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# GMAT exam preparation plan

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15 Jul 2018, 08:19
Hello Sir,

I have a specific question for GMAT preparations.
I want to do an MBA after 3 to 4 years from top 30 global B schools. I joined Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd 2 weeks ago as an Assistant Manager i.e. I'm fresher now. I have enough time to prepare for GMAT now but if I give GMAT now will any negative imapct on applying after 4 years for business schools?

I'm BITS PILANI ME Manufacturing Systems Engineering student with a CGPA of 8.83

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15 Jul 2018, 19:58
Hi ravalks,

An Official GMAT Score is valid for up to 5 years (from the date that you take the Exam) - so if you want to take the GMAT in the 'short term', with the goal of applying to Business School several years in the future, then that's fine. Business Schools don't care how recently you took the Exam, as long as your Score is still valid.

It sounds like you're just starting out. Is that true? Have you done any studying so far?

If you're just beginning, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can access 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a bit of practice first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the general content and question types first, then that's fine - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 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?

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16 Jul 2018, 04:13
My target is 750 GMAT score and want to avail any scholarships I get.
Yes, I'm at the initial stage of GMAT.

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16 Jul 2018, 06:09
Hi ravalks,

I don’t think taking GMAT now and applying after 4 years is going to be a problem in your case.

So, you can surely take advantage of the time at hand now and get an amazing GMAT score. This gives you more time to focus on work and building your profile for the next 3-4 years. Also, you will have far more time now than you would few years down the line with added responsibilities at work. Also, in a few years from now you would be out of touch with studies and would have to put in more time and effort in cracking these competitive exams.

Here are a few success stories of BITSians like you who aced GMAT. Btw our co-founder, Payal Tondon, and one of our experts, Krishna are from BITS too.
- Learn how Dhananjay, a BITSian, managed to score a 760 (Q50 V42) on GMAT. Click here to watch his amazing success story. Click here to read his GMATClub debrief.
- Vinayak, another BITSian, improved from an already good score of 700 to 750 because 700 was simply not enough for him! Click here to read his GMATClub debrief.

Hope this helps!

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16 Jul 2018, 12:42
Hi ravalks,

Working to 'lock up' a high GMAT Score now - years before you'll actually need it - is a smart move. At this point, it's important to take that initial practice CAT Exam soon, so that we can get a sense of your current skills, strengths and weaknesses. Once you have those results, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

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19 Jul 2018, 11:35
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ravalks wrote:
Hello Sir,

I have a specific question for GMAT preparations.
I want to do an MBA after 3 to 4 years from top 30 global B schools. I joined Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd 2 weeks ago as an Assistant Manager i.e. I'm fresher now. I have enough time to prepare for GMAT now but if I give GMAT now will any negative imapct on applying after 4 years for business schools?

I'm BITS PILANI ME Manufacturing Systems Engineering student with a CGPA of 8.83

Thanks

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You should better focus on a solid study plan with sound strategy. Here is a study plan for you

Best Books

For Concept Learning

Manhattan Quant Guides
Manhattan Verbal Guides
For CR: The Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
For RC: Aristotle RC Grail

For Practice

The Official Guide for GMAT 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015-18

Best Courses (Budget)

1. Empower GMAT
2. Math Revolution (Only Math)
3. E-GMAT (Only Verbal)

You can start with Quant or Verbal which suits you. If you have started with Quant then Start with the Arithmetic but if started with verbal then start first with Sentence correction. One month for learning Quant concepts and one month for practicing question and same practice for Verbal. During you Practicing question don't forget to make an error log to track your weak areas after practice. Once you know your weak areas revise your Concepts related to those areas and do some more Practice. 6-8 CATs are enough for practice the real tests. Make your Stamina for sitting 3 hours in the test and don't study more than 2 hours in one sit and 4 hours per day

Top CATs for Practice

1. Official GMAC CATs
2. Manhattan CATs
3. Kaplan CATs
4. GMAT Club Quant CATs

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