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21 Mar 2008, 05:47
Hi:
I passed my eengineering degree 10 years ago .. Now I want to do MBA. What would an avg preparation time needed for gmat preparation ?

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21 Mar 2008, 07:17
I would plan on 2-3 months, but don't schedule your GMAT until you've gotten far enough into your prep to see if that is the right amount of time.

Some people start by taking a practice test cold to see how they do, but without any prep, you're just wasting a test and not getting a decent baseline anyway, if you know nothing about the GMAT. Get a good prep book (I used Cracking the GMAT and would recommend it; great overview of the test), and read through it, do some practice questions. Also get the Official Guide, 11th edition -- it has a ton of practice questions and it's a must.

After you've done several practice questions for each question type, take a practice test. Either the Cracking tests (get the version with the DVD) or the official GMATPrep tests will give you the best idea of your progress. Then you can see where your weaknesses are and come back to ask for suggestions on how to set up your studies. Or just explore the forums...I've found a lot of good info here just browsing around.
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21 Mar 2008, 11:28
Depends on the person. I have also been out of school for 9 years. I scheduled 4 months before test date, started studying 3 months before date.
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21 Mar 2008, 12:27
Take a self assessment test.

If you want 700(min)....and
If you score around 550-600 in your diagonastic test, then plan for 3 months atleast.
If your score is around 600-650 in your diag., then plan for 2 months atleast.
if you scored 700, then don't plan, just take it next weekend like kruton and come back with a killing post.
if you scored less then 500, plan for 3-5 months.

This is not THE RULE, but just my 2 cents.

I hope that helps.
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27 Mar 2008, 01:47
Just assess yourself and then decide.
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12 Apr 2008, 03:46
Hi;
I went through lot experiences posted in forum.... which test shouold i piick up for diagnostic test ?

thanks,
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12 Apr 2008, 04:06
GMAT prep is the best one and i believe its a good indicator.
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