I was very happy with MGMAT, but you for every hour in the classroom, you should be spending ~3 hours studying. It is CRUCIAL to get through and understand all of the material (if you need that extra help).
Have you taken any practice exams yet to gauge yourself? You might not need a class if you're already proficient. Self studying might suffice.
I'm trying to find a decent practice exam to gauge myself... but I don't want to waste one of the two gmatprep exams. I was told by peers to save the 2 tests till the very end. Is there any other practice test to gauge my ability that you would recommend?
The reason why I think I'm behind where I need to be (I need at least 700), is because I started working thru the OG12
, and found that I was taking ages to get the problem solving questions done (average 3 minutes per question). In terms of scoring, for the problem solving, I'm getting between 80-90% of the questions right, however its taking way too long and I can't see myself getting it down to less than 2 minutes per question without help. In data sufficiency, once I get beyond the first 100 questions, I'm scoring about 70% correct, which is terrible, and I'm still taking over 3 minutes per question.
This was the reason for my panic... I grossly underestimated how long it would take for me to prepare and the difficulty of the questions. I kind of assumed I would just read the material and automatically get 700 because I am used to taking MC tests (Completed CFA) and have a sound finance background. I deserve what I'm going thru for underestimating, so rather than risk submitting a sub-700 score to the top 5 schools, I'm debating waiting till round two and taking a course to solidify my chances of scoring 700+.
Prior to OG12
, all I did was the Kaplan Premiere
book, which I found much easier than the OG.
Thanks for your thoughts.