First of all a lot of thanks to Kalyan, Rashmi and all of the people who helped me though the process.
My struggle with GMAT began quite early this year in March. I was preparing on my own till end of July and frankly was getting no where. In May I moved to Bangalore, and sort of started to panic. I had already finished Princeton, Kaplan and most OG at this time and also given about 8 practice tests, but my performance was not improving. In fact by the end of July I decided to take the GMAT with whatever preparations I had done.
Fortunately I found out about Kalyan and ScoreLeap online on pagalguy.com. I met Rashmi and was convinced that this was the right place for me. And I would say that the preparation really started from then on. The strategies really worked. Specially the RC ones. I just suggest following them blindly and as Kalyan would say do the OG again and again.
I was pretty confident before the d-day. I really had put in all that I could. The AWA section went off really cool I finished both the essays in about 20-22 minutes and then used the time left to relax.
Quant started off really well. I saw some really simple question but at question 19 it got tough, I remember that I spent quite a lot of time on 19, 20 and 21. But then after spending 3 minutes of each of them, categorized them as experimental and moved on. A few of the DS were tricky and 19, 20 and 21 were certainly unsolvable.
Verbal also went off pretty smoothly, not under any pressure until the last 4 question for which I had only 4 minutes left. I got 5 RCs 3-3-4-3-2 question respectively. Except for the 4th one all were one paragraph types (but this was a huge passage) and the 5th one was a rather long 80-90 lines (that too single Para...talking of some weird connection between technology and socialism). I am sure without the strategies that passage would have been two times tougher than I already feel it was.
CRs were fine, I did observe 2 questions directly following the pattern of OG question, I actually remembered OG question as soon as I saw them on the screen. Otherwise I would say CR was normal. SC was also normal, except for 3 questions. 2 of them were of those uncommon types where 'being' was right. But it was easy to spot them as other choices made horrendous mistakes. One question also violated the, "which" rule, I was quite surprised to see this, but here again the other choices was unelectable for various reasons.
On the whole before the score I was sure that I had done well, so I went ahead and pressed the submit button, the story after that u guys already know...710. Once again a million Thanks to Kalyan and Rashmi. Also for all the support and help of my batch mates.
Good luck! And hope that you all do great!!!
GMAT - 650
I remember discussing my target GMAT score with my trainer on the day of my enquiry about Scoreleap. After giving my Mock, Scoreleap analyzed my weak and strong points
SAT - 1530
I think it was the combination of his one on one time with me and the strategies that lowered my anxiety and allowed me to score 800 on 800 in quants and 730 in Verbal.