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November 01, 2016
abhimahna

Joined: Jul 18, 2015

Posts: 3630

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Verified score:
710 Q50 V35

Pearson VUE New Delhi(Yusuf Sarai)

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I have taken the GMAT once at Pearson VUE Yusuf Sarai Center - New Delhi.

- The staff will allow you inside the center only 30 mins before the exam. So, don't reach the center too early . You will probably be exhausted waiting outside or sitting on the staircase. There are frequent traffic jams in the route to the test center.
- No parking space - Finding a parking spot will be a challenge
- Nearby metro station - Green Park Metro Station
- The exam center is on 4th floor .
-The testing room has around 15 computers, each separated in a cubicle. I was given headphones / noise cancellation devices / 2 markers and 1 scratch pad.
-Staff is generally polite. After the AWA and IR, i had a few pages left in my scratchpad. I was given the fresh Scratchpad after the first one was fully completed.
-There is one restroom that is nearby. It is clean and tidy.
- All you need to take with you is your Passport. They will provide you the locker by you must ensure that you keep your mobile phone switched off.
- In the breaks, i was unsure of the time elapsed and the proctors refused to tell me. One of them told me that we should keep a note of time and was rude. I was able to reach my seat n just 4 mins and I has 4 mins remaining. When I asked them not to start the test for another 4 mins, they refused and said you are not allowed to sit idle inside the test room. They started my test in just 4 mins.
- AC was functional and cooling was optimal.
- There was lot of noise during the AWA. Noise insulation in the room could have been better.
- Headphones are provided at the desks. One can also ask for ear plugs.
- This is the best GMAT center in Delhi.
.Also, most of the dates in this center were unavailable a month or two before . I believe, this center conducts a lot of other exams apart from the GMAT. The best way to get a date in this exam center is to book your exam 7-10 days before you want to give the exam. Usually people tend to cancel or postpone their exam when the date is approaching. This helped me get the suitable date and timings.

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November 23, 2015
abhimahna

Joined: Jul 18, 2015

Posts: 3630

Kudos: 2652

Verified score:
710 Q50 V35

Verbal Live Prep

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Improvement 40 Points

Course e-GMAT GMAT Live Prep

Instructor Rajat Sadana

Location Online

EGMAT is an awesome company helping students achive their desired scores.

I have personally felt very good after taking this cource. I have gradually improved from a low score to a good one. I would suggest all the non natives to go for this course and learn the step by step approach to your dream score and thus your dream college.

These people are doing very good. They are charging less and providing a lot of support. I would say its worth joining this course. They even helped me extending my course for a month free of cost and this is so nice of these people.

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May 20, 2017
abhimahna

Joined: Jul 18, 2015

Posts: 3630

Kudos: 2652

Verified score:
710 Q50 V35

Seems the Best

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Improvement 30 Points

Course Magoosh Premium

Location Online

I have joined Magoosh Premium Recently.

These people are helping alot. They have helped me in generating the plans that I could follow. The most important thing is they are answering all your questions within a day and that too very precisely.
The video tutorial/flashcards allow the flexibility of doing it whenever you are free.

Everyone I have interacted with is the Best you can get from them.

I would recommend Magoosh for those who have ended up with a score greater than 650 and wanna get to their dream score. They have also offered Score Guarantee. I am hoping the best out of them.

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April 09, 2018
abhimahna

Joined: Jul 18, 2015

Posts: 3630

Kudos: 2652

Verified score:
710 Q50 V35

Help me achieve my Dream

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I was not very confident about how would a tool help me write essays or get me into top business schools. I was like "Are you really serious? This is just a tool Man!".

I must admit today I laugh at myself when I think what I used to think about this tool. Since it was just for a few bucks, I thought let's go for it. I bought the tool and started working on it. I showed my last years Resume to a couple of people and everyone was like "Hey, did you really apply to Business schools with this resume?". I was highly embarrassed. Come on, I paid so much for this and now you are laughing at me on this resume?

Trust me: I got awestruck when I saw Maria's advice on how to build a resume for MBA school. At that time, I wanted to punch my consultant too badly. I mean how dare he made me make a resume that was the worst resume in the world. Maria has made a comparison on what a good resume is and how badly you can make your resume. And all the qualities of a bad resume were there in my old resume. It was a BS.

I worked on my resume again and followed the advice that was provided on the tool. I felt a bit confident that atleast I have made something better this year than what I did the previous year. This also made me realize that some of the "big" consultant companies are using their big names to get the business but are hiring low quality consultants to provide services.

I started working on other modules of ApplicantLab. Initial modules brainstorm you alot by asking you to think alot and answer alot many questions. I felt a bit less confident on how boring it was. But I realized its worth once I started writing my essays. I felt that whatever the questions were asking was already brainstormed by the tool in the initial stages. It got so easy to just pull the information/answers I already wrote and plug them in the essays to make a story. There are many sanity checks that ensure that you are adding the information that the essay is looking for. The best thing is you have very specific information for every school.

I even realized that my previous consultant was not even providing me any direction or ideas to write my essays. He was just asking me to remove this and add something better. But ApplicantLab has very well explained videos for every school. Maria has provided alot many ideas/examples for you to think and has provided right directions to help you get further ideas.

Feeling more confident now, I started working on my first essay and this way I ended up submitting 10 applications within 30 days.

It was Diwali night (A North Indian Festival) when I received my two interview invites within a span of 30 minutes. I got excited and opened the interview module of ApplicantLab and started preparing for interviews. My experience with interview module was again awesome. All the general and behavioral questions are very well explained and they guide you to generate many ideas to talk about. This went in my favor. I prepared well and started receiving interview calls from a couple of more schools in the mean time. My interviews went awesome.

I ended up spending less than what I spent last year and got admitted to 3 schools with huge $$$s.

It was 2 weeks after the interview of one the schools that I came to know I got admitted and that too with unexpectedly high scholarship.

I have added my detailed story here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/stepping-into-my-10-years-long-dream-thank-you-applicantlab-262884.html

Happy learning!

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April 13, 2018
abhimahna

Joined: Jul 18, 2015

Posts: 3630

Kudos: 2652

Verified score:
710 Q50 V35

Wasted My Hard Earned Money! :(

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I applied to 7 Schools last year and didn't even receive an interview call from any. I used their service for one school and thought I would replicate the same advice for other 6 schools. I didn't know I was guided by the wrong person and hence I spoiled all my applications.

Initially I thought I got the best advice, and David was way better than anyone in the world. But I was proved wrong this year when I found that there were so many big loopholes in the advice provided to me.

One of the examples I could remember is David asked to me to create a resume with an objective line at the top. This is the BIGGEST mistake anyone can do in his/her resume. When I showed my last year resume to alot many people this year, everyone was laughing at me asking "Did you seriously apply to B Schools with this resume?". I now realize that it was full of tons of unnecessary information. So, did I pay such a large amount to make the worst resume?

Another example I could remember is "He asked me to add I want to take professor XX classes to get YY". This year I realized one should not do that unless one has really attended the classes from that professor. So, it was a weak point in my essays.

Since I was naive, I didn't know much about the application process. I used to ask alot many questions to David in order to make sure I was understanding well. I asked David to get on to Skype call rather than email chains so that we can get better understanding on how the things needs to be worked out. But after 2 or 3 Skype calls, they started asking me to pay additional $300 per hour for support. I believe if I am paying them such a big amount for one school help, I should get what all I need. There shouldn't be any limitations. But I was proved wrong and some how I had to restrict myself.

This year I applied to a couple of schools and I am holding a couple of admits with huge $$$ but again with hardly 15% of what I paid them for one school. And this 15% of the amount has been used for 10 school. Strange, right? But it worked.

I think all my hard earned money has been wasted! :(

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April 30, 2018
Admissionado

First things first: congrats on your success, sir (with scholarship money to boot!). From our perspective, this is ultimately the only thing that matters. Well done, we wish you the absolute best of luck.

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