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From 640 to 730|| My GMAT Journey|| Never Give up||

My GMAT journey started in August 2018 and I took my first GMAT test in Mid December, 2019. I got 640 but I wasn’t happy with my performance. So, I again booked the second GMAT in the month of January and took my second GMAT on 11 Jan, 2019. I got 730. Being from a corporate world, I very well kne...

by meenakshimiyer

Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: From 640 to 730|| My GMAT Journey|| Never Give up||
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

A. People being allergic to drug is not the concern of the passage. B. The cost of the course of treatment is also not the concern of the passage. C. Only strep infection is been talked about here. So, other bacterial infections are out of scope. D. This could be because of the efficiency or the pri...


Using negation for option B) Temporary-services firms do gain business when an already weak economy worsens
is just opposite of what is stated in the conclusion and hence it weakens the conclusion
Hence, B is the answer.

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Temporary services firm - GMAT Prep Exam pack 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Conclusion: Hill and Dale thinks even though the economy is entering a period of sustained strength, the sale won’t increase. A. This statement has no relevance to the argument. B. This is the best strengthening statement to Hill and Dale’s argument. If the economy strengthens then people will p...

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Consumers
Replies: 13
Views: 10646

This is a question based on parallelism. A. “it weighs� is not parallel to “measuring�. So, A is out. B. “a wingspan� doesn’t give a clear picture that flying squirrel has a wingspan. C. “which measure�, “its wingspan� and “weighing� are not parallel. D. “which measure�...


A. The problem with A is that its not clear if children spent 6 hours a week every year before 1997 or not. It might be an ongoing process of increasing number of hours per week. Then may have spent an average of 3 hours in 1993, 4 hours in 1994, etc. etc. but by 1997, the number of hours of week th...

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: In 1981 children in the United States
Replies: 14
Views: 10474

D and E are instant untouchables because they are fragments. Unnecessary use of comma eliminates them. We are left with A, B and C. In choice A, the use of “are� in the end is wrong as it refers to a singular noun “graveteiro�. It should have been “is�. Choice C could be ruled out as “...

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: A South American bird
Replies: 10
Views: 7442

"As" as a preposition: In this case two nouns are compared (generally in the idiomatic form X same as Y)
“The reasons that.... are same as those....� option B - "reasons" compared with "those" ("reasons").
Hence, B is the answer.

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: GMAT Prep SC - sharp rise in the stock market
Replies: 6
Views: 5693

The argument states that during periods of weak currency (lower value vs other countries), X experience a sharp INCREASE in exports. Politicians are suggesting that the country intentionally weaken the currency so X can experience a similar INCREASE in exports. The correct answer to this 'weaken' qu...


A. This statement holds no relevance to the conclusion made in the argument. B. Here we are talking about the impairment caused by damage to language centers of the brain and we have derived a conclusion base on that only. Linguistic impairment caused by other reasons than damage to linguistic cente...


Conclusion: Somerton train service will be in profits this year because the living in communities near Somerton have increased significantly. The argument states that Somerton train service was in serious deficits because of low ridership. Now that people living near Somerton have increase, Official...

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Rail Executive: Last year we discontinued our Somerton
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

�being to� is a wrong usage. So, we can eliminate option A. “which are the protecting of� in Choice B is awkward and doesn’t make sense. In choice D and E, the use “for borrowing� is wrong with the context of the sentence. Hence, C is the answer.

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: GMAT Exam pack 2 - SC
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Choice A uses “involving� which should be replaced by “involved� as we are talking about past. In answer choice C, use of “which� is redundant. In answer choice D, use of “of� in the second arm doesn’t make sense. In answer choice E, use of “of� in the second arm doesn’t make...


“Nevertheless� is a connector meaning “yet� or “but�. You can see the futility and redundancy of “but� in E. Again, when we use a connector like “nevertheless�, both arms of the connector should be parallel. Choices A, B and E use a clause on one side and a participial phrase on ...

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Dolphins
Replies: 8
Views: 5783

This problem can be solved by paying attention to parallelism. We need to make the thing after "would" to be parallel to "appear". So, we need a present tense. All options except D and E are in either Present continuous or past tense. Option E changes the meaning. It seems that the air bag wants to ...

by meenakshimiyer

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: New items developed
Replies: 19
Views: 15296