GMAT Score: 740/800 (Q49, V41)
After doing well at the GMATPrep tests (710-720 48/39) but only getting a 640 (48/32 on the first attempt at the GMAT, I joined Princeton Review's excelerator program to understand what could have gone wrong and boost my performance.
The Princeton practice exams (with detailed score reports including how answers to a question affected my score) , along with the pacing systems helped me understand how each question affects my score and gain the consistency in my scoring. My trainers, Tarun & Priyanka provided focused assistance on commonly tested rules, exceptions to rules (GMAT anomalies) and advanced level questions.
I was made to give about 7-8 full length tests and each of my test was reviewed by the trainers. My regular pitfalls were spotted (Boldface in CR and Geometry) and targeted help was provided, focusing on simple shortcuts that save considerable time. Furthermore, practicing 700-800 level questions rather than the 600-700 level questions in the OG allowed me to boost my performance and be more confident when facing difficult questions on test date. After 5 weeks, I was able to improve my score to 740 (49/41) in the GMAT.
Rohit K Maskara
GMAT Score: 760/800 (Q49, V44)
I started my GMAT journey on a rather positive note – a 700 on GMAT Prep. But it quickly became clear to me that this is not something I could do consistently. I was looking for a quality GMAT coaching program and shortlisted my choices to Jamboree and Princeton. However, the personal attention and consideration that I felt on my first visit itself to Princeton made the decision easy.
I scored a 590 on the diagnostic test and this completely shot my confidence. I had taken leave from my office and needed to reach 700+ within 2 months. It was suggested to me that I join the Excelerator program as my GMAT prep scores were high. Even I needed to work at my own pace and not be burdened by regular classes. So I started my preparations with Tarun Sir and Charu Mam.
My first few sessions in Quant were a disaster. I just did not seem to grasp the idea of DS questions. But I persevered through the hours of relearning the basics of material I had learned and forgotten in my school days. But more importantly, I also learned how to apply logic to math questions. There were so many times that Sir would solve a question without even writing one equation, it astounded me. With the huge question bank at his disposal, Tarun Sir ensured that I got sufficient practice of every possible question type on the GMAT. Probability is my Achilles’ heel and I am glad I only got one question on my actual exam.
The Verbal progression was slightly different. We covered all the topics in class fairly quickly and then I set to work on the Official Guide. Me and Charu Mam would spend several hours analyzing what went wrong whenever I would make mistakes. We applied the same approach to Official Verbal Review questions and spent considerable time in error analysis and then devising ways to handle specific question types.
Once all my course topics were completed, I set to work on the Mock Tests to get my pacing right. The first two tests were rather encouraging &nd...
GMAT Score: 760/800 (Q51 V42)
I recently took my GMAT exam and I scored 760 (Q51 V42). I would like to thank the team of trainers at Princeton Review for helping me achieve that score on the GMAT. The online tests available at the Student Portal of Princeton Review website helped me practice meticulously and enabled me to face the GMAT with confidence. Thank you very much for all the support.