I am from the most difficult pool of the selection . Indian , IT male :-)
Now in my case I didn't knew what kind of material should not be touched like the Arco(maths section really sucks !! , though this is my personal opinion ) .and then in search of TRUTH , I went through so many Chinese/Korean sites that I nearly wasted one month without getting any useful material
Inorder that any newbie should not waste lot of time on material section , i have started the blog .
My Score break up is (Q51 , V49) - 790. AWA score still to come...
AWA : -
This went smooth … For this I prepared one sample template and read some of the sample essays on the net .. I have been prolific writer through out my school days . So this section was not the one for which I was worried most .
In case of the analysis of the argument , I had a considerable preparation while solving the CR section . The most important thing here is the analysis of the CR which u do wrong , slowly I developed an instinct to mark the right answer .
Issue was something about the old buildings replaced with the new one , so wrote as much as possible in first 20 min and then edited for next ten minutes.
The most important aspect here is to present your ideas in a structured way.
This was my strong section , but used to make couple of silly mistake in the practice test … In the last month totally focused on the silly mistakes . Like the Number problem ,so always used to put -2,-2.2, -1 , 0 , 1,1.1,3 (negative , zero , positive , decimal number) … major problem was DS , figured out some ways to pin it down ( but I think I didn't nail it down properly ) .. like always try to negate the option a and B given (DS what I think requires some good amount of analysis .. so whenever u got something wrong ,carefully analyse it ….
Rest nothing too special abt the test day …..Question where quite average Got couple of Combination problem but they were not very difficult ……..also I didn't got any Statistic question , but two DS were quite tricky one …. One thing I would suggest here is don't go for some trash material ( like the ARCO and some below standard material available on site ) .I wasted lot of my time on this . best is to prepare with the OG and then PR – Hard Bin is also good , though I tried only first set . The various GMAT Real Question Tests are also very near to the questions you will get on the test. You can download them from this blog.
Now this was the area which I knew if I did properly , my score will have big boost ….so in the test preparation ….Dedicated almost all the time for the Sentence correction . RC and CR were my strong points .
I made OG as my bible and went thoroughly with all the explainations on it … Practised some of the 1000Sc too …….
Over all on the test day I got some 5 passages in all .. That made me easy because I was knowing more the passage I solve , better score I will get .. The best part was that I didn't had any Bold face Cr's and the Sentence correction were also not very tough ……Again the GMAT Real Question Tests have very good verbal questions for practise. So make sure to do every question meticulously.
In Sum, a nice experience ..If u have any specific question on my test day . please shoot .. I remember quite a few question of my test day .. I will upload them as soon as I get them in order .
All the best. God Bless.