GMAT Tip of the Week: Top Ten Ways to Know If the GMAT Didn't Go Well for You

Many of us who are about to take the GMAT (or have already survived it) have had bad dreams about test day. This is totally natural! If you’ve prepared for the GMAT properly, then you have nothing to worry about, and you should learn to embrace this anxiety and use it to your advantage.

One of the best ways to do that is to use humor to your advantage. If you can laugh at yourself and about your jitters, you’re more likely to stay relaxed and perform up to your potential on test day. With that in mind, today we offer the Top Ten Ways to Know If the GMAT Didn’t Go Well for you:

10. The computer keeps asking you, “Really? Are you sure about that?” every time you click on an answer.

9. When you’re finished, the test proctor offers you your money back.

8. The computer only needs two digits to give you your total score.

7. “Clippy” shows up while you’re taking the GMAT, and offers his help:



6. None of your friends are interested in buying your GMAT prep books.

5. People post offer condolences on your Facebook page.

4. MBA programs send you direct mail saying, “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

3. GMAC wants to put you in a museum and study you as a “lost link” in education evolution.

2. Other test takers point and whisper as you walk about of the test center.

1. Three questions into the exam, you start to get questions that look like this:



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