Sunday, October 31, 2010

Beat The GMAT in a festive mood again - new BTG Practice Questions

Oh my GOD!!!! BTG is on the roll....When you get one gift, did u ever felt how if i get another gift? A gift that is more than worth the money and designed by experts..if not then start doing so..You will ask WHY?

The reason is simple. Beat the GMAT is launching new Beat The GMAT Practice Questions. Some People who are reading my blog must be aware of BTG. others you can explore the wonderful BTG community by clicking below
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The product will be launched on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. I am one of the few people who got a chance to review this product before its launch. Being a Knewton student i am used to such detailed explanations from expert's that when i read answers on forum, i always think can an expert explain me. With so much data available on the internet and abundant comment for each questions, it becomes difficult to pick the right advice/approach for a given Question

BTG product is designed with a user friendly GUI and an expert explanation in an video. What else? You just need a PC with net connection and account for accessing this 700 Q.

This questions have supplemented my preps. At my convenience i can answer the questions and check the explanation. I will definitely recommend to all the fellow GMAT aspirants to try this product. if you do not like then there is a money back guarantee too...Below are some screen shots to give you a feel of the look

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Monday, October 18, 2010

ISB - Phone Counseling with Senior Management

i got this email today from ISB. if anyone of you are interested than you can utilize this services of ISB(Indian School of Business)

We are pleased to inform that ISB has setup hotlines for Priority Counseling and Pre-Application Assessment sessions during the month of October & November. Considering the second deadline for submitting your application is on 30th of November, we have setup these dedicated hotlines for you to talk over the phone and get counseled by the senior management from Admissions Department and Career Advancement Services Department at the ISB.

The Priority Counseling service is aimed at people who are interested in the ISB’s PGP but have not started their application process. This is a phone in service where you will be given a fixed phone appointment to clarify all your doubts.

The Pre Application Assessment service is available for those already engaged in the application process. This service will help them understand the gaps in their application before they actually hit submit. This is also a phone in service where you will be given a fixed phone appointment.

To avail either of the above service, please write in to with subject: Priority Counseling / Pre-Application Assessment along with your name, email id and mobile number. We will then inform you of the date and time slot for the phone in appointment with the senior management.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Battle of GMAT starts

Officially i have started my gmat preps today. Attended the first class of knewton was for 3 hours. it was draining but quite interesting and lively.

My diagnostic score of knewton is 620 and i am aspiring for 700. :)
Need to work hard to achieve my goal. .

My pre assessment of quant concepts was bad. Got lot of questions wrong... But good thing is that i completed my pre-assessment before the class.

Also I am compiling the list of material apart from knewton.As of now i have got BTG 750 questions,grammar book from gmatclub. Also i have taken the grockit membership so that i can practice more...Any suggestions on the material??i know to much reading without quality does not serve the purpose

My takeaways from today's class are many. the most important being
1. How to compare 2 fractions
2. a proportion problem which was solved after all the ration were simplified and then all numbers added

Next week will be the SC class
Time to go to bed now..Will complete the homework tomorrow

Thursday, October 14, 2010

IESE- Feedback on your profile

Probably the most crisp feedback i have seen till now. Any way aspirants can try for this feedback. If you have 630 or above, i feel you can directly apply to this school rather than waiting for the feedback

Dear Mr. amar naik ,

Thank you once again for your interest in IESE. Based upon our initial review of your profile, the MBA Admissions Team believes that you may possibly meet our application criteria. As such, we would like to learn more about you and your profile and recommend that you proceed by submitting a complete application.

You may apply online at [].

We would like to remind you that this is not an official acceptance for the MBA Admissions application process but rather an acceptance of a preliminary evaluation on your profile.


MBA Admissions Team

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Phone interview - Hult International Business School

I had a telephonic interview today done by adcom from Hult International Business School. I was interviewed by "Gopikiran Gajula" who is the Associate Director Recruiting and Marketing of Hult B school

The aim of this interview was to get to know more about me. It all started with greetings. Then below questions were asked

Can u summarize about urself
What is your score of 10,12, Engineering GMAT
Extracurricular activities
Challenges faced in job
Challenges faced in team management
My strengths and weakness
Achievement in job
Why MBA at this point of the career
Achievements While in school
What is the next 10 years plan
Why Hult

Now it was my turn. i asked the below questions
1. Which campus of Hult is better
He said all campus are same. Choose based on the location you want to work post-mba. boston is overcrowded so people would have to adjust once seats are assigned

2. Do the same faculty teach in all campus
one faculty takes lecture in 2 centers. china facility is going to be the full time centre

3. What about consulting company recruitment
He shares the history that Arthur D. Little Inc., the world's oldest management consulting firm, established the School. Curriculum and post mba success stories are good for consulting aspirants

Final Response

It was nice talking to you about your admissions for the MBA program at Hult. I feel confident about your candidature for the MBA program starting September 2011.
As discussed, I strongly recommend submitting your application wee before the October 31, 2010 to meet the first application deadline for the 2011 intake.

MBA Scholars Award deadline: Sunday, October 31, 2010

This deadline allows you to benefit from your choice of campus location and enhanced financial aid support through the school. Hult’s Admission Board will only consider candidates who submit their application on time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Heard about GMATCH Virtual MBA?

Never heard about the GMATCH Virtual MBA fair before. But when my friend shared the information about this fair, i immediately registered for it..

Well what are the advantages of it
1. GMATCH Virtual MBA Fair gives you a unique opportunity to personally engage with leading business schools from the comfort of your computer.
2. Need not pay anything. More than that you are saving your time in commuting or taking a off from work

I registered myself for it. I hope utilize this opportunity in a better way compared to my first experience of mba tour

The list of schools participating as mentioned in the website are
North American schools
Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business
Bentley University
Boston University School of Management
Bryan School of Business and Economics, UNC Greensboro
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
HEC Montreal
Jenkins Graduate School of Management
Northeastern University College of Business Administration
Michigan State Eli Broad School of Management
Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Ohio State Fisher College of Business
Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business
Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business & Management
Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Graduate School of Management
Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
Saunders College of Business at RIT
Sawyer Business School
Schulich School of Business, York University
TCU - Neeley School of Business
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Tippie MBA at The University of Iowa
Trulaske College of Business
UCLA Anderson School of Management
University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
University of California, Davis
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
University of Miami - MBA Programs
University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western
European schools
Cambridge Judge Business School
EMLYON Business School
IE Business School
London Business School
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Warwick Business School
Asian schools
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fudan University School of Management
HKUST Business School
Nanyang Business School
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai College of Economics and Management
Tsinghua School of Economics and Management

Monday, October 4, 2010

Time To Reboot

Well it's time to reboot and kill the unwanted process. The unwanted process are my thoughts of failure.

Just want to refocus on GMAT preps now.I have done enough research of schools and i feel i need a better gmat score to go to schools of my dream.. Probably will join knewton with the hope of getting 640+50=690

Some good things that have happened are, i got the prize of $99 from BTG

Apart from this i have been selected by TEDx Chennai as the official blogger for their event.It feels Great to be part of the TEDx Team. More details below

TEDx Chennai Blogger