760 on Gmat: My First Step is Over

By: Scifi

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GMAT Test Preparationfor 3 months was well worth the effort!. I am absolutely thrilled with my score 760 [Q:51, V:45] . I expected >700 easily with my prep, but never expected it to go so high.

Thanks Scorechase and scorechasers, without you'all it wouldnt have been possible. Special thanks to Sneha for amazing explanations in Verbal, Guardian for helping in Math and RC, Hagrid for being the best admin, maverick and saswati for keeping things alive.

Start:

I started my GMAT preparation in October [I forgot to mention, my first mock test score in october was 580] , here is the first advice I got from Guardian and Sneha [the GMAT Tutors on Scorechase], which I relegiously followed:

- DO NOT refer to a LOT of material. concentrate on basics for 2 weeks and then PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.

- Stay positive, if you have worked hard for it, you will do it.

- Take GMAT Gold Seekers membership [its worth every penny!]

- Remember: You have got nothing to loose, nothing is the end of the road.

Given the advice, here is the material I recommend:

- Manhattan SC for sentence correction - dont read it digest it.

- OG11 - read math concepts, practice SC ONLY after you have completed Manhattan SC

- Scorechase Gold Seekers Cove subscription [that made my day]- do MGs and VGs religiously, pm Sneha/guardian if you dont get any of them, but solve them religiously ..each of them

- beatthegmat forum [great resources]

- GMATPrep tests [ take them more than 2 times to exhaust all questions from the bank]

- Kaplan tests [I hate them, but if you are scoring around 700 in GMATPrep then these definitely help[although the max I got in Kaplan was 680]

And thats it for the prep!!

Final day of the exam

- Took rest, as is always wisely adviced. Believe me you would need it in verbal.

- Reached an hr earlier and relaxed.

GMAT exam

AWA: easy, just look around for some tips needs 4-5 days of prep at max.

Math:
I got quite a few concepts on algebra. I was surprised to see no questions on mean/median/SD.

Verbal:

- Got 3 RCs, I had read it just couple of days ago and that saved me a bunch of time in reading and digesting the paragraph. The other two RCs ... one was political and other was about butterflies .

- SCs were purely GMAT type, Manhattan SC will do it. Saw just a couple of VGs, but that was enough to boost my confidence, I knew I got em right and was sailing. For verbal, if anything else except Manhattan is needed ..Sneha's explanations will fill the void

- CRs always strong for me ..

Overall, was expecting somewhere around 720 , 40 marks I guess bonus, MGs and VGs helped.

All the best all for your preps.

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