Would you suggest doing CR from Kaplan and SC from Princeton or does Kaplan have good strategies for both......
Since I am also from Mumbai, If you could spare your Kaplan and Princeton with me...
I would PM you if you give a go ahead, then maybe I can give you a call...
Answers to your questions
1) The book i bought costs just Rs 200. It does not have a CD. If you can afford it, go for the book which comes with the CD which costs arnd 1000 i think, or else you can purchase this book and try and get hold of the CD. I think the material will be the same, whichever KAPLAN book you buy.
2) A bold face question is similar to a critical reasoning question. it has paragraph, in which two differnt statements appear in BOLD. The question then asks in what way the two stmts in bold are related?
Great Score Man......Congrats !!!
But i have a few questions...........
Firstly, "Found approach to critical reasonsing mentioned in the Kaplan book helpful" ........... can you just illustrate as to what it was. Should one buy it ?
Secondly, What is a BOLD face question ?
Thirdly, where do you stay.........
Gave the GMAT today! Got a score of 710 (Quant - 51, verbal 34). Pretty much satisfied. I suppose i could have done much better in verbal, but at the same time 710 is not bad either.
OG - read almost all the Sentence Correction questions around 240 out of the 260 odd).
Kaplan - bought the Kaplan book without the CD.(not kaplan 800). Did not use it all that much, just gave the full-length tests which it had and found the approach to critical reasonsing mentioned in the book helpful.
Princeton review - found it very helpful for Sentence correction.
Powerprep CD - 1st test - 690
Powerprep CD - 1st test - 710
Did not give any other computer based tests.
I registered for the GMAT exactly 2 months earlier....hardly did much the first month. The second month, i got a bit serious and kept aside atleast an hour or 2 per day for GMAT preps. I took just 2 days frm work off the week prior to my test. Went to office on Monday and Tuesday....coz my line of thinking was, i wont accomplish much by studying all day 2 days before - a casual day at work wud maybe ease my nerves....work's not that hectic now.
Coming to the test...
Analytical Writing went off pretty well! Completed both reasonably well before time. Lets see how that goes when i get the official score card.
Then came Quant, i was slow to start off with, checking and double checking each of my answers.....Guys GMAT math is extremely simple if u've prepared for CAT....i scored a pathetic 70 %ile in CAT math. So all you have to concentrate on is verbal, especially sentence correction and RC which have been my pitfall!
Anyways, i was able to answer all quant questions right according to me.
Then came Verbal, it started of with a couple of SC's, then came a small comprehension...then i few CR's and then a BOLD face question...this gave me confidence that i was doing well bcoz someone had mentioned in their earlier posts on another thread that the BOLD face question is an indication of ur doing well..anyways, the questions were relatively reasonable....i found the SC's a bit tough towards the end. got 3 RC's in all, 40, 80 and 60 words respectively.
Final Words of Wisdom!
Guys the GMAT is much much simpler than the CAT. i gave the CAT last year and fared miserably.
verbal - 95 %
quant - 70%
overall - 78 %
Especially GMAT math is way more simpler...just dont make silly mistakes and answer whats asked! verbal, well work on it...practise all OG questions religiously!
Thats it! my 2 paise worth!
I have a query. Let me first introduce myself first. I am working in the IT industry for 2 1/2 yrs now(yeah yeah another IT guy). I have completed my B.E (computers).
I had given the GRE in Nov 2001 and got a score of 2140 (Quant - 800, Anal - 760, Verbal 580). I plan to apply to ISB for the year 2006-2007. Now i do plan to take the GMAT soon. But i have also read that ISB considers GRE scores for admission. Now 690 i think is the avg GMAT score at ISB. Does anyone have an idea of what GRE score is considered acceptable at ISB or is a GMAT score given more weightage than a GRE score for admissions? Does anyone know of a student who got into ISB just on a GRE score and not a GMAT score?
Any information is appreciated. Thanks!
FYI, here is the link which says that a GRE score is also accepted:
ISB Co 2006 ( )
srikrishnan Saysdont knowif iam posting this in the right place. But iam a fresher. r freshers allowed to apply to ISB? what is considered a good gre mark for isb? when is the admission deadline for isb?
i dont know if i m posting at the right place
i want to know is it necessary to have a passport before taking GMAT
as i m not having one.....
can anybody help me on this
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