Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cracking the GMAT

So with a lofty target set in my eyes, I am out on my GMAT prep. having taken the exam in the past, I am finding it tough to study first from the books and then move on to practice tests etc. So I took on a different approach. i took 6 tests from MGMAT and the way I did them was, I solved each question, then googled that question simultaneously to see whether my answer was wrong or right. After reading the explanation right there right then, sometimes pausing my test, and not changing the original answer I posted in the MGMAT CAT, I moved onto the next one. This helped me 1. learn real time 2. make a list of concepts i need to revise and 3. made it more exciting for me to take tests

I scored between 730 and 780 on the tests.

Then I took the 2 official MGMAT prep tests between yesterday and today. I scored a 760 on both (Q51 V41, Q50 V42). My target will now be to

1. take 6 more mgmat tests over the next 2 weeks
2. do them without looking at any answers simultaneously AND in one go with proper simulated timing
3. Cover the official guides and revise areas of weaknesses
3. reset the MGMAT CAT Prep software and retake the 2 official CATs
4. As soon as I feel confident, register for the next available GMAT test and kill it

My target remains 720+ and although I brim with confidence, I hope I dont falter at the last step.