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How to start from Scratch.

Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:00 am
Hi,

I am very new to this forum and can someone suggest me what are th book and materials to use for Preparation.I have already bought Barrons but i feel that it would not suffice.So can someone suggest me some good books for preparation?

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Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:05 am
If you have ample time. Check the blogspot created by by Eric. You will get all the necessary information.

http://beatthegmat.blogspot.com/

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Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:12 pm
It would be a good idea to check out this post as well: it's a summary of my blog and lists/reviews the books I used during my prep.

Best of luck!

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The GMAT Review 11th Edition A.K.A. The Official Guide is essential for anyone studying for the GMAT. This contains 800 questions from GMAT tests and is the only place you can find really realistic GMAT practice questions.

If you have worked through the majority of the questions in this book then the GMAT test is unlikely to surprise you in any way and many of the questions in the actual test will feel like you have taken them before.

This is available from
http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT/ToolsToHelpYouPrepare/GMATPrepProducts/OfficialGuideforGMATReview11thEditionNEW.htm

However the official guide is not very good at telling you the tips and tricks that you can use to squeeze every last point out of the test.

So you want to buy another book which will cover GMAT techniques. I would recommend The Princeton Review's "Cracking the GMAT" which is the best amongst the many available.

You can get it from
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375764771

Of course you can also learn these techniques online with prepfortests.com where we offer free tutorials, tips and practice questions.
http://www.prepfortests.com/

Best of luck!

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Post Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:47 am
Eric et all,

Thanks a Ton!I will buy the Books recommended and also i will start preparing for the exam.Also i won't find a better site than this for my preparation.

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Post Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:08 am
arjunnattar wrote:
Eric et all,

Thanks a Ton!I will buy the Books recommended and also i will start preparing for the exam.Also i won't find a better site than this for my preparation.
welcome to the forums Arjun. Smile
eric has a great blog indeed! adding to all this official guide 11 th edition. is the book one should start and end with his prep.

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Post Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:19 pm
Hey everyone ,

I have bought the official Gmat guide a week ago .Also one of my friends gave me the Princeton review but that was 2003 edition.Please let me know if the old edition is ok to prepare with else i will get the 2006 edition.

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