thnx.....hey as i told u i am just a starter i want to also know tht is self study efficient or do one need to join sm insti for the prep n all......i am more concerned abt the application procedure once i crack GMAT.....
Regarding GMAT, I don't feel one needs to join a coaching institute. I prepared and scored well all by myself. But there are few others on this forum who have been benefited by a coaching institute. It all depends from person to person.
I would suggest you start preparing on your own, go through some of the GMAT debriefs, threads posted by bb, and make sure you maintain an error log
. (Assuming you are from India) GMAT is easier as compared to other entrance tests like IIM CAT, IIT JEE etc. In case of GMAT you need to devote 3-4 months and you are done. But on the flip side, the preparation needs a different approach. I have seen people scoring well in IIM CAT, but hit badly in GMAT.
Regarding Applications, there are whole set of different consultants who helps in essay preparation etc. To take a service from a consultant or not is again a personal choice.
Some reputed consultants are associated with GMATClub as well. You can post your queries to them in the below forum:admission-consultants-124/
For ISB, you can drop your queries to below thread, answered by ISB consultant:please-join-me-in-welcoming-thinkisb-to-gmat-club-84103.html
ISB 2011-12 thread | Ask ISB Alumni @ ThinkISB
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