How to prepare for the GMAT  test day in order to perform well?

Below are some hints by the academic director of GMAT Tutor. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for the 24-48 hours before your test:

Day before the test

•    Don't overstrain yourself on the day before your test. •    Don’t cram in practice tests. What hasn't sunk in by now won't magically lodge itself in your brain overnight. •    Do finish studying early. Take the evening off to do something fun and relaxing. •    Do get a good night's rest.

Test day

•    Do wake up early, eat breakfast and arrive at the test centre at least half an hour before your scheduled exam time. •    Do remember to bring your passport as a photo ID and water and an energy bar or other light refreshment to eat during the breaks. •    Do perform a warm-up right before the test. Solve a few easy questions to get into "math mode." •    Do stay optimistic. If the questions seem too difficult, that might actually be a good sign as your score is dependent on the difficulty level you manage to get from the algorithm. Stay calm, work quickly but methodically without rushing or jumping into conclusions. •    Don't let any single question take you out of your pace or focus.

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