Monday, October 10, 2011

MissionGMAT - Next steps ahead - TOEFL

Done with GMAT and I thought I can relax a bit. It was not to be as I found out that I have to complete TOEFL and score well to apply. I never thought I will have to take one more exam.

I rushed to the nearby library and grabbed two TOEFL books - The Official Guide and Princeton Review guide. I heard that TOEFL is relatively easier than GMAT but am not willing to take it lightly. So here I am in study mode once again.....

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MissionGMAT *700* - Not a spectacular success but I can live with it :)

I attempted GMAT twice after my initial attempt and scored 700(Q49/V37) and 660(Q47/V34). Now you must be thinking that I must be crazy to retake my GMAT again after the 700 score. Well, I could not resist my urge to retake it simply because I had a wonderful time studying (and great momentum going) during my second attempt. I believed I could easily score 20-30 points more than 700. Also I could not have convinced myself if I had not taken it one more time after my second attempt. This is simply me, I can very well digest a failure knowing that I gave it everything rather than sit with a good (read above average) score.

"It is better to have tried and failed than to have not tried at all"

However looking back, I now realize that I have lost one whole month and with it the opportunity to do a lot other things like campus visit, school research, apply for round one etc. At this juncture, I am placed to take a crack at round two. (Okay, I heard you - I should have used 'such as' in my earlier sentence to provide examples and not used 'like'.)

So in short this is my story -

1. Seemingly typical IIM (Indian IT Male) :(
2. Good GPA (84%) :|
3. Low, virtually non-existent extracurricular activities :( :( :(
4. One sparkling silver lining in the dark cloud :)

And I need to convert the above inputs to fulfill my dream of studying in one of the top B-schools in US/India. Is there something that I am missing here ? .... well you guessed it ... All I need is some DIVINE intervention will help me reach my goal.

Well that certainly is not going to stop me from trying. In the worst case scenario, my attempts will help me understand myself and help position me better in future. Best case scenario - I will have a 250 watt smile on my face when I start my first day in one of the prestigious B-schools :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pushing MissionGMAT aside ... for a GREATER cause

I thought of never writing here until I retake GMAT and break the 700 barrier ... but really pressing issues are at stake NOW and wanted to share it with everyone...

I urge my fellow Indians to take a stand and voice your support for the nation.....

India Against Corruption (IAC) is a citizen's movement to demand strong anti-corruption laws

I want to leave you with this awesome video ---

"Be The Change You Want To See"

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Am up for one more time...

[I owe a lot to my readers who have come out and encouraged me when my first attempt did not go well. I am really thankful to each one of you and your words of wisdom.]

I will accomplish what I had set out to do. I have started my preparation for the retake today. I will review every material I have got with me and then take the GMAT Prep again to see where I stand.

Wish me luck and success.....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

MissionGMAT - Ain't gonna give up my dream

I ain't gonna give up my dream. Let me start over again and hit the GMAT again with everything I have got.....

Friday, April 29, 2011

GMAT - 650 (Q44/V36) - MissionGMAT - Unaccomplished

I took the GMAT exam on 26-Apr and scored just 650 (Q44/V36). It is excruciatingly difficult to look back and understand what went wrong.

MissionGMAT - Unaccomplished.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

GMAT Prep II (Retake) - 740 (Q50/V40)

Today I attempted the GMAT Prep-II again and scored 740. Although it is a great score, I am not excited about it because of the insane number of repeat questions.

Hoping for a great GMAT D-day. Wish me luck and success.