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# Got 760 (Q47, V47) !!

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13 Dec 2003, 04:38
Hi Guys!

I took the GMAT on Dec 11 and got a 760 - Q47 and V47

First of all, many thanks to everyone on the GMAT board, especially Akamai and Stolyar - your advice was absolutely invaluable in preparing for the real thing!

I prepared for about 10 days before the exam, primarily Kaplan, Princeton and OG. I got 650 & 650 on Kaplan's tests and 750 & 750 on Powerprep. I was pretty comfortable with quant, since I'm an engineer, as well as with verbal (I guess the long hours spent reading boring analyst reports as a consultant did help!). In terms of overall preparation, I found the math review in Kaplan very useful in refreshing the concepts. SC was better in Princeton, CR was better in Kaplan and RC was equally good in both.

I feel that the Kaplan tests are tougher than PP тАУ the questions are much more convoluted, especially in the verbal section. Overall, I think the difficulty level of actual GMAT lies somewhere between Kaplan and PP.

Overall, I think the exam is an assessment of how calm you can remain for those 3.5 hours. AWI and AWA were pretty simple. But I got a tough probability problem as the #3 question in the Quant section. That took me about 4 min to get through, and then I got some more not-so-tough but tricky questions in the next 15. After that I felt that the difficulty stabilised towards the middle. Unfortunately, I could just missed out on marking the last answer correctly due to lack of time. This last question episode weighed a bit on me during the break, but I decided to push it back and not think about it, as Kaplan and Princeton said!

In the verbal section, I got 4 long passages but fortunately none of them was very boring!! I think I sailed through verbal - I finished the section with 11 min to go! I think the best strategy on most questions is to eliminate the obviously wrong choices quickly and spend a bit of time on the one or two that remain. I found that it wasnтАЩt tough to find the right answer among those

That kind of sums up my GMAT experience. All the best !

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13 Dec 2003, 09:01
You only studied for 10 days - sweet.

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13 Dec 2003, 09:07
congrats man. Where are planning to apply?

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14 Dec 2003, 15:05
Congrats man!

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14 Dec 2003, 16:15
ndidi204 wrote:
Congrats man!

I take the exam tomorrow and I'm nervous as hell.

good luck, ndidi.

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14 Dec 2003, 17:01
Thank you very much dj!!!! I appreciate your kind words.

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14 Dec 2003, 20:07
Congrats Prashant!

You mentioned that the math in Kaplan was a good refresher, was it the Kaplan GMAT book or the Kaplan Math workout book?

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14 Dec 2003, 22:32
Thanks everyone!

ndidi, all the best for your exam. Stay cool and I'm sure you'll do well.

Pitts, I'm planning to apply to HBS, Wharton, Columbia and Stanford. Lets see how it goes....

Bluefox, I used the Kaplan GMAT Book only. I found its math review quite useful in refreshing the concepts. Princeton's math section wasn't all that great. Kaplan's Higher Score CD was also quite useful, although its almost a repetition of the GMAT Book.

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