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The Executive Assessment – A GMAT for Experienced Professionals

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on March 02, 2017
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So you have around 10 years of experience but do not have enough time to prepare for the GMAT. Fret not! GMAT has launched Executive Assessment for seasoned professionals like you in 2016. The Executive Assessment is a shorter version of the GMAT – a mini…

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5 Changes in the GMAT exam that you need to be aware of!

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on March 02, 2017

GMAC has announced several changes in the GMAT Exam policies to enhance test taking experience. Don’t worry! We will summarize all the changes in the GMAT over the last year in this article to help you understand the changes and strategize better.     Change 1 – Policy on Retaking…

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3 Changes to the Enhanced Score Report that you should know about!

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on March 02, 2017

GMAC has introduced a number of exciting changes to the Enhanced Score Report. You can glean much more information from the report than meets the eye. Applying for your ESR is a must if you plan to retake the GMAT and want detailed insights into your…

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The Secret behind GMAT score for ISB

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on July 15, 2016
GMAT score for ISB

You would agree that it is almost impossible to get anyone to answer this question:   What is the GMAT “cutoff” required for ISB?   There are varying answers:   Some people tell you not to apply with a sub-700 score.   While others tell you the story of their cousin who got in with…

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Carey Business School – An Overview

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 25, 2016

A few weeks ago we had executives from John Hopkins – Carey Business School fly down from the United States to visit us at our Koramangala Center to do a small presentation of what Carey Business School has to offer to our MBA/MS applicants. Check…

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CAT Vs GMAT: A CAT 100 percentile scorer speaks.

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 02, 2015
Cat vs GMAT

“I have a 100 percentile in CAT Verbal!”   Every time I say this to someone, I see eyeballs popping. “Wow!” they chorus, “Which IIM did you go to?” The answer is none.   I was born with a severe case of Quantophobia and my CAT Quant…

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Best GMAT Coaching in Chennai

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on November 04, 2014
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How do MBA aspirants in Chennai select the best GMAT coaching classes?   To understand their mindset and preferences, we conducted a survey of those looking for GMAT coaching in Chennai. 68% of our respondents were working professionals and 32% were students. Here are some interesting findings!     TOP 3 Priorities for aspirants…

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Why MBA

Posted by klocadmin in Blog contentMust Read ArticlesOther Interesting Topics, on March 17, 2014
why mba

  Someone asked me to write my thoughts on this profoundly philosophical question. It is so complicated that people fail to find answers even *after* an MBA. Heck, it makes the Kennedy assassination look like an open and shut case 🙂     Firstly, look at what an MBA help you achieve. An…

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Online Classes Versus Classroom Coaching – Which is Better?

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 15, 2014
GMAT Online vs Classroom

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wisdom. The question that I get asked a lot by our students and also by a few people in the GMAT community is –   “I have decided to go in for GMAT coaching (I had a separate Wednesday Wisdom on whether you…

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5 Reasons Why GMAT is Better than CAT

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 14, 2014
CAT vs GMAT

Should I take the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the IIMs or the GMAT? This question is the perennial butter-scotch/ black forest dilemma that any Indian MBA aspirant faces today.   Other major dilemmas students face are, Which exam will I stand a better chance at? Which exam will give…

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Classroom Coaching Versus Self Study for the GMAT

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 07, 2014
Classroom coaching vs self study

This week’s Wednesday Wisdoms addresses the topic of classroom coaching versus that of self-study for the GMAT. . 🙂   Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wisdoms. So one question that I keep getting asked a lot, often is   “Do I really need to join a GMAT coaching or…

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Insights into the IIM Lucknow Executive MBA

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on October 08, 2013

In conversation with Sreejit Kurup who scored 760 on the GMAT and made it to IIM Lucknow for executive MBA.     What was your background like before you thought of doing an MBA?   I did my engineering in 1999 and have been working since. I had 12 years of work experience…

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Has Verbal Become Tougher and Quant Become Easier on the GMAT?

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on September 04, 2013
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Firstly, let us define what we mean by “tougher” or “easier”. For the sake of simplicity, let us consider a particular test of 100 marks. Previously, 80% of the students scored above 50 marks but now only 70% of the students score above 50 marks. Would…

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Wanted: Better GMAT OG Explanations!

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on August 30, 2013
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Background:   Anyone who has been studying for the GMAT for a few weeks – especially those who have started solving the Official Guide provided by GMAC, know this too well – OG explanations suck!   Is this post going to give you better OG explanations?…

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GMAT vs. GRE: Which is better?

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on April 22, 2013
GMAT vs GRE

Well, to quickly answer that one – neither is “better” than the other! 🙂 Comparing the relative merits of these two competitive tests is impossible since there is really no concordance between them. The various factors that impact the percentile scores of these tests are so different that…

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How closely is TOEFL linked to the MBA application process?

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on November 27, 2012
TOEFL

Consider this situation…you are all set to apply to various B-schools you have decided upon. You browse through their websites, typically the full-time MBA section, where you find another sub-heading such as Admissions criteria or Eligibility or even FAQs.   You read through them and find various application requirements such as…

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Top 7 Reasons To Do An MBA!

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on November 23, 2012
why mba

We seem to be living in an era where everyone – from fresh graduates to those with some years of work experience – seems to want to earn an MBA degree! Many a times, people make this decision without really knowing how an MBA helps or how…

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Screwed up CAT 2012! What now?

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on October 30, 2012
Cat 2012

The CAT 2012 show has been running for over 2 weeks now. Although the official CAT’12 results will be out only on January 9th 2013, from what we can see of the analysis and reviews of the questions, the ringside view is definitely mixed.   This year’s CAT…

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Why reading comprehension on the GMAT is not like reading “The Times of India”?

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on July 13, 2012
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What have you read since morning? The newspaper? Typically the sports column (to be more specific – reading about how your favourite IPL team is doing these days). What else do you typically read – emails? Looking at just the sender (boss) and subject line (report needed EOD) you…

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What’s New in the GMAT Official Guide 13th Edition

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on April 19, 2012
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Lots of GMAT aspirants had requested us for the list of new questions in the GMAT official Guide 13th edition.   So, to help all , here is a compiled list of new questions in the GMAT Official Guide 13th edition section-wise.   But, before that:    

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Step by step guide to stage-2 of the ISB-YLP

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on March 27, 2012
ISB-YLP-2016

Are you among the elite few undergraduates who have managed to impress the admissions council of the Indian School of Business, more commonly referred to as the ISB?   Congratulations on clearing the first barrier! If you have managed to make the admissions team to sit up and take notice of…

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GMAT Registration

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on February 28, 2012
GMAT registration

Once you are all set to take your GMAT, follow these steps for GMAT Registration and book your slot.   Step by Step instructions to book your GMAT on www.mba.com.   1. Go to www.mba.com. Create your FREE Account. Go to New User Fill in the neccessary details.   2. Go to Schedule…

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What do schools look for in the MBA Admission essay?

Posted by klocadmin in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 29, 2012
MBA application essay

Giving GMAT and acing it, is just the first step on the long road towards the admission to a b-school. There is no guarantee that a great GMAT score (upwards of 750) will get you the final admit to a top b-school.   As the b-school themselves say, GMAT scores…

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Top 10 B-schools – Course Fees

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 29, 2012
b-school fees

Most Expensive International B-schools (Considering the Course Fees)       Affordable B-schools in terms of Cost (In Course Fees)       *Data as per research in 2011,Please refer to the B-School website to confirm.   Want to…

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The VISA Process for studying abroad – A Primer

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 29, 2012
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The VISA Process to study abroad   Most of the countries that you will study in have a watertight visa process, governed by strict rules and stipulations. Here we give the student visa guidelines for some of the most preferred countries     The United States of America (USA)   After 9/11,…

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How to fund your MBA Abroad

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentMust Read ArticlesOther Interesting Topics, on January 29, 2012

  One of the most influential factors when you are deliberating the right MBA program for you is the cost of the program. We tend to observe that most of the students, who opt out of an foreign MBA program, tend to do so because of the expenditure involved. So,…

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How to Select the right B-school for You

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentMust Read ArticlesOther Interesting Topics, on January 29, 2012

Are you in a similar situation?   Step 1: Aced the GMAT Status (Done)   Step 2: Apply to B-school (Which one?)   Read on to find out how to shortlist your b-school     What are your chances of getting through to a particular school?   The GMAT does not leave…

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The 42 of GMAT : The answer to GMAT’s Life, Universe and Everything

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 29, 2012
GMAT

GMAT An Introduction:   The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is the primary qualification exam essential for pursuing management education in leading business schools across the globe.   GMAT is essentially the first step in your attempt to do an MBA.When you take the GMAT, you become eligible for applying to the MBA…

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GMAT Questions

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 28, 2012
GMAT exam

At the outset there are no free GMAT questions to download on this. However there is something of far greater value that you need to know even before you start solving *any* GMAT question.     GMAT Questions require more than skills   Firstly understand that the GMAT questions are not testing only your…

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New GMAT Pattern 2012 – Integrated Reasoning section

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on January 28, 2012
GMAT pattern

The GMAT Pattern is changing – the new GMAT with the Integrated Reasoning section!   You have perhaps heard that the GMAT pattern is changing but are not sure what is changing in it. Read on the FAQs for the new GMAT pattern that includes the integrated…

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List of Indian B-Schools accepting GMAT Scores

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on December 07, 2011
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MBA in INDIA with your GMAT Scores   ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai IIM, Ahmedabad School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai IIM, Bangalore Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai IIM, Calcutta XLRI, Jamshedpur IIM, Lucknow IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur & Dubai IIM, Indore ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad & Mumbai IIM, Kozhikode MDI, Gurgaon FMS, Delhi TAPMI, Manipal Dept. of Management, BITS…

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Why GMAT is Like Sachin Tendulkar

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on December 23, 2010

An interesting anecdote that I read in Aamir Khan’s blog was about an incident with Sachin Tendulkar. This was when they were watching the finals of the first IPL. Since the Mumbai Indians had not qualified, Aamir was sitting next to Sachin. I reproduce in toto:  

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How to bell the CAT– A Consultant’s Approach

Posted by GMAT CrackVerbal in Blog contentOther Interesting Topics, on October 02, 2010
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With about a month or so to go, the question that junta is asking at this point is not “Do I have it in me to crack CAT?” as much as “Do I have it in me to crack me in crack CAT in a month?”

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