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from 640->680->730 I sure did beat it!!!

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from 640->680->730 I sure did beat it!!!

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I am soo happy to have finally reached my goal. I took gmat for the 1st time in 2008 october and scored 640(Q-49,v-28). Thought I was not ready for it. Took a break for 2 years and started preparing again in october 2010 and took gmat for the 2nd time in june 2011 and scored 680(Q-49, V-32,AWA-6). I studied from most of the books available in the market. Princeton manual, Manhattan guides, Kaplan 800, OG12, Quant review, verbal review and MGMAT online tests. These helped me a lot in improving my verbal score mainly from 28 to 32 which was very very tough for me. MGMAT tests are best for improving on quant questions. They make you think differently for every question. For AWA i followed princeton method. For me its the best.

After my test in june '11, I thought about my weak areas in verbal. I knew I was weak in RC. So I started doing RC 99 day in and day out. It has 3 levels of difficulty-low,medium,high. RC 99 sure helped me in increasing my confidence in RC. I started improving in my hit rate. I used to get either 2/3 or 3/3 in RCs. But then I realised I was weak in SC and CR too which ment I had to improve on verbal as a whole. I took advice from my college seniors and joined e-GMAT course.

I used to think of e-gmat process as lengthy and time consuming, but unknowingly the same process helped me in getting a better score. Their stress on giving importance to meaning of the sentence in SC questions, breaking the argument in CR questions, pre-thinking,forming a logical structure etc really helped in the process of elimination. I used to re-listen to all the concepts which helped in strengthening the concept more.

I practiced the last 100 questions for PS and DS from OG and some tests in grockit for quant and verbal. I gave 2 gmatpreps on saturday(710) and sunday(730). I was happy with my scores. I decided to not get tensed on seeing any RC question and I followed it. On monday 17th October, I took my GMAT and scored 730(Q-50,V-39,AWA-5.5). Once I checked my score, I felt my hardwork has paid off. I was soo happy and excited that I felt like dancing then and there.

I still keep checking my score card once in a while cos I've always dreamed of seeing a 700+ score in GMAT. Dreams do come true. All you have to do is hardwork, be in the right path and check which method works best for you.

All the Best to all future GMAT'ters.

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Kavya



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Congratulations on your score !!!!

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congrats dude !! this brief gives a lot of inspiration to me as I am going for my second attempt soon ..

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Aim:
680 --> 740
V: 31 --> 40
Q: 50 --> 51
AWA 6.0 --> 6.0

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Thankyou uday and beatitin!

Good luck to u both!!!

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Congratulations Kavya,

We are proud of you and wish you all the best for your applications.


We recently recorded an audio interview with her that is available for the general community. In this interview Kavya highlights the things that helped her improve. e-GMAT customers will benefit the most from this recording. You can view her interview by clicking on the link below:

http://e-gmat.com/blogs/?p=972

-Rajat

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