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# 740 (Q50/V40)

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14 Oct 2010, 08:37
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Prep time: 5 days

Material Used:

1. OG12
2. Manhattan Books

Practice tests:

1. GMAT prep (scored 710 - gave as a diagnostic on the first day and 650 - one day before the exam! )
2. Manhattan free test (700)
3. Kaplan (570)

Since I did not have too much time, I basically picked up the manhattan books and went through the basics. After that I solved OG 12. Went through all the rules of SC. I still feel that I messed up SC during the exam. Maths wasnt exactly a walk in the park either. Some of the combinatorics and probability questions were brutal!

Best of luck to everyone!!

Cheers!
Kushagra

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14 Oct 2010, 08:59
Congrats !! Awesome score.

kushagra452 wrote:
Prep time: 5 days

5 days ??

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14 Oct 2010, 09:34
resh wrote:
Congrats !! Awesome score.

kushagra452 wrote:
Prep time: 5 days

5 days ??

Yeah.... I was in a dilemma whether to apply for 2011 intake or not. Finally took a decision to try my luck in R1 or ED deadlines. Oct 13 was the only available date! So scrapped around for some prep material and then gave the exam yesterday.

Happy with the way things turned out I do not have any plans for a retake.

Cheers and best of luck!

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15 Oct 2010, 11:16
I do feel this test does not require months and months of studying, if anything that dilutes the effort, if you have a busy schedule and cannot devote the time that us fine, else I feel 1 month to 1.5 months suffices. Then there is the element o luck too. I post here because this is the score I was hoping to get but fell to 37 in V. Each +1 in V gets you 10 so my 710 would be 740. Congrats.

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15 Oct 2010, 22:54
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I do feel this test does not require months and months of studying, if anything that dilutes the effort, if you have a busy schedule and cannot devote the time that us fine, else I feel 1 month to 1.5 months suffices. Then there is the element o luck too. I post here because this is the score I was hoping to get but fell to 37 in V. Each +1 in V gets you 10 so my 710 would be 740. Congrats.

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Thank you. Frankly, one night before the test I was not very confident about giving the test with just 5 days of preparation. Even now I feel that I am weak in SC and need at least 7 days to feel comfortable with the material tested.

Congratulations for a wonderful score!

Cheers!

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16 Oct 2010, 07:41
Unbelievable mate!

But how did you manage to grasp Manhattan GMAT Set of Strategy Guides 8 books + OG with about 800 questions in 5 days? + take 3 CATS and look through them? just my 2 cents.

Though 650 and 740 is quite a huge variation, the result counts!

congs mate!
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16 Oct 2010, 08:03
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Unbelievable mate!

But how did you manage to grasp Manhattan GMAT Set of Strategy Guides 8 books + OG with about 800 questions in 5 days? + take 3 CATS and look through them? just my 2 cents.

Though 650 and 740 is quite a huge variation, the result counts!

congs mate!

I also believe 8 Manhattan guides and OG 12 within 5 days is amazing effort.

Anyhow congratz kushagra452..
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16 Oct 2010, 21:01
@kissthegmat:

Thank you. I did not do all the 8 Manhattan books. I read the SC book and the CR book. OG 12 can be completed within 5 days. PS and DS does not take too long. But, still I could not complete all the DS questions in the book. I spent most of my time on verbal. RC was pretty straightforward. My accuracy in SC was 85%, CR 90% and RC 85%.

The 650 that I got the day before.... well I was interrupted 4 times during the course of the test! Someone kept ringing the doorbell! (I gave my GMATprep 2 from 2pm to 6pm).

Best of luck everyone!

Cheers!

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16 Oct 2010, 23:13

good job man
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17 Oct 2010, 07:28
thanks man! best of luck!!

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17 Oct 2010, 23:55
5 Days : Awesome man Congrats

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18 Oct 2010, 21:25
Thanks prashant!

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07 Jan 2011, 12:33
wow, minimum effort maximum result! can t be better...congrats!!! still really lucky;-)
my best wishes!

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