Hello all Pagals,
Phew ! Its finally over. Score : 730 (Q50, V39).
I could have scored a little more on the verbal though :sad:.
Thanks guys for all the wonderful postings on this forum.
Summary on my prep.
I spent about 3 months for the preparation. Approx 1 - 2 hrs on weekdays and 4 - 5 hrs on weekends. That was the max time I could get because of a tight work schedule. Books Used.
- OG 10
- OG 11
- Princeton Review
- Kaplan 800 score
- Manhattan Sentence Correction (the best book for SC)
The first 3 books easily got me in 650 - 700 range. But to break the 700 barrier, I had to look at more complex tactics like the ones in Kaplan 800 and Manhattan SC.Practice Tests.
Kaplan - Not very useful - I felt that the questions were little off-topic. No harm in practicing if you have time
Princeton - Not the right one if you want to score 700+, but good for the basics
Manhanttan - Good for practicing, but the questions are lot more tougher/confusing than those in the actual GMAT.GMATPrep
- The alpha and the omega of GMAT :angel:. You can expect almost the same kind of questions in the actual GMAT. Practice.... Practice.... Practice... as many times as possible. Surprisingly I did not find many repetitions each time used it.
Another important point I learned on the way was to reason each answer in detail instead of just picking the best answer and jumping to the next question. Analyze the question properly and reason why you picked a particular answer. Think about variations of the same question. This will make your understanding of the concept clear and thorough.
All the best to all GMAT takers.