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I am unable to manage my work and GMAT preparation. I work in IT Risk Advisory and the work culture (India 🙄) and hours are crazy (10-12 hours avg). I am behind my targets as per my study plan (targeting ~750) - can only manage to get in 1-2.5 hours of prep daily/alternate days, I try to study on weekends but it's difficult as I am burnt out from the work. Need advice from people who have faced and cracked this. I like my work and would prefer to grow and be a top performer as well

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a few things: 1) 1-2.5 hours/day of prep on work days is excellent. if you are getting in 5-10 hours during the week, that is pretty good. focus during the week on learning the concepts and getting familiar with them. 2) it may be easier on weekends to get into a routine. for instance, committing to taking a practice test every weekend and reviewing it. that way you have a defined goal every weekend instead of constantly questioning whether you’ve studied enough.

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Thanks a lot for your inputs. You're right - keeping weekends for problem solving and practice tests is a must for building skill and stamina for the actual GMAT.

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If you can, I would highly recommend taking some time off to study. I used vacation days to do 2 weeks of focused study and it really helped me to improve my score

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I plan on doing this when I am done with all the concepts and am working on weak areas/giving mocks/week prior to GMAT

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