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  • Once you sing up for a test date your photograph and fingerprints are taken and you are assigned a workstation. Before the test begins you can specify up to 5 schools which can receive your scoresTopics for awa assignments are published beforehand and veritas includes them in the workbook. But there are over 60 of each type.
  • Issue asks you to give your views on the issue and there are no right or wrong answers. You are graded on your organization, support and control of English. Graded separately from rest of GMAT. No break between the two awa assignments and you are prompted for time when 25 min are up in each assignment. Quantitative section – typically 22 questions are on problem solving and 15 on data sufficiencyThe Verbal section of the GMAT consists of 41 questions collectively designed to measure your ability to read critically, evaluate arguments, and recognize formal written English. The section contains three different types of multiple-choice questions: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction
  • After the first 10 questions in either section the computer begins to adapt its difficulty level based on your performance and continues to do so sdyou proceed
  • If you leave 5 verbal questions unasnwered your percentile could drop from 91th to as much as 77th
  • Over 1500 practice questions in your veritas workbooks
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    1. 1. Introduction<br />GMAT and course overview<br />1<br />
    2. 2. The GMAT<br />Leading B-schools and management education programs worldwide recognise the GMAT as the most effective predictor of success<br />GMAT program now accepted by more than 5000 business and management programs around the world <br />Consisting of three main parts delivered in English and administered in test centers around the world, the GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical and writing skills that you’ve developed over time. <br />The exam helps graduate programs assess your qualifications for advanced study in business and management. Your scores are good for five years, so you have the ability to start your graduate studies now or down the road. <br />2<br />
    3. 3. GMAT structure<br />GMAT is a computer-based adaptive test administered worldwide by GMAC in collaboration with Pearson Vue and ACT<br />Online registration through<br />3<br />
    4. 4. GMAT Structure<br />Interactive tutorial no time limit<br />Analytical Writing Assessment<br />Analysis of an issue 30 minutes<br />Analysis of an argument 30 minutes<br />Optional Break 10 minutes<br />Quantitative 37 questions 75 minutes<br />Problem solving<br />Data sufficiency<br />Optional Break 10 minutes<br />Verbal 41 questions 75 minutes<br />Critical Reasoning<br />Sentence Correction<br />Reading Comprehension<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Observations on GMAT -CAT<br />Any negative aspects negated by level playing field<br />Positive Aspects<br />Choose convenient time to take the test<br />Fewer disturbances than on paper test<br />Fewer questions on the test<br />Get your score at the end<br />Timer in corner of screen<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Computer Adaptive Test<br />Test administered on a computer<br />Only one question presented at a time<br />Must answer each question before proceeding to the next<br />Computer Adaptive Test<br />Continually adapts difficulty based on your performance<br />6<br />
    7. 7. GMAT CAT decision tree<br />800<br />Correct<br />More difficult<br />Correct<br />600<br />More difficult<br />Correct<br />Correct<br />Same as start<br />Incorrect<br />Start<br />Incorrect<br /> 400<br />Incorrect<br />Less difficult<br />Incorrect<br />Less difficult<br /> 200<br />Incorrect<br />7<br />
    8. 8. How Your Score is Determined<br />Number of questions you answer<br />Whether you answer correctly or not<br />Level of difficulty and other statistical characteristics<br />Therefore…<br />Give yourself enough time to answer every question (severe penalty for unanswered questions<br />If a question is too time consuming <br /> Or you do not know the answer<br /> make an educated guess<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Myths about GMAT<br />It is more important to respond correctly to the test questions than to finish the test<br />Fact – There is a severe penalty for not completing the gmat test<br />The first ten questions in each section are critical and hence more time should be devoted to these<br />Fact – All questions count and hence pacing is crucial<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Pacing on quant section<br />10<br />
    11. 11. GMAT scoring<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Veritas Workbook Flow<br />Lesson (Typical)<br />Explains a type of question in the GMAT<br />Explains Veritas methodology to master it<br />Practice drills<br />Designed to improve necessary skills<br />Practice problems (Classwork & homework)<br />Mix of medium and advance level gmat questions<br />Challenge problems<br />Solutions<br />Why correct or incorrect<br />Shortcuts<br />Answer key<br />12<br />
    13. 13. VeritasSession plan 2011<br />13<br />
    14. 14. Typical Veritas prep Class<br />15 – 30 min Homework review (student questions)<br />60-75 min Lesson fundamentals (drills)<br />10 min Break<br />80 min Lesson (continued), In-class problems<br />14<br />
    15. 15. Additional Resources<br />1500 practice GMAT questions in workbooks<br />Further recommended reading – Official Guide (main & supplements)<br />Veritas on demand (recorded lessons, online) at<br />Essay insight (evaluation of 2 essays 1 issue, 1 argument)<br />17 practice CATs <br />Email support –<br /><br /><br />Phone support : 9810528444 (saugata)<br /> 9350102313 (arindam)<br /> 9891426135 (rajiv)<br />15<br />
    16. 16. Practice CATs<br />GMAT prep (2 tests) (download from or my acccount at<br />Veritas prep’s GMAT simulator (7 tests)<br />800score (5 tests)<br />Thomson Peterson (3 tests)<br />Veritas Prep Beta quizzes<br />New practice problems<br />16<br />
    17. 17. Use practice CATs to work on<br />Speed/accuracy<br />Taking test on computer<br />Time management<br />Stamina<br />17<br />
    18. 18. About Veritas Prep Elite GMAT preparation & admissions consulting<br />Largest privately-held GMAT-preparation and graduate school admissions consulting company in the world<br />Set up in 2002 on the campus of Yale College by Chad Troutwine and Markus Moberg<br />Headquartered in Malibu California <br />Operates in 100 cities in 22 global countries<br />More than 30000 students have chosen Veritas Prep to gain admission to the world’s elite graduate management programs<br />18<br />
    19. 19. Best of luck!<br />19<br />