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GMAT Tips: Test Day

  • Sleep well the night before.
  • Make sure you know how to get to the test center. You need to be familiar with the test center itself as well, as you are only given 5 minutes for breaks and you do not want to waste that time finding the bathroom, for example.
  • Make sure you have everything you need ready the night before. This includes:
    • Valid photo ID
    • The list of the schools you want to send your scores to
    • Authorization voucher (if you made your appointment by mail)
  • Scratch paper and pencils are provided at the test center, and there will be a clock in the upper-left corner of the computer screen for you to keep track of the time. Calculators are not allowed.
  • Get a good breakfast on the morning of the test, and don’t try any new foods.
  • Bring snacks and drinks. While you will not be able to eat them during the exam, you will be stuck there for about 4 hours, so you will need to keep your energy up by eating during breaks.
  • Dress in layers. You don’t need the stress of spending 4 hours being too hot or too cold.
  • Schedule something fun and relaxing to do afterwards, whether it’s going out with friends or sleeping at home, as long as it doesn’t require your brain.

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