Tuesday, June 29, 2010

7 days to go!!!

Ok here it comes...I have only 7 more days for my D-Day...am already feeling bored with my preps :)...I just keep myself motivated by reading success stories from forums, blogs etc...

I recently took a Kaplan test and was shocked to see 6 SC mistakes..I know its a wrong time to witness so many mistakes but most were careless though...hope I dont do this on the D-Day...God help me here...I realized that more than your 'hard work', 'Luck' plays an important role...Hard work was from my part and I guess I have given justice to that...so hope i have my luck with me on the D-Day...but history witnesses myself being an unlucky guy :(...God help me here as well :)...

Also, I have not started with AWA...so this week would be spent on taking few tests, working on AWA essay formats and practice them, analyzing few quants concepts, glancing through the flash cards and more importantly relaxing(Couple of Lionel Messi's matches would help me here)...

On Sunday am planning to visit my GMAT test center with my Friend...Also, planned to go for a movie just to relax...and have listed out few things to buy before the D-Day...one of them will be Gatorade just to keep me charged up on the test day...ok thats it for now...Will keep you all posted with the result...Fingers crossed...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Did One week pass by already?

I cannot believe if a week has 7 days, a day has 24 hours, a hour has 60 minutes and a minute has 60 seconds :-)...I somehow feel last week passed in one blink of my eye...am witnessing time running past me..

Not sure if it is a good or bad sign..but definitely bad in one way..am lagging behind my so called 'Ultimate plan' by one day...yeah i named my last three weeks plan as 'Ultimate Plan' :-)..

I cannot see the reason because of a unrealistic plan..it is very well achievable with limited hours per day concentrating on 'Quality' and not on 'Quantity'..Maybe i want to blame it on my mind getting distracted or rather wanted to spend some time with friends which I did almost the whole day yesterday(with GMAT always lingering in back of my head posing questions such as - (1) am i doing justice to myself (2) Is this time really worth spent etc..) ...

anyways keeping the past aside will try to cover up my one day..with GMAT nearing very fast this might be my last post before GMAT..all the best for my fellow bloggers who have their test before my gmat date(i guess not many are there)...

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Yep that's right. I have scheduled my GMAT for July 7th.

The recent Princeton test gave me a 670 with M(47) and V(36). I was pondering over 'what could be the reason for a drop in the score from my GMAT prep 720(a week back) to Princeton 670'.

Couple of reasons I could think of,
(1) Princeton not reflecting the exact scoring standard as that of GMAT prep
(2) me sometimes loosing focus from the GMAT - result - not 100% goes in my preparation.

However, I know the first point above is just a lame excuse for a low score. The real reason may also be that my preparations trying to kick the bucket without any target in mind. So, just as few of my fellow blogger's have done I also decided to have a D-day. I like to live my life a quarter mile at a time :-). So till my D-day everything on my way that affects my GMAT prep routine would be sacrificed for(Few exceptions though).

With July 7th being the D-day, I would have 21 days(3 weeks) solid from today (Two days taken of the actual count of days - reason later). I would sit and carve out a comprehensive plan that would cover till the 'last but one' day.

Also, only thing I would try to guarantee is 100% of my efforts goes in and don't worry about the result whatever i might be. However, am still visualizing myself getting a 740 :-)

and yeah once GMAT is taken, I could watch some of Argentina's and Messi's matches without anything on back of my mind.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

What a weekend

I had to go out of town this Friday for some personal reasons. I thought, would study more on Saturday (that's today) to even out for what happened on Friday, but what happened till now really disappointed me. Came back to town today morning around 6.

When I reached home, my brain and my mind were in complete dissonance but finally my body obeyed my brain to go for sleep. With no breakfast, after some sports and business updates I just hit the bed. I woke up to have lunch and hit the bed again - yeah that's true I was completely tired and lack of sleep. Evening - went out with my friend. Just back home sitting in front of my laptop thinking 'what a productive weekend it had been till now' - '0' hours of GMAT for 2 complete days. Wow is this going to land you in top B school. No way. Have to get back to my preps now.

And don't worry about this post. I just wanted a place to vent out what my mind had. so this is it. Now am little relaxed. Could concentrate and study better if at all i do it today.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

my first gmat prep

well i should say my first gmatprep score did came in as a surprise. with one month of prep in hand i expected any score above 680 and following that to contrive a way to reach 740+ levels.

i would say LSAT CR's and RC's did really help me. even though sometimes i still hit only 60% success rate in LSAT exercises i strongly believe it really helped me in improving my reasoning and reading skills. also working on the complex and wordy lsat problems made the work easier in gmat..

the scores did really boosted my confidence levels. am really happy for a gain of 120 points from my first powerprep score on April last week. I would try hitting the upper circuit now. btw am aware that improving a score of 720 to 740+ levels is more tougher than improving a score from 600 to 720. It reminds me of 'Do it Nothing is easier'. fingers crossed.

GMATprep 1 split
Quants - 47 this was a real surprise - since i didnt start my quants prep till now :-)
verbal - 41
agg - 720
I guess this is the first time in any test i made less mistakes in verbal compared to quants.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship

Quick update before i hit the bed. yeah as the title says completed with the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship application. I know its a last minute submission. Somehow this habit of mine is not been changed. I guess may be a B school of my dream would change it or the process of B school application would change it. But do i really want to change it??? its fun working on a deadline on the last day of it :)...

anyway about the gmat preps - was working on some CR and RC lsat problems today. I see the main problem with me is the concentration. If i have it completely with me sometimes the success rate hits 100% - thats true. have to work on improving the concentration stuff..

also something happened with my blog today, was not able to access it. it showed no blog was found at this address or something..i guess something got changed in the settings..now it seems to be fine after some tuning...

thats it for now..happy on completion of the Stanford GSB scholarship application..ciao later.bfn.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Blog Tool

I was searching this link to find if any widgets would be of use to me and my blog readers. I found this 'Feed Scroll Bar' to be of interest. This could show some really cool B-School or GMAT or other business related information at a single place. I/we might come across really important info which we cannot afford to miss at any cost.

Quick update on GMAT prep - As expected, this weekend witnessed a dull lackluster gmat prep from me. Reason - same as was given. I guess its always 'now is the right time'. so let me watch 'how much of me is making use of the now':). ciya soon.