Gurpreet Singh | GMAT 770
In Conversation with Gurpreet Singh who scored a 770 on the GMAT…Could you tell us about your background? I did my schooling from DPS Chandigarh and my undergraduate in computer science engineering at IIT Roorkee. Post that I’ve been working in a company called Arista networks. During my college days, I was also associated with a band where I was the bassist and also did backup vocals. What was your motivation behind an MBA? I’ve seen people working with me who are software engineers for 10 years. When I see myself five years down the line, I realize that I don’t want to be in such a technical role. It’s good to have technical expertise, but it’s always best to go one step further and shift into something else. I don’t see myself coding 10 years from now. I want to be part of major decision making. I had a start-up plan with some other people which didn’t work out because of legal issues with regard to cloud sourcing in India. This too motivated me to do an MBA to understand things from a broader perspective. How do you plan to start your application process? I haven’t particularly thought of colleges, but I think you have to consider colleges which have people around your age group. I’d like to go to a university where there is diversity in backgrounds- a multilingual type of society. I plan to research on the graduates from these colleges and check where they’re headed to. It’s important to check if you want to be where they are or if you want something different. Check where you see yourself 5 years down the line and then figure out which B-school suits you best. What do you want to branch into after your MBA? I would go into something that deals with logistics or operations. Although I’m good at finance, inherently I know that my math is a little dicey. I like organizing and thinking things through - I feel I’m good at that. What do you plan to showcase in your application? In college, I was part of Students In Free Enterprise (Enactus), an organization where you help people develop their business. You give them an idea and help them sustain it. Socially, I was quite active in college in co- curricular activities. My technical experience is pretty good since I’m from IIT. I need to grab an opportunity in something where I can leave a mark and hopefully I’ll have a profile ready in a few months’ time. How did CrackVerbal help? Initially, I was quite confused about what I should do about my GMAT prep- where do I start from, which material do I use and so on. Arun’s classes were a big boost and helped me develop a complete plan as to how to go about with my prep. Every concept was made crystal clear in class! I never felt the need to read any other book after attending CrackVerbal’s classes. I would like to thank CrackVerbal for its excellent classroom experience as well as its fool-proof student support system. In my opinion, the study schedule/plan provided by CrackVerbal is more than enough to crack this exam!! Thanks for the encouraging words Gurpreet and all the best with your plans!
Neeraj Kakkar| GMAT 770| Wharton School of Business
CrackVerbal was instrumental in helping me secure a good GMAT score! Their personalized attention to every student particularly played an important role in my prep for the exam. The faculty would set aside time to brainstorm certain tricky questions that further opened up other areas of discussion. The peer group was also actively involved in the discussion forums which led to solving new questions. Post class support especially is worth mentioning as they ensure that all the tests, quizzes etc are being done regularly by students before his / her exam date.
Sreejith Ramachandran | GMAT 760 | Indian School of Business
Apurv Manjrekar | GMAT 760
The verbal classes at CrackVerbal are really awesome. I dont remember picking up the book and ever reading any rules after their classes. They were just etched in my mind. I would like to thank the CrackVerbal faculty and the academic team from the prep front. The support team was awesome and never left me complaining about anything. Read about his GMAT journey in detail here. Follow Apurv on LinkedIn.
Kaushal Vyas | GMAT 760 | Oxford
My goal was to get 750+ in my second attempt at GMAT on 29th Dec 2012. I scored 760(Q50 V41). I am thankful to the CrackVerbal team for being an integral part of my preparation. Arun is the Gandalf for all us Frodos out there ! Read more about Kaushal's GMAT journey here. Follow Kaushal on LinkedIn.
Raviraj Jain|GMAT 750|Harvard Business School
Garv Sawhney | GMAT 750 | Ross School of Business
I would like to thank CrackVerbal for giving me a new perspective. They helped me “get in the zone”. I use the term “get in the zone” because once you start finding patterns that GMAT tests, you’ll never have difficulty ever again. Follow Garv on LinkedIn.
Niladri Chakraborty | GMAT 750 | Kenan-Flagler
Sivaprasad | GMAT 750 | Indian School of Business
CrackVerbal’s Verbal course helped me in a great way especially their Sentence Correction classes. They’re all about the basics. I only practiced using their given material. I would say their material is the key to my GMAT score.
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Amiya Kumar |GMAT 750 | University of Maryland
The strategy and techniques taught at CrackVerbal helped me to a great extent and in just two weeks I saw a score improvement. I knew I was making progress as I had my basics in place, thanks to CrackVerbal :). With a little more practice, my performance had increased and I was scoring between 750 to 770 range in my mock tests. I was quite satisfied by my mock results and so decided to take the GMAT. I scored a 750 on the actual GMAT test! Read more
Sachin Sharma | GMAT 740 | Indian School of Business
CrackVerbal helped me get a structured approach to the GMAT, especially in the Verbal section. That’s where I found the preparation really helpful. Previously, I focused on my gut feeling while attempting the Verbal section. After the lectures, I looked at it more logically and with a clear mind-set. I had a tangible improvement with each lecture I attended.
Karan Virani|GMAT 740
The classes at CrackVerbal helped me strengthen by haphazard concepts of the GMAT. One feature that I really liked about CrackVerbal was their test lab facility that simulates a real GMAT test experience. Read more
Sanmeet Jasuja | GMAT 740 | Ross School of Business
I availed the On Demand Course of CrackVerbal. The quality of lectures provided was simply outstanding. The SC module was excellent and helped me improve my weak area. Their lectures provided me with the concepts that I needed to know. CrackVerbal helped me crack the GMAT.
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Swetha Vasu | GMAT 730 |admits to Tepper, UNC Kenan-Flagler, McCombs, Georgetown & IE Business School.
The CrackVerbal Essay Writing workshop really helped to put things in perspective and gave me a framework to work with, it gave me a lot of direction. Before that I had no direction and no idea where to begin. Now, with 5 MBA admits, am I glad I made that decision!
Sumeet| GMAT 730 | McGill University
Harsh Fadnavis|GMAT 730|Indian School of Business
Though there are many coaching centers running for GMAT preparation, as I was a student of CrackVerbal, I can confidently say that I got the right amount of questions and most importantly, the right type of questions to work on!
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Kaushik Subramanian | GMAT 730 | INSEAD
I wouldn't have Cracked the GMAT If it wasn’t for CrackVerbal. They were very flexible with their classes. Whenever I missed anything they would provide me with the recordings of the classes and also call me if I had any doubts. They get to know you on a personal level along with the professional level and I think that's what their USP is about! Thank you CrackVerbal :)
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Akshay Phadke|GMAT 720| Boston University
The CrackVerbal Forum helped me understand the different perspectives to a GMAT question and I also learnt how to NOT approach a question. The Academics Team at CrackVerbal were very quick in their responses (something I liked the most). They clearly explained the right direction to solve and approach a question. Read more
Neha Srivastava | GMAT 720 | INSEAD
An MBA aspirant with a full time job & just about a month to prepare, that is exactly when a friend recommended CrackVerbal to me. And it is, by far, one of the best investments I ever made! They directed me to the ‘right’ study material which helped me put the limited time I had to the best use. Follow Neha on LinkedIn.
Ruchi Singh | GMAT 720 | Middlebury College
CrackVerbal’s faculty is patient in understanding their student’s abilities – they focus on helping you improve your weakness, but most importantly, challenge you with tough questions to help you raise your bar and perform better.
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