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I work as a Systems Engineer in a Indian firm and presently posted in Phoenix Arizona . I am new to the industry and just getting the hang of things . I have a yr and a half experience now and i now have my dreams fixed on a MBA . As i am a twice CAT repeater. Comments on this Thread have been really inspiring . just like you guys i think of hitting big time ahead.
I am quite delighted to see existence of GMAT forum on the net.Its unfortunate for me to come to know about it on the day I gave my GMAT.
I am a professional with 8+ years of exp in working for Bio-Pharma projects and I am based in Singapore.
I am trying for a part time MBA from local universities in Singapore(NUS ans NTU). My GMAT practice scores on Peterson and Kaplan were in the range of 590 to 610.
But today I almost blew it.Till the time I was on 21st question of the verbal section I was completely exhausted and lost my concentration.I knew I was clicking on the the wrong answer in RC's and CR's but couldn't figure out which was correct one either.
Giving competitive exams after eight years really got on my nerves, I suppose.I ended up getting a shabby 550 on the test.Now I am confused whether to take up the test again.
I prepared for the GMAT for last 4 months.As I was working I could hardly spend 1.5 hours on weekdays and 6 to 7 hours on weekends.I prepared for the GMAT all alone and I couldn't find any body to clarify my doubts or even to speak about preparations.
The only hope I have is, that the universities would consider my application based on my exp and grant me the admit.
For all the indians preparing for the GMAT , consider solving chapters from Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agrawwal. Although all the problems are not exactly similar to GMAT but solving them gives you insight in tips and short cuts which even good books on GMAT lack.
My name is Chip and I live in Tampa. I just graduated from Univ. of Tampa cum laude. I am basically taking the summer off to study for the GMAT and to train MMA or ultimate fighting just to continue my hobby. Im pretty athletic and I eat extremely well, which I might add has completely changed my life. I never get tired and I always feel great. I highly recommend the proper diet everyone is talking about in the forums.
I plan to take the GMAT this summer with a score of 720 then work for two years then apply to a top grad school.
Anyway, Im devoting about 3-4hours on weekdays and maybe 12 hours or more on weekends (both days).
I am also taking the Kaplan 6week course (I think its 6 weeks, maybe 7).
I am also debating to take the Manhattan weekend ourse in late July in Miami OR just settle for the Veritas 2-weekend course in August in Orlando (since its closer and my parents live in Orlando so no need for a hotel).
Glad to be here at GMAT club, it is really awsome.
You say that you are prepared to study all summer for 3-4 hours a day. That sounds fine, and you seem to be in line for a very high grade. I am worried about something, however. If you use all the materials in the OG11 and the 2 review books with just a short course or even a weekend course, you may find that you haven't got the background to answer many of the questions.
The GMAX Online course provides the type of depth of understanding that you can use to answer all the types of GMAT questions. It is long and thorough - it takes many students over 70 hours to complete, besides the homework assignments and the adaptive tests.
Read the review here, and check out the website, and you will understand why so many of our students receive grades of over 700.
Regards and good luck,
Wonderful community. I found out about this from a friend who absolutely aced the GMAT. My test is on the 19th of June.
I live in Sydney, Australia and did my undergrad in computer science . I have 7+ years of experience in IT (including 3+ years in big four consulting). Also have some experience in Investment Banking. I want to apply to get into a good Masters in Finance course (Mfin , MiF, MFE or MSCF) .
This means that I have to score heavily in the quantitative section. I currently preparing 3-4 hours a day every day (including weekends) with ocassional breaks.
I did one of those "challange" archives yesterday and found that my score was only in the 66th percentile. However level of questions at the challange archive was much higher than the the level of questions i am used to ( I am using OG, Kaplan800, Barrons and McGraw Hill ). Should I be worried ?
Hi everyone. I am new to the forum. A little background about myself. I just turned 27 and have over 4 years of experience. I am currently a manager in a Finance/Accounting environment in the Media/Entertainment industry. My goal is to start pursuing my MBA Fall 2008. Hopefully I can gain more out of using other resources and your advice here. Thanks in advance!
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Hi! I've been reading posts for a couple of weeks now and am ready to get down to business. Getting my MBA is something I've wanted to do since I graduated with a BA in business 6 years ago. I've decided it's finally time to just go for it. I am not concentrating too hard on it right now, but will start getting serious in late July after I quit my job and move cross-country. I figure since I will be unemployed, I will have plenty of time for studying. My goal is to take the GMAT by the end of the year.
After looking through many of the posts here, it looks like it is going to be an excellent resource for me. I'm really excited to learn more from everyone here and to contribute what I can.
Hi guys, my name is Ryan, and I am located in Chicago.
I graduated from DePaul University with a major in finace and have been working at a major wire house. I am looking to get my MBA in Finance at either Kellogg, U of Chicago or DePaul. I would like to get an 800 on my GMAT, who wouldn't? More realistically, I am thinking to score near 720.
I would like to take the exam next January or February, as I am getting married in late October and hopefully gain admittance to graduate school in Fall of '08.
First Score: 530 (GMATPREP) TargetScore: 700
I am located in Germany. My target B-Schools are
St. Gallen (Switzerland)
I am interested in Finance&Accounting (-> target: Due Diligence)
Iam not able to speak/write fluent. So you can imagine how afraid I am of the verbal part. (AFAIK the St. Gallen B-School juste cares for the score not for the AWA, I hope..)
But I should be able to rock Quant.
I will take the test on the last week in March 2008. So I have enough time to study here for the uni and for vocabulary.
Also I have some questions:
I dont have enough money for courses. Do you think i can reach my target only by books?
I want to study PrincetonR, Kaplan 800, OG and Challenges. Then I will see if I need a additional book for verbal e.g..
Can you make notes (pen&paper) during the test?
Rumours said that you dont get the "pre-score" directly after the test. Is this correct?
I am a mechanical engineer with a work ex of around 6 years and aspire to get a GMAT score of 730.
I gave my GMAT this july 2nd and scored 620 highly disappointing.
I have been consistently scoring good in practice tests at home with an average score of 690-700. Can any one suggest how can I improve on my verbals.
I think I am weak in SC and lac time management. need help..please suggest I desperately need guidance on this.
Can please anybody tell me how many months study is bare minimum to get ~650. I am a chartered engineer with 12 years experience, live in London. I am targetting LBS, Cranfield, Oxford & Cambridge. I have started studying form yesterday and planning to give the exam in early October.
I am a sotware engineer working in an Indian IT company. I have around 2 years of work exp. I am planning to give the GMAT next year . my target score is a 750+.
Some of my target B-schools are:
I am looking forward to get your valuable inputs and feedbacks and put it into practice so that I can achieve my goal.
My name is Mark. I live in Washington DC. I graduated from Univ of Missouri (not the best, I know) with a 3.9. I have military experience, am a member of my neighborhood commission's Licensing and Economic development committee, created and update the commission's website and get involved in various local clean up/tree planting projects around DC.
I'd like to get above a 700 on the GMAT. I haven't started studying for the GMAT, but am starting tonight.
I'm a bit concerned, because I'm not really involved in business. I've been doing economic research/analysis for the past 3 years. Hopefully, that won't keep me out of business school. Right now my research is primarily on the financials of non profits.
My top (unrealistic choices would be) Harvard, Yale
After that, I'd like to try Georgetown, UVA or Duke (they're all relatively close to DC)
Hopefully, I'm not aiming too high.
This is Karuna. I am a new member of this group. I am having 4+ yrs experience in IT industry. I am aiming to pursue my MBA from Indian School of Business which would need a very good GMAT score. I wish and hope this group will help me in fulfilling all my dreams.
I am MWW7786 from Tallahassee, FL. I've been at the GMAT club for some time now, and have lots of materials. I just wanted to re-intro that anyone in the neighborhood may feel free to link up.
This GMAT prep has been one of the most intensive experiences of my life. I have already gained further insight from this website and have found this forum to be very user friendly. We all need a little help from time to time in this GMAT journey, and I appreciate everyone who has provided a little here and little there.
Exactly 2 years after dropping my plans to go for an MS in Comp Sc ( that still hurts )... i am back on road again..I have set my priorities striaght...Had always thought of doing MBA..but expediated it by some time after seeing little growth in my present job....
I will, on matriculation, have 3 years of experience in IT( not the best bet i guess )... but i am hopeful... i am young, still can be moulded ... my D-day is in 3 weeks time !!!! Time to roll up the sleeves, ramp the MAT.
Everyone here , from the ones who have 0 posts to the ones who have in thousands....you guys are great...