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This is jyotsna from Hyderabad...........have been workin as a consultant in bangalore since the past 2 yrs........m all agog about makin it into a a reasonably gud b-school ,preferably in Asia........
Gave the Gmat on the 3rd of oct.......it culminated in a score of 530..........
the split being 45- quant and 20-verbal.................the verbal score is very depressing..........Cracking critical reasonin and RC is like a hurculean task for me.........i never seem to get them rite no matter how much practice goes into it..........I plan to retake the test in december again...............n m still tryin to figure out as to how i can improve on CR& RC.
while i was preparin for the gmat i banked completely on kaplan's course material and the OG......................that apart i solved the gmat 800 bykaplan............and also the online material provided by Kaplan M not too sure about what other material i shud be solving to get cracking....................
would be glad if i can get some assistance on this............
i am bhaskar ( pary) . i have done a PGDBA(finance) from symbiosis through correspondence, but guess that dosent count much. i want to give GMAT may be in dec05 or jan 06, is there sufficient time for preparation??? i havent even started , though i have bought some books namely kaplan, kaplan maths work book and OG.
but going by jyotsna's experince it seems to be a tough nut to crack , any advises anyone on how to go about preparing so as to be able to have a decent score if i give the exam in dec -jan???
looking forward to some workable suggestions
hi im glad i came across this forum. This is my story. I majored in Economics with a business minor. At the time of graduation, I intended to work in ibanking however, the US economy was in a recession and there were no decent jobs especially in the financial industry. For the next 2 years, I decided to fullfill requirements in order to go to medical school. I changed my mind about med school and I am currently working for a small cap investment banking firm. It seems that if you leave the business world, you will have a hard time coming back. I decided to give the gmat a try. I have been studying on and off since june and I think that 1 more month of studying will do the trick. I am aiming for a 700+ however my score have not been up there and i have been known to choke. I would like to go to INSEAD but i dont know how practical that is yet. I hope we can all help each other out.
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Hi all, name's ryan from Trinidad, currently in Toronto Canada. I have a BComm in IT, and have been working fro a major canadian wireless company for the last 3 years. I looking at writing the GMAT on the 16th of November and am aiming at a score in the mid-600's.
So far this site has given me a whole lot of info. to sort through, now I have to make good use of it. Times running out!
You say that you want to take the GMAT in less than one month, but you do not say how you have prepared for the test. You should take the test only once, and take it only when you are ready to do well. All your scores will be sent to the universities to which you apply. None of the scores can be hidden! So first study well, then take various practice tests to see how well you will do, and then register for a testing date. Do not gauge your score by the GMAT Prep or by the Power Prep scores, as they seem to be seriously inflated. At GMAX, we have seen that the Upstart Raising scores seem to be fairly realistic. Study hard, the test is worth it. The GMAT score, if it is high, will allow you to apply to very serious MBA programs.
Director, GMAX Online
I am a 1999 Bus Admin grad from Univ of WA, Seattle, WA (UW). After a couple "odd" jobs in finance/IT, I've settled down at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) as a Sr. Associate. I've been here nearly four years. I feel it's time for graduate education in order to become more knowledgeable and marketable in the business world as I intend to switch gears and go from VC/commercial banking to investment banking.
I was a 3.3 student at the UW and thought I was on a role as I've accomplished many feats at work and have been promoted twice while at SVB. I decided to take the GMAT this year as I was aiming for a 2006 or early 2007 start at my MBA. I self-studied for about two months straight while working full time. I was getting about every 7-8 problems correct throughout the OG. Then I took the damn test on 10/31/05. Got a 450. Q(20)V(35) or something close to that breakdown (I was so pissed, I didn't bother to take a second look at the screen and I threw the paper away as well so I only saw the breakdown once). My goal was to score in the mid 600â€™s. I obviously blew the Q in general. I believe it was due to not understanding the underlying fundamentals of the math concepts while I was studying and the approach that I took. I have to be honest in that I didn't take any of the PP 4-hour tests or any kind of 4 hour simulated tests.
I stumbled upon this site as I was searching for assistance to improve my score. It has been great inspiration.
One thing I noticed off the bat was that I have yet to not come across anyone in this forum saying they took a PR or Kaplan class. I'm sure some have but it seems most have self studied. I am asking if anyone can give me their honest opinion as to whether or not a $1000+ class is truly needed. Also, there are many strategies out there that might be fitting towards my Q needs. I intend to retake this test sometime in Q2 2006 so I will have between 6-9 months to study. I have seen Paul's regimen and I've taken that into account.
I look forward to further reading the posts at GMATclub.com! Thanks.
Hey everyone. My name is Chris. I registered on this webpage a few days ago and I have to say that this is an awesome club. It's really great to see so many people willing to help each other. Hopefully, I can add to the collective thought. I took the GMAT today and scored horribly. I did very well on the verbal but tanked the math. The funny thing is that I thought I was doing pretty good on the math portion. I got some pretty indepth geo. questions and felt like I was on a glide path. I was extremely shocked when I saw my score (580). I took the Kaplan Course and I scored 600 - 620 on the practice CATS pretty consistently. I am going to retest on the 16th of December. Anyway, I wanted to say thanks to the creators of this website and wish everyone else luck in their endeavors.
Please shoot me an email if you have any advice (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will be on here daily so I'll talk to ya later.
Well what about me, my name is Rocco I am Italian, currently an Econ Student working on my final thesis. Are just 2 days that I am starting to get familiar to the Gmat test, my goal is to prepare the test in about 3 months (sitting for it around february) hitting a 700+ in order to get in one of the top European Msc of Finance.
Just another S/W Engineer in India with about 2.5years Work-Exp. I have completed B.E. [Electrical and Electronics Engg] and planning to join M.B.A. [2/1 year program] to ease my entry into managerial grade in a Technical company.
All the best for prospective MBA Applicants.
If you are not living on the edge, then you are occupying too much space.
I am taking GMAT for the second time in Feb, aiming for 690+. In Oct. I scored 510. (Yikes!) I've purchased Kaplan 2005, OG 11th, and PR 2001. My dream school is Notre Dame. I'll graduate in Spring with BA in Economics from CSUSB. I find this forum supportive as well as inspirational. Good luck to everyone!!
First off, names. Daniel Drummond here, with a BA from Baylor University (1983) in, well, English. That's a long story, and basically represents one of several poor career decisions early on.
Short resume, I'm 45 years old, married with children, and have been with four companies in 22+ years working. Cinema Management, followed by Healthcare Provider Network, then a very brief bit as an A/R Manager for an office machine distributor, and for the last 5+ years Operations Management for a Retail Electric Provider. Heavy work in Accounting and Business Management, with some internal auditing experience and an unnatural degree of interest in the particulars of Sarbanes-Oxley.
So, I have substantial practical experience, but have discovered that many companies inist on a paper showing a degree in the field. So, I am working full-time but pursuing my MBA as well, which means part-time school or online. The available online MBA programs seemed attractive at first, but for various reasons there does not appear to be an iMBA which will serve as well as one from the part-time courses. Several area schools offer a Saturday MBA, which would be optimal (my schedule as a manager sometimes is unpredictable Monday through Friday) provided I can get in. Present target schools include the University of St. Thomas, Rice, Texas A&M, possibly Houston Baptist University and University of Texas - Austin, if I can get more information to show they offer what I want to add to my portfolio.
I have no worries about my resume, but I am fully aware that the GMAT will be far more decisive for me than for most people. First run through the Kaplan test gave me a '620', not horrible, but far below what I plan to earn. Already I see areas where study and practice should help, especially in gaining familiarity with the format and test pace.
I am presently using materials from Princeton Review and Kaplan, and have also thoroughly enjoyed the volume and quality of Quant. material available here. This site has already proved to me well worth the time and work, and I greatly appreciate the work of the hosts and members.
My name is santosh. I work for a company here in the boston area. I started my prep last yeaar and had to stop midway coz of unavoidable reasouns.. this time around I have made myself a good plan. I will be writing my GMAT april 2006..
scoring 700+ is easier than i thought.
if your quant is good, just nail it. its easy to nail quant than struggle improving verbal because verbal has few rules and more exceptions.
verbal: even an average performance might not be so bad.
my score: Q50, V39, 740
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18 Jan 2006, 08:13
Hi..i am siddharth..jus posted a long one bout my gmat experience at sid.sandy..joinded the forum only tdy..nice one to read so many gmat and mba stuff..kudos to all who've kept the club goin gr8..given my gmat with a 730(q50,v38)..all other info there in my post..lukin fwd for some nice replies..cheers..sid
First post in the GMATclub forum. Decided to write the GMAT this month and the 'G' date has been fixed for the 16th of Feb. I know this is a short time for prepparing for the GMAT, but hey .. you never know...
I am really impressed by the discussions that go on in here and the advice from peers.. thanks guys.. I have created my study plan based on a compilation of the infromation available here..
I am so glad to have found a forum like this.
I have just started preparing for my GMAT and I am aiming at getting into London Business Shcool. I have a Bsc IT degree and have been working in the pension industry.
I have about one month to prepare for the GMAT so I need all the help I can get. My Ideal score is 700+ and I know I can do it. My area of weakness is the writing skills but I must say the critical reasoning is quite tought too. Math is my strong point and I am not too worried about that part.
If anyone has any comment about completing the GMAT prep in one month please let me know.
Its great to be part of this comunity and you will see a lot of me for the next month.
Speak later and above all Wu Wei.
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28 Jan 2006, 05:38
I am Dee and i am very glad to join this forum. I am a Software Architect here in Chicago and am taking GMAT on 18th of March. It is a real challenge to alternate between work and a tough assignment like preparing for GMAT. I have a simple plan to attempt it. Read OG completely before i give 2 tests including PowerPrep and a Crack GMAT test. I got a 600 on GMAT 6 years ago and aim to do better. I hope to interact with all of you people in the next 2 months and post my experiences.
Glad to join this forum
28 Jan 2006, 05:38