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New post 03 Feb 2018, 06:31
Hello!

First of all, I know this may look like a repost or kind of 'spam', as there are some posts like this in the forum.
The only reason I am posting this is because after reading so many and looking into so many tutorials I still feel a bit lost.

I want to take the GMAT in 2018 and I tried to look for a tutor in my city but the ones available are far too expensive.
So I've decided to study on my own. The only thing is I have never studied with online materials before and don't really know where to start.

For example, I have looked into Udemy courses but some say GMAT Math.. I don't know if they refer to the Quantitative.. Also I know that GMAT has IR and AWS sections but they don't seem to have much info from what I've been seeing?

So I wanted to ask if anyone could help me finding some sort of direction to kickstart my studies as soon as possible.
I'm not asking for a recipe or anything of the kind. Just something to make me understand what GMAT is comprised of, what materials/online courses/or other stuff I should purchase and so on.

Thank you in advance and sorry if this appears as a repost.
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New post 03 Feb 2018, 07:00
Hi Prohybe!

Starting the GMAT journey can be quite daunting, but well done on choosing to do so! The first thing that any GMAT aspirant should probably do is to check out the official guide offered by the GMAC (the makers of the test). There is a detailed explanation there about the different sections of the test. The question bank in the official guides are as close to the real deal as you will get. I would highly recommend getting the official guide as well as the specific guide for quant and verbal as well. They offer valuable practice.

With regards to which coaching institute you could sign up for - I think there are a lot of posts on this website that compare the different options out there. I studied on my own, using materials from the Official Guides and Manhattan Prep (including the practice tests). It would help to take a diagnostic test as soon as possible to know where you stand, so that you can assess how much help you would need to achieve your target score.

Good luck! :)
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Re: A bit lost! Could use some guidance! [#permalink]

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New post 03 Feb 2018, 10:27
prohybe wrote:
Hello!

First of all, I know this may look like a repost or kind of 'spam', as there are some posts like this in the forum.
The only reason I am posting this is because after reading so many and looking into so many tutorials I still feel a bit lost.

I want to take the GMAT in 2018 and I tried to look for a tutor in my city but the ones available are far too expensive.
So I've decided to study on my own. The only thing is I have never studied with online materials before and don't really know where to start.

For example, I have looked into Udemy courses but some say GMAT Math.. I don't know if they refer to the Quantitative.. Also I know that GMAT has IR and AWS sections but they don't seem to have much info from what I've been seeing?

So I wanted to ask if anyone could help me finding some sort of direction to kickstart my studies as soon as possible.
I'm not asking for a recipe or anything of the kind. Just something to make me understand what GMAT is comprised of, what materials/online courses/or other stuff I should purchase and so on.

Thank you in advance and sorry if this appears as a repost.


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You can study for Gmat on your own. Refer to the self study plan from Gmatclub. It contains a good mix of theory and practice and will help you to get a good score. Also, you can study from the MGMAT guides. They are comprehensive and covers the entire syllabus of Gmat. Incase you want to opt for an online course refer to the reviews on Gmatclub. Egmat, Empowergmat, Economist gmat have good reviews and you can take free trial before zeroing on any of them.
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New post 03 Feb 2018, 15:33
Hi prohybe,

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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