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New post 01 Apr 2018, 23:53
Hello friends,

I have been average throughout my academics and have not been in touch with studies for more than 7 years now ..I m looking to appear for gmat around September 2018...

Need suggestions from you all ...should I appear for the exam..

Also to brush up my basics on quants..what will be the best possible way to do it

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New post 02 Apr 2018, 01:07
Hey priya2809,
Short answer: September is enough time to prepare by, you'll just have to work hard.
The good news is this: even if it's been a while, you have at some point studied the material needed for the GMAT. The Quant material, for instance, is high-school level. Since that is the case, what you have to do is some serious brushing-up before you actually dive into practice tests and the like.
There are many ways to do this, from prep books to online materials. I would probably suggest taking a course, since you are looking for a fundamental overview of material. at examPAL.com all video lessons are free, so that's a possible place to start.
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priya2809 wrote:
Hello friends,

I have been average throughout my academics and have not been in touch with studies for more than 7 years now ..I m looking to appear for gmat around September 2018...

Need suggestions from you all ...should I appear for the exam..

Also to brush up my basics on quants..what will be the best possible way to do it

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Best Books

1. Manhattan GMAT Quant Guides
2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides
or Aristotle Verbal Guide for CR critical reasoning bible is best book with 300+ pages of comprehensive Data

Start with Quant, learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full length CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

Best Mocks

1. Official GMAC (50+50$)
2. Manhattan GMAT (49$)

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priya2809 wrote:
Hello friends,

I have been average throughout my academics and have not been in touch with studies for more than 7 years now ..I m looking to appear for gmat around September 2018...

Need suggestions from you all ...should I appear for the exam..

Also to brush up my basics on quants..what will be the best possible way to do it

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I strongly suggest to start with MGMAT guides latest edition for both Q and V.

Also use GMAT Club math book from here : https://gmatclub.com/forum/topic130609.html#p1073182

GC grammar book : http://gmatclub.com/grammar

Use all resources under Bunuel's signature extensively.

Start practice from here for Quant in level of increasing difficulty: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-math-questions-and-

intellectual-discussions-7/?fl=menu

Start practice from here for Verbal in level of increasing difficulty: https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-gmat- ... 1/?fl=menu

Use this to course wise practice : https://gmatclub.com/forum/search.php?view=search_tags

Make a study buddy from here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-buddy-4/

Study plan : https://gmatclub.com/forum/study-plan-383/

Course review : https://gmatclub.com/reviews?fl=menu

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New post 02 Apr 2018, 09:52
priya2809 wrote:
Hello friends,

I have been average throughout my academics and have not been in touch with studies for more than 7 years now ..I m looking to appear for gmat around September 2018...

Need suggestions from you all ...should I appear for the exam..

Also to brush up my basics on quants..what will be the best possible way to do it

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Hi priya2809,

You should dedicate around 4 months to prepare for GMAT. You should start by giving GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You can then know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 4 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. MGMAT foundation of GMAT Quant anf foundation of GMAT verbal will particularly help you solidify your base. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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New post 02 Apr 2018, 10:36
Hi priya2809,

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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New post 04 Apr 2018, 22:01
Thanks all for your suggestions and guidance.it will keep me motivating..even I keep seeking valuable advice from all of you

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New post 05 Apr 2018, 16:35
Yes, I strongly suggest MGMAT books. and you have ample time to prepare. Just make sure you dont get burned out by preparing for 5 months or so. keep it short say 3-4 months
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