Very often, GMAT test-takers are disappointed when they do not achieve their target score. Some give up and apply with low GMAT scores, thus reducing drastically their admission odds. Others choose to continue prepping and take another exam. If you are prepping for a second GMAT exam, the process will be quite different the second time around. As you have already gained some knowledge and skills, it is usually unnecessary, even detrimental, to start from scratch. If you have spent a great deal of time, energy, and money on GMAT prep, any study plan that includes unnecessary review or effort can be demoralizing. (After all, retaking the GMAT is no picnic). Over the past two decades, Ofek Prep’s team of full-time GMAT instructors has developed and successfully implemented a comprehensive and highly effective process aimed at helping you boost your score. Ours is a 3-step method:

  1. Diagnose: We first analyze the your performance on the actual exam in light of your performance on previous simulations to determine whether the first GMAT scores were anomalous to or reflective of your current level.
  • If the test score was indeed uncharacteristic, the poor performance may have resulted from a combination of anxiety and improper time management. Anxiety can be managed in various manners, depending on the severity. As for time management issues, since the GMAT is an adaptive test, implementing the right time management strategies is crucial to obtaining a good score. If time management alone held back the score, the score can often be easily be boosted 30-50 points within 2-3 weeks.
  • If the initial score is reflective of your current level, a more thorough assessment is necessary to identify weaknesses in your approach to specific subjects.

  1. Plan: Next, we develop an elaborate study plan based on our assessment, focusing on the problem areas that were discovered and incorporating critical simulations. The study plan includes recommended study materials, an estimate of the number of tutoring hours needed, and, of course, a proposed timetable.

3. Implement: You will be assigned a personal instructor who closely monitors your progress in light of the goals set in the timetable. As your strengths, weaknesses, and constraints are subject to change throughout your preparation, the instructor constantly makes necessary adjustments to ensure that the study plan remains tailored to your evolving needs.

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Student Results retaking-gmat

We have compared our students’ improvement results with those of all test retakers, as reported by GMAC. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 75% of those who take the exam twice actually improve their score on their second shot, by an average of 33 points. But among Ofek Prep’s students, 83% of our retakers improve their score by an average of 70 points!   The following graphs show how much Ofek Prep students with different initial scores improved relative to the other retakers. For example, according to GMAC’s stats, test takers who scored above 700 on their first GMAT attempt improved by an average of 8 points, while Ofek Prep students who on their first attempt scored 700+ reported an average increase of 32 points.

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