It is currently 21 Nov 2017, 11:10

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# End of my GMAT Journey!

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Mar 2013, 00:34
1
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
So here's the story.
It was Jan-Feb 2012. I decided that I gotto apply to TAS and that needed a GMAT score. But I was so busy with my work that I hardly got any time to go thru

the OG( I didn't know that the Holy Grail of GMAT is called the OG) that I got from my office library.

May: Work reduced. Started searching for GMAT coaching classes in Bangalore. Joined CrackVerbal only for Verbal. Didn't study much. Wasn't serious. Rather,

didn't know that GMAT would need serious dedication.

June: Went thru Jeff Sackmann's book. Again, wasn't serious.
Took a mock test from old gmatprep software.
Result: 560 Q 39, V 28
Was depressed.

July: Seriousness increased. Started going thru MGMAT Quant and solving OG Quant easy questions.
Took 2nd mock test from old gmatprep software.
Result: 570 Q 44, V25
Had forgotten all the rules in SC when I took the test.
Was shattered.

August: Badly bruised, joined another coaching class. Started solving Tough GMATPrep Quant Questions.

Took a Kaplan Free test. Scored 580.

Then took a MGMAT CAT1: 630 Q 40, V36
Realised I did a mistake solving GMAT PRep questions without having a firm foundation in Quant and I needed to fix my timing issues in Quant.

September: No study. Lot of work in office.

October: OG Quant. 20-40 Questions a day + MGMAT Strategy Guides

November: No Study. Lot of work in office

December: Quant review + Verbal review.

January: 1 month study leave.

GMAT Prep New software mock 1: 650 Q 47, 33
GMAT Prep New software mock 1: 640 Q 47, 31

GMAT 1: 31st Jan 2013 640 Q 43 V 34
Shattered. Q dropped by 4 points.

Redemmed kudos for GC tests.
taxed my brain; started realising that tough questions are within my reach; made a log; analysed my mistakes; saw a pattern of mistakes; fixed them.
A week before the exam :
MGMAT 5: 670 Q44 V37
MGMAT 6: 660 Q45 V35

GMAT 2 : 630 Q 47 V 29.

Encountered the weirdest SCs ever. SC Questions in OG/Verbal Review/GMAT PRep SC/Question Pack 1 are no longer representative of what you see on GMAT.
I am very strong in SC. I could solve 12/15 hard SC questions from PAck1 correctly but on the GMAT, SC questions were the weirdest bunch of questions I ever saw in my life.

I have learnt a lot of things in this journey. I used to think that I am weak in Quant; thought that I couldn't analyse well and couldn't solve tough Quant Questions.
But the last 1 and half months have been extremely satisfying. I practised with GMAT Club CATs and I realised that I am able to solve tough questions.
All that was required was a bit of thought process. I taxed my brain to respond and it did and I saw myself solving tough questions with ease. I analysed my mistakes by maintaining a log and by forming new habits to counter silly mistakes.

Bitten twice by GMAT ( Quant reduced in first attempt and Verbal in Second) , I guess there are other than GMAT, more things that I need to work on in my life as far as

applications is concerned. This for sure is a positive sign of a better future. Over the last 10 months, I have hardly done anything else in my free time

apart from studying for GMAT.

With a 640, I am gonna face a lot of competition when I apply to my target school. But I am flexible with my MBA plans and have ample time to work on my profile.

If I take GMAT again , I may get 660-680 or 620-650. You never know. But, I have no enthusiasm left after studying for 10 months. I am moving on and hopefully I make it to my target school 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 years from now.

I would like to thank Karishma Bansal ( VeritasPrepKarishma), Charles Bibilios(GMATNinja), Bunuel, jumsumtak, Souvik,Vercules, bb, carcass, Ron Purewal, Stacey Koprince, Sandeep Gupta and many others, names of whom I may have missed for all their help throughout this journey.

Was happy to see my name featured in last week's GC News Letter. Thanks bb.

Thanks to Arun Jagannathan, CrackVerbal for all the information on the world of MBA and GMAT.

So, this is the end of my GMAT journey!!!
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Last edited by Sachin9 on 25 Mar 2013, 10:13, edited 2 times in total.

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

 Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes Optimus Prep Discount Codes Math Revolution Discount Codes
VP
Joined: 23 Mar 2011
Posts: 1112

Kudos [?]: 508 [3], given: 466

Concentration: Healthcare, Strategy
Schools: Duke '16 (M)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Mar 2013, 05:14
3
KUDOS
Was looking forward to a successful debrief. I'm sorry that it did not go your way. But, it's not over till the fat lady sings and obviously GMAT is only one part of your application.

It is good to know that you have the heart to carry on and it seems that you've learnt a lot from the process - that is a win to me. Come June-July, you might want to give this another shot. But, I second your thoughts of keeping it on hold and giving your mind and body the rest you deserve. Take a break, spend some time out with friends and family and then start thinking about the application process. Anyhow, you have lots of time for fall deadlines.

good luck on your future endeavors and look forward to seeing you in the business school threads!

: just to add to the above, in your quest to have a decent score, you have contributed a lot to the community and we all genuinely appreciate the effort

Kudos [?]: 508 [3], given: 466

Intern
Joined: 18 Aug 2012
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 13 [2], given: 0

GMAT 1: 690 Q37 V48
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Mar 2013, 07:38
2
KUDOS
Sachin , bro !
you cant give up now dude...you have come too far to give it up and go for an avg MBA school. 700 is not that far..
read my brief , i appeared for GMAT on the 14th mar, there is a Lot of me that i can see in you.
see my mini brief n you will know what i am takin abt:
_________________

GMATPrep 1: 670
GMATPrep 2 : 710

Kudos [?]: 13 [2], given: 0

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Mar 2013, 08:33
1
KUDOS
jumsumtak wrote:
Was looking forward to a successful debrief. I'm sorry that it did not go your way. But, it's not over till the fat lady sings and obviously GMAT is only one part of your application.

It is good to know that you have the heart to carry on and it seems that you've learnt a lot from the process - that is a win to me. Come June-July, you might want to give this another shot. But, I second your thoughts of keeping it on hold and giving your mind and body the rest you deserve. Take a break, spend some time out with friends and family and then start thinking about the application process. Anyhow, you have lots of time for fall deadlines.

good luck on your future endeavors and look forward to seeing you in the business school threads!

: just to add to the above, in your quest to have a decent score, you have contributed a lot to the community and we all genuinely appreciate the effort

Thanks for the kind words mate! I am in no hurry to get an MBA. I won't stop until I make it to my target school! A 640 puts me in danger zone but with the efforts that I am going to put on my profile , I am sure I will make it there.
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Mar 2013, 08:39
nishant1006 wrote:
Sachin , bro !
you cant give up now dude...you have come too far to give it up and go for an avg MBA school. 700 is not that far..
read my brief , i appeared for GMAT on the 14th mar, there is a Lot of me that i can see in you.
see my mini brief n you will know what i am takin abt:

Thanks Nishant! I am too tired now to take it again! I have done nothing in my life in the last 10 months other than my work and GMAT! I am a highly active guy and I had sacrificed everything else. I am gonna life ma life now! I may think of taking it again in the future but for now, I am done!

I won't join an average school! I am gonna work on my profile! I have a lot of time to work on it as I am in no hurry to get an MBA!

Happy that you scored a 690! It ain't less! Good luck with your applications!
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Retired Moderator
Joined: 10 May 2010
Posts: 823

Kudos [?]: 437 [2], given: 192

Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2013, 00:52
2
KUDOS
Sachin9 wrote:
nishant1006 wrote:
Sachin , bro !
you cant give up now dude...you have come too far to give it up and go for an avg MBA school. 700 is not that far..
read my brief , i appeared for GMAT on the 14th mar, there is a Lot of me that i can see in you.
see my mini brief n you will know what i am takin abt:

Thanks Nishant! I am too tired now to take it again! I have done nothing in my life in the last 10 months other than my work and GMAT! I am a highly active guy and I had sacrificed everything else. I am gonna life ma life now! I may think of taking it again in the future but for now, I am done!

I won't join an average school! I am gonna work on my profile! I have a lot of time to work on it as I am in no hurry to get an MBA!

Happy that you scored a 690! It ain't less! Good luck with your applications!

Its good that you are taking a break. Would suggest you to develop a hobby of reading a book in 2 weeks, So suppose you plan to give GMAT after 1 year. You would have read 26 books. This alone would improve your reading speed. This is secret of people who score in 750+ range.
_________________

The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ?

Kudos [?]: 437 [2], given: 192

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2013, 01:23
1
KUDOS
AbhiJ wrote:
Sachin9 wrote:
nishant1006 wrote:
Sachin , bro !
you cant give up now dude...you have come too far to give it up and go for an avg MBA school. 700 is not that far..
read my brief , i appeared for GMAT on the 14th mar, there is a Lot of me that i can see in you.
see my mini brief n you will know what i am takin abt:

Thanks Nishant! I am too tired now to take it again! I have done nothing in my life in the last 10 months other than my work and GMAT! I am a highly active guy and I had sacrificed everything else. I am gonna life ma life now! I may think of taking it again in the future but for now, I am done!

I won't join an average school! I am gonna work on my profile! I have a lot of time to work on it as I am in no hurry to get an MBA!

Happy that you scored a 690! It ain't less! Good luck with your applications!

Its good that you are taking a break. Would suggest you to develop a hobby of reading a book in 2 weeks, So suppose you plan to give GMAT after 1 year. You would have read 26 books. This alone would improve your reading speed. This is secret of people who score in 750+ range.

Thanks a lot Abhi! This is an amazing piece of advice!
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Director
Joined: 29 Nov 2012
Posts: 866

Kudos [?]: 1452 [1], given: 543

Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2013, 02:08
1
KUDOS
I agree I think there is a new trend in the SC questions not sure what's up?
_________________

Click +1 Kudos if my post helped...

Amazing Free video explanation for all Quant questions from OG 13 and much more http://www.gmatquantum.com/og13th/

GMAT Prep software What if scenarios http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-software-analysis-and-what-if-scenarios-146146.html

Kudos [?]: 1452 [1], given: 543

VP
Status: Final Lap Up!!!
Affiliations: NYK Line
Joined: 21 Sep 2012
Posts: 1078

Kudos [?]: 662 [2], given: 70

Location: India
GMAT 1: 410 Q35 V11
GMAT 2: 530 Q44 V20
GMAT 3: 630 Q45 V31
GPA: 3.84
WE: Engineering (Transportation)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2013, 03:41
2
KUDOS
I would say its kkkk...I have seen 100's of profile with 640 getting into top mba progs....
Moreover, with gmat you need to just place yourself 80% score bracket of the class....Apart from top 10 r may be top 15 ...you will be able to place yourself in that bracket. I would say there are gmat gurus scored 7tonsssss but did not make to top schools......I m talkn of this fall admission....Getgyan 720 accepted in Suchillich and Neeley....dinged from top schools. So i would say focus on your profile now.

I m sure you will get into school of your choice....I m keeping up my fight from last year and a half r so.....lets c wen can RIP

Archit

Kudos [?]: 662 [2], given: 70

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2013, 07:38
1
KUDOS
fozzzy wrote:
I agree I think there is a new trend in the SC questions not sure what's up?

Yeah, and there's no place we can find the new kind of SC questions I guess!
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2013, 08:36
1
KUDOS
Archit143 wrote:
I would say its kkkk...I have seen 100's of profile with 640 getting into top mba progs....
Moreover, with gmat you need to just place yourself 80% score bracket of the class....Apart from top 10 r may be top 15 ...you will be able to place yourself in that bracket. I would say there are gmat gurus scored 7tonsssss but did not make to top schools......I m talkn of this fall admission....Getgyan 720 accepted in Suchillich and Neeley....dinged from top schools. So i would say focus on your profile now.

I m sure you will get into school of your choice....I m keeping up my fight from last year and a half r so.....lets c wen can RIP

Archit

Yup! thanks a lot, Archit!

We will rock!
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

GMAT Club Verbal Expert
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1172

Kudos [?]: 1884 [1], given: 452

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Mar 2013, 13:36
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
Sorry to join the conversation so late! Bummer that things didn't go your way, Sachin. You deserved better.

I really appreciate your attitude toward it all, though. Sometimes we forget that the GMAT is only a very small part of the picture, and the rest of your profile matters much more than your GMAT score. Sure, a 640 is going to make life tough for you at the top programs, but if you can make the rest of your application truly special, then you'll have some really good options. Some of the top European programs seem to be particularly agnostic when it comes to the GMAT, so maybe it's worth focusing some of your attention over there.

It's been a pleasure getting to know you on the forums, Sachin. Enjoy your break from studying, and I'll look forward to some good news during the next admissions cycle.
_________________

GMAT Club Verbal Expert | GMAT/GRE tutor at www.gmatninja.com (Now hiring!) | GMAT blog | Food blog | Friendly warning: I'm bad at PMs

GMAT Ninja Wednesdays LIVE on YouTube

Beginners' guides to GMAT verbal
Reading Comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Sentence Correction

SC & CR Questions of the Day (QOTDs), featuring expert explanations
All QOTDs | Subscribe via email | RSS

Sentence Correction articles & resources
How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and other articles & resources
All GMAT Ninja articles on GMAT Club | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC |7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for \$29.99... in any section order

"Next-level" GMAT pronouns | Uses of "that" on the GMAT | Parallelism and meaning | Simplifying GMAT verb tenses | Comparisons, part I |
November webinar schedule

Kudos [?]: 1884 [1], given: 452

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2013, 10:03
GMATNinja wrote:
Sorry to join the conversation so late! Bummer that things didn't go your way, Sachin. You deserved better.

I really appreciate your attitude toward it all, though. Sometimes we forget that the GMAT is only a very small part of the picture, and the rest of your profile matters much more than your GMAT score. Sure, a 640 is going to make life tough for you at the top programs, but if you can make the rest of your application truly special, then you'll have some really good options. Some of the top European programs seem to be particularly agnostic when it comes to the GMAT, so maybe it's worth focusing some of your attention over there.

It's been a pleasure getting to know you on the forums, Sachin. Enjoy your break from studying, and I'll look forward to some good news during the next admissions cycle.

Thanks a lot Charles for your blogs and posts. They are special.
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 11 Dec 2012
Posts: 313

Kudos [?]: 297 [3], given: 66

Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2013, 11:27
3
KUDOS
Expert's post
Hi Sachin9,

I haven't been on this forum for that long but I have noticed your active participation in all kinds of discussions and questions, so I wanted to take the time to thank you for your input and congratulate you on your pragmatic view of the entire GMAT experience. You put in a lot of dedication and effort and the result may not have been exactly what you wanted but the entire experience has undoubtedly made you wiser and more prepared for whatever else life throws your way. I'm hopeful this was an experience you will look back on fondly in the future.

I also hope to hear positive news from you in the future.

Best of luck!
-Ron
_________________

Kudos [?]: 297 [3], given: 66

Manager
Joined: 31 Oct 2012
Posts: 60

Kudos [?]: 5 [2], given: 51

Schools: Mays '16, Simon '16
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2013, 13:11
2
KUDOS
Sachin ..Don't give up . Although there are many factors that influence admissions at top schools,gmat is the single biggest factor...I suggest a retake again after a few months.

My story is very similar to yours.
I have been fighting the battle to 'conquer' the gmat for 6 months now. Its been only work and gmat prep for me all this while.I used Jeff Sackman books the 1st time ...ended up with a pathetic 450 on the GMAT. Took a break . Studied for 2 months .Scored a 600 this time. I was expecting a 650.
Have started to study again after a break . This time I hope to do well .

Kudos [?]: 5 [2], given: 51

VP
Status: Final Lap Up!!!
Affiliations: NYK Line
Joined: 21 Sep 2012
Posts: 1078

Kudos [?]: 662 [0], given: 70

Location: India
GMAT 1: 410 Q35 V11
GMAT 2: 530 Q44 V20
GMAT 3: 630 Q45 V31
GPA: 3.84
WE: Engineering (Transportation)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2013, 14:27
RJSPO wrote:
Sachin ..Don't give up . Although there are many factors that influence admissions at top schools,gmat is the single biggest factor...I suggest a retake again after a few months.

My story is very similar to yours.
I have been fighting the battle to 'conquer' the gmat for 6 months now. Its been only work and gmat prep for me all this while.I used Jeff Sackman books the 1st time ...ended up with a pathetic 450 on the GMAT. Took a break . Studied for 2 months .Scored a 600 this time. I was expecting a 650.
Have started to study again after a break . This time I hope to do well .

Hi RJSPO..
this is apart from the topic being discussed...I think Total gmat math is fr those, who have already reached a level of 45 in quants....i think it may help u nw...
i may be wrong...bt i have read feedbacks, that say , its for test takers who already have reached a level of 45...

it will be gr8 if u cn share ur experiences...

Archit

Kudos [?]: 662 [0], given: 70

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2013, 20:37
RJSPO wrote:
Sachin ..Don't give up . Although there are many factors that influence admissions at top schools,gmat is the single biggest factor...I suggest a retake again after a few months.

My story is very similar to yours.
I have been fighting the battle to 'conquer' the gmat for 6 months now. Its been only work and gmat prep for me all this while.I used Jeff Sackman books the 1st time ...ended up with a pathetic 450 on the GMAT. Took a break . Studied for 2 months .Scored a 600 this time. I was expecting a 650.
Have started to study again after a break . This time I hope to do well .

Thanks RJSPO. I ain't giving up my aspirations to get into a good B school. I have spent enough money and time on GMAT so far and I think I must work on other aspects of my application and give a try. I may or may not take GMAT again but for at least 1 year, I am not gonna take GMAT.
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2013, 20:40
1
KUDOS
VeritasPrepRon wrote:
Hi Sachin9,

I haven't been on this forum for that long but I have noticed your active participation in all kinds of discussions and questions, so I wanted to take the time to thank you for your input and congratulate you on your pragmatic view of the entire GMAT experience. You put in a lot of dedication and effort and the result may not have been exactly what you wanted but the entire experience has undoubtedly made you wiser and more prepared for whatever else life throws your way. I'm hopeful this was an experience you will look back on fondly in the future.

I also hope to hear positive news from you in the future.

Best of luck!
-Ron

Thanks a lot for the kind words Ron. I believe everything happens for our own good and a 640 on GMAT might be a blessing in disguise!
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [1], given: 562

Manager
Joined: 31 Oct 2012
Posts: 60

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 51

Schools: Mays '16, Simon '16
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Mar 2013, 01:46
Archit143 wrote:
RJSPO wrote:
Sachin ..Don't give up . Although there are many factors that influence admissions at top schools,gmat is the single biggest factor...I suggest a retake again after a few months.

My story is very similar to yours.
I have been fighting the battle to 'conquer' the gmat for 6 months now. Its been only work and gmat prep for me all this while.I used Jeff Sackman books the 1st time ...ended up with a pathetic 450 on the GMAT. Took a break . Studied for 2 months .Scored a 600 this time. I was expecting a 650.
Have started to study again after a break . This time I hope to do well .

Hi RJSPO..
this is apart from the topic being discussed...I think Total gmat math is fr those, who have already reached a level of 45 in quants....i think it may help u nw...
i may be wrong...bt i have read feedbacks, that say , its for test takers who already have reached a level of 45...

it will be gr8 if u cn share ur experiences...

Archit

Archit - I stopped using Total GMAT Math after my 1st GMAT attempt. I use only MGMAT Strategy guides now.
If you think so, I will certainly look at Total GMAT again ...It does hv very useful shortcuts/tips.

Do you think Sackman's Challenge set would help improve my Quant score to 49-50 ?

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 51

Director
Status: Gonna rock this time!!!
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 506

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Location: India
GMAT 1: 640 Q43 V34
GMAT 2: 630 Q47 V29
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: End of my GMAT Journey! [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Mar 2013, 01:49
RJSPO wrote:
Archit143 wrote:
RJSPO wrote:
Sachin ..Don't give up . Although there are many factors that influence admissions at top schools,gmat is the single biggest factor...I suggest a retake again after a few months.

My story is very similar to yours.
I have been fighting the battle to 'conquer' the gmat for 6 months now. Its been only work and gmat prep for me all this while.I used Jeff Sackman books the 1st time ...ended up with a pathetic 450 on the GMAT. Took a break . Studied for 2 months .Scored a 600 this time. I was expecting a 650.
Have started to study again after a break . This time I hope to do well .

Hi RJSPO..
this is apart from the topic being discussed...I think Total gmat math is fr those, who have already reached a level of 45 in quants....i think it may help u nw...
i may be wrong...bt i have read feedbacks, that say , its for test takers who already have reached a level of 45...

it will be gr8 if u cn share ur experiences...

Archit

Archit - I stopped using Total GMAT Math after my 1st GMAT attempt. I use only MGMAT Strategy guides now.
If you think so, I will certainly look at Total GMAT again ...It does hv very useful shortcuts/tips.

Do you think Sackman's Challenge set would help improve my Quant score to 49-50 ?

GMAT Club CATs will help for sure provided you use them properly and I can vouch for that.
_________________

hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595

My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 562

Re: End of my GMAT Journey!   [#permalink] 23 Mar 2013, 01:49

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 23 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by

# End of my GMAT Journey!

Moderators: EMPOWERgmatRichC, ydmuley, bb

 HOT DEALS FOR NOVEMBER Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test Kaplan Courses - Save \$475 \$225 Discount + \$250 Bonus Target Test Prep - \$800 \$50 Discount + \$750 Bonus [GMAT ClubTests and Premium MBA Bundle] EMPOWERgmat - \$99/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchaseof \$149 or more - Full List is here

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.