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It has been 3-4 months since I am preparing for GMAT but the preparation has been on and off. My life in the last few months has been so unpredictable that changed my perspective. It is the reason for the breaks in between prep. But, I don't want these breaks, I hate them.When I started my preparation, I thought of registering and taking an exam date just 3-4 days before D-Day. Till now, I would have been done with GMAT but alas I am still at the same level and figuring what to do next. As the pattern is changing on June 5, I surely want to write GMAT before that. So, I'll register by the end of first week of May.

If I get a date in first week of June, then I'm left with 5 weeks now. I think it's sufficient time to revise what I've read till now and practice on my weak points.
Material I've used: MGMAT SC, MGMAT CR and RC guides (It has been more than a month I laid my hands on them, need to go through again)
I have Veritas Notes but I've not completed them and I'm not sure how much help I can get from these notes. I won't take a risk, I'll finish all the veritas books.
OG 12 and Verbal review- I've gone through them many times. Let it be one more time.
Prep tests :
MGMAT 1- 640 (Q44, V33) CR-9/14 RC-6/12 SC- 7/15
MGMAT 2- 680 (Q48, V34) CR-8/14 RC-5/12 SC- 9/15
MGMAT 3- 650 (Q49, V31) CR-11/14 RC-3/12 SC-6/15

Lets get started.
Today's Plan: If I get free time in office, I'll do RC from gmatclub. Back home, RC book of veritas prep and go through mgmat SC.

Any help is very much appreciated!!
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 18:48
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Just a headsup: there will be no GMAT appointments for June 3 and 4 in preparation for the new format starting from June 5. So June 2 is the last day for the old GMAT
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 20:21
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What is your target score ? Based on your practice test scores , you seem to be fine in quant . You might need to work on your verbal skills more .
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 May 2012, 10:35
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I'm targeting above 700.

Today I did princeton GMAT practice test and shockingly got 610 (Q44 V31). Percentage correct in each section:
Q- 29/37 78%
V- 31/41 76%

I guess the test is not at par with GMAT standard. They have made this test with no interest at all and just for the sake of providing a free test.

Before I go to sleep, I have to do RC practice from veritas notes.

Happy GMATting to all and Good night :)
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 May 2012, 11:29
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I'd suggest you take an official GMAT prep practice test to see exactly where you stand and based on that you can tailor your plan to focus on your weak areas

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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 08:08
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clubgmatuser wrote:
It has been 3-4 months since I am preparing for GMAT but the preparation has been on and off. My life in the last few months has been so unpredictable that changed my perspective. It is the reason for the breaks in between prep. But, I don't want these breaks, I hate them.When I started my preparation, I thought of registering and taking an exam date just 3-4 days before D-Day. Till now, I would have been done with GMAT but alas I am still at the same level and figuring what to do next. As the pattern is changing on June 5, I surely want to write GMAT before that. So, I'll register by the end of first week of May.

If I get a date in first week of June, then I'm left with 5 weeks now. I think it's sufficient time to revise what I've read till now and practice on my weak points.
Material I've used: MGMAT SC, MGMAT CR and RC guides (It has been more than a month I laid my hands on them, need to go through again)
I have Veritas Notes but I've not completed them and I'm not sure how much help I can get from these notes. I won't take a risk, I'll finish all the veritas books.
OG 12 and Verbal review- I've gone through them many times. Let it be one more time.
Prep tests :
MGMAT 1- 640 (Q44, V33) CR-9/14 RC-6/12 SC- 7/15
MGMAT 2- 680 (Q48, V34) CR-8/14 RC-5/12 SC- 9/15
MGMAT 3- 650 (Q49, V31) CR-11/14 RC-3/12 SC-6/15

Lets get started.
Today's Plan: If I get free time in office, I'll do RC from gmatclub. Back home, RC book of veritas prep and go through mgmat SC.

Any help is very much appreciated!!


It's quite common to feel like you do. However, I recommend you to schedule test date soon. First, the appointments are hard to get by, due to format change. Second, getting an appointment would help you plan better, as you will have target.

HTH
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 09:51
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I'll give GMAT Prep 1 this Sunday.
I'm having a look at available dates constantly and getting a date won't be a problem.
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 10:13
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clubgmatuser wrote:
I'll give GMAT Prep 1 this Sunday.
I'm having a look at available dates constantly and getting a date won't be a problem.


will you be using the new GMAT prep software or the old one?
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 20:56
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clubgmatuser wrote:
I'll give GMAT Prep 1 this Sunday.
I'm having a look at available dates constantly and getting a date won't be a problem.


Depends on your metro area, but in theory you are right that finding a date before June 3 won't be a problem. However finding a date and taking finding a date that fits your circadian rhythms and your "test zone" are two different things.

Most dates I find near where I live (Washington DC) only have the 8 AM examination time available. First, I'm no early riser. Second, DC has some of the worst traffic in the US, second only to LA, though I'm sure NYC and Boston residents would love to disagree. That means for me I will be groggy AND risk being late to the examination if there's one screw up on the highway or the subway line.

I took nearly all of my CAT's in the early to mid afternoon on the weekend when I was well rested and awake, so I made sure EVERY GMAT was taken at those hours. On the day of my GMAT's, I went to bed between 2:30 AM to 3 AM the day of the test, woke up 10 to 10:30 AM, worked out, ate brunch probably noon-ish, then took my exam a couple hours after that (2 to 3 PM) to make sure I wouldn't be thinking about food, nor any urges to pee during the test.

One of the beauties about this exam is that because it's a CAT, not a paper based exam, you can take it at any time when you know you will feel good, so take advantage of that, or you may have a rude awakening with your circadian rhythms on test day not unlike what you may face with other paper exams that meet in the morning, like the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and MCAT.

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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 05 May 2012, 23:40
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I'm completed GMAT Prep 1 today, the old one (the question set in both new and old is same, right?)
Got 710 Q49 V37
my highest till now in practice tests. Before reviewing incorrect questions, I exited the test and when I started it again, I couldn't find the review option. Is there any way I can review my incorrect questions now. I found the log file but don't know what to do with it.

And,I want to increase my quant score by 2 more points. What do you guys think I should do?

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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 May 2012, 20:54
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3 more weeks.
week1: revise whatever material I've gone through till now and give a practice test on weekend.
week2: I've ordered kaplan 800. I'll be concentrating on finishing this book and again a practice test on weekend.
week3: revise revise and revise,go through error log and practice a lot of questions with GMAT Prep-2 on weekend.
week4: rest for 1-2 days and then take GMAT.

Anything you guys can suggest that I can add up to get maximum out of the coming days?
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Re: No time to sleep -GMAT [#permalink] New post 08 May 2012, 08:32
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clubgmatuser wrote:
It has been 3-4 months since I am preparing for GMAT but the preparation has been on and off. My life in the last few months has been so unpredictable that changed my perspective. It is the reason for the breaks in between prep. But, I don't want these breaks, I hate them.When I started my preparation, I thought of registering and taking an exam date just 3-4 days before D-Day. Till now, I would have been done with GMAT but alas I am still at the same level and figuring what to do next. As the pattern is changing on June 5, I surely want to write GMAT before that. So, I'll register by the end of first week of May.

If I get a date in first week of June, then I'm left with 5 weeks now. I think it's sufficient time to revise what I've read till now and practice on my weak points.
Material I've used: MGMAT SC, MGMAT CR and RC guides (It has been more than a month I laid my hands on them, need to go through again)
I have Veritas Notes but I've not completed them and I'm not sure how much help I can get from these notes. I won't take a risk, I'll finish all the veritas books.
OG 12 and Verbal review- I've gone through them many times. Let it be one more time.
Prep tests :
MGMAT 1- 640 (Q44, V33) CR-9/14 RC-6/12 SC- 7/15
MGMAT 2- 680 (Q48, V34) CR-8/14 RC-5/12 SC- 9/15
MGMAT 3- 650 (Q49, V31) CR-11/14 RC-3/12 SC-6/15

Lets get started.
Today's Plan: If I get free time in office, I'll do RC from gmatclub. Back home, RC book of veritas prep and go through mgmat SC.

Any help is very much appreciated!!


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I would say to mix in springs with walks. Don't spring all the way - otherwise you'll be mentally exhausted by the time of your actual exam.

Do hardcore sprinting (10 hours, 3 hours per session with breaks to eat)--then the next day take it easy by reviewing the ones you got wrong over the past few days.

If you're a working professional, you'll want to spring on weekends and walk on weekday nights.

Make sure you schedule your exam early if you want a spot before June 5. The first few days of June are a weekend and lots of people are cramming to take up time slots during that time. So act soon.

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