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  • Paradox questions confuse test takers. The question is how do I correctly answer a CR question that is paradoxical?Usually, paradox questions say something like: "Resolve the paradox". And that is a clue! The test makers want you to resolve the paradox.How do you resolve a paradox? Let us understand with an example:The Mayor promised that the local ... Read More

  • Statistics are extremely important in life. But, on the GMAT, you don't need to have the skills of an economist to crack problems. Generally, the test makers rarely provide problem solving questions related to stats, but they almost always provide data sufficiency questions related to stats.So, knowledge of some rules is all you need to tackle most ... Read More

  • What is your leadership style? Don't know?.. find out.What are some of the strengths and weaknesses that really make you YOU?What is unique about your personality and how you handle problems?One of the most important qualities of a true leader is that the leader knows himself much better than those who follow him.Like Sun Tzu said,"If you know your ... Read More

  • Data sufficiency is designed to measure your ability toAnalyse a quantitative problem Recognize which information is relevantSynthesize dataDetermine at which point there is sufficient information to solve a problem.Data sufficiency questions contains a question statement, followed by two sub statements labeled (1) and (2). Do not waste valuable ... Read More

  • One Page to Bind them AllFor the uninitiated, this list will act as the starting point. For those who’re already familiar with various GMAT strategies, this will act as a revision list:GMAT Quant Strategies:When you don’t have a formula, always go back to the basics:An equation with 2 variables x and y can be solved for both variables only if there ... Read More

  • My title may be a little inflated but what I would like to cover in this post is what I believe to be the single most important strategy point for Verbal questions and one that cuts across all three Verbal questions types. It is what I call “The Principle of No Ambiguity.”

    Most people understand that Quant questions are completely unambiguous: ... Read More

  • People around the world are getting more and more impatient by the day. It seems like everyone wants results instantly. But, that is not how the world works.Just because you CAN answer practice questions quickly, doesn't mean that you should do that. Rushing through the official guide and then just checking whether you answered correctly or not will ... Read More

  • It is never very easy to sit for long hours on end, trying hard to concentrate on those endlessly boring piles of books day after day without fail. It takes immense amount of willpower to continue doing so. In these cases, a few things come to your rescue, which essentially involve listening to music. The right kind of music can soothe your nerves; ... Read More

  • Decisions, decisions. Now that most business schools accept either the GMAT or the GRE as part of your application, which standardized exam would be better for you to submit? Is the GRE easier? Do admissions committees like the GMAT more? First, let’s take a look at each of the exams. There are ways that the […] Read More

  • There are numerous techniques available on beatthegmat that may help you score better on reading comprehension. But, not all RC techniques are equal. And some may require extensive practice before you finally start seeing the results that you really want to achieve. Keeping this in mind, here are a few specific tips that will help you perform better ... Read More

  • It’s no big secret that chances of your success in gaining admissions to some of the most selective schools in the world depend on your ability to properly utilize the resources and talent available at your disposal. In most cases, you do need a happy supervisor (or 2) who will provide a stellar recommendation and hopefully mention all your success ... Read More

  • It seems quite simple- you read 5 sentences, eliminate 4 and voila you have your answer. But, as you answer questions correctly, the test itself gets more and more complicated. At one point, you will face a sentence correction question which will have multiple correct answers and things won't seem so simple anymore.The easiest trick that the test makers ... Read More

  • Top one year MBA programs

    by let's GMAT on August 10, 2015

    You can opt for a 1 year MBA program instead of a 2 year MBA program.Advantages:Fast pacedValue for moneyGood for networkingSome of the top courses/colleges are:North-western Univeristy,Kellogs School of Management        Illinois USA      http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/INSEAD   France ... Read More

  • The scoring algorithm on the GMAT is such that in order to achieve a high score on the test you have to be getting hard questions right. As most people understand, the number of questions that you get right is not the major factor…your score is based on the level of difficulty of the questions that you are able to answer correctly. But how do you ... Read More

  • Before you can even think about a high score, you need to build a solid foundation. There are certain things that you just can’t ignore. OR should it be: There are certain things which you just can’t ignore? How do you know? Sometimes even if something sounds right, doesn’t mean it is right! Let us understand when we should use ‘that’ and ... Read More

  • The ROI on an MBA with just a loanA lot of schools facilitate students who may need that extra financial nudge to pay for their business studies. And there are some popular scholarships that everyone has heard of and anyone who needs help may apply for the same. But, since a lot of people chase the same popular scholarships, many return empty handed.Let's ... Read More

  • Group Study helped me ace JEE: IIT Kanpur student writes how having study partners made IIT a lot easier target. A student of the Departmentt of Mathematics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Techonology, Kanpur, Gorank Dudeja writes why group study has been a boon to him while preparing for his IIT entrance. Hi, friends! I am Gorank, a student ... Read More

  • Really liked your article. I’d like to say that I fall in the category of “studied my butt off, got a tutor, purchased the proper prep materials, but have massive anxiety + depression”. In the end, 4 months of studying got me a 640 (actually I was scoring closer to 590s on my practice tests so a 640 on test day was amazing for me!). ... Read More

  • Rotterdam

    by THE GMAT DOJO on July 30, 2015

    Effective September 1, 2015. Dojo tutoring and education programmes available in-person also in Rotterdam.

     

    Our offerings in brief:

    2hr Quant Intro – €20pp 3hr Quant Models – €60pp 2hr Data Sufficiency Marathon – €80pp 3hr Grammar Workshop – €60pp ad hoc Tutoring – €48 per hour

    We can also tutor SAT, ... Read More

  • It never ceases to amaze me how few people use the official GMAT resources that are available. This is perhaps a credit to how good the major test prep companies have gotten at convincing people that their resources are an accurate representation of what is on the test. While third party resources can be very valuable for learning the content that ... Read More

  • Your MBA application process must begin with introspection – it’s a non-optional step to create a winning application. Even before you jump into analyzing the essay questions, begin with developing a self-marketing message that integrates the key themes around your story. These include your strengths, experiences, ‘defining moments’, passions ... Read More

  • Here are some of the GMAT sentence corrections tips I compiled.  I have added examples for each tip.1.Check pronouns:their,his,her…..Wrong sentence: The instructor asked everyone of the trainees to remain in their respective seat.Correct sentence: The instructor asked everyone of the trainees to remain in his respective seat.2. Check for pronoun ... Read More

  • GMAC recently announced new policies regarding both the cancellation of scores and how often one can take the GMAT. These new changes taken together are pretty significant, offer some big advantages to test-takers, and really affect how one can approach the test.

    As of July 19th, 2015 there is 16 day waiting period between tests. This is a significant ... Read More

  • GMAC recently announced new policies regarding both the cancellation of scores and how often one can take the GMAT. These new changes taken together are pretty significant, offer some big advantages to test-takers, and really affect how one can approach the test.

    As of July 19th, 2015 there is 16 day waiting period between tests. This is a significant ... Read More

  • A sleepless night with a cup of coffee is perhaps what study sessions are all about to many. But, there are a hoard of such drinks which lay their claim to brain enhancing capacities. We bring to you a list of such drinks which are popular brain boosters along with their pros and cons:

    1. Tea Perhaps the oldest of the brain enhancers; tea comes in ... Read More

  • FIRST STEPS

    by THE GMAT DOJO on July 9, 2015

    First Steps: Great training always starts with a diagnostic. We encourage you not to attempt the free simulations on the MBA.com site. Most serious teachers will agree with us, when we say there is a shortage of good prep material. In fact, one of our tutors moonlights as an editor for a well-known GMAT sim product, and he says the questions he reviews ... Read More

  • Time management is essential to anybody who is into serious test prep. All competitive exams come with the challenge of effective study methods and time management; failing which, success is merely a far fetched idea. Technology comes to our rescue when it comes to time management; with a vast range of apps to our aid. To cut your search short, we bring ... Read More

  • I still remember how I felt when I was first introduced to NP-Complete problems. Unlike the material I had learned up to that point, there seemed to be such mystery and intrigue and opportunity surrounding these problems. To use the example from Garey and Johnson’s book “Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP Completeness”, ... Read More

  • In a previous post, I discussed the differences between the GMAT and GRE. In this post I will discuss how to choose which test to take (or which one to take first) and describe the factors that should weigh into the decision.

    Take an Official Practice Test The easiest way to gauge which test is best for you is to take an official GMAT and an official ... Read More

  • In a previous post, I discussed the differences between the GMAT and GRE. In this post I will discuss how to choose which test to take (or which one to take first) and describe the factors that should weigh into the decision.

    Take an Official Practice Test The easiest way to gauge which test is best for you is to take an official GMAT and an official ... Read More

  • Studying is not about digging into your books anymore. With the advent of the smart phones and high speed internet; the way we study has undergone a sea change. We bring to you a list of the major technologies that have changed the way the world studies forever. Here is a list of 7 tech savvy ways to do your studying :

    1. Wikipedia Of all things that ... Read More