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710 Q50 V 35.

AWA 5.5
IR 6

Take 1:
Two years back I scored 670 q49 v31. At that time I had some serious health issues and was on leave for a month. I was damm weak but I did not postpone my exam because there was no issue with my preparation. Just I was not physically ready for GMAT. I felt I nailed each n every quant question, but one. Still got q49. I called up GMAC customer service( not joking) to know is there any possibility of some technical issues. I was not egoistic but I knew I did well as I had done earlier.
In Gmatprep I scored Q51 in all tests, but one. I Mgmat quant too I scored 51. People score 46-47 in Mgmat quant and then score 50-51 in gmat. In my case everything was different. I did curse myself, felt dejected. You can say all kinds of bad emotions. I had just recovered from illness and gmat was just another blow. It took me some time to settle down and accept my defeat. I was not egoistic but I was dejected. There is a big difference in both. I have been good in mathematics and even qualified for national level maths Olympiad in India. But when it came to real time tests I did not perform so good. I analysed it and came to conclusion that I need to improve. Improve in what? do not know. I had finished my quant in less than 55 minutes. Also I thought PS is not an issue, only DS could have been the issue. So I had decided to slow down and recheck all possibilities.
My AWA was 5.5. Verbal score was V31 :P . I was doing good for sure. The gmat was giving me tough bold face questions. I still remember I got around 3 boldface tough CR and very tough RC. But after question 30-31 I felt dizzy as I had no stamina to go through. I m sure my last 10 questions made the difference.
No problem. Since I respect the almighty's will, I gracefully accepted it though it took some days to digest for quant. :shock:

I then moved to other country for a change and took a new job. Things went fine for a year and then I realized I must prepare for retake as being an Indian make with a stable job I must get married. So to postpone the marriage I decided to give it a shot again. I procrastinated for some time too. But when the threshold level reached I woke up from my normal routine and booked the Gmat again, exam date exactly after 2 years.

Take Away's:
1. Do not under estimate GMAT.
2. the quant questions are quite deceptive.
3. Make sure your verbal fundamentals are strong.
4. Take care of health. Do not let the health issues screw your MBA dream. regularly exercise. Do not have time? then visit this link boost-your-gmat-score-exercise-daily-102482.html

My ups and down proof : whenever-i-find-the-key-someone-changes-the-lock-99131.html

5. I had done more than 3000 questions for sure, even more. In GC tests too I scored very well. And I must say GC tests are too good. It really helped me becoming stronger in quant. But I was not able to crack Q50-51. Take away is to concentrate on QUALITY than Quantity. Revise the same things again and again. GC tests are of good quality so it is a must do prep material.
6. DO NOT STOP YOUR LIFE FOR GMAT. You may halt for a month but do not stop. I was preparing since many months and I scored 670 only. The feeling of getting low score after such a long preparation ,especially when you had stopped your life for an exam, is very discouraging.
7. Have a well planned routine and GMAt schedule. Put 80% probability of working on time table. So create schedule accordingly. Many times I had to erase and change my gmat plan.
8. Have a good health, sound preparation, and do not fear from GMAT. It is not the end of life. Enjoy your life to the full - watch movies, date with your gf, even with her friends :lol: .....if u are married play with your kids and wife...Just cherish the life. For god sake do not stop the life as i did mine when I was 24 years old. :-D
9. More Tips after my retake review.

Take 2:
710 Q50 v35. IR 6 and AWa 5.5
This time I had booked my exam exactly after 2.5 months and was determined to nailed it down. I joined E-gmat course and found it very useful. I made a strong decision to practice only GMAC questions.
Three reasons:
1. I wanted to concentrate on official questions.
2. Stress more on quality than quantity and review the questions again and again.
3. I have a demanding and stressful job so I was short of time.

I had made some quant notes during my first prep that I thought I would use to prepare. But I actually read them a week before the exam .
I saw improvement in verbal after e-gmat course. So I decided to give my gmatprep. till this time I was done with e-gmat verbal prep + Mgmat SC + CR bible(powerscore) and few og questions.
I got Q50 V38 720. I was happy. I took whole day to analyse my mistakes and rewarded myself with an ice cream. :P
Then I continued my prep with official guides and bought gmatprep question pack 1. A must buy in my opinion. The real Gmat is of similar difficulty. IT IS A MUST BUY- note this down and write everyday on a paper until u buy it.
I gave another gmat prep. This time 730 Q51 V38. I missed just 2 DS in quant. And those were really tricky. I noted it down with a plan to spend more time in my real exam.
I had scheduled 2 more retakes of quant prep but I got short of time. So I reduced it to one and later to none. I was in good health but because of some xyz factors I had to cut short my preparation so reduced many things that I could have studied or revised.
Just 3 days before my exam, during which my whole revision was scheduled, I fell sick. WOW that's called timing. Stomach upset, fever, throat infection. So I did not study when I had to. My whole life I have passed my exams because of last minute revision. Because I keep many things for last day prep. Just before felling ill I had spend my day revising quant theory. So I lost just my revision of concepts and mistakes. But since I was sick with daily full time job I thought let it be. I m not going to study and will give exam- that's it.
Actually I did not take allopathy medicines and tried to cure with the traditional ones only. So it reduced my symptoms but did not cure. Only the night before my exam I took crocin - paracetamol Tablet. :P I just did not want to take medicine and feel dizzy.

All in all just a bad luck again with the health but I was keep praying to God for the help and indeed he did help.
So a night before I took medicine and woke up better than before but still weak. The night before I slept with a promise that I will not go if my health is too bad. It is just a matter of 250 USD but I m not going to compromise my health now. Enough is enough. but at the back of my mind I was hoping to at least walk till the exam centre and give it anyhow. why to waste money. Why not take strong paracetamol and ibruprofin tablet and give the exam. :P
So I woke with a positive attitude and bad health. My exam was at 9 and I reached at the centre 7:35. 2 days before during my sickness I went in the morning before office to see my gmat centre. DO VISiT IF YOU ARE GOING FOR FIRST TIME.period.
I waited till 9 and was drinking some traditional medicines mixed in water. I took one 1.5L normal water, 0.5L ORL mixed water, 0.5L traditional medicine mixed with water, bananas, HONEY.


GMAT experience: So After all the blah blah stuff I went for the battle with bad health. I was nervous and anxious. My mind was not but my body was forcing me to feel. It happens when you are not in best health. And fever makes you helpless.
I had crammed chinese burned AWA template while travelling to test centre so I had pasted everything even before reading AWA argument..... :lol: haha even M laughing typing this. So I found some flaws and filled the blanks.
The IR was tough, so did not spend much time on questions having sub questions. Because in such questions if u miss even one sub question you lose marks for the whole question. So I spent less time on such questions. Overall IR went okie.

I took break. Took all my three water solutions( I had too I did not want to take paracetamol again as my stomach was also upset). Took banana and some honey. Went to Loo and released my tension. Then I came for battle with QUANT.
Quant is not like OG and I would say even tricker than GMATPREP. Only gmatprep question pack 1 could match its difficulty level. Some of the questions were really easy and it makes you feel you are doing terribly wrong. Some of the quant questions were really tricky. I was not able to concentrate after 20th question as I was feeling week and dizzy. But I still carried on motivating myself that I must score q50, if not 51. I finished it comfortably in 70 mins. I took break. all my 3 water solutions, banana and honey. Went to loo and wanted to pump up my blood by stretching my body. I tried and I almost fainted. LOL .

I went for verbal with confidence. I was not able to read the first question and spend 3+ minutes. It was a tough SC question and I was as usual unable to concentrate. So when things started moving I was able to tackle SC but CR and RC were giving me issues as my comprehension power was lost. I had to re-read several times to be in the game. I still pushed myself till end somehow. I was not able to read one tough RC after 30th question and I just moved myself. The last 10 questions are so difficult for a normal user , let alone for person in my situation. I took god's name and started doing questions again. I slowed down for last 2 questions and m sure I nailed them. This time no boldface question. I was sure m not doing so great so i tried to maintain some stream of correct answers at the end to make up for the damage in between. Also i thought it is not as bad as to guess around 25-30 than to around 38th question. I filled the questions and saw my score 710. I was happy and sad both.
happy because under this situation too I scored 710 and thanked the god.
Sad because I thought If I had been fit I might have scored more . But is okie- it's almighty's will. I m contend with it. Unless required from adcoms I will use this score to apply.

Materials used this time:
1. Gmatprep + gmatprep question pack.
2. OG 12 + og verbal +og quant.
3. MGMAT SC
4. CR bible
5. Gmat Club quant book + my compiled notes.
6. LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST e-gmat. Pls read my reviews on it under my verbal thread.
for-all-those-who-fear-from-verbal-lets-give-it-a-fight-93029-280.html

Pls scroll to the previous posts too.
I think I have made this FR too long. So for E-gmat I would just say my Thanks to Rajat, Payal,and Shradha.
The live sessions of RAJAT on strategy and CR are awesome.
Payal and Shradha are no less than Stacy and Ron of MGMAT. No doubt no one knows more than these two experts of Mgmat, but sometimes I used to find their replies too technical to grasp. On the other hand - the lives sessions of Payal and Shradha were awesome. Their articles and replies on the questions are fabulous. REALLY something that helps you to learn the concepts.
I would highly recommend e-gmat for non natives, not only the course but also the replies and articles of its representatives.
I personally hate ROn's voice so I did not attend his Thursday's. No offence, but I could not watch at all. He is so good at verbal I have no words to praise but his voice really pinch some nerves in my brain.

It might not be right to say after the exam, but I strongly feel I did not prove up to the quality of e-gmat. I should have scored 38-40 but I attribute my low score to the bad condition. The stress on meaning for SC, and pre phrase in CR and RC is the key for gmat , as it for the e-gmat's prep course.

Pls ignore my bad sentence structure and grammar. If you can not :lol: still okie you can not do anything of it. You have already read and understood. So chill and have a great time. Pls shoot questions.

PS: those who want to know about the miracle traditional medicine I was taking to cure my ailment - it is an Ayurved herb called GUDUCHI or Giloy. Latin name: Tinospora Cordifolia
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 07:19
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 08:10
This is one of the most extensive write-ups that I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing your experience. Congrats on breaking the 700 level. All you hard work paid off.
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Congratulations man, you did it! Now, help me to finish it. :)
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 08:50
I know u thru gmatclub, I have seen your posts.....u are a fighter nd u fought well
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 09:51
many Congrats and i am sure you would have scored around 750 otherwise. It's the poor health that dropped your performance esp in verbal.
Very detailed debrief and i can understand the reason because you have so much of knowledge to share on how to beat the gmat and moreso how not to get beaten by it.
Thanx for sharing this awesome debrief.
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 10:03
@gurpreet: great to see that you got a good score on the GMAT in spite your illness. As Maverick04308 said, you are a fighter and will do well on applications. I remember seeing you in egmat session and you shared some really good tips. I am sure you would have scored 40+ if you were well.
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 19:47
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This is one of the most extensive write-ups that I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing your experience. Congrats on breaking the 700 level. All you hard work paid off.


Thanks for the wishes :) ... yes the review is very big. I even cut it short to make it presentable.

willigetmylifeback wrote:
Congratulations man, you did it! Now, help me to finish it. :)


Thanks again.... Yes I m available 24/7...bug me anytime....

harshvinayak wrote:
Congratulations Gurpreet! Well Done :) Really happy for you! \m/


Thanks Harsh. So when are you retaking? Do retake if you got time else do apply. Time is very precious. Good luck bro.

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I know u thru gmatclub, I have seen your posts.....u are a fighter nd u fought well
congrats!!

Thanks bro...... for the compliment.... :P

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many Congrats and i am sure you would have scored around 750 otherwise. It's the poor health that dropped your performance esp in verbal.
Very detailed debrief and i can understand the reason because you have so much of knowledge to share on how to beat the gmat and moreso how not to get beaten by it.
Thanx for sharing this awesome debrief.
Bookmarked.

Thanks Bro. Yes 750 Q51 V40 was my target :-D But I m happy with the current score under such condition, THANK GOD. At least I can apply to colleges with confidence. If they ask me to improve I will retake else I will keep this score. I hope my debrief will motivate you to take the exam with full courage.

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@gurpreet: great to see that you got a good score on the GMAT in spite your illness. As Maverick04308 said, you are a fighter and will do well on applications. I remember seeing you in egmat session and you shared some really good tips. I am sure you would have scored 40+ if you were well.


Thanks for your kind words. I hoped too for v40 3 days before my exam. But god gifted me with something more than what I could have got under such condition. What was your user name in egmat session?
I hope egmat helps u building strong verbal score At least > 40. :)
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 23:25
Gurpreet,

Congratulations. I must admit, if I were you, i would have fainted midway taking the examination thanks to my awful stamina !

Quote:
Take care of health. Do not let the health issues screw your MBA dream. regularly exercise. Do not have time? then visit this link boost-your-gmat-score-exercise-daily-102482.html


Hmm, now that is an awesome post coz it comes with videos ! I agree there are days when I went for a jog in the fresh air (there's an unused and old airport with lots of greenery nearby my home), I was pumping up with energy while travelling to work, while at work and while coming home from work in the evening. There were some aha moments when I feel rejuvenated and feel more energetic. But these days, especially post marriage, I hardly wake up early and miss on my exercise routine. ( Proof ? - I blew to 92 kgs from 76 kgs and feel flabbergasted). yes, I controlled my diet (its been ages since I had that cookie or delicious pastry) and eat more healthy now. I am around 86 now.

Thanks to your post, I am all motivated to start exercising. I need to boost my stamina, especially during the GMAT.(I know redbull gives you wings but still a good start on test day with lots of energy flowing around me definitely helps me to focus better and a dose of redbull will give the much needed push for you to perform at your peak !).

I just hope, GMAC wont come back and say my score is cancelled just beacuse I am caught positive on Dope test (Redbull test) ..... ;) (pun intended)

One major question for you ! I am planning to practice around 100 CR and 100 SC from Gmatprep collection floating around the forum.Instead, should I use the 200 quant and 180 verbal questions from gmatprep question pack 1 ? Does the verbal and quant questions better represent the actual gmat verbal and quant ?
I am holding on for your suggestion before I can buy the pack.


And finally, a 710 or 750 doesnot matter much to the adcom as long as your GMAT is around the school's average. So, there is no need to press the panic button as you well above 700. Its application that really is what that matters from now on ! I am sure you too are aware of this very fact but though I might just recall it if it helps in pacifying you in any way.

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you will inspire a lot with your debrief great work. Congrats!!
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 05:56
I read a lot of postings on GMAT club and this is one that has true value. I found your advice spot on for improving your score on the GMAT namely, your dedication and unwillingness to give up, your approach to practicing over 3,000 questions (I continually tell people that the best way to improve your score is to practice question after question), staying healthy (you would think this would be obvious, but many people run their bodies and brains into the ground overstudying or mis-studying) and lastly maintaining a balanced life (you simply cannot study GMAT related materials every waking hour of the day). Most important - is your heading which states that obtaining your desired score is often a long journey and it takes a huge investment in terms of time, energy and (unfortunately) money.

I hope that a lot of candidates struggling with their test read this and learn from your posting what it takes.

To you, I congratulate you and hope that you get into the school of your choice.

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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 07:01
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you will inspire a lot with your debrief great work. Congrats!!


thanks nelz.... I will be very happy if my words help someone.... Gmat is neither easy nor difficult. It is a journey that everyone has to travel, but only difference is each starts at his own level.

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I read a lot of postings on GMAT club and this is one that has true value. I found your advice spot on for improving your score on the GMAT namely, your dedication and unwillingness to give up, your approach to practicing over 3,000 questions (I continually tell people that the best way to improve your score is to practice question after question), staying healthy (you would think this would be obvious, but many people run their bodies and brains into the ground overstudying or mis-studying) and lastly maintaining a balanced life (you simply cannot study GMAT related materials every waking hour of the day). Most important - is your heading which states that obtaining your desired score is often a long journey and it takes a huge investment in terms of time, energy and (unfortunately) money.

I hope that a lot of candidates struggling with their test read this and learn from your posting what it takes.

To you, I congratulate you and hope that you get into the school of your choice.

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Hi Kimberly, Thanks for your wishes and kind words :).... there is no alternative to hard work , but as u said life does not stop for anything so why shall we try to hault for gmat.... I really would advice every one to study in long term if they are full time working.
Not only it would make u less fatigued but also it would let u enjoy the normal life.

Start well before 6 months of your desire date and spend last month as sprint and first 5 as marathon. if you do reverse you lose the battle because the strategy is wrong. :P
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Gurpreet,

Congratulations. I must admit, if I were you, i would have fainted midway taking the examination thanks to my awful stamina !

Hmm, now that is an awesome post coz it comes with videos ! I agree there are days when I went for a jog in the fresh air (there's an unused and old airport with lots of greenery nearby my home), I was pumping up with energy while travelling to work, while at work and while coming home from work in the evening. There were some aha moments when I feel rejuvenated and feel more energetic. But these days, especially post marriage, I hardly wake up early and miss on my exercise routine. ( Proof ? - I blew to 92 kgs from 76 kgs and feel flabbergasted). yes, I controlled my diet (its been ages since I had that cookie or delicious pastry) and eat more healthy now. I am around 86 now.

Thanks to your post, I am all motivated to start exercising. I need to boost my stamina, especially during the GMAT.(I know redbull gives you wings but still a good start on test day with lots of energy flowing around me definitely helps me to focus better and a dose of redbull will give the much needed push for you to perform at your peak !).

I just hope, GMAC wont come back and say my score is cancelled just beacuse I am caught positive on Dope test (Redbull test) ..... ;) (pun intended)

One major question for you ! I am planning to practice around 100 CR and 100 SC from Gmatprep collection floating around the forum.Instead, should I use the 200 quant and 180 verbal questions from gmatprep question pack 1 ? Does the verbal and quant questions better represent the actual gmat verbal and quant ?
I am holding on for your suggestion before I can buy the pack.


And finally, a 710 or 750 doesnot matter much to the adcom as long as your GMAT is around the school's average. So, there is no need to press the panic button as you well above 700. Its application that really is what that matters from now on ! I am sure you too are aware of this very fact but though I might just recall it if it helps in pacifying you in any way.

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Health should be the first priority. I do not want anyone to face the time I faced on my D day. It was only when I saw my score that I was relieved. In my case I was regularly doing exercise and jogging. I stopped everything 2 weeks before exam and suddenly fell ill for which I have no reason. Since it was destined for me so I accept it gracefully. But we all must try to live normal life and cut short useless activities to spare time for Gmat.

if you are married then I must salute u to even consider gmat prep as part of life. And I can understand why you are exhausted in the morning.

Make sure you take some herbal supplements ( ONLY HERBAL not synthetic supplements) to make sure physically you do not have any deficiency. Marriage life drains you well physically and mentally. Exercise and healthy diet should be your part. You can contact me on PM, I can advice u some useful herbs that help improving health and are actually recommended by traditional practioners.
You must enjoy desert once a week. Do not stop things completely just reduce them. Life need balance, not strict rules.

In my first attempt I gave all my CAT at home with a redbul and followed the same during my real Gmat. I made sure this time I won't rely on redbul. Instead I took banana and Honey. They give good amount of natural sugars required by brain. Caffein in redbul may help temporary but it disturbs the synchronization of your body and mind. If you need energy drink? Just mix some RAW honey and water. See the difference. The honey must be raw and pure. I bought the honey that tested before hand and I was sure is pure.
Honey+water is very potent anti-bacterial and I attribute some +ve effects during exam to honey as I was not taking any medication for my stomach upset+ throat infection + fever.

BUY the pack right now. No need to delay. If you believe me buy it today. The pack really represent the true picture of Gmat. Do not do the questions of gmatprep tests unless u complete the test. Why to lose the opportunity to lose the chance to evaluate yourself? Gmatprep is the true indicator of your performance.
I got v38 in both the exams and 50 51 in quant resp. So see how close my performance was. So it is a true indicator of your performance.

I m not sure how long you will be preparing. But the last 2 months should be spend only on official material. PERIOD. No question, not even single from non official content. There are many official questions. OG's OG verbal OG quant. Prep pack..... u can reset the test and give multiple times.... plus I guess there is another quant question pack too of gmac..m not sure how good it is.
So in addition to above practice just revise your concepts and mistakes.
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 07:39
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 13:46
Gurpreet,

Great debrief and some great tips. Congrats on your great score! It is commendable that you put all the issues like illness and not being able to revise behind and went ahead and took the test. Not sure if many of us can do that.

So to add to your "materials used this time" list, determination and motivation should be #1 on your list followed by the other essentials! Can't emphasize the importance of those two enough.

Wish you good luck for the applications!
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Thanks a lot for your appreciation. I hope it helps.

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Hi Gurpreet
Congrats for 700+.... Best of luck for applications.


Thanks SD for the wishes. How about you? applying or retaking?

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Gurpreet,

Great debrief and some great tips. Congrats on your great score! It is commendable that you put all the issues like illness and not being able to revise behind and went ahead and took the test. Not sure if many of us can do that.

So to add to your "materials used this time" list, determination and motivation should be #1 on your list followed by the other essentials! Can't emphasize the importance of those two enough.

Wish you good luck for the applications!


Thanks for the wishes. My body was not ready but my mind and my faith in god pushed me through the battle. It is very important to have confidence in your preparation and faith in God. I agree with you regarding the importance of determination and motivation.
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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 18:59
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fatte chak dete....!!! (To Non-Punjabis - it means INCREDIBLE FEAT)

That debrief is one of the most inspiring one which I have read in all my GMATprep time.
We all know motivation and determination can do wonders, but it is the feat achieved by you (Cracking GMAT in less than 80% fitness) that set examples for fellow gclubians to emulate.

Thanks for becoming an inspiration for me, I am really going to follow your approach of spreading the GMAT prep in 6 months. Till 2 weeks before I was working hard to write GMAT at Nov-end, but after reading your success story I truelly believe GMAT can not be fooled in 2 months. It is an exam of nerves, of adaptability and of logic all these 3 things together cant be improved in haste. Those people who crack GMAT in first attempt at 740+ belong to the other breed, but those like us (<670 scorers) who spend a lot of their lives on GMAT prep but still do not get past 7XX barrier should really take a lot of inspiration from you.

Good luck for yur apps. May you get the best that you desire.

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dude great stuff man.... All the very best for your apps. All will fall in its place. :D

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Re: 670 to 710 a long journey without destination :) still Happy [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 23:25
Gurpreet paaji!
Wonderful news. Really appreciate your efforts...

It's a special post for me because I will take on the beast for the 3rd time tomorrow!
After gaining so much inspiration from your post, I will also be able to perform on the G-DAY :D

Good luck with your application process (both to B-schools and prospective life-partners ;)

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