This week went in reviewing all the topics that I have covered in my previous study session. I reviewed all the notes that I have made and started reviewing the Quant topics. Continue reading
Finally, a score that I would like to see on the GMAT. 720!! Split 49, 40!!
Again after an extensive study session, hard work and a lot of paper work, I took another practice test and this time it was 660. Breakup is Q 50, V 30. Well I am not totally disappointed with my score, I am not satisfied though. I was looking for a 700 but the score is moving like a slow movie of 1960s. Its 20+ from my last practice test which I took 3 days before.
Hi Guys, Its been a while since I’ve posted my last blog. Yes, I was super busy with official work as well as some mind-blowing results of my practice tests and others. But, now it feels great after putting my thoughts again on the screen with my hands on my keyboard. A lot of things happened in the last week: I scored another mind-blowing score (yes, it blew my mind after the final screen), joined the ISB admissions info-session in my city and tried to be creative with my resume.
It was a cool rainy day, with more to accomplish less to relinquish.
Yesterday I focused on Number theory and some info on resume. Find it here. Moving forward, today I focused on some basics of Quant and Verbal.
I did some basics review of Factorials, Absolute Values and Algebra Equations. The formula of the day was to get the number of trailing 0’s in a product or in a factorial. It was nice to learn that new formula. You can get it here.
I solved some Reading Comprehension problems also. Learned how to identify the wrong answers. It is a good technique. The most useful is to make your skeleton of RC of argument and then identify the question type. That will save much of your time.
I also checked my CR strategy giving a quick look at the Manhattan CR Guide.
It was not a holiday for me and I had a scheduled Manhattan GMAT 2nd CAT exam.
I had taken my previous exam without AWA & IR, so I thought of taking it with AWA & IR this time. I wanted to know the exam environment and my stress level during these exams.
I did my last exam review and was confident that I wont be making those mistake this time.
So it was 9:30 AM in the morning when I started my exam. First an essay. It was awa about art and music therapy against expensive drug treatments. I took a paper and wrote the main points that I wanted to include in the passage. I wrote 4 paragraphs about the argument and explained the prompt and situation. It took me 25 minutes to write the complete awa. (My typing speed is fast as I am a software engineer) *do practice on keyboard to increase typing speed. It takes a lot of time to think and then to type.
As soon as I hit confirm… Ooooooooo……What the…… Connection lost ….. and No Connection error. And when I refreshed the page, everything vanished. And timer of 30 minutes started again.
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.