Tuesday, May 3, 2011

8 FAQs on GMAT

Over the years, I have received questions on GMAT and have blogged about them. Here are some of the frequently asked questions that worth revisiting:

1. Where to take the test in Malaysia?
a. Central Region
Word Ware Distributors SDN BHD (next to Eastin Hotel)
Level 3, Unit 10, Block F Phileo Damansara
1Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 46350 Malaysia
Tel: 603-76652911 (speak to Willy)
GPS: 3 12 67 N, 101 64 34 E

b. Northern Region
Alpine Reliance (M) Sdn Bhd
1-3-16 Krystal Point Corporate Park,
Jln Tun Dr Awang
Bayan Lepas, 11900 Malaysia
Tel: 604-6422333

Register for the test here.

2. GMAT courses in Malaysia?
As far as I know, there are two - Princeton Preview in Wisma MPL (opposite the Weld Jalan Raja Chulan) and GMAT Zone in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (58B, 2nd Floor Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi)

You can contact them at: GMAT Zone KL or Princeton Review KL.

3. What about study group?
Occasionally, GMAT Malaysia might conduct study groups. Please write to me to enquire.

4. What books do you recommend?
Most of us used these books: Manhattan GMAT Prep books (8 books in total), GMAT Official Guide, Kaplan GMAT 800 and PowerScore Logical Reasoning Bible. There could be others but we found these books helpful, so far.

You can google and download verbal and quantitative questions. There are lots of them around to sharpen your skills.

5. Where to buy these books?
Go to Kinokuniya bookstore at KLCC. They have the best selection of GMAT books. The other bookstores barely stock the above books.

Alternatively, buy online from Amazon.com.

6. Can I do GMAT in 2 months?
In general, usually takes 6 months to 1 year depending on how discipline and committed you are. Don't be too ambitious. I rather you be realistic than to be disappointed, both with the whole process as well as the GMAT score that you want.

7. Any other advice?
Look for others who are planning to do GMAT. Study or discuss together helps. Since we receive lots of questions, we know who are those planning to take. We can pair you with them, subject to their consent.

Alternatively, join GMAT Club. You meet people from all over the world.

8. Any GMAT mobile apps?
Yes, we found two for iPhone and iPad. Check here (GMAT Club) and here (Manhattan GMAT). So far, none for Android or BlackBerry yet.

I wish you all the best. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Jimmy Low


ha said...

Hi jimmy,

Is there any gmat study group anytime soon? Would love to join one. Really appreciate if you can link me up w a few ppl to study tgt.

Thanks much

mytrainmaster said...

Hello Ha,
There is no study group organised by GMAT Malaysia anymore. You could post your request to start one and hopefully someone of like mind will respond.

Good luck.

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