Top 15 Benefits of Beating the GMAT

by Mark Wong on October 28, 2010 · 4 comments


If you’re done with the GMAT, you can probably relate to the points below.  If you’re still working on it, I can tell you that being on the other side is amazing.  If you work hard, fight through the emotional ups and downs, and go into the testing center with confidence, soon you’ll be able to use the GMAT as a punchline to your jokes.

15.  Never again having to clean my Test Simulation Booklet for my Practice CATs

14.  Working on my essays without any guilt

13.  Spending a weekend doing nothing but watching football

12.  Thinking about which business school rather than whether I can get in

11.  Thinking about the various ways to get rid of my GMAT books

10.  Seeing a random tip about how to do better on the GMAT and deciding to completely ignore it

9.  Not having to make excuses to my colleagues about why I have bags under my eyes

8.  Thanking those that helped me

7.  Writing my debrief

6.  Using the words “being” and “should” in my sentences and not feeling the need to correct myself

5.  Going home after a long day of work and NOT studying for the GMAT

4.  Promising myself that I will never again read a short passage about stalagmites or fullerenes

3.  Knowing that I’ll be putting my GMAT score on my resume the next time I apply for a job

2.  Knowing that my $1000 GMAT course was worthwhile (phew!)

1.  Knowing that my future is brighter and my dreams are closer

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

mbaroadieNo Gravatar October 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Loved reading this post!! Amazing!!!

CuriousNo Gravatar October 29, 2010 at 4:49 am

Hahaha… The 6th one is a laugh riot!

MBA graduate, but not a GMAT fanNo Gravatar August 29, 2011 at 7:41 am


I’m not sure about point 9, as the bags-under-the-eyes problem might get bigger when there are assignments, cases studies and project deadlines to meet in bschool.

But I’m with you on the other points 🙂

Sameer | MBA Crystal Ball

Arun JagannathanNo Gravatar February 10, 2017 at 6:57 pm

7 years old yet the post is relevant even today. Great post Mark!

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