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Damager's Journal - Quest to turbo charge my Career [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2007, 21:02
Age:37
Nationality:Indian
Undergraduate: Bachelor Of Engineering (Electronic and Telecom)
Experience:14 years
Field: Software Engineer
Employer:Intel Corp since last 7 years
Location:U.S.A.


Planning to start my full time MBA in 2009.

I plan to take GMAT early next year.

I am planning to post my daily progress here and document my trial and trepiditions.

By the way I am married with two kids, this will be fun.

I started yesterday with DS1:19/25 in 20 mins. 76%.
First step to success is to start the damn thing.

I took the GMAT on Dec 20th
710 93 percentile
Q 48 85 percentile
V 39 88 Percentile

I AM DONE WITH GMAT

Last edited by Damager on 21 Dec 2007, 09:52, edited 2 times in total.
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Day 2 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 13:17
Took the following tests

CR from CR1000 section2 20 11C 9W 55%
PS from PS1000 section1 20 14C 6W 70%
DS from DS1000 section 2 25 21C 4W 84%

Total study time roughly 2 hours
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 03:50
Good luck! Since you have a lot of time to go, if you keep it up, you will definitely get a great score!

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 12:40
CR from CR1000 section 3 20 16C 4W 80%
PS from PS1000 section 2 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 3 25 23C 2W 92%

Need to start working on RC and SC
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 20:28
Good improvement Mr. Damager

Is this your first practice set? Did you do any before like princeton, OG, or Kaplan..??
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2007, 07:04
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Good improvement Mr. Damager

Is this your first practice set? Did you do any before like princeton, OG, or Kaplan..??


I joined this site last year to get aquainted with question types. Have answered numerous questions on various forums.
So I guess I am pretty comfortable with GMAt questions.
I have solved Princeton, OG and KAplan questions eariler. I did not take GMAT, as I was not sure when I could start my MBA

I am picking up the preparation with intention of taking test early next year.

I can solve questions b/w 70-80% accuracy. I need to bring it up to constent 80% accuracy to get into 700 or above.

If i donot make any silly mistakes I am sure I will get close to 80%

Well I have decided to solve questions in RS/PS/DS ect 1000. Kaplan, Princetoon and OG.

Then I will keep taking full length test as well. But full length test I will strat in Dec.

Once I get the feeling that more study can not improve my score further, I will take GMAT.

I think with my background I need b/w 700-740 to have a shot at good B school.

My goal is to get atleast 700 anything more is bonus and i donot think that would improve my chances.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2007, 12:24
CR from CR1000 section 4 20 18C 2W 90%
PS from PS1000 section 3 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 4 24 20C 4W 83%
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2007, 14:34
CR from CR1000 section 5 20 19C 1W 95%
PS from PS1000 section 4 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 5 25 23C 2W 92%
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2007, 13:30
CR from CR1000 section 6 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 5 20 19C 1W 95%
DS from DS1000 section 6 25 24C 1W 96%
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 14:00
CR from CR1000 section 7 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 6 20 19C 1W 95%
DS from DS1000 section 7 25 20C 5W 80%
SC from SC1000 section 1 25 16C 9W 64%
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 13:33
CR from CR1000 section 8 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 7 20 17C 3W 85%
DS from DS1000 section 8 24 19C 5W 80%
SC from SC1000 section 2 25 18C 7W 72%

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2007, 13:32
CR from CR1000 section 9 20 16C 4W 80%
PS from PS1000 section 8 20 18C 2W 90%
DS from DS1000 section 9 25 23C 2W 92%
SC from SC1000 section 3 25 15C 10W 60%
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2007, 20:24
I think u gotta improve SC..

did u complete manhattan SC? doesn't it do necessary help to solve 1000 SCs?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2007, 14:08
I am going through Manhatten SC. It does help improve SC. I think its the best book for SC.



CR from CR1000 section 10 20 18C 2W 90%
PS from PS1000 section 21 19 17C 2W 89%
DS from DS1000 section 10 25 21C 4W 84%
SC from SC1000 section 5 25 18C 7W 72%

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2007, 12:42
CR from CR1000 section 11 20 17C 3W 85%
PS from PS1000 section 22 18 17C 1W 94%
DS from DS1000 section 11 25 21C 4W 84%
SC from SC1000 section 4 25 22C 3W 88%
RC from RC1000 Para 1 8 7C 1W 87%
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2007, 14:20
CR from CR1000 section 12 19 18C 1W 95%
PS from PS1000 section 23 19 19C 0W 100%
DS from DS1000 section 12 25 23C 2W 92%
SC from SC1000 section 6 25 19C 6W 76%
RC from RC1000 Para 2,3 17 11C 6W 64%
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2007, 11:33
CR OG11 1-11 11 11C 100%
SC OG11 1-16 16 14C 87%
RC OG11 1-3 15 14C 93%
PS OG11 1-22 22 21C 95%
DS OG11 1-15 15 15C 100%
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CR OG11 12-23 12 11C 91%
SC OG11 17-32 16 10C 62%
RC OG11 16-34 19 17C 89%
PS OG11 23-44 22 20C 90%
DS OG11 16-30 15 14C 93%
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710 48Q 39V I am done with GMAT [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 07:28
I took the GMAT on Dec 20th
710 93 percentile
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I AM DONE WITH GMAT
710 48Q 39V I am done with GMAT   [#permalink] 21 Dec 2007, 07:28
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