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I am 32 years old and have struggled my way up in my career. I started my career post high school and worked and grew up from a 'door to door salesmen' to a 'debt collector' to 'lead strategist' today. It took me almost 13 years to reach here.

I did finish my graduation (never really got any A’s or B’s :( and now am dreaming :?: to move up to a management position and that means I need an MBA (obviously the top institutes).

I am obviously not that great on any of the subjects covered under GMAT and need someone to guide me from scratch. I intend to give the exam in June’10 and wanted to ask you this:

Are 4 months good enough to prepare ?
How do I manage my time . (I work 5 days a week, around 10 hours a day)
And how can I get hold of one of the study schedule calenders’ ?
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New post 05 Feb 2010, 04:06
Hello vanidhar,

Many people start off "not great" (actually, some really terrible actually) on the various GMAT subjects. That being said, if you give prepping its due time and address your shortcomings, you can succeed.

As for the calendar, no such canned on exists. If you sign up for a prep class, the program will have a schedule, but for people who study on his/her own, each person must develop his/her own.

Please review the following threads:
everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html
all-gmat-cat-practice-tests-links-prices-reviews-77460.html
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Also, spend some time reading debriefs in the GMAT Experience Forum:
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Four months could possibly be enough time, but again, this depends on you.

Many of us work full time, are married, etc and we still make time to prep. You need to prioritize to determine what you want to do.

Best of luck,

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I am 32 years old and have struggled my way up in my career. I started my career post high school and worked and grew up from a 'door to door salesmen' to a 'debt collector' to 'lead strategist' today. It took me almost 13 years to reach here.

I did finish my graduation (never really got any A’s or B’s :( and now am dreaming :?: to move up to a management position and that means I need an MBA (obviously the top institutes).

I am obviously not that great on any of the subjects covered under GMAT and need someone to guide me from scratch. I intend to give the exam in June’10 and wanted to ask you this:

Are 4 months good enough to prepare ?
How do I manage my time . (I work 5 days a week, around 10 hours a day)
And how can I get hold of one of the study schedule calenders’ ?

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please keep us updated about your progress. Good luck!
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New post 06 Feb 2010, 17:10
4 months should be enough, but you have to stay dedicated/motivated...

i know it's tough, especially having a full time job. it can get tough to get back in the academic mood (i.e., studying), after working for so many years...

hang in there.
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