Smart GAT Study Plan

The GAT is a challenging test. If you want to perform well, you need a study plan that will help you prepare in an efficient and effective way. A structured study plan breaks the huge task of preparation into manageable tasks and achievable goals. Let's explore some of the steps you can take to develop a smart GAT study plan based on your individual needs.

Get Yourself Familiar with GAT Structure

Knowing the answers to the questions on the GAT is important, but knowing how to read and answer GAT questions is even more important.

The first step in your study plan is to study the GAT itself. Learn how the test is structured, how questions are formatted, and how the test is scored. This will make it easier for you to understand the "method behind the madness" so to speak.

Take a Practice Test before starting the Preparation

Knowing where you're at will help you decide where you need to go. So the next thing you should do is take a GAT practice diagnostic test to assess your verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. Since the real GAT is a timed test, you should also time yourself when you take the practice test. Try not to be discouraged if you get a bad score on the practice test. Most people don’t do very well on this test the first time around - that's why everyone takes so long to prepare for it!

Determine how long you plan to study

Giving yourself enough time to prepare for the GAT is really important. If you rush through the test prep process, it will hurt your score.

The people who score the highest on the GAT tend to spend a large amount of time preparing for the test (120 hours or more according to most surveys). However, the amount of time that should be devoted to preparing for the GAT comes down to individuals needs.

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