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As they say, if you strive for excellence and put all your dedication, success will definitely be yours. Following a similar path, Pranav paved his way to the flagship ISB’s PGP program with a compact and systematic 2 months GMAT study plan. Heard it right, no 4 to 5 months of drudgery but a focused 2 months.
ISB, ranking 28th in Financial Time’s MBA ranking is a distant dream for many and Pranav gave his best shot to win his place in the classroom with a whopping GMAT score of 760.
Let us hear his journey.
Well, my foremost aim was to make myself a GMAT preparation plan which will have an integrated study plan of a maximum of 2 to 3 months. This is the very reason my GMAT study plan is a steady one that doesn’t rush into the topics or is slow to catch up with the concepts.
The GMAT exam has 2 main sections - verbal and quantitative but my approach was more verbal-focused. I reside in Delhi and found the Jamboree’s GMAT preparation schedule quite beneficial and therefore, enrolled in it.
Mine is a quite simplified GMAT preparation with straightway 2 months coaching at Jamboree. At Jamboree, apart from their teaching I practiced around 6 - 7 mock tests. My practice was in sync with the learning, I usually covered the concepts and practiced 1 mock test. This way I completed 3 to 4 mock tests while learning the concepts, and ended with practicing the remaining.
But my main helper was the official GMAT practice papers from GMAC which has authentic materials to practice from. I focused on simultaneous practicing and problem solving which resulted in high scores. I completed 6 - 7 full-length practice tests which added to my high score.
As already mentioned, verbal was my weak part and I kept my study plan verbal-focused therefore. I also put enough effort into the quantitative section and practiced difficult sums. The GMAT verbal section requires a certain amount of logical and analytical ideas, therefore, I practiced more and reviewed my answers.
Time-management was another thing that kept me on the right track. GMAT is a time-bound exam and reading a passage or finding the answer to a question has to be done within a few minutes’ time. Always keep a track of your time while answering the practice questions.
I did mistakes and kept on working on the methods to correct them. My focus was to reach my target score by improving the verbal section.
ISB’s program was nothing less than an abroad management degree. ISB’s one year PGP or Post-graduate management program is a total win-win with a duration of only 12 months and the fees being Rs. 35 lacs. There are more to its advantages:
All these reasons gave me more than enough reasons to opt for ISB.