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So I was given this thought by my peers to enhance my skills to better my profile in my career. I was lured to appear in GMAT after talking to some close friends. And that's how goes my story...
I am a working professional working for the Government. I hold my bachelors in Medicine from University of Delhi,India. What I am trying to get at is that Quant was not a natural thing to me. I started my journey by making an acount on mba#.#com and sitting for the Official Mock. The idea was to know my baseline. It was not a surprise to have a low score. For the record, it was 620 which had a Q47.
With this, I started my preparation looking for a modest improvement only (I would have been happy to improve my score by 60 points. Yeah, wasn't very motivated). Anyhow, I had this Godly mentor, Abhinav who aced this exam sometime ago. He was my only source of help, courtesy the remoteness of the place where I worked. Abhinav prepped the entire study plan for me. For Quant, he described Target Test Prep by the same words which form the headline for this review i.e. One Stop Shop. So, I buy my subscription immediately and off I go.
First things first, the platform. The interface has been created in such an amazing way which is extremely thoughtful. It is very interactive without risking you getting lost. You have the hang of things and never lose focus from what you are suppose to do. The course was very systematic and perfectly indexed. The screen space was optimally utilised by giving various buttons to switch lessons, chapters, videos etc.
I was given an advice in the very beginning and I would recommend the same here: "DO NOT SKIP OR FASTEN THE VIDEOS BECAUSE WHAT YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT IS TOO OBVIOUS." It was a valuable talisman that paid dividends later. I would try to keep my focus throughout the lesson text and videos, solve the practice problem, check my answers and make notes. It was a convenient experience to form basics and build on the understanding of concepts brick by brick.
There is a downloadable sheet with various formulae and basic concepts that is available to retrieve as soon as you log in. Do make use of that. Again, nothing out of the box is to be found. But, those nuances are very important to be held on tips of your fingers for time bound problem solving.
After completing my Chapter wise theory, I came to the large question bank that Target Test Prep offers. I started from the Easy section and went on from Chapter to Chapter and to Medium and Hard. Here, I would like to share that I did not try to bombard myself with questions and tests everyday. I tried to make the test taking sessions effective by taking care that I don't get exhausted and lost. I would attempt a decent number of them and would go back to check the answers of those that I got incorrect. Also, I went back to see the answers of those questions that I bookmarked while I attempted them and those that were not generally answered correctly by test takers (40% and lower).
Here came the important aspect of error log, as suggested by my guardian angel, Abhinav. I realised that I was answering certain questions incorrectly because of an inbuilt pattern of thinking. Error log helped me slowly realise the loopholes in my analysis and processing of the problems.
Slowly, I touched all the Chapters and all the difficulty levels available.
I gave my first attempt on 28th August, 2019. I scored a total of 700 with Q48. I shared my score with mentor and made some plans to fine-tune my prep. This is where I began using Custom Tests feature on TTP. I would focus on Chapters that I was not comfortable with and slowly increased the difficulty level. Again, I would solve a limited number of questions trying to keep track of why I go wrong, when I go wrong. The original plan was to give my next attempt after a month but because of a reason not completely known to me, I registered for GMAT for a date 16 days after my earlier attempt. LOL!!!!
The score I got this time is 760 with Q51. It was a pleasant surprise. I tried to remain calm while taking the exam and adhere to the timeline in a priorly decided manner. I skipped a handful of questions that were taking too much of time. So yes, luck plays its own role.
Finally, this review would not be complete without mentioning Jeff. What do I say about him? We exchanged mails whenever I was on a sticky wicket about anything. His response was very prompt and supportive. I would like to share this small incident. My subscription expired while I still had a handful of tests remaining. I dropped a mail requesting him for help. Without any counter question , he immediately shared the coupon code to access the platform at a significantly low price.
So dear Target Test Prep, please continue the good work. Through this review, I formally express my gratitude for being such a support in this journey of mine.


To the readers, unfortunately I write this review without adequate ease and time, making the sequence not so apt. May be I cover other aspects of my prep in near future. I believe in giving others what I got from someone else. Please feel free to contact me on Facebook if you think I can be of any help. I have a pretty unique full name, Rohit Singh Malan. Should not be a problem to find me there.

Adios!!!! Stay hungry, stay foolish...

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Congratulations. I also have a lot of good things to say about TTP, but will reserve them for when I am done with GMAT.

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Q47 is a great baseline, but improving those final few steps are very difficult (for some of us at least!). A score of 760 with V41 means no questions wrong in quant, right? You could improve your verbal score by 9 points and only improve your overall score to 790.
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Congratulations for scoring 760.
How did you prepare for Verbal section. Kindly explain strategy and resources used for each section of verbal.
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It has luck playing a major role. No doubt about that. I wasn't sure about a lot of problems while solving them. Frankly I guessed them.

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Congrats on that experience! Having such an improvement is always rewarding to read!

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Really ,I wish God grant me this kinda luck, Congrats anyway that’s a massive score.
Schools you applying to?
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Hi rsmalan,

Amazing job, my friend!!! I’m so happy that TTP was able to help you score Q51. Certainly, if you need anything from us, feel free to reach out.
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Dear,
Congratulations.
Kindly share your verbal learning experience wrt all 3 parts.

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Congrats.

1. What is your total score, sir?
2. What date was your second gmat test?

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New post 28 Sep 2019, 06:41
all the very best. Do share your overall experience while taking the test. I really hope you ace it... :)


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Hello there...
1. 760
2. 13 Sept

Hope it helps. All the best!!


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1. What is your total score, sir?
2. What date was your second gmat test?

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New post 28 Sep 2019, 06:46
Naah buddy. That aint true. ESR points my incorrect in quant.


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Q47 is a great baseline, but improving those final few steps are very difficult (for some of us at least!). A score of 760 with V41 means no questions wrong in quant, right? You could improve your verbal score by 9 points and only improve your overall score to 790.
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Thank you so much. :)
Thank you for the brilliant interface you guys have. Jeff is great.

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Amazing job, my friend!!! I’m so happy that TTP was able to help you score Q51. Certainly, if you need anything from us, feel free to reach out.
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Hi rsmalan - Fantastic score! Request you to please share how did you master RC?

Also, I wish we could get in touch with of Abhinav!! :P
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Hello there.
I tried to make notes on scratch pad to avoid shuttling back and forth while solving problems. Also, I indented on scratch pad as per para numbers.
Hope it helps.

Abhinav is a big man now, difficult to get his attention. Sorry buddy.

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Hi rsmalan - Fantastic score! Request you to please share how did you master RC?

Also, I wish we could get in touch with of Abhinav!! :P


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rsmalan wrote:
Thank you so much. :)
Thank you for the brilliant interface you guys have. Jeff is great.

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Hi rsmalan,

Amazing job, my friend!!! I’m so happy that TTP was able to help you score Q51. Certainly, if you need anything from us, feel free to reach out.


My pleasure!!
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