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Hello Everyone,
First of all thanks to moderators to accept my registration in GMAT club, I am very happy to be part of this forum.
I need little help regarding GMAT preparation and Books.

Here a small brief about my background:
I am working professional having 6 years experience in IT, I am poor student in school level with an average of 53%(10th), then I picked up later with 79% &75% in polytechnic and engineering respectively. Now I am planning to take GMAT for MBA (IIM/ISB/Reputed Org's) in India. Everything I would like to start from basics, My road map is Nov(2017)-----April(2018)=GMAT preparation(6 months giving at least 1 hr each everyday) and will take exam on somewhere between April and May 2018.


I need help on the following:
1. I have gone through so many blogs/forums on what kind of material I should start GMAT preparation, well I found couple of answers
GMAT OG and Manhattan. My question is which version of these books? Also I found that Manhattan is very expensive, is there any alternatives to get Manhattan material like Used material or downloads? if Yes please provide me bit cheaper source. Also provide me other useful material/books and mock tests details.

2. Since I am working professional I have work load and spending 10-12 hours on office work.I can spend more time on weekends.
How many hours I need to spent on GMAT preparation on daily basis? How to start and divide the topics?

3. What is the GMAT target score for IIM/ISB/Top 10 Reputed MBA Org's

4.What are the chances of 700+ GMAT score for an average student?

Thanks in Advance

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HI Karun ,

Welcome to GMATClub :)

Before we could offer you any advice, we would request you to go ahead and give the free version of official GMATPrep. You can download the same from www.mba.com

Once you will know your current level and share with us, we can offer you help throughout your preparation season. :)

I would like to answer some of the questions though:

How many hours I need to spent on GMAT preparation on daily basis? How to start and divide the topics?

Ideally 3 hours a day regularly for 3-4 months will suffice. But you need to make sure that you are following the right material and right strategies since day 1. Also, learning from your mistakes is the best way to improve. Never ever give up during your preparation. (See my debrief on my signature)

3. What is the GMAT target score for IIM/ISB/Top 10 Reputed MBA Org's


ISB:- I believe 680+ can help. The more the score, the better the chances.
What do you mean by top 10? In India, world, USA, Canada?

What are the chances of 700+ GMAT score for an average student?

Anyone can get the score provided the person is strict with his preparation. This forum is full of awesome debriefs of people who improved from very low score to a great score. Go ahead and read them.

Let us know about your mock and we can help you further.
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Thanks for your reply Abhimanha,

Below are my answers:
Definitely I will give the free version of official GMATPrep as you suggested and will let you know.

//What do you mean by top 10? In India, world, USA, Canada?//
In india, apart from IIM's and ISB's what other MBA institutes are there for better career opportunities

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Hi Karun ,

Thanks for sharing more details.

I am not sure about Indian B Schools other than IIMs or ISB. As far as I know Great Lakes or SP Jain do take GMAT score, but you need to research on career opportunities there . You can reach out to Indian Consultants.

Regarding GMAT Prep, give your first prep and let us know. We would be happy to help. :)
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Appreciate your prompt reply Abhimahna

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Karun wrote:
Hello Everyone,
First of all thanks to moderators to accept my registration in GMAT club, I am very happy to be part of this forum.
I need little help regarding GMAT preparation and Books.

Here a small brief about my background:
I am working professional having 6 years experience in IT, I am poor student in school level with an average of 53%(10th), then I picked up later with 79% &75% in polytechnic and engineering respectively. Now I am planning to take GMAT for MBA (IIM/ISB/Reputed Org's) in India. Everything I would like to start from basics, My road map is Nov(2017)-----April(2018)=GMAT preparation(6 months giving at least 1 hr each everyday) and will take exam on somewhere between April and May 2018.


I need help on the following:
1. I have gone through so many blogs/forums on what kind of material I should start GMAT preparation, well I found couple of answers
GMAT OG and Manhattan. My question is which version of these books? Also I found that Manhattan is very expensive, is there any alternatives to get Manhattan material like Used material or downloads? if Yes please provide me bit cheaper source. Also provide me other useful material/books and mock tests details.

2. Since I am working professional I have work load and spending 10-12 hours on office work.I can spend more time on weekends.
How many hours I need to spent on GMAT preparation on daily basis? How to start and divide the topics?

3. What is the GMAT target score for IIM/ISB/Top 10 Reputed MBA Org's

4.What are the chances of 700+ GMAT score for an average student?

Thanks in Advance


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Best GMAT Courses

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-co ... ml?fl=menu

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https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-self-pr ... tml?f=menu

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Quant

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ma ... ml?fl=menu

Verbal

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... ml?fl=menu

All GMAT CATs

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Karun wrote:
Hello Everyone,
First of all thanks to moderators to accept my registration in GMAT club, I am very happy to be part of this forum.
I need little help regarding GMAT preparation and Books.

Here a small brief about my background:
I am working professional having 6 years experience in IT, I am poor student in school level with an average of 53%(10th), then I picked up later with 79% &75% in polytechnic and engineering respectively. Now I am planning to take GMAT for MBA (IIM/ISB/Reputed Org's) in India. Everything I would like to start from basics, My road map is Nov(2017)-----April(2018)=GMAT preparation(6 months giving at least 1 hr each everyday) and will take exam on somewhere between April and May 2018.


I need help on the following:
1. I have gone through so many blogs/forums on what kind of material I should start GMAT preparation, well I found couple of answers
GMAT OG and Manhattan. My question is which version of these books? Also I found that Manhattan is very expensive, is there any alternatives to get Manhattan material like Used material or downloads? if Yes please provide me bit cheaper source. Also provide me other useful material/books and mock tests details.

2. Since I am working professional I have work load and spending 10-12 hours on office work.I can spend more time on weekends.
How many hours I need to spent on GMAT preparation on daily basis? How to start and divide the topics?

3. What is the GMAT target score for IIM/ISB/Top 10 Reputed MBA Org's

4.What are the chances of 700+ GMAT score for an average student?

Thanks in Advance


Hi Karun,

Welcome to the community. 6 months should be a good time to prepare for your GMAT. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. Your choice of using MGMAT guides for your preparation is great. MGMAT guides are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well.

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.

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.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have a 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, the verbal review and GMATPREP QP1 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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