Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Fingers crossed, down on my knees, praying.
But notice, I said I WAS heartbroken. Then today I wrote the MGMAT 5.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Kaplan 800 is a great book for SC and CR, I have already seen a marked improvement in my accuracy. My RC performance seems to have a mind of its own, one some days it's through the roof on the others it's downright humiliating.
I want fine tune my arsenal now. Need to finish the RC bit in Kaplan 800, and practice loads from the OGs and take lots of set tests.
I will take the next on the 24th.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Percentile in QA has moved from 61 - 81 - 79.
Percentile in VA has moved from 85-83-89.
Total percentile moved from 84-91-93.
Over the 3 MGMATs i.e.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I also forgot to mention that the test date is 3rd of August. Which is exactly a month away from today. MGMAT is annoyingly difficult and thus the scores often end up distorting the real level of preparedness. The next test will be a PowerPrep one, and I will not dillydally and write it within the next 6 days. hopefully on the 5th day from today. i.e on the 7th.
Made a few silly mistakes in QA that I am aware of. More after I analyse the test.
In the next test, even if the QA remains in the same sorry range of 47-49, the VA score must rise to the occassion and touch 40 atleast.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Screwed up the time management in the math section, which was much tougher than the GMAT Prep.
I had to guess on the last 6 questions in QA.
Verbal is fairly closely aligned with the GMAT Prep, found a lot of it easy. The CRs were tricky.
But I am sad about VA because my score hasn't improved since the last test. It's the 11th today, I will write the next MGMAT test on the 17th, and spend these 6 days preparing for it.
My target for the next test is Q - 50, V- 44.
I will do an indepth analysis of this test tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
In QA, I made 4 silly mistakes, made genuine errors in 3, and just didn't know 2. I believe that the score will improve once (and if) I revise the Math Basics, and get over my fear of Probability and Coordinate Geometry. My target score in QA is 50-51. It's within my reach.
VA needs a bit more work. Surprisingly I got all of RC right, which is usually a big weakness for me. I fought back drowsiness and did what call 'active reading'. It helped. My hit rate went up from 65% to 100%.
I made a few silly mistakes in CR, and got some genuinely difficult questions in CR.
In SC... well, 6 out of the 11 or so I got wrong were SC questions. Slimy buggers! I don't know why people on these great forums can't stop ranting about Manhattan SC guide, I don't like it, and haven't been able to go through it.
A 39 on VA is barely satisfactory, my target score is 44+. I gonna fix SC.
Purpose of this Blog: For logging my GMAT preparation errors, and sundry.
Why can't I just maintain a notebook? Because I practice in buses and trains, and while waiting in ques, and I was access to this log without having to carry a notebook. Also because I want others to benefit from my error-log too. Wise men learn from other's mistakes, a fool from his own.
Target B Schools (in order of preference) :
- If I can't cough up the moolah, then apna desi ISB
I'll apply to 5.
I am a 24 year old Indian male, with a bachelors in commerce from DU with abysmal academics and dazzling extra curricular activities. I have 3 years of workex in the Energy industry.
Oh, and I love her.
That's WAY more than you need to know.