John Tarun George, a third-year economics student at St. Stephen's College, scored a 760 on the GMAT with Quant 50 and Verbal 42 and joined the 99th percentile club with the tally. George decided to take the GMAT because he was considering applying to deferred programs outside of India.
Although he was already strong in the Quant section, George struggled with Sentence Correction in Verbal, initially achieving only 50-60% accuracy in practice questions. With the help of coaching videos and targeted practice, George was able to address his weaknesses and achieve an impressive score on the exam.
John Tarun’s Tips and Tricks to crack GMAT:
Identify weaknesses and build depth in understanding before attempting timed questions.
Practice two passages per day for reading comprehension, subconsciously using the OCTAVE approach
Avoid solely relying on mock tests without analyzing errors and instead identifying weaknesses, such as logical constructions in sentence correction.
Make sure to not skip the break between the verbal and quantitative sections during online exams
He emphasizes the importance of understanding methodologies and concepts before attempting to solve problems.
He suggests watching videos from Know the World before interviews and discussing potential applications to deferred programs.
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