I am new to this forum. I am planning to take up the Gmat in a couple of months.
I am planning to join a Gmat Coaching Class - Preferably CrackVerbal or Princeton. (Please share your feedback on this)
With respect to the materials, I have bought the Official Guide 13th
Edition, Manhattan Gmat SC
and Kaplan 800
Any advise and guidance on how to get started with the preparation would be of great help to me...
Thanks in Advance
Here's my two cents out of experience !
Coaching alone cannot boost your score. You need to put in man hours to attend the classes say 1-2 hours everyday after / before work. However you have to put in extra hours studying at home, revising what had been taught in the classes & more importantly PRACTICE !
Having said that, (I am not sure of your location) I agree with above posts - Princeton review
generally guides you on the basics. Its for someone aiming around 550 - 650 range ! If you have a good budget say around 25K INR (just an assumption), Join manhattan review
or crack-verbal in your vicinity. MR is quite good by teaching standards. They have excellent materials (for practice problems) and a professional attitude in service delivery. Crack verbal founder Arun jagnattan is quite active in other forums & has a good reputation for verbal prep standards. I have experienced MR and felt it was solid (this was years back). Crack verbal, is something on the roll and targeted towards boosting verbal weakness.
However, IMO if you have enough time for GMAT and BSchool application deadlines, yes I suggest learn on your own for a couple of months. Assess yourself to see if you really need a coaching (If you are kinda undisciplined, yes immediately go for a coaching). Find below an exhaustive list you might need, if you go the self prep way (like me and many others here on the forum)
GMAT Self Study List
1. Understand all about GMAT & How GMATCLUB can help you
GMAT test Structure :http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/test-struct ... rview.aspx
GMAT Handbook :http://www.mba.com/~/media/Files/mba/NE ... ook-20.pdf
New to GMATClub (GMAT Club resources - GOLD Standard) :
Understand the info found in below links to have a comprehensive overview about
GMAT Study PLANS
GMAT algorithm & scoring
GMAT Tools & Error Logs & Moreeverything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-129968.htmlnew-to-the-gmat-club-start-here-130870.html
All these are absolutely free and valuable resources from GMAT Club
2. GMAT BOOKS & Online prep
These cost you $$$. But yes, if you plan, you can get these at a fraction of your coaching cost.Manhattan GMAT Sentence correction
Guide ( 4th or 5th edition ) & Aristotle SC Grail
SC (This has a renowned SC & other verbal courses and trust me these are quite good if you hate study from books)
Power-score Critical reasoning Bible (A must and gold standard for CR)
Official Guide for GMAT 12th or 13th edition
Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review - 2nd edition Manhattan GMAT Number properties Guide
Check Gmat Club's elite member and an hardcore Quant Guru - Bunuel's Signature for his problems & explanationshttp://www.veritasprep.com/blog/categor ... er-wisdom/
- Karishma from veritas prep
is an awesome GMAT instructor and gives alternate and effective Conceptual guidance about almost every quant topic in her blog !gmat-math-book-87417.html
- ofcourse prepared by Bunuel !Manhattan Gmat
Six Online GMAT tests
GmatPrep software available for free from mba.com - perhaps after studying an hour daily with a planned schedule and putting in an hour on weekdays (2-3 hours on weekends), Take a GMATPrep test to see where you stand and develop a further plan by being disciplined or by taking up a coaching.
GMAT CLUB Hard Quant tests (and in an adaptive format)Manhattan GMAT OG12
/13 companion (discusses all og quant
problems very effectively better than the offiical solutions)
And Huh, I just found this on Gmatclub.official-guide-verbal-question-directory-138844.html
- Awesome BB!
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