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Hello!

This is my first post on gmat club and I require some help...
This is going to be my first attempt of GMAT and instead of joining a coaching institue I'm thinking of preparing on my own as I couldn't find any good coaching institute in New Delhi.

I can give 4-5 hours towards the preparation on weekends and about 2 hours on weekdays(as I have college from Mon-Fri).

Im thinking of preparing with the following items:

1.GMAT official guide 2019
2.Complete GMAT strategy giude
set by Manhattan
3.E Gmat online paid course.

Kindly guide me if the above things are enough and if I should add/cancel anything.

Thank you!

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Hey Peekay25000

Welcome to GMATClub!

First things first, you have done a commendable job in choosing the right books to build up
basic strategy. The Manhattan Strategy Guides are arguably the best resource in order to
build the basic strategy to tackle GMAT. Once you have cleared the concepts, you could
make use of the forum effectively to practice questions.

Attaching the required links for Verbal
SC: https://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-cor ... 29750.html
CR: https://gmatclub.com/forum/critical-rea ... 28861.html
RC: https://gmatclub.com/forum/reading-comp ... 29341.html

Verbal Section Prep
It makes sense to clear your concepts for each and every topic before beginning with your
preparation. eGMAT has a really strong SC module & that will definitely help you build up
your appetite for the various rules and do better at SC. The Scholaranium will help with
understanding what your weak links are and working on them will help you improve your
scores. Alternatively, for understanding the CR concepts, you could use the PowerScore
CR bible. For RC, you could refer the below-given links on GMATClub(in addition to eGMAT)

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/guide-to-rea ... 21112.html

Quant Section Prep
The best way of building your concepts is to use the Manhattan Strategy guides which will really
help you with basic strategy. In addition to using these books, you have the option of using the
GMAT Quantitative Mega-Thread whenever you need more help with concepts.

Follow Bunuel. Solve all the questions in his signature. They contain some awesome questions
that give you the true taste of GMAT(Baker's Dozen, 12 Easy Pieces, Fresh Meat etc..) Make it
a habit to solve each and every question he puts up on the forum to improve your accuracy.

During the last leg of your Quant prep, this post immensely helps with improving your Quant
score - https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 41670.html

Additionally, for tests, you could purchase the GMAT Prep Collection Bundle(contains 2 exam
packs - EP1 and EP2 and a question pack). There are 2 free tests offered by GMAC, the makers
of the test. The scores on these tests are the best indicator of your current ability at the time of
taking the test.

Hope this helps you!
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Hi Peekay25000,

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 take 2 for free at 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 3.5 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 take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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Hi Peekay25000,

I agree that you should first familiarize yourself with the GMAT and then take an official GMAT practice exam. Your experience taking that test will give you a good idea of what to expect on the GMAT, and the results will serve as a baseline GMAT score.

Once you report back with your score breakdown and respond to the questions already asked, I can provide some further advice.

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Check below link for study plan
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Peekay25000 wrote:
Hello!

This is my first post on gmat club and I require some help...
This is going to be my first attempt of GMAT and instead of joining a coaching institue I'm thinking of preparing on my own as I couldn't find any good coaching institute in New Delhi.

I can give 4-5 hours towards the preparation on weekends and about 2 hours on weekdays(as I have college from Mon-Fri).

Im thinking of preparing with the following items:

1.GMAT official guide 2019
2.Complete GMAT strategy giude
set by Manhattan
3.E Gmat online paid course.

Kindly guide me if the above things are enough and if I should add/cancel anything.

Thank you!

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Hi Peekay25000

Welcome to GMAT Club !

Now coming to your questions

If were choosing books for GMAT


For learning Concepts

Manhattan Quant Guides
Manhattan Verbal Guides
For CR: The Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
For RC: Aristotle RC Grail

For Practice

The Official Guide for GMAT 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015-18

If i were choosing Online Course

1. Empower GMAT/e-GMAT
2. Math Revolution (Only Math)
3. E-GMAT (Only Verbal)

Now your available Options

Option 1

1.GMAT official guide 2019
2.Complete GMAT strategy guide set by Manhattan
3.E Gmat online paid course.

Option 2

1.GMAT official guide 2019
2.Complete GMAT strategy guide set by Manhattan
3.E Gmat online paid course.

Choice is yours

Good Luck
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Peekay25000 wrote:
Hello!

This is my first post on gmat club and I require some help...
This is going to be my first attempt of GMAT and instead of joining a coaching institue I'm thinking of preparing on my own as I couldn't find any good coaching institute in New Delhi.

I can give 4-5 hours towards the preparation on weekends and about 2 hours on weekdays(as I have college from Mon-Fri).

Im thinking of preparing with the following items:

1.GMAT official guide 2019
2.Complete GMAT strategy giude
set by Manhattan
3.E Gmat online paid course.

Kindly guide me if the above things are enough and if I should add/cancel anything.

Thank you!

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Hi Peekay25000.

Welcome to GMATCLUB. You should dedicate around 4 months to improve your score. I would encourage you to start by taking a GMATPREP Mock. You can then know your weaknesses and can work on them. 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. You need to work on solidifying your base and clearing your concepts. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

Your Choice for E-gmat for verba online is great. It is an amazing course 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 use MGMAT guides for your preparation. 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.

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 GMATPREP QP 1 for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

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

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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Hi Peekay25000,

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 take 2 for free at (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 3.5 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 take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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Thanks a lot Rich for your valuable suggestions... I'll give a full length CAT exam next week and will post my score here.

Now a bit about my timeline:

1. My goal is to score 700+
2. I'm planning to give my GMAT by Feb 2019
3. I plan to apply in 2020... I'll be graduating the same year. I'll mostly apply for MiM.

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