abhishek_moh SaysGuys please help me on dis.I want to appear for GMAT this year and apply for ISB 2012-13 batch.My work ex would be of close to 3.5 years by the time I join ISB(hopefully:)).Anyways I have had a decent preparation for CAT/XAT(though unable to crack the 99 % bracket)..Aim to get a 700+...I wish to apply during R1 for ISB...Please help me.Donot have any exposure to GMAT...When should I ideally book my GMAT if i intend to apply for R1 @ISB???Also whats the way to go forward???I am assuming 4 months of preparation wud be good for GMAT.However am also working full time...4 months of preparation wud mean I sit for GMAT in Oct...Will I be in time to apply for R1???Please advise...On these points or any points that I need to consider going forward.Thanks
Pasting an old post of mine below: Hope it would be of help to you..
You would yourself have to create a schedule as per your convinience,pace, time since you have been in touch, whether u can stretch long in the night..or get up early in the day..
But mostly 3months of Dedicated and smart
preparation is enough..
I will just paste the pointers from one of the previous pages(hope you havent gone through it..) and hope it helps..and you could prepare your schedule based on these..
1) Go on mba.com official website, they have a free mock GMAT, give that and you would get to know a bit about where u stand, what GMAT is all about,and what u need to do.
There is a plethora of material available on the net, if u can sit and search for a day. I had some 3.5 GB of material for GMAT, but beleive me, these numbers dont matter, what matters is the material that you use which shall polish your brain , to identify , understand ,and fix whatever the GMAT shall serve you...
And OG is anytime the BEST thing you can lay your hands on..
Try the following strategy , if you have enough time..
1)Rush through Princeton Review for GMAT if you have enough time.. for 2 days (just to get a feel of all the topics that u shall need to cover..)
2) Download OG 10 , from the internet, u can use sites like esnips to download many guys tank the online version of the materials there.
3)After that get OG 11, And follow that up for OG 12.
4)If you still feel, you need some more in either Quant or Verbal, get the Official Guide Supplements( they are separate for Quant and Verbal)
5)For Sentence Correction consider Manhattan Sentence correction Guide as your bible (and apply it whenver u do sentence correction Questions)..
6) When u will apply for GMAT you will get a CD delivered to your home with about 5 mocks(I dont know if u still get it) but its very good.
7)Also register for Manhattan GMAT (they will give u one Mock GMAT Computer Adaptive Test for Free
And download Kaplan Tests and other GMAT Computer Adaptive tests that u can lay your hands on..)
9) Finally if you have done all this you can refer to Kaplan 800 ..for some tough Verbal and quant(only if you need to..but I would always advise ,,go back and revise OG, thats the best bet..
There are also some very good material available on the Net like 1000 Sentence correction, CR,and DS questions, Spidey Notes , dangy taggart guide to GMAT etc.... But again..if u want to stick by my advise..Treat OG as your god..and put efforts in online mock tests..
PS: For essays you can use ACRO guide(u can find it on the web), but again my advise, just look into the 5.5 and 6 rated essays at the back of OG..have a clear starting and ending structure in your brain..take care of your grammer, and usage,,and that shall be more than enough..
Hope this helps..Let me know.if you shall need any more Information.