Preparing for the GMAT is no easy task, it requires long hours of study consistently. Therefore, if you have decided to attempt the GMAT, the first step you will need to take is to register for the exam and then start preparing for the exam. An ideal preparation timeline will be 2 months or 8 weeks. Let us now look at how to prepare for the GMAT in 2 months.

GMAT Preparation in 2 Months 

The first step to follow before you commence your preparation is to write down your goals. What is the target score you are aiming for, which sections of the GMAT do you need to do well in and which colleges you are aiming at for admissions. These will help you stay on track and keep you motivated when you see tangible results written down.

Next we would recommend you to attempt a diagnostic test with no preparation. It will help you get familiar with the structure of the GMAT as well as help in understanding your strengths and weaknesses so you can modify your preparation accordingly.

Now that you are aware of your problem areas you can dedicate more time in solving practice questions from this section particularly. However, do ensure that you don’t sit studying for hours at a stretch. A couple of hours a day is sufficient. You must ensure to map out a detailed study plan week wise which covers all the topics of the syllabus. This also ensures that you don’t miss out on any important topics while studying for the GMAT. The 2 month study plan must be planned in a manner that you are able to dedicate at least 4 to 5 hours per day for studying. You must also be able to manage your other commitments like studying if you are in college or working if you are employed.

Your next step will be to invest in good quality study materials, we would suggest getting the Official Guides for preparing for the GMAT. These Official Guides are by the GMAC (the official creators of the GMAT exam) and hence will consist of questions which have appeared in the GMAT exam over the previous years.

You can even opt for other books or study materials that  are good and boost your preparation efforts. We will now learn how a 2 month study plan must be put together.

What Should a Good Study Plan Comprise of: 

  • Solving practice questions regularly from all sections of the GMAT exam – Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Integrated Reasoning.
  • Dividing your time more on the subjects you are weak in.
  • Learning the basic concepts and fundamentals of each topic before proceeding to the next subject.
  • Allocating time to learn verbal reasoning with the help of flashcards or other study materials
  • Spending sufficient time in writing sample analytical writing essays, you could also view some of the past essays written by candidates in the GMAT to gain a better understanding of how to structure your essay.
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section has always seemed daunting to most students but you can easily score well in this section by solving practice questions from all topics regularly and maintaining a formula book which contains all the important formulas in this section.
  • Attempting sufficient mock exams from time to time.
  • Reviewing your preparation and modifying your strategies to help boost your score.
  • Allocating some time off to help relax your mind and analysing all the preparation you have completed.

Example of a GMAT Two Months Study Plan 

Here’s a two-month study plan to help you get started. Remember you can always alter it accordingly. 

  Month 1 (Verbal and Integrated Reasoning Section)
Week 1
GMAT Practice Test3 hours
Attempt sample questions from official GMAT OG1 hour each day for 3 days
Reading Comprehension – Concepts2 hours per day
Reading Comprehension – Sample questions3 hours per day for 6 days
Week 2
Integrated Reasoning Topics
        2 hours per day on each topic
Multi source ReasoningGraphics interpretationTwo Part AnalysisTable Analysis
Week 3
Sentence Correction – Concepts3 hours per day for 5 days
Sentence Correction – Sample Questions4 hours per day for 3 days
Week 4
Critical Reasoning – Concepts3 hours per day for 4 days
Critical Reasoning – Sample Questions3 hours per day for 5 days
Month 2 (Quantitative and Analytical Writing Section)
Week 1
Algebra – Concepts2 hours per day for 4 days
Algebra – Practice Questions3 hours each day for 3 days
Data Sufficiency – Concepts2 hours per day
Data Sufficiency – Practice Questions3 hours per day for 6 days
Week 2
Geometry – Concepts2 hours per day on each topic
Geometry – Practice Questions3 hours per day for 5 days
Analytical Writing – Practice Questions2 hours per day for 4 days
Week 3
Arithmetic – Concepts3 hours per day for 4 days
Arithmetic – Practice Questions4 hours per day for 3 days
Revision and practice questions of Sentence Correction2 hours per day once a week
Week 4
Revision of IR section3 hours per day for 4 days
Revision of all Quant topics3 hours per day for each section
Two full length mock exams

We hope this article answers your question —  can you study for the GMAT in 2 months? Also the study plan provided is to help you get started. As mentioned, you can alter it as per your level of preparation. Everything is possible if you stick to your study schedule consistently and seriously. It’s essential to come with a smart plan so that every topic and section of the GMAT syllabus is covered thoroughly. 

Good Luck!

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