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# 570-590-600-710(Q49,V39)-FINALLY DEFEATED THE GMAT BEAST!!!!

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I wrote GMAT thrice and every time i came out of the exam centre with disappointment, had my shoulders down, and felt as if i cannot crack GMAT. Here are my scores-- 570,590, and 600.

But after going through many reviews on Gmat Club, i found that E-Gmat customers are doing well in GMAT, especially non-native speakers, in verbal section. My weak area was verbal and everytime i was scoring in twenties in that section. So, i decided to sign up for E-Gmat Verbal Live Prep and started my journey with E-gmat on october-2-2012.

As suggested by E-Gmat tutors i planned my schedule as follows.

1) As quant is my strength, first i worked on my weak areas in quant and got ready with quant in first month ( october ).
2) Once we register to the course, we can attend the whole course 4 times. So, in the first few months i worked only on SC and made sure that i get 90% of the questions correct. ( Dec to mid-jan ).
3) Then i started preparing for CR ( mid-jan to feb ).
4) Then RC ( March ).
5) Then i formed a 30 day schedule. I took 5 mock tests every week.( April ).
6) After taking 2 mock tests i scheduled my REAL GMAT TEST. ( May 8th ).
7) I took my last Mock on may 5th and scored 720 in GMAT PREP 2.

I felt confident that i could get a good score but didnt dare to predict it. Finally after writing the exam i saw a 710( Q49, V39 ). I was very happy because i got 88 percentile V39 in verbal, which is more than 83 percentile Q49.(percentile wise)

1) E-gmat has a structured way for the non-native speakers to do well in verbal.
2) As soon as i completed a section, for example SC, i practiced SC in GROCKIT ( we shall get our account created once we register to VERBAL LIVE PREP ). This really has a huge impact.
3) The way E-gmaters approach SC will for sure increase the accuracy in SC section. ( Meaning based approach ).
4) Come what may-- Follow your schedule religiously. We shall excel for sure.

I improved my score by 110 marks. I recommend all the non-native speakers, who are weak in verbal, to join E-gmat because results are for sure. I wasted more than RS 1,00,000 for my coachings and exams. I dont want others to fall in the traps of unworthy coaching centres.

On the test day:

I had a good sleep. I ate my breakfast. I was there at the exam hall 40 mins before. AWA and IR went smooth. I took the break, and I ate a banana and had water. I did well in the QUANT. I took the break again and did the same thing. I was waiting for the VERBAL section because it decides my score. I did well in the first few questions, and I made sure that am timing the verbal section good. Once I clicked the final question. I was very eager to see my score. Once I saw 710, I felt like warrior, who won the final battle. I was delighted to see that score. Sorry if there are any mistakes

Finally, I thank all of you, who read my long post. Thanks alot RAJAT, PAYAL, and ARCHANA. You people made me cross the 700 barrier.

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20 May 2013, 07:47
Congrats!!
Enjoy
What was your approach for RC?
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21 May 2013, 05:23
great .... you are a fighter
congrats
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21 May 2013, 07:53
You deserve it and hats off to your patience. I liked the point you made about other test prep companies.
Candidates must protect them from these test prep houses, i had also fallen prey to one such company Ed roads , kolkata. Mostly all Indian test prep companies are hopeless.

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21 May 2013, 10:17
WarriorGmat wrote:
Congrats!!
Enjoy
What was your approach for RC?

As soon as i read a paragraph i noted the gist of that para. I did the same for all the paragraphs in the RCs. At last i came up with a main idea of the passage. I did all this in 3 to 4 mins then i answered the questions.
This is how i approached RC. DO let me know if you have any questions.
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21 May 2013, 10:26
vijaykumarp559 wrote:
WarriorGmat wrote:
Congrats!!
Enjoy
What was your approach for RC?

As soon as i read a paragraph i noted the gist of that para. I did the same for all the paragraphs in the RCs. At last i came up with a main idea of the passage. I did all this in 3 to 4 mins then i answered the questions.
This is how i approached RC. DO let me know if you have any questions.

which source will be better to prepare for RC?
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22 May 2013, 02:14
WarriorGmat wrote:
vijaykumarp559 wrote:
WarriorGmat wrote:
Congrats!!
Enjoy
What was your approach for RC?

As soon as i read a paragraph i noted the gist of that para. I did the same for all the paragraphs in the RCs. At last i came up with a main idea of the passage. I did all this in 3 to 4 mins then i answered the questions.
This is how i approached RC. DO let me know if you have any questions.

which source will be better to prepare for RC?

According to me E-gmat approach and Grockit questions are best source.
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23 May 2013, 05:33
Is e-gmat only good for SC improvement or does it help with CR and RC as well?
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23 May 2013, 06:13
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Is e-gmat only good for SC improvement or does it help with CR and RC as well?

E-gmat is the best source for verbal, particularly for non-native speakers of english. I scored 39 in verbal only because of e-gmat verbal live prep course. E-gmat is good for SC, RC, and CR.
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23 May 2013, 06:15
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You deserve it and hats off to your patience. I liked the point you made about other test prep companies.
Candidates must protect them from these test prep houses, i had also fallen prey to one such company Ed roads , kolkata. Mostly all Indian test prep companies are hopeless.

Consider kudos if my post helps!!!

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23 May 2013, 09:16
Hey,
Congrats on your great score. You deserve it after all the patience.
I actually just started out preparing for GMAT. And most of the people I've spoken to have advised me to join e-gmat for Verbal.
One thing i've noticed across the board is that no one seems to have a problem with Quants.
Is it that the OG for quants is more than enough to get a Q49?? Or did you refer other books to get a Q49?
And also if you don't mind, could you post the Q & V scores for your previous attempts???
All the best for your future.

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23 May 2013, 14:15
Vijay,

Congratulations! Your story sounds almost exactly the same as Raghu's - interesting!

Same Indian background with the same problem of taking GMAT 3 times and not getting anywhere until the 4th time.

Two different approaches - both resulted in great improvements from 570 to 710. Great story!

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23 May 2013, 20:19
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24 May 2013, 06:47
Congrats on the amazing improvement! What mocks did you use? How would you rate the Grockit tests?
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25 May 2013, 04:35
Congrats Vijay. A very motivational debrief for everyone here.
Good luck for applications.
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13 Jul 2013, 01:37
How many exams did you take and what were the verbal / quant splits for each mock.
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16 May 2015, 09:27
Hi Vijay

Truly Inspiring. U have the never say die attitude.

Could you provide ur Quant, Verbal and Ir break ups in each of ur previous attempts?
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16 May 2015, 09:54
Hi Gameboy11887... i think 570-- Q48 v19, 590-- Q45 V23, 600 Q48 V21..IR 6
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16 May 2015, 22:42
Thanks Vijay for the brk up
If u dont mind ,would you share the dates u give ur exam attempts.
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19 May 2015, 02:19
Hi .. i just now opened my report and found these.. please see my below accurate scores and dates

jan 3 2012 V22 Q48--570 AWA 4
may 25th 2012 V26 Q45--590 AWA 4.5
September 20th 2012 V25 Q48---600 IR 5 AWA 5.0
May 8th 2013 V39 Q49 --710 IR 3 AWA 5.5
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