How to Crack Decision Making Questions in GMAT

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Hola GMAT Aspirants! Nothing better than snuggling into your quilt and practicing for GMAT, right? Or maybe not, for some.

The internet is full of mental ability questions, and one of the most common kinds of questions that often appear in the majority of entrance examinations are the ones with identifying shapes. If you could read the image as something more than just random shapes, your reasoning and decision-making skills are good enough.

But GMAT Decision-Making and Essay Writing needs more than just a good eye, it needs a mentored mind, mentored in the right way and imbibed with all the nuances that the management people look for.
If you are preparing for GMAT, you need to master your Decision Making and Essay Writing skills because these are the two sections of GMAT that will, more or less, determine your success.

This article mentors the students in the best possible way, and this time, for GMAT, we bring you something that is probably the best thing over the internet for GMAT, more so because students hardly find a credible and free source for the same. Even if you are not preparing for GMAT, you still take hundreds of decisions daily, this article will help you take better decisions for the real test also, called LIFE.

(1) Every situation that you are presented with will have multiple stakeholders, and your main task is to establish who the main stakeholder is, out of all those mentioned in the situation. You have to make your way through all the unnecessary information to list down the main points that will help you solve the question.

(2) Once you have done the important task of identifying the main stakeholders, you need to analyze the question from the perspective of each of these stakeholders. You have to have viewpoints of the story from all sides and not just one side.

(3) The job of a manager is to maximize the profits and minimize the losses. After you have analyzed the entire story, you need to choose a viewpoint that is the most beneficial – that is to select a course of action, that is the least risky.

(4) It is also important for you to avoid any kind of personal opinions to play a part in your decision. You pre-conceived notions cannot affect your decision at all.

(5) Make sure your answer doesn’t adopt or is based on any unethical or immoral grounds.
I hope these tips will help you in understanding the tricky questions or in areas that you fumble in.

Anum

Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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