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inverted world [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 08:25
Hello everyone,

Thought sharing my gmat-experience would be a good idea; I hope it will help you.

First things first:
710 overall / 94%
46 quant / 80%
41 verbal / 93%

I think GMAT is an obstacle everyone can overcome. It bases on few concepts - of which most are already put together in files available at gmatclub – which you can learn to deal with. Even if you lack mathematical abilities, for instance if you aren’t capable of handling a new question format with basic knowledge, you can succeed, because the gmac uses not just relatively few concepts but also is restricted in creating questions, because it has to consider the time, unambiguousness, uniqueness of the question and the lack of tools on the test takers side.
Verbal is the same case.

Nevertheless things like time restriction, stress etc. can make the gmat challenging. On my first attempt I got 560 for several reasons that include anxiousness, nervousness and wrong preparation. The mere fact that I completely lost my memory of that experience makes clear what the situation looked like. Let this be a motivation for you, if you already took the gmat and received a rather bad result. Think of your strategy again, analyse where you have problems and why etc. You can succeed in GMAT, believe in yourself, be strong-willed and never give up.
I learned from my first standardized test as a whole and improved myself; I would do it once again, because I’m not satisfied with my performance, especially in quant, on the other side are my incentives rather small because I need just 680 to start my undergraduate program. However I’ll need to make the GMAT again in some years.


Test-experience:

The note boards aren’t the factor that makes you fail the test. If you aren’t able to change from using paper and pencil to laminated paper and pen in a short time, then, I guess, you aren’t flexible enough to deal with the test anyway.

I don’t know which questions I got wrong; at least I know that I never guessed. So I can’t give you a detailed analysis of the concepts and implemented traps.

Quant:
The questions do very much resemble those in gmatclub. This may be because the club attracts high quality questions, with no ambiguity etc.

Sets, inequalities, and number theory in DS and PS format alike, were the most common things tested. But generally all topics were tested. Just mixture questions I saw none. Of course one has to consider that I talk about 46 quant level.

Verbal:
The verbal part started with at least five Sc questions. Modifiers, tenses and meaning were tested in many of the SC questions. The smaller part were completely underlined sentences, the greater partial underlined, but overall they are pretty much similar to those in the SC1000.

For the 41 received I had three RC passages, which were rather simple, although quite long. The RC1000 along with the OG is sufficient for preparation I think. Be sure you get the meaning and structure of the passage; it’s likely that you’ll do fine. Don’t rely, as I propose for other question types as well, on given strategies. It’s more important to find by yourself how you should approach a passage; some people need less time to find, either consciously or not, the best way to approach a passage others more.

CR questions were very similar to those of the OG and CR1000. Mainly they asked for flaws in the reasoning of the author, or how to weaken the argument; had three bold phrase questions, and two of the “Harry responses to Larry’s argumentâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 08:45
I want to be the first one to say Congratulations.. wohooo.. good work.. allabout..

u need GMAT to get into undergrad?? Visiting India, hmm.. I can't say much but if you want to take a road trip to Nepal while you are there, let me know.. ha!..
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 10:15
congrats man,
great score ,
good luck with your apps.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 10:49
your overall score is great and your verbal score is really impressive!!!!! ^_^ . Congratulation, buddy!!! We soon know you can make it :wink:
Good lucks to your application!!! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 12:21
bewakoof, sperumba, laxie

I appreciate your congrats very much. Let's keep up some interesting discussions in the forum after the gmat.

I'm looking forward to hear from your succesfull tests soon !!
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 12:57
Great score, Congratulations!
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 17:28
Very good score allabout :-D
Can I borrow your verbal score? :?

All the very best for your future & we all are with you. I certainly look forward to meeting you (as a partner in a venture ;))

Thanks for sharing the experience, it's helpful!

Well, you are most welcome to India :-D I have heard a lot about Dharmshaala, awesome place. New Delhi, Mumbai too are very good places to visit. Mumbai is the place where lot of movies are made. Not forget few more places like Goa (very close to Mumbai, famous for white sand beaches & greenary), Agra (Very close to New Delhi, if you want to see "Taj Mahal", one of the wonders in the world, a must see) & Of course Bangalore to meet me ;) (Other than myself, there are huge number of software companies rather glassy buildings here).

Well, keep in touch !
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 20:33
hey... btw what were your practice scores??
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2006, 21:01
Excellent score. You did it as expected.
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Good luck for your apps.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2006, 01:39
bewakoof wrote:
hey... btw what were your practice scores??


Did the practice exams two and one week ago.

PE 1: 730 50 quant 38 verbal
PE 2: 730 50 quant 38 verbal

With a fifty in quant I would probably have become a 750or60. Well, next time :)



@Vivek

of course we'll keep in touch. I'm quite confident to find an interesting business idea within the next four years. Maybe we fit together and become partners. We'll see, I certainly want to be self-dependent :-D

btw. Do you know an objective and well written newspaper or magazine that informs about Indian economie that is available online?
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COngrats buddy [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2006, 17:14
Hey allabout,
I am so happy for u..Finally u nailed the 7XX score...Too good...
Goto Dharamsala man, its awesome..i went there last year in a bus and just cant stop thinking about that place. Mountains, rivers everything that you would want on a picture postcard is available there...But its more of a place for Honeymoon...You would find very few bachelors roaming around there;)

Hey vivek, parmendra, girish how are you guys doing...?
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Re: COngrats buddy [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2006, 20:13
andy_gr8 wrote:
Hey vivek, parmendra, girish how are you guys doing...?
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Hey Andy,
Nice to see you back dude :-D
I'm doing good, trying to balance business tours with GMAT.

I didn't see Girish for long time, where are you Girish?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :zoom
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Re: COngrats buddy [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2006, 04:09
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andy_gr8 wrote:
Hey vivek, parmendra, girish how are you guys doing...?
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Hey Andy,
Nice to see you back dude :-D
I'm doing good, trying to balance business tours with GMAT.

I didn't see Girish for long time, where are you Girish?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :zoom


Vivek buddy~
Is the baby in your avatar your son?!! :wink: ...he's just SO CUTTEEEEEE!!!!
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Re: COngrats buddy [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2006, 04:43
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vivek123 wrote:
andy_gr8 wrote:
Hey vivek, parmendra, girish how are you guys doing...?
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Hey Andy,
Nice to see you back dude :-D
I'm doing good, trying to balance business tours with GMAT.

I didn't see Girish for long time, where are you Girish?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :zoom


Vivek buddy~
Is the baby in your avatar your son?!! :wink: ...he's just SO CUTTEEEEEE!!!!


Hey Laxie :-D
Yeah, it's my baby, my daughter. We call her our son ;)
Thanks for the compliment, I'll definitely tell her :)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2006, 08:45
allabout,

I am late here to congratulate you but all I want to say is YOU ROCK!!!

A big CONGRAATS from yet another Indian.

:band

Thanks for your insightful thoughts and also for your PMs.
46 in Quant? Man you definitely deserve more. But your overall score is great!!

Wish you all the best for your future. And for your next business idea, do count me in! :-D By then I will be back in India!

I can't really say if there is one objective newspaper that covers Indian economy. Here are few links that I can recommend
http://www.ndtvprofit.com
http://www.rediff.com
http://www.asianage.com --> Works only with IE

Vivek, Anand,
I am burried with work right now, but I'LL BE BACK!!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2006, 21:04
Great job. Congratulations!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2006, 17:21
I am a bit late but congrats to you allabout, I knew you could do it. Thanks for your help in the forum. I learned alot from you. Keep in touch buddy.
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