How to prepare for the GMAT

Everyone learns in different ways and at a different pace. But when it comes to preparing for the GMAT and gaining a score reasonably reflective of your abilities – there are some general rules of thumb that can help you get the score you want.

Our MBA Marketing & Admissions Director Maryke Luijendijk-Steenkamp has been helping prospective students through the MBA application process for years. Here she shares her observations on preparing for the GMAT in a way that can help ensure a successful application to an RSM MBA programme.

  1. First up – make sure you DO prepare.
  2. Familiarise yourself with the language and test environment.
  3. Know what learning style works best for you.
  4. Take the test sooner rather than later.
  5. Don't be disheartened by a low score.
  6. Start working on your application before you take the GMAT.
  7. Consider your GMAT as only part of your application.
  8. Speak to former or current RSM students