Monday, November 22, 2010

200 Questions to go!

Only 200 questions to go on the PS + DS of OG-12 and OG Math Review. With OG being the closest to resemble GMAT questions, I don't want to have the feeling of going in there half prepared.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

GMAT Study Update

Things have cooled down at work and I'm back to GMAT study. I completed the problem solving section of the OG Math Review and on to data sufficiency now. My first priority will be to complete the OG before I take any more practice tests. Also, I've applied for a one week leave just before the exam.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New and Improved Beat the GMAT Practice Questions - Free Accounts!

BTG has generously offered a few premium accounts to access their new and improved BTG practice questions. Anyone interested in getting access to BTG questions, please drop me a line. I would be giving away these accounts on a first come, first served basis. To know what the BTG's new Practice Questions are all about, read my review here.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I'm one of those gifted people who can doze off within two minutes of hitting the bed, no matter how hard the day has been, but after the nightmare of last week (a deadline to meet and staying up till 5:30 am almost every day of last week, including both weekends) has caused me to be wide awake during the wee hours of the morning.

I just finished the quant section of Powerprep CAT 2, and since I have trouble falling asleep, I might as well analyze my mistakes. I need to get back to my old sleeping patterns and stop walking around like a zombie during the day.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Postponed GMAT date again!

I've postponed my GMAT date again to the 13th of December. I know, I'm such a coward and a procrastinator. December 13th is pretty much my last chance now. I would want to see at least 700+ in my practice tests to go for the GMAT with confidence.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Review of the New Beat the GMAT Practice Questions

A cool product is launching today, the new Beat the GMAT Practice Questions. Features that I loved:
  1. Adaptive Practice - A BIG plus. If I get too many easy problems, I get over confident. If I get too many hard ones, I get depressed and never want to see a GMAT problem for at least a day. Adaptive practice gives you the right fit and helps you know where you stand. 
  2. Difficulty Level of Questions - I've really, really wished for this feature on all practice CATS, especially the GMAT Prep CATs. Beat the GMAT does a really good job on this.
  3. Flag option - Useful for questions you're unsure of and want to review later. With the numerous CATs that I'm taking I don't find time to review this category and generally miss out on reviewing questions I guessed on because I don't remember the question number. This option would be useful for attacking this category.
  4. Non Repeated Questions - I seriously don't want to spend my time doing a question I've already worked on and got right for the tenth time! I have better things to do with my time. Definite plus.
  5. Crisp video explanations - How many times have you read an explanation that didn't quite cut it? BTG does a neat job of explanations.
  6. Quality, Accessibility - Quality questions, accessible from anywhere. Completely online - Come on, who wants to carry books to office and let the whole world know that you're preparing for the GMAT?
  7. User Interface - Simple, non-cluttered and great to work with user interface. 
  8. 30 day money back guarantee -  I doubt you'll ever need to use this, but still.
Check out the product here! I'm allowed access to a few reviewer's accounts for this review, which I'll be happy to share with the readers of this blog. Thanks to Beat the GMAT for a great product!