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## CrackVerbal’s Comprehensive Study Material to Prepare for the GMAT

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With the plethora of GMAT Study Material out there, how do you pick the right the GMAT prep material for you? And how updated are you with the changes in the GMAT syllabus, and if the material you are currently using is not outdated? You cannot be too careful. If you are going to be […]

## 9 Tips for Taking GMAT Practice Tests (Must Know!)

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“If you don’t know where you are, then you can’t get to where you want to go.”   Simulation exams a.k.a Practice tests are one of the most important elements for your GMAT preparation plan.   Every practice test you take brings you one step closer to getting a similar question right on the actual […]

## GMAT Select Section Order (Important Details)

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The big news is that on 15th June, 2017, GMAC announced the GMAT Select Section Order, wherein GMAT takers can choose the order of the sections that they attempt. This means that now a test taker can actually start the GMAT from the Verbal section!   If you have taken the GMAT or have been […]

## A Guide to Integrated Reasoning

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In this article, let’s discuss about the GMAT Integrated Reasoning in detail, Before getting into details of number of questions, question types etc. Let’s understand the GMAT Integrated reasoning. I am pretty much sure below three questions would be going on your mind, before starting the preparation for GMAT Integrated Reasoning, How important is GMAT […]

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## A Guide to GMAT Geometry

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Most of the students when they hear the word “Geometry”, they think of trigonometry, they think about theorems etc. But in GMAT it’s quite different.     In this article, let’s discuss about what is tested in GMAT geometry and what could be the best preparation strategy for GMAT Geometry?   Even […]

## Identifying GMAT Patterns

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Let us first understand the GMAT before we delve deeper into the topic of “patterns”. We believe that the reader must first understand what the GMAT is. GMAT is a standardized test. Think about it – within 78 questions (many of which are experimental so the actual number of questions are fewer) the GMAT can […]

## 7 Deadly Mistakes GMAT Test-takers Make

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Here are some things we’ve heard GMAT test takers say time and again: “I score well in practice sessions but I don’t know what happens in the test.” “I lost track of time during the test.” “I ran out of time and had to guess towards the end of the test.” “I just couldn’t focus […]

## How to Solve Fully Underlined Sentence Correction Questions

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While attempting the questions in the Verbal section on the GMAT, one type of question that makes your hearts skip a beat is definitely the fully underlined sentence correction question.   In your mind, Sentence Correction is already full of gruelling grammar rules and exceptions – add to that a fully underlined question and you […]

## Comparison Questions on GMAT Sentence Correction

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Comparison questions in GMAT SC can get a little tricky because they may test not just comparisons, but often, idioms and parallelism too. In this blog let’s see how to do comparison questions.   Basic Rules for Comparison:   Which is better – a rose or a mango?   You’re probably thinking, “What a stupid […]

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Reading newspapers and books may improve your general reading habit, but not your ability to crack GMAT RC. This is because the subject matter and structure of GMAT RC passages are quite different, and therefore, the mindset with which you approach them must also be different. The best way to get better at GMAT RC […]

## The 3 Mistakes Indian Aspirants Make on the GMAT

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This week’s edition of Wednesday Wisdoms talks about the 3 classic GMAT mistakes Indian aspirants make, & how to modify your test prep techniques for a higher score.   Over the last couple of years, I have been teaching students both in India, and I have also had students who have come in from […]

## Top 5 Mistakes Indian Aspirants Make on the GMAT

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Over the last few years, I have trained over 5000s of students for the GMAT. Some have scored spectacularly well , while some have not been able to score as much as they desired. Recently a student asked me what my observations were, on the top mistakes made by my students on the GMAT.   […]

## What differentiates High Scorers (760+) From the Rest?

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There is 1 question that plagues most GMAT test-takers – especially when they seem to get “stuck” at a particular score –   Do I have it in me to score high on the GMAT?   The answer is YES! However, before you start looking for the magic sauce, let me give you the magic […]

## Reverse Causation in GMAT CR

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Assumption-based questions make up about 40% of the questions in GMAT CR. They test you on your ability to identify and understand the relationships – if any – that exist between the premises and the conclusion. Some of the tricky logical traps that assumption-based questions may contain are based on causality.   Today, we will […]

## Tackling the To-verb/Verb-ing Dilemma in GMAT SC

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The choice between verb-ing and to-verb in GMAT Sentence Correction is something that has troubled test-takers forever. Though there are no blanket rules that will help you tackle questions that test this, there are certain guidelines you can follow to make the right choice.   General Usage Guidelines For To-Verb And Verb-Ing   To-verb: This […]

## ‘Because’ Versus ‘Due to’

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Though these 2 terms are often used interchangeably in everyday speech, they are actually different and must be treated differently on the GMAT.   The use of ‘Because’   ‘Because’ helps answer the WHY question – why did something happen? For e.g.   The flight was cancelled because a storm was brewing.   ‘Because of’ […]

## Top 4 mistakes Test-takers commit on the GMAT

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Over the last decade I have spent countless hours with thousands of students, helping them understand why their scores were not going up. I have come to the conclusion that the root of all lies in the same four basic problems in our approach to test-taking. 1. Brute Force Approach: If your scores are not […]