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# Frustration in mid-way of GMAT preparation

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28 Aug 2011, 07:33
Hi GMAT gurus,
I am in mid of my GMAT preparation. In the beginning, I was very confident. Now after learning some concepts, I am feeling like lost in a jungle and getting confused too.
I am trying various questions in GMAT club, but getting bitter experience when I am not getting expected result.

Is this common?
If any one can guide me on this, it will be helpful for me.

Amar
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28 Aug 2011, 07:56
I am on my GMAT Exam in next 9 days.
Me too in the same league !!! Not getting the expected results.
A quick consultancy would be appreciated.
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28 Aug 2011, 08:22
make your flash cards and review concepts from them
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28 Aug 2011, 08:28
I am on my GMAT Exam in next 9 days.
Me too in the same league !!! Not getting the expected results.
A quick consultancy would be appreciated.

Hi Pallavi,
We are in different situation. For you, it is the exam pressure. I am sure that you have put your best effort. Rest leave on your god.
Try to focus on your strong points to get leverage rather than checking score at this time.

I wish you all the best.

Amar
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* An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
** Every single second counts.
*** One KUDO earned is One step closer to GMAT. Help me in getting closer to GMAT.
**** http://gmatclub.com/forum/i-invite-you-in-my-gmat-journey-121396.html.

Test Description_______Date____Total___Quant_____ Verbal
GMAT PREP1_____________________610
GMAX online test 1____29.07.2011__540_____43________19
MGMAT CAT 1_________03.09.2011__580____42________28
MGMAT CAT 2_________02.10.2011__690____48________36
GMAX online test 2_____16.10.2011__640____48________32
MGMAT CAT 3_________23.11.2011__670____47________34
Veritas free CAT______ 31.10.2011___630___ 46________33
MGMAT CAT 4_________06.11.2011__690____48________36
MGMAT CAT 5_________13.11.2011__660____46________34
MGMAT CAT 6_________19.11.2011__680____51________33
GMAT PREP2__________23.11.2011__680
GMAT Exam___________24.11.2011__690____50________34

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28 Aug 2011, 10:17
Thanks Amar!!
I am really stressed out right now, as I am not getting the expected results from my practise CAT Test.
I'll work on my strong areas, thanks for the advise..

Good luck to you too.

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28 Aug 2011, 11:50
Hi Akhbism,

By GMATclub questions are you referring to the GMATclub test page questions? Those were very frustrating for me to solve as well, so don't worry, you're not alone in your experience .

If you are feeling lost and confused, there are some really helpful guides on this forum:

everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html
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Hi GMAT gurus,
I am in mid of my GMAT preparation. In the beginning, I was very confident. Now after learning some concepts, I am feeling like lost in a jungle and getting confused too.
I am trying various questions in GMAT club, but getting bitter experience when I am not getting expected result.

Is this common?
If any one can guide me on this, it will be helpful for me.

Amar

Dear Amar,

Firstly we would say that stay positive and such anxieties are common during exam preparation time. Juggling between work and studies is tough so you need to define a significant time for your GMAT preparation. Sometimes taking few days off work for preparing for the GMAT can help a person tremendously. If you have time this may not be a bad idea. Take practise GMAT tests to see how you are doing. If you cannot do that don’t worry. What might work instead is to set aside 1-2 hours at night on weekdays and major part of your weekend to study and prepare for GMAT- in this case we will suggest a good 2-3 months preparation. However we recommend you to keep taking practise tests to gauge your performance. It will help you in identifying your weak areas and you can focus on them accordingly. You might be able to study more than the given hours and that would take you less than 2-3 months. It all depends on your potential really.

There are various ways you can use to practise for your GMAT. You might need to change your practise style and try this combination to provide you flexibility and different styles to practise so it doesn’t get monotonous.

It could be combination of-

1-Books- Books like- The Official Guide for GMAT Review, The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review etc could be used.

2-Online Study Guide: Websites like Knewton, Grockit etc provide you with practise questions online.

3-Smart phone applications- Kaplan, Veritas etc offer applications to prepare for GMAT on your smart phones.
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