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Old 24th March 2010, 19:41   #16
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one more point, do not ignore the essays. Admission committees compare your application essays with these to ensure you have written your essays yourself.
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Good point Vivek.
So, who's free to catch up this weekend? If we have a handful, we can meet at a coffee shop.
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Hi,
I have written the GMAT twice in the last 3 months.
First time I scored 670 and the second time with a lot of effort I scored 690.
Am applying for some Universities in the UK. Fingers crossed as I wait for their response.
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Wrote GMAT this week... Got a pretty good score. I guess I am late for this year's applications. Are there any good colleges still taking in applications for this year ?
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Wrote GMAT this week... Got a pretty good score.
Could you please share your score, and also share valuable info such as
1. Guides used.
2. Preparation Effort (hours per day, total days).
3. Any topic that you stressed during preparation.
4. Any particulary difficult set of questions in the actual test (was it from probability).
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Could you please share your score, and also share valuable info such as
1. Guides used.
2. Preparation Effort (hours per day, total days).
3. Any topic that you stressed during preparation.
4. Any particulary difficult set of questions in the actual test (was it from probability).
Scored 760. Did OG 12 and kaplan. 30-45 mins per day, some 2 hrs on weekends. Focussed more on SC.
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Cool score! I suggest you wait for next year if you are looking at 'good' schools - many schools may have closed their last round of admission for this Fall (september) session.
PS: Good = Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, MIT. Just my perception though
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Scored 760. Did OG 12 and kaplan. 30-45 mins per day, some 2 hrs on weekends. Focussed more on SC.
Very good score! How long did you prepare for?
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Did you attempt the two practice tests from the Official Guide before starting preparation? How much did you score that time? Just wanted to know how much you were able to improve your score in the actual test (compared to the practice test before starting preparation).
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Default GMAT syllabus

GMAT maths syllabus is given below (source: http://gmat.prepedge.com/)
Arithmetic
1. Number Theory
2. Percentages, Fractions
3. Profit and Loss
4. Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation
5. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
6. Mixtures and Alligation
7. Speed, Time and Distance
8. Circular and Straight Races
9. Pipes, Cisterns and Work, Time
10. Simple and Compound Interest
Algebra and Geometry
1. Linear Equations
2. Quadratic Equations
3. Arithmetic and Multiplicative (Geometric) Progressions (AP, GP) and sequences.
4. Inequalities
5. Permutation and Combination
6. Probability
7. Set Theory
8. Geometry
9. Mensuration
10. Co-ordinate Geometry

Please list any preparation websites that you have come across (Please also list your opinion about the standard of the site).
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Very good score! How long did you prepare for?
I prepared for some 5 weeks or so. Mostly verbal. Did not touch quants until the last week before the test.
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Did you attempt the two practice tests from the Official Guide before starting preparation? How much did you score that time? Just wanted to know how much you were able to improve your score in the actual test (compared to the practice test before starting preparation).
Yes, I took the two tests. Scored 730 in the first(around the time I started preparing) and 720 in the second(in the last week before the test).
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Oh, ok. That means the Practice Tests from the Official Guide are not really good in predicting your score in the actual test (contrary to what the book claims). How much did you score in the Kaplan Practice test (after preparation)? Kaplan questions are supposed to be very tough compared to the official guide.

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My cousin is planning to prepare for GRE/GMAT, so I am thinking of a combined study with him.

For GMAT, I think it's better to refresh the syllabus and the formulae in the Official Guide OR the PowerPrep CD, before starting.

I would post more as and when I learn further.

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