How to get ready for your GMAT & GRE tests

A solid GMAT (or GRE) score is an entry requirement for a number of our programmes. Our candidates come from various academic backgrounds and a GMAT/GRE score is essential to assess candidates’ quantitative skills in a standardised way.

The minimum GMAT score we can accept is 600, although, in order to make your application stand out, we recommend aiming at 700 and above. For GRE, we recommend at least 160 in the quantitative and verbal sections.

We would like to offer you some tips on how you can prepare for your GMAT/GRE, and achieve a score that will hopefully help your application stand out.

Plan ahead

Make sure you give yourself enough time to take your GMAT. The earliest you can schedule the test is four weeks in advance. With enough preparation, you should be able to achieve a high score on the first try, but we would suggest scheduling your GMAT early in the application process to make sure you will have some time to retake the test if you need to. It is possible to apply with an unofficial score, but please plan ahead to avoid any unforeseen circumstances that may delay your application.

Get ready

According to our current students, the most important step in their GMAT/GRE preparation was looking at the official practice questions. You can familiarise yourself with the format and timing of the test using our GMAT simulator: There are three levels of the mock test: Micro, Mini and Full Test. The Full Test option will give you the best score estimation so you can see how much time and energy you need to spend on preparation, in order to achieve the recommended score. Identify the questions which are a challenge to you, do a couple of simulations, and focus on improving your score over time. You can also do your own research and use other GMAT preparation platforms, including the official GMAT website.


Stress can be your worst enemy when it comes to tests and exams. You can spend months on preparation, but if you don’t approach the exam with a clear head you could risk sabotaging your score. Try to give your mind a break the day before the exam. Make sure to get enough sleep the week before the test, drink enough water, and eat a nutritious meal to stay focused.

And remember, it’s just a test and there’s always an option to retake it.

We hope these tips will help you.

Good luck!

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