Acing the EA is an important part of your EMBA application, and getting off on a good start is an imperative step. Below, we have listed 3 strategies that will help you kick start your EA Test Prep so that you are set to achieve optimal results!
- Identify the Topics needed for your Test & understand the Gist of those Topics:
An understanding of the structure of the test is a vital step towards preparing for your ideal score. You can accomplish this by attempting EA practice tests, and then analyzing the questions type and order of concepts and topics.
- For the IR Section: Skill and question type – Quant and verbal skills; multi-source reasoning, table analysis, two-part analysis and graphic interpretation. To strengthen your score in this section, work on your ability to understand information conveyed through graphs, tables, charts and text passages.
- For the VR Section: Skill and question type – Verbal skills; critical reasoning, sentence correction and reading comprehension. Since this section tests your ability to spot unclear, illogical and redundant meanings, make sure your grasp of proper sentence structure, word choice and syntax concepts is strong. It will also test your critical thinking skills.
- For the QR Section: Skill and question type – Quantitative skills; data sufficiency and problem-solving questions. Make sure that you master arithmetic and algebra concepts as these will be applied throughout this section.
2: Take the Practice Test, and Time Yourself under Strict Exam Conditions:
One of the most effective ways of training yourself for the big day is to take as many practice tests as you can. But keep in mind that merely attempting them isn’t enough. You need to analyse where you went wrong and why, and how much time it took you to do questions of different types. Maintaining an error and improvement log goes a long way.
This way, you will know which topics need more attention and which ones you have a good grasp over already. And timing yourself will help you develop time management skills and give you a sense of how much time it takes to ideally solve different question types.
One important thing to note here is that you need to have completed at least one round of EA prep before you dive into practice tests. The first practice exam is an exception as it provides you with a baseline score to measure your progress against.
- Get the Right Study Material & Study Plan:
There is no one size fits all study plan/material that works for every EA student. Each one has different aptitudes, aims and schedules. It is therefore crucial that this step be taken seriously and only after evaluating the individual’s needs.
It is generally found that using a lot of different study materials can confuse a student. In order to avoid that, speak to your study counsellor and/or peers who are giving/have given the EA. They might help you identify the material that will work best for you. Also, navigate your weak topics so that your material could help you strengthen them.
As for study plans, if you choose to prepare through self-study, make sure that you have a proper analytical tool in place. And if you are choosing a professional study plan, carefully assess the features of the plan as per your personal schedule and goals.
Remember we, “The GMAT Coach” Team, are always there to help, support, guide you in your EA Test Prep journey & will be more than happy to speak to you in case you have any questions or need further information. Feel free to connect with us for a FREE 1.5-Hour Session for your EA Test Prep. Use the link below to schedule this Free Session: https://thegmatcoach.com/executive-assessment/