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# Preparation for GMAT 2017

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09 Dec 2016, 08:58
Hi. I am planning to give GMAT in the month of june 2017. I am a B.Tech student so my quant is good but I want to improve my verbal section. Please help
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09 Dec 2016, 12:43
Hi ashokjha1986,

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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09 Dec 2016, 16:12
ashokjha1986 wrote:
Hi. I am planning to give GMAT in the month of june 2017. I am a B.Tech student so my quant is good but I want to improve my verbal section. Please help

Hi ashokjha1986,

You need to build the concepts/fundamentals before you jump in solving the problems. You can do so by choosing one of the following ways:
1. In person classes/private tutoring
2. Online classes
3. Self paced online preparatory course
4. Book heavy approach

Whatever you choose, make sure that you choose one. Because GMAT tests you on some concepts and fundamentals that you can learn from a course. Most of the preparatory companies including ours offer a free trial of our course. You can take the trial and see if the course suits your needs.
In addition to the preparatory material, buy the Official Guides(both the Official Guide and the Verbal Review), Question Pack 1 and the 4 official mock CATs. They should be an indispensable part of your preparation.

You need close to 3 months to prepare well for the GMAT.
1. Understand the concepts and fundamentals before jumping into problem solving
2. Solve full length CATs including AWA and IR. You can get two free GMAT Prep mock CATs and can purchase two more from mba.com
3. Make sure you solve the official questions from the Official Guide
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13 Dec 2016, 00:01
Hi. Currently I am working in Hydrocarbon sector and having 9 years of Project work experience. I am looking for either ISB or IIM. I can study 2 Hours per day. I am planning to purchase Manhattan series books (10 books) and 1 GMAT review book. Will this study be ok or I have to join online courses too? Keeping my experience of Hydrocarbon projects will IIM and ISB are good option for me or I should look for other colleges also?
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13 Dec 2016, 07:54
ashokjha1986 wrote:
Hi. Currently I am working in Hydrocarbon sector and having 9 years of Project work experience. I am looking for either ISB or IIM. I can study 2 Hours per day. I am planning to purchase Manhattan series books (10 books) and 1 GMAT review book. Will this study be ok or I have to join online courses too? Keeping my experience of Hydrocarbon projects will IIM and ISB are good option for me or I should look for other colleges also?

Hi ashokjha1986,

As aI already said, there are following modes to prepare for the GMAT.

1. In person classes/private tutoring
2. Online classes
3. Self paced online preparatory course
4. Book heavy approach

I personally recommend following either an online course or a classroom program.
Because one tends to understand more if a person is explaining the stuff.
You can take a trial of the online course to see if it suits your needs.

However if you have decided to go for the book heavy approach, there is no harm in doing that too.

Regarding the schools, it would depend on what you want to do post MBA.
Go through the websites of the schools and see the companies that come in to recruit.
Also have a look at the electives offered at the schools.

All the best!
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13 Dec 2016, 17:44
Hi ashokjha1986,

The process of applying to (and ultimately attending) Business School will require a big investment of time, money and energy on your part, so you really should make sure that the Programs that you apply to match your career goals/needs. There are a variety of factors that go into selecting the Schools that you'll apply to. Instead of just applying to Programs in which you might have a good chance to 'get in', here are some other things to think about:

1) Is there a particular company that you want to work for or industry that you want to work in? Certain degrees are more appropriate than others if you have a specific career goal.
2) What do you want your MBA to do for you?
3) Do you want to go to School full-time or part-time?
4) Are you willing to relocate? Are you comfortable with working through a program that is primarily online?
5) Are you going to be applying for scholarships?
Etc.

It's okay if you don't have answers to any of these questions just yet, but you really should try to define all of the important variables in terms of your goals, so that you can tailor your entire approach to getting into the best School that matches what you're looking for.

When it comes to studying for the GMAT, there are lots of different resources that you could use. Unfortunately, you won't know what you 'need' until you try some of them and we get a sense of how well you're scoring. In my prior post, I mentioned that it would be a good idea to take an initial CAT - and that's still what I suggest. Based on that score result, we can talk about how best to proceed with your studies.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
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01 Apr 2017, 03:44
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