12-10-2006, 12:20 AM
am the latest entry into this blog site.been onthe prowl for a while and am posting my first thread now.am a serving armyofficer.intend to take GMAT in Mar(did it with abs no prep in nov and got a shameful score of 530).am definitely going to do very well in my forthcoming attempt.been a fauji for 17 yrs incl days at NDA & so am slightly alien to civ studies.am looking for guidance and good friends to share info.am a PG in engg.looking to pull up mysocks & get back to studies.
CoolAvenues GMAT Help
12-12-2006, 11:13 AM
Here are some very basic "rules" that you should enforce on yourself:
1) Make sure you spend as much time practicing as you spend on "studying" for the GMAT. The test is as much about familiarity and speed as it is about testing your intelligence.
2) Take at least 8 to 10 mock tests in an electronic environment well before you go for the real thing. The closer the environment is to the real test centre, the more comfortable you will feel when you land up at the test centre on the final day. Do not get depressed by the scores that emerge from the mock tests you take. Use them to identify areas of weakness and work on them.
3) Ensure that you are totally relaxed on the day of the test. I would genuinely suggest that you get off any coursework latest by the evening on the day before the test.
Hope this helps.
12-12-2006, 02:44 PM
thanx for your guidance.i need some basic initial tips like this coz i've never ever appeared for a civ exam and am slightly out of sync.i'll tell you my weak points and rqst you to guide me accordingly.my math is gen okay and maybe borders wee bit on the overconfident side.will work to curtail it.am at a loss to understand where do i begin my studies.am unable to work out a good study plan.
like i said my math is okay and am pretty fast and also accurate at calculations without even using a pen and paper.my verbal(or should i call it spoken english and written form of expression) is ,i feel,gen OK as i always do crosswords etc pretty regularly.my 530 was with 2-3 hrs of prep for 3 days.i'm capable of pulling thru quite fast. Pl suggest a method of study incl which is the best mtrl to refer to.i'll draw up my schedule regularly.
12-12-2006, 03:37 PM
Which schools are you trying to join? I think you can also attempt for one year MBA program at IIMs, ISB, ISME and Great Lakes
12-12-2006, 09:01 PM
you're precisely onto what i was planning for.but am extremely rusty as of now and need to really burn gallons of all kinds of oil to be somewhere in the reckoning.trying to get back to studies(competitive in civil after my 12th in '90) seems to be hell of a task.but i strongly believe in ''when the going gets tough,the tough get going''.thats why i'm looking for guidance coz you folks out there have been in the same thing all the while.'keep in touch.