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Dhinchak Dhinchak 710 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 13:33
Dhinchak DhinchakDhinchak DhinchakDhinchak Dhinchak :band

U guys can make out how excited i am... Well captured the 7XX beast..
With Q-49 and V-38 (710)..

This was my second attempt.The last time i took GMAT was on 30th Dec and had got 670.Was pretty much dissatisfied as 7XX was the dream... So now i can just put up my feet in air , booze and forget abt taking this beast again...
Here is my rambling when i took it for the first time
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=25089

Strategies and all u can find in plenty on this site..I am not a 750+ scorer, so there are many people much much better than me who can tell what to do and what not to..
For me the only difference in my approach last time and this time was this site..
Folks you wont believe that i did nothing, practically nothing , NO OG, no KAPLAN, but just the site..Every evening after work i log into the Verbal section and try to answer each question..In the beginning i got many wrongs, but there were friends around who corrected me, changed the way i used to think about SC's..If i have to give credit to anyone for this 7XX score, it would be none other than some of my pals like/as( :wink: ) Vivek, MATT, Bhai, ps_dahiya,Joemama,TeHCM,giddi(Girish),gmacvik...and not to mention Paul who has done a fabulous job by managing this site...

last week:
I thought of not taking the test. The atmosphere at the work was really political and i just couldnt do anything in the last week. So decided against taking the test.. Thanks to the inspirational advice of Vivek, Girish and TEHCM that i thought to take the test... But i wasnt nervous at all becoz i knew that i was giving this test just for satisfaction..otherwise i would loose 250$...Was not confident but was not tensed either...

Exam Day:
I went in 1 hr earlier, because the traffic in Chicago sometimes really gets bad. Incidentally i shared the lift with a cute girl..She was so tensed and shivering that i couldnt stop myself from asking her if she too was taking an exam..She said yes and said "Touch my palm and you would know how scared i am"..;)I tried to boost her confidence and gave her a big hug :banana
I didnt even bothered what i was writing during for the AWA, just some S&*T..
Quant: The whole time i was thinking of that gal :wink: and contemplating plans on how to ask her phone number :lol: . The second quest was deadly..It took me almost 5 minutes..Som stupid Trigonometry quest where in i goofed up..But i had decided tht i wont move on unless i solved that..Foolish thinking...Anyways i m sure i got it right...Then suddenly from Q-10 to Q25 i was bombarded by DS question...specially the number propoerties, inequalities.(i still hate those), but not of the level that we discuss on this site. Only 1 prob question i got, which was very simple..3-4 range and SD questions, 5-8 Trigonometry question albeit simple ones.
Finished the quant 20 min early... I was sure of getting 50 but :cry:

Took the break and ate a Power bar...
Verbal : It again scre&* me up. Started with 5 liner SC, with almost evrything underlined...Took me 4 mintues just to read all choices...i am sure i wud have got it wrong.. 60% of the questions were SC's and all very long ..I would seriously recommend people to practice long SC's under time limit...The level of the difficulty was the same as i had seen during my first attempt at GMAT.. On 7th question i got the first RC, 2 paras and a simple one but a physicological one :oops: And then again an RC..Both these Rc's spoilt my timing... on 21st question again an RC and the last RC i saw was at 28th Ques.. CR's were tough..I could nail it to two choices, but after that it was just guess work ( i did this in almost 3-4 CR's/8)
Enough of bakwaas/rambling now...before Paul kicks me out for discussing my fantasies on this site;)
Its time to swim in booze today...
ps_dahiya : I hope you remember that you would put me in a pool of booze once you get 750.

Cheers,
Anand

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 13:50
I have been waiting all day for you to postt!!!!

wohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.. u made it..
congratsssss
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 13:50
Fantastic score andy! Thank you for the debriefing and now on to the next stage! Good luck. :band
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 13:55
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CONGRATS Anand!!! Way to go!
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 13:59
Congrats man.. You made it. I was waiting for your post, as we knew you were appearing for the test today. Nice to see your result. All the best.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 14:19
Paul: Thanks a ton for ur wishes..I would only apply in 2007, so some time for me.
Bew&*f : Yaar, change ur id atleast...i cant call u bew*&f :lol: .. Thanks man for ur wishes..
duttsit : Thanks buddy for ur wishes..
gmacvic : keep posting questions on the site..Its were those fabulous questions that helped me to prepare...BTW where do you get those questions from ...
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 14:46
u can call me bewakoof.. my mom calls me that every day.. after 22 yrs.. i now have realized that she might just be right.
btw.. it is Abhishek..
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 14:53
bewakoof wrote:
u can call me bewakoof.. my mom calls me that every day.. after 22 yrs.. i now have realized that she might just be right.
btw.. it is Abhishek..


You are the most down to earth guy on gmatclub. Yes, do change your nickname that represent you more clearly :P

Best wishes!!!

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 15:15
Andy, I'm so happy for you!!!!!!! Congrats buddy~ See, it was a good decision to take the test after all huh? :wink: :wink:

Do stick around and good luck with apps!!
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 15:20
Way to go Andy !

Give us some tips....
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 15:28
congrats andy! I am ecstatic for you. Hard work surely paid off. U give me hope that i can conquer the beast. Good luck on your apps and I hope you stick around. :beer
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Re: Dhinchak Dhinchak 710 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 15:32
andy_gr8 wrote:
Its time to swim in booze today...
ps_dahiya : I hope you remember that you would put me in a pool of booze once you get 750.


Wow.. great andy.... I am so happy for you...... :wave

you killed the beast :2gunfire:

the best feeling after good results is :done

Don't worry, I still remember my promise. Just pray fo rme. :-D

Best of luck for your apps.

PM me your email address and phone numbers. We will be in touch.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 16:04
Oh Andy, forgot to ask one question, since you took both ETS and PV tests, can you shed some light as to the difficulty levels?
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 16:18
Ain't I happy for you my friend!

Vivek, TeHCM and I had the easy part of giving advise, you did the hard part. So you desevre big Congratulations. :musband :band

You have been a great buddy for the last one month. Right from your "avatar" to your comments for the CRs/SCs..... I have found you to be a very intellegent and jovial person. And you always deserved a 7xx!

So it's time to :drunk
I guess I'll fly out to Chicago sometime to get my treat!

Please stick around and give us advise.

-Girish
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 19:00
Well well well...

Look who is here :-D "Andy with 710!!!!", Balle Balle!
You did it dude, I'm very happy for you, your hard paid off :-D

I was waiting for your post here till late night!

You must be thrilled! CONGRATULATIONS Andy & Wish you the very best! Let's keep in touch for apps process!

But I'm afraid we'll not have you around with your jokes ;) if possible,do stick around. Do share some difficulty levels!

Wooohooo, It's a time to Disco :banana :woohoo

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 19:02
bewakoof wrote:
u can call me bewakoof.. my mom calls me that every day.. after 22 yrs.. i now have realized that she might just be right.
btw.. it is Abhishek..


Abhishek,
You have a fantastic name ;) I agree with duttsit that you are the most down to earth guy among us. :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 19:41
cool great score man...
goodd luck with ur apps.. Hic.. Hic..
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 20:13
Guys i would be very much here in this forum becoz it has become a part of my life
Thanks a lot for all ur congrats and wishes...For me any score above 700 was a challenge and i had that feeling deep inside that i am not a 7XX material..So 710 is a pleasing surpirse for me.

dahiya: Thanks buddy..u are just awesome in maths..i liked ur approach in DS...I would suggest u to just take a date and give this beast as ASAP..

Vivek: i really felt so relaxed out there in the exam and that was becoz of ur advice.. If u have not taken the GMAT appointment, take it right away..Moreover you cant score more than 800 :wink: ..You are close to perfection buddy in SC.

Girish : I just got a 5 litre Bacardi for u :lol:
joemama: i am sure you too would kill the beast..You were really an inspirer.
sperumba : Thanks buddy for ur wishes.
TEHCM : Well i found Maths relatively easy than the ETS..I dont know whether it was becoz i prepared well or becoz it was really easy.. The kind of questions that PV shot in plenty were the series question like
Sn=Sn-1 * Sn-2.something something then they wud make a DS out of it like if S4=2 then is S10 +ve or something...i saw these kinds in plenty..
This time the only difference in my approach was that instead of blindly pkugging in numbers, first i saw if i could simplify the DS question... Moreover this time i wasnt afraid of DS as last time, but i still HATE them :evil:
As far as Verbal is concerned, i m 100% sure it was tough than last time..All sentences were long.. Agreed that findign errors in long questions is easy but then to scan through 5 choices takes up lot of time.. ETS SC questions were pretty small ones.... CR again was very confusing...I would aways end up with 2 options...ETS CR's were lot easier..RC i thought was easy, the passages subtle and smooth but to my surpise i hardly found a detail question..All the questions that were shot to me were either Central idea/Main idea question or Inference questions or Assumptions(Assumptions in RC's kill u man)..But nothing to worry about..If u have time in ur hand then u can read the passage twice and attack those questions ... Thats what i did and i had to guess on the last 2 becoz had no time left..

lhotseaface: The tips that i can share with you are :
1)The first time when i prepared, i harldy reviewed the questions which i got correct. I thought that since i have got it right the first time i would get it again.. Thats a wrong approach..
Do not select any answer unless u can prove 4 others wrong.. This i learnt from Vivek by his colourful way of marking the wrong options..This forum helped in that...
2)- A score above 750+ requires talent, hard work, luck and that hunger
A score in range of 700 -710 just requires a calm mind..We all have that in us..But when we know we are giving an exam we tend to panick..That really kills the aptitude..The fear forces us to select many wrong answers, the fear forces us to not think but speed up..So getting that positive frame of mind is a must..Last time i panicked, this time i didnt..
3)Error log helped me..I just noted down the questions which i couldnt get right in my error log and would review it the next morning..Then would try to find some questions which asked for a similar concept.That way atleast i would try to make sure that i dont do that mistake again..
Thats the only advice i can offer you my friend..Let me know if you need any help ...
Thanks guys
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 21:21
Great score well deserved andy. Congrats
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 21:37
congrats andy......great score........ :P

simply superb !!!!!!

good luck with your applications..
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