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# GMAT Study material Suggeestion

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25 Jul 2017, 01:56
I am an engineering student currently in final year. I have 8 months time to prepare for GMAT.I am planning to self-study
Could someone please suggest a study strategy for this timeline
Also suggest books and online courses for GMAT

P.S : Not interested in going for classroom program
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Status: Striving to get that elusive 740
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25 Jul 2017, 10:24
Hi Nik,

Kudos on starting this early.

Online
1. Gmatclub.com (you already know this)
2. https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-p ... 80727.html (Good article)
3. e-gmat.com (if you are a non-native speaker)

Books
1. Official Guide
2. Manhattan Verbal

Hope this helps.

All the best.

+1 Kudos if it helps
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25 Jul 2017, 11:10
Hi Nik,
To start preparation, first book is official guide which is known as OG.
Before you start preparing , Take a diagnostic test and see where you land up .

Based on your week area , you have to work on weekness.

Quant: GMAT CLUB MATH book, Manhaatan maths book, GMATCLUB quant CATS
Verbal: MGMAT SC book , power score CR guide , for RC you can follow strategy suggested on GMAT CLub

Let me know if you need help related to the study material . you can also PM to me

Thanks
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25 Jul 2017, 11:13
Nik96 wrote:
I am an engineering student currently in final year. I have 8 months time to prepare for GMAT.I am planning to self-study
Could someone please suggest a study strategy for this timeline
Also suggest books and online courses for GMAT

P.S : Not interested in going for classroom program

Don't forget to use Official materials. OG is must have.
Don't practice official mock now. Spent some time on preparation using mocks provided by GmatClub
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25 Jul 2017, 15:12
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Hi Nik96,

With 8 months of potential study time, you're clearly 'thinking ahead' about this whole process - which is good. If you can commit to a consistent study routine, and focus on learning the proper Tactics, then you probably will not need 8 months of study to hit your score goal.

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 apply to Business School?
3) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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26 Jul 2017, 05:10
I have a target score of around 760. I will be applying to B schools after 3-4 years of work experience.
Which schools to apply to.....I have not picked up yet
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26 Jul 2017, 16:45
Hi Nik96,

Based on your timeframe, you have plenty of time to focus on the GMAT - and that's smart thinking and good planning on your part. As such, you can certainly approach this process however you choose (even if you want to 'play around' a bit). That having been said, there are certainly ways to be efficient about all of this - and with your score goal, you'll have to hone a variety of different Test-Taking skills. Another thing to keep in mind about a 760 is that it's approximately the 99th percentile overall, which means that 99% of Test Takers will never score that high regardless of how long they study and the number of times they take the GMAT. By definition, it's a really challenging goal; thankfully, NO Business School in the world requires a Score that high, so you have to be mindful that the score that you "want" and the score that you "need" (to get into your first-choice Business School) are NOT the same thing. We can talk through your options once you've taken that first practice CAT.

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