GMAT Club
January 22, 2016
rishi02

Joined: Sep 21, 2015

Posts: 73

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Verified score:
750 Q50 V41

A good testing experience

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The mumbai test centre is easy to find and close to the churchgate station. The staff is polite and that is always a good thing. The internal temperature was neither too cold nor too hot (for a change !) . The only thing you need to take care of is to double check the pens since a few of them are dried up and can stop abruptly midway through the test.
The scratch pads are a bit worn out but the staff makes up for it by not expecting you to erase anything.They simply provide you a new one each time you finish one. I would definitely recommend this testing centre .

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May 25, 2016
sourcex

You mean the new centre by Think Education Service LLP in New Marines Lines? I heard bad reviews about its staff there and the external noise during exams. Can you confirm ASAP?

May 25, 2016
rishi02

As far as I am aware there is only one GMAT testing centre in churchgate...
There were a few external disturbances but nothing worth complaining about. The staff was polite imo although my test was delayed by half hour for reasons I am not aware of . Nothing major for you to worry about

May 25, 2016
sourcex

Thank you for prompt reply.

January 14, 2016
rishi02

Joined: Sep 21, 2015

Posts: 73

Kudos: 297

Verified score:
750 Q50 V41

CAT's

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I had a fairly good experience with the Manhattan CAT's. They are a good indicator of where you stand. The questions are unambiguous and certainly of a higher difficulty level than those found in the official mocks. The explanations provided are comprehensive and easy to understand.
The only drawback was that the first three tests were much tougher than the actual GMAT and although i never scored more than 690 on the mocks i scored a 730 on the actual exam. However they did help me to get used to the pressure and acquaint myself with timing strategies. Overall i felt they were the closest representation of the exam and quite invaluable in my preparation.

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August 19, 2016
rishi02

Joined: Sep 21, 2015

Posts: 73

Kudos: 297

Verified score:
750 Q50 V41

Best Tests But Poor Analytics !

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I used the exam pack 1 and exam pack 2 for my preparation. They are definitely the most accurate indicators of how you will do on the actual GMAT. My actual score was within ten points of my mock score during both my GMAT attempts. However the biggest problem with these tests is that they contain almost no analytics. Average time per question type and average time by question content is provided but that is too broad a classification. It would be really great if the software let us see time taken per question . Another minor issue is that the percentiles on the software do not reflect the current percentile tables. For example a Q49 is listed as the 83rd percentile whereas according to the latest data it is 79th percentile. The reviewing system is also not smooth. Content wise these are obviously the best tests in the market but GMAC could do a lot more to address the other issues such as insuffient analysis.

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January 15, 2016
rishi02

Joined: Sep 21, 2015

Posts: 73

Kudos: 297

Verified score:
750 Q50 V41

E-GMAT SC course

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Improvement N/A

Course e-GMAT Verbal Online

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I gave my exam yesterday and scored a 730. My split was V48 V42 in maths and verbal respectively. I had enrolled for the E-gmat Sentence correction course and the thing i appreciated most was the sincerity in preparing the audio visuals. When i started out my preparation i used to score around 660, primarily because i was not doing well in sentence correction. Even though i did extremely well in rc and cr , i struggled with sc because i lacked a proper approach. Thankfully E-gmat fixed that.
Egmat provides a good number of practice questions and equally good explanations. Their approach to sentence correction is probably the best among all the prep companies.Even if you cannot follow their exact methodology, the course will equip you with enough knowledge to spot the errors. Overall i feel it was a great decision to purchase this course and it probably pushed my score up by 20-30 points.

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August 19, 2016
rishi02

Joined: Sep 21, 2015

Posts: 73

Kudos: 297

Verified score:
750 Q50 V41

GMAT club

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The GMAT club tests are precisely what they claim to be... the hardest quant tests in the market. However they are very useful because each question has brilliant explanations from bunuel and the gmatclub community. The tests are best used in the 'middle phase' of prep when you've completed all the concepts but do not want to finish the official tests just yet. The analytics are detailed and should be used to make a customized study plan and eliminate weaknesses. Your score on these tests may not accurately indicate what you might score on the actual exam since they are much tougher. However the more important thing with the tests is reviewing and learning from your mistakes and learning the traps employed by the GMAT

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