It was my **first Manhattan GMAT exam**. I went through all the instructions carefully. I was not aware that the section details comes within the timeframe of the exam. Ok. New Experience!!

Selected 75 minutes for both Quantitative and Verbal as I do not want to take the exam lightly. I must practice the exam and complete it within the time frame similar to that of GMAT.** **

**Gyan: The CAT exams must have the equal amount of time to that of GMAT for all the sections**, this will help you to check your pace and the amount of stress you can handle.

I took this exam without AWA and IR. I started with good a pace but ended up wasting time in few of the questions. I Answered last 11 questions of quant in just 10 minutes and most of them were answered incorrectly.

In verbal, I did well with time but continuous 7 wrong answers took away the score from me and the %ile dropped sharply.

The score of this exam is as below:

Quant score is 41 and verbal is quite low 28. The math section in Manhattan is very hard as I saw around 20-22 questions with 700-800 difficulty level. And I also made a few mistakes at very starting of the exam, this got reflected in the score.

**I should not make the mistakes at least in first 10 questions of GMAT!!**

During review, I found few errors which are very easy to avoid during final GMAT. Some **Gyan** on Quant:

- Given that
**x is a +ve number, do not consider it as an integer**. It is a positive number but it can be a non-integer too. - When any 2 objects (normally car/train) move towards each other, the
**distance between them decreases at the rate of sum of the speed of both the objects**. For Example: if 2 trains, with the speed of 10 mph and 15 mph, are moving towards each other, then the distance between them decreases at the rate of 25 mph. - If
**Numerator/Denominator is even**then that means**Numerator is even**. - For a
**set X**containing**n integers**, the**mean**equals the**sum of integers**(s) divided by the number of integers (n).**If s is odd, the mean cannot be even. If s is even then the mean of set X can be even/odd.**

And some **Gyan** on Verbal:

- ‘
**Had said**‘ is**past perfect**, cannot use it for**simple past event**. - Always take care of the use of ‘s’ for singular and plural subjects. Like
**grow**for plural/**grows**for singular - Use ‘
**Thought to be**‘ instead of ‘**Thought of as being**‘ (it is wordy). Correct idiom is ‘**thought to be**‘ **“That”**is used only with essential modifiers and**is not separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.****“Which”**is used when introducing non-essential modifiers and these modifiers are**separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.**- Two independent clauses must be connected either by a conjunction, such as ‘
**and**‘ or ‘**but,**‘ or by a**semicolon**. - Difference between
**may actually increase**and**actually increases**. Removal of**may**increases the strength of the effect. So be careful in this type of SC question.

I hope avoiding these mistakes and following this **Gyan** could help you get a better score on GMAT.

Phew.. Lots of mistakes, a lot to learn, a lot to recover.

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