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First time GMAT 750 (Q:50, V:42) with 2 month Prep

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Concentration: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
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- 2011 Mechanical Engineering Graduate from India
- 2 1/2 years work experience in Analytics Domain (SAS, Statistical Modelling,etc)
- Last 15 months of the work experience from US (Cincinnati, OH) & currently still in the US
AIM : to utilize my spare time after work, on studying for the GMAT, & do it the best I could, aiming for something 700+

Approach

- Since I didnt know much about the GMAT exam requirements or format initially, I spent a good amount of time reading the intro materials on this forum
- Realized I was good in Quant (thanks to the engineering background) but really poor in Verbal
- Signed up for a 1 year online course on Magoosh & started watching all the Verbal videos & using their mobile app while going to work
- The concepts were explained quite well & I felt I was getting better; I took my first mock GMAT prep test using 800score.com ; I got a poor 640
- Identified my poor score was due to weakness in Reading Comprehension (RC) as I was jumping to conclusions without fully reading/giving enough time on the information
- I completed the video-watching + RC revision over a period of 2 months (Oct & Nov 2013) and realized I had 2 weeks before my test on Dec 7th
- The last 8 days, I spent writing back-to-back GMAT exams on 800score.com as well as Magoosh's own question banks (I did a total of 6 GMAT exams in the last 10 days, and scores ranging from 680 to 700))

Final GMAT EXAM Prep

- I slept early the day before the exam & made sure I reached the exam center 2 hours in advance; It was good to get familiar with the exam writing environmen
- After each exam section, I took walks around outside (in the 8 min break-period) and did basic stretching & Squats (to get the blood flowing well)
- I felt I had done the Quant section well, but I wasnt too sure of the Verbal section, as I was a little slow & had to guess the last 2 answers
- When the score popped up, I was really surprised & happy to get the 750 score! I was expecting something 700ish, but it was a good surprise!

Humble advice for those seeking high scores

- Identify your weak spots & hammer them with practice questions, understand the GMAT exam maker's mindset
- Dont spend time studying Quant/revising chapters in Quant, unless you are already good in Verbal (42, 43+ consistently); You are better served improving Verbal scores than Quant
- Stay calm when writing tests - You need to devise an approach that works for you to keep your cool in tense situations; It might be simply breathing or counting from 1 to 10, but staying calm can mean a huge difference in scores because you'll not jeopardize your performance post tough questions

I wish everyone the very best! Do the exam well, its not the end of the world if things dont go well. You can always try it again! :)

Regards,
Vishnu
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