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Engineers and GMAT [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 08:29
I would like to hear how difficult did engineers find GMAT exam?Which part was the most difficult.
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Re: Engineers and GMAT [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 13:35
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I would like to hear how difficult did engineers find GMAT exam?Which part was the most difficult.


Hi pionir, I'm not an engineer (computer science) but I've helped about two dozen engineers increase their GMAT scores and I'd say the consensus winner is the "verbal" section. Engineers tend to be good at math, and the math on the GMAT is only high school level, so the major sticking point tends to be the less familiar verbal section. Granted, a huge hurdle in the quant section is interpreting the question, so it's far from a trivial endeavor, even for people used to doing triple integrals and FFTs. Within the verbal section, I'd say Sentence Correction is probably the section that is toughest for most engineers, but that will vary widely with people's innate strengths and preferences.

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Re: Engineers and GMAT [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 18:18
Hi, according to me Verbal section is the most toughest one because normally students finds difficulty in finding error section in English. In Error detection and correction many students finds difficulty. So, all the students should not neglect this and should focus on this.
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Re: Engineers and GMAT [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 10:57
Im an Aerospace Engineer, Quant (DS) and Verbal (SC) are the toughest sections for me.
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Re: Engineers and GMAT [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 11:17
Despite being an engineer I'm having the most trouble with quant. I was pretty good at calculus back in school but I'm stuck around 44-45Q. It's not really about knowing how to do the algebra, I think the harder part is just knowing WHAT the question is asking you to do to set up the initial equations. I'm working on it pretty hard though!

I think Sentence Correction is probably the second hardest. CR and RC are pretty easy for me, but I'm a native English speaker.
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Re: Engineers and GMAT [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 14:52
I'm expecting the same problem as you guys, english is my second language.
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Re: Engineers and GMAT [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2013, 10:34
Another Computer Scientist graduate here.

Glad to hear once more that I'm not the only one who finds PS questions tricky. I get the old "aaaah, yes" whenever I see the solution to a problem that I'm asking myself "how the hell am I supposed to solve that?", and as people said, it's setting up the initial equations.

So, is there a golden rule on how to approach PS? Seems like for every problem that I solve, there's another 10 that are worded a bit differently or ask a different thing and every time it feels like back to point zero (quite depressing I must say). Or is it just a case of solving 1 million of them :lol: and eventually learning how to solve any given problem?
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