Wednesday, 24 June 2009

What Next? - GMAT!

Next item on the agenda is GMAT. Some people say it is the easiest part of MBA application process, but not for me. Being away from competitive exams (any exams for that matter) for over 12 years, it is one of the difficult tasks. I had a miserable experience last year. As part of my smaller steps (as mentioned in my introduction) I wanted to do a part time MBA and took the GMAT in Oct 08. I scored 640. This score is sufficient to get a part time place, but I don’t think it will stand out in any of the schools I am looking to apply for the full time place. I have a big task ahead!!!

Here is my plan. I am doing a house move this week and I am coming back to where I lived for 5 years. I have too many friends to entertain and will have too much of unpacking and stuff to do at home. So, I can’t do much preparation. I will start my prep from 1st July. I will be having sleepless nights looking after the new born from September. So, I have to take the exam in August. I hope 6 weeks of serious preparation will get me there. So, I am going to book for the exam for the 14th Aug 2009. Is it being too optimistic?

I am not looking for top scores. I am looking for a balanced score of around 49 – 50 in Quants and 38 – 42 in Verbal and I hope that will get me into one of the schools on my list. I think it is achievable with good support from my family. I trust them. Among all my dissatisfactions I have a very happy and understanding family -;)


manvir said...

Optimistic is good tool but should not be over optimistic
Pls give proper time to your study and then take the GMAT.

It's a matter of 250 USD which should be utilized in best way


Roy said...

best of luck! I too fucked up my GMAT...thinking of giving it again like you.

JulyDream said...

There are a number of books out there that I believe helped when I tooked the GMAT. I was on a self-study program as well... the goal should be a couple hours a night. Work on AVG time more than time per problem.

Let me know if you have any specific questions. I swore I wrote a post with the list of books I used... can't find it!


dhruva said...

JulyDream, Thanks for willing to help. I will let you know if I need any help. Thanks again