing your claim in the best universities in USA.

There are three basic type of questions in the GMAT verbal section

  • Reading comprehension
  • Critical reasoning
  • Sentence correction

Following are the ways through which one can improve their GMAT score by performing well in the following sections

Reading Comprehension

  • Combine tips and tricks learnt in the practice sessions with long term practice.
  • Read high level publications and journals in order improve your reading skills.
  • If you are weal in science related passages, concentrate more on them while reading.
  • Practice more in understanding the essence of the passage.
  • Speed and accuracy are very important. The more quickly you can find the answer, the better are the chances of getting a really good GMAT score.

Critical Reasoning

  • Ensure that you know the meaning of terms like assumptions, paradox, conclusion, inference etc.
  • Note the words that you are not aware of. It is always advisable to understand them later.
  • Ensure that you are not fooled by trick statements.
  • Don’t let your attention get decided by opposite choices when selecting an option that weakens or strengthens an argument.

Sentence Correction

  • The method of elimination is the best while choosing the correct option.
  • Use your common sense to eliminate flaws. You need to understand the real meaning of the sentence in order to answers the question correctly.