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Hi Saurabh97,

From your post, it sounds like you're just beginning your studies. When you say that you've 'appeared some sample papers', does that mean that you've taken a practice CAT Exam or that you took a pencil-and-paper Test?

If you have not taken one yet, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can download 2 for free from www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 4 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

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Hey Saurabh97,

First of all - here's a list of prep material you may find helpful -

Free GMAT Prep Flashcards - http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/free-gmat-prep-flashcards
http://www.gmatfree.com
http://www.prep4gmat.com/share/?c=Free_resource_popular&pid=BTG
http://gmatclub.com/forum/all-gmatprep-questions-quant-verbal-187679.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/improve-your-score-in-sc-with-700-800-level-best-questions-160892.html

Second of all -read, of course, in English, every day.

Third of all - once you take a few practice tests and see where you stand, you may find yourself considering an online course. Courses such as these give a similar experience to the old fashioned GMAT class except you watch the tutor through a screen. When taking an in-person or live-online course you should make sure that we will have enough face time.

A different, newer option is a site such as exampal.com, which specializes in online computer assisted customized learning. What does this mean? Instead of reproducing the teacher-in-a-classroom experience online, a site like this uses personalized machine learning to bring the best out of each student. By monitoring thousands of other students who are tackling the same question as you, the site can provide you with the approaches that proved most efficient for each given question.

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