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  • Are you conflicted about whether you should apply to b-school Round 3 of this year or Round 1 of next year’s application cycle?

    Tune in to Accepted’s webinar, Round 3 vs. Next Year: The MBA Admissions Debate, for professional advice that will clarify the two options and help you come to a conclusion that will increase your chances of getting accepted.

    During ... Read More

  • It’s that time of the year again as many university admissions offices are now preparing for the incoming 2015-16 applicants. Most high school juniors will be taking a standardized test like the SAT or ACT to include with their college … Continue reading → Read More

  • One of the most important things to remember is that -The GMAT is not a test you can score well on by just solving hundreds of problems.If it were that easy, everyone would have been able to score well on the test. But that is not how it is. Why?GMAT is a game of the mind, where rest and mental toughness are equally important. Its a 4 hour long test, ... Read More

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  • The Game of Zeros

    by GMAT Mind Games on January 22, 2015

    GMAT is- The Game of Zeros!Zero CrammingZero StressZero GullibilityAfter I had tried the golden path of "work hard, practise a zillion problems and you will succeed" and had failed spectacularly, I made it a point to NOT prepare for my GMAT. I had finally understood the truth -The GMAT Mind Games that we as test takers play on ourselves, or allow the ... Read More

  • I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays reconnecting with their family and friends. I definitely enjoyed hearing about the changes in their lives since we last spoke, and meeting new additions to the families. One of the best times I had was with a two year old who I had met earlier in the year. She was much more responsive this time, and ... Read More

  • What to accomplish in 2015

    by Pro GMAT on January 9, 2015

    So we are already a week ahead of our New Year eve. I am seeing a very few blogs from my friends who got admitted in Round 1, I think they are still in Hangover!! Well, it is the time to be in hangover, but for how long? You people need to start packing soon. :P First, all … Continue reading → Read More

  • Select your Best fit MBA

    by Pro GMAT on January 3, 2015

    Thousands of students get their MBA degree from top business schools around the world. A majority of them do it to advance in their career and get the best knowledge with the best fit environment. They want the best return on their huge investment of time and money. Few of them don’t get the expected … Continue reading → Read More

  • Happy New Year 2015!!

    by Pro GMAT on January 1, 2015

    :) First and foremost New Year resolution: Conquer the GMAT! ;) May this new year brings charm, love, luck and happiness to your life. Happy New Year 2015!   #HappyNewYear #2015 #happiness #success #love #care & #gmat :D — ProGMAT (@preparationtime) January 1, 2015Filed under: General Post Tagged: 2015, GMAT, Happy New Year, love, luck, … ... Read More

  • Christmas Wishes

    by Pro GMAT on December 24, 2014

    :) :) My special wishes to you and to all those who are close to you. May you have a Christmas that is more special than it has ever been. :) !Quick Update: Took another prep test and scored 730 (50, 38). Still 4 wrong in RC. :/Filed under: General Post Tagged: exam, GMAT, GMATPrep, … Continue reading → Read More

  • They won it!

    by Pro GMAT on December 22, 2014

    Its been a busy month for all, since few of my friends got admitted who were waiting eagerly for the admissions decision and few are still fighting for the gmat (this group includes me as well). Congratulations to Vandana, NaijaMBAgal, TopDogMBA, GrantMeAdmission, under prescription and others (sorry, if I missed someone. Please make your presence … ... Read More

  • In search of 7_0

    by Pro GMAT on December 19, 2014

    Finally, a score that I would like to see on the GMAT. 720!! Split 49, 40!! 9 wrong in quant and 8 in verbal. Though the score is good, the matter of concern is only RC. Out of 8 wrongs, 6 were from RC. Surprisingly, no wrong from SC. I was not feeling out of time in … Continue reading → Read More

  • Triangle Sum Puzzle

    by on December 18, 2014

    This is probably a consequence of being a mathematician, but I have always enjoyed number puzzles. I think that there is a general simplicity and universality in numbers that are not present in things like word puzzles, where the ability to reach a solution can be limited to the vocabulary of the user.

    The fact that these are puzzles and not simply ... Read More

  • You just made the decision to take the GMAT. Good. Here is some quick advice on what to do next.

    Some students decide to immediately schedule an exam appointment in a quest to secure maximum personal commitment.

    We actually do not recommend this - because for most of you it will not be entirely clear from the start what it will take to reach ... Read More

  • So you’ve submitted your application and someone from the school of your dreams called back to schedule an interview.  Frightened? Overwhelmed? Don’t be... we’ve broken down the three main areas that admissions officers evaluate when interviewing potential applicants. The majority … Continue reading → Read More

  • For most tests that you may have done in the past, your intuition might have correctly told you if you were on track for a good result. If the questions are easy, you will score well, if they are hard, you will not.

    Not so much for the GMAT.

    The GMAT is an ‘adaptive test’ (well, at least the Verbal and Quant sections - which are the most important ... Read More

  • When we’re helping students prepare for the GMAT, we tend to find that the most stressed out students are those that are really struggling with the quant section. But paradoxically, those that are truly lacking math skills can be the easiest students to help. Why?

    It’s because the quantitative portion of the GMAT is much easier to teach. You can ... Read More

  • Accepted Interview

    by Pro GMAT on December 8, 2014

    A quick update for this week. I got interviewed by accepted a few days before and it got published this week. You can read it here. MBA Applicant Interview with ProGMAT — Linda Abraham (@Accepted) December 3, 2014 I also did some research on the final list of the schools. I published my first list of selected … Continue ... Read More

  • Today I took another GMATPREP test and scored 690 (Breakup: IR 5, Q 49, V 35). Another failed attempt to touch 700. By the time I finished my Quant section, I thought I would be touching 700 today, but as Verbal part initiated throwing confusing options, my confidence went from ups and downs and I ended … Continue reading → Read More

  • Most puzzles are fun in their own right. Some puzzles are so fun that they have the added benefit that they are likely to come up in unexpected places, like maybe in a job interview. I was recently reading a paper by Günter Rote entitled “Crossing the Bridge at Night” where Rote analyzes such a puzzle. Upon finishing the paper, I decided ... Read More

  • Back to the School Ground

    by Pro GMAT on November 27, 2014

    After so many confusing thoughts, I decided to write this post. I am yet to finalize the list of B-Schools I am applying to. For a background check, I have not taken GMAT yet(still not scoring up-to the mark. I still think I need more practice to crack RC passages), lowering my chances of admissions next year. … Continue reading → Read More

  • Magical Squares Game

    by on November 26, 2014

    Whether introduced as children in elementary school, as adults in the workplace, or somewhere in between, the concept of magic squares has fascinated people for centuries; The Wikipedia article has discoveries of magic squares dating back to 650 B.C. in China.

    Magic Squares of size n (for n >= 3) are n by n grids where the numbers 1, 2, …, n2 ... Read More

  • Scholarship Winner!

    by LA Tutors 123 Blog on November 11, 2014

    We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order … Continue reading → Read More

  • QR Decomposition

    by on November 7, 2014

    Suppose we have a problem that can be modeled by the system of equations Ax = b with a matrix A and a vector b. We have already shown how to use Gaussian Elimination to solve these methods, but I would like to introduce you to another method – QR decomposition. In addition to solving the general system of equations, this method can also be used ... Read More

  • Ethan Sawyer ("The College Essay Guy") provides resources and coaching to high school Juniors and Seniors who are experiencing writer’s block on their college essays or simply not sure how to structure their stories. He also provides free resources to counselors … Continue reading → Read More


    by Pro GMAT on November 5, 2014

    Again after an extensive study session, hard work and a lot of paper work, I took another practice test and this time it was 660. Breakup is Q 50, V 30. Well I am not totally disappointed with my score, I am not satisfied though. I was looking for a 700 but the score is moving … Continue reading → Read More