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I'd say that 4-5 weeks before the GMAT should be a good starting point for taking full length tests.3 weeks maybe a little on the tighter side. I've taken 4 CATs so far and planning to take 6 more in the last 2 weeks. Should this be sufficient? I m spending a great time in analyzing the tests and s...

by CarlosP

Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-50,V-44)- Some Words of wisdom after beating the GMAT!
Replies: 61
Views: 47012

^^ Spend at least double the time you spend in taking a test. It's incredibly important to do that. I saw one of my friends just went crazy taking tests but would spend hardly 10 minutes in analyzing it. You must make sure that you spend enough time Spot on advice.. Analyzing your mistakes and then...

by CarlosP

Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 610->660->750- Third time's the charm
Replies: 18
Views: 13845

I was able to solve 85% of questions correctly in Official Guide & 70% in Manhattan Quant guides. But when i gave first Manhattan CAT i was confident in just 4-5 questions, on the rest of the questions i was struggling. I found quant questions in CAT to be very, very hard. Should i go for Manhattan...

by CarlosP

Sun May 10, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 610->660->750- Third time's the charm
Replies: 18
Views: 13845

Hi Carlos, Congratulations for getting such an amazing score. Can you please share some more details about the Grail series that you had used. Is it better than Manhattan for both quant and verbal. I have been using Manhattan but still not able to solve the questions with clarity. Wish you luck in ...

by CarlosP

Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 610->660->750- Third time's the charm
Replies: 18
Views: 13845

610->660->750- Third time's the charm

Got done with the GMAT finally and happy that I won’t have to take it again. Mine is a long journey spreading over more than a year. March 2014: Took the GMAT with only a month of preparation. I thought that I did decent on the exam but was shocked to see only a 610. I think I was not fully prepar...

by CarlosP

Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 610->660->750- Third time's the charm
Replies: 18
Views: 13845

Uncle Sam Hi am from India as well. Could you please guide me what schools I should aim , my gmat is on 24 Feb. I graduated from Delhi university last year, but worked in business with my dad. Now planning to study masters in finance in USA. I have been studying gnat for about a month or two. Pleas...

by CarlosP

Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-51,V-41) in 2 months- IMPOSSIBLE means I Am Possible
Replies: 75
Views: 60601

True that. The scoring and the type of questions is bad in Kaplan CD companion I'd recommend people to buy the additional tests that GMAC has released. GMAT tests are the closest that you can get to the real GMAT. Worth the money Yeah, they are pretty good but when should one starting using all the...

by CarlosP

Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-50,V-44)- Some Words of wisdom after beating the GMAT!
Replies: 61
Views: 47012

Hi Gaurav I was wondering if you could share your study material with me.I gave GMAT in oct and scored really bad esp in Verbal. I need lots of help and i have no time as my GMAT is in 2 months. Books & classes r very expensive for me. I would appreciate some help and guidance. I dont know what to ...

by CarlosP

Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: An average Guy's Story->580 in Diagnostic to 730 on GMAT
Replies: 62
Views: 58834

ashok27 wrote:
My job like yours keeps on the road a lot and sometimes I get frustrated that I'll never be able to prep well but thanks for the much needed motivation.
I think that is the problem with most of us-maintaining your motivation when the going gets tough

by CarlosP

Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 750(Q-48,V-44)- One step closer to becoming an MBA/VC!
Replies: 25
Views: 17953

Got done with the GMAT and I think I couldn't have asked for more. I can't just stop being happy with my scores Overall: 770 Quant: 51 Verbal:44 Background : I’m a native speaker and currently work with an equity research fund as an analyst on the east coast. I plan to work in Europe for sometime...

by CarlosP

Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770(Q-51,V-44)- Conceptual Clarity + Practice did the Magic!
Replies: 38
Views: 34917

ashok27 wrote:
True that. The scoring and the type of questions is bad in Kaplan CD companion
I'd recommend people to buy the additional tests that GMAC has released. GMAT tests are the closest that you can get to the real GMAT. Worth the money

by CarlosP

Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-50,V-44)- Some Words of wisdom after beating the GMAT!
Replies: 61
Views: 47012

I think that taking a test every alternate day should be good. I'm planning to take 10 tests in all over a period of 25 days How long do you spend on the analysis of a test ? And do you do it the very day you take a test on ? Though I'm not the right person to answer this as I have not taken the GM...

by CarlosP

Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770(Q-51,V-44)- Conceptual Clarity + Practice did the Magic!
Replies: 38
Views: 34917

Hey, Are there practice tests online? If not where can we get practice tests? Your question is quite weird. If you won't get practice tests online, where else would you get them ? There ARE tests that can be taken offline..I've taken CD based Kaplan tests..but they were not good..The scoring especi...

by CarlosP

Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-50,V-44)- Some Words of wisdom after beating the GMAT!
Replies: 61
Views: 47012

awesome score..I especially like your quant score..I'm stuck at 47 on Quant and would like to take it to 51 especially because my verbal is weak and i want to max out my Quant score..Any tips ?

by CarlosP

Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 760(Q-51,V-41) in 2 months- IMPOSSIBLE means I Am Possible
Replies: 75
Views: 60601

I have been preparing for the GMAT for the last 2 months and took a practice test today and was shocked to get a 31 on verbal. can you please let me know what else should i be doing to reach 40 on verbal. I'm a non-native speaker from mexico

by CarlosP

Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 740(V-41,Q-49) in 3 months- Sheer Hardwork, nothing else!
Replies: 19
Views: 12910