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Postby lizawa » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:18 pm

Hi insider,

I took it more than 10 years ago. I believe I was one of the last batch who did the pen and paper exam. My only preparation then was a GMAT prep book that I got from the bookstores.

Besides English and Maths which are MCQ type of questions, I had to do one essay writing as well. Maybe this component has been removed now that it is an online test.

Don't recall how they calculate the score, and whether it was made known at all.

Good luck !

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Re: GMAT

Postby mathsparks » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:58 pm

insider wrote:Anybody ever taken GMAT before? Am reading it and doing some trial tests to see what what they are like. Find the maths part difficult for my rusty brain with those algebra, statistics, geometry, etc, topics are out of the windows already. English part still manageable (not easy though).

For local MBAs, a GMAT score of 600 is preferred (NUS MBA will need about 660). Now my stumbling block towards the MBA application is this GMAT. Am thinking of whether do I want to go for TUITION to brush up my long forgotten maths topics.

I need feedback on the scores. Take for example, if out of 15 questions, I have 12 rights as an average across the board, does it translate to 12/15 x 800 = 640 score? Does it work that way?

Got those trial tests from:

http://www.mba.com/MBA/SiteMap.htm?msg= ... in2006.htm

under # Free Test-Preparation Software

* Download Free GMATPrep® Software

The English critical reasoning tests are challenging for me...

Hi insider,
Hats off to you! :udawoman:
Before the kids came along, I had thoughts about doing the mba but couldn't find the time to do it. When the kids came, other than lack of time, I couldn't muster enough energy to pursue that plus a full time job.

Now they are older, and I have more time, I find my brains getting rusty. More excuses. Haiz. So good luck to you!

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Re: GMAT

Postby lizawa » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:33 pm

mathsparks wrote:[

Before the kids came along, I had thoughts about doing the mba but couldn't find the time to do it.


Before the kids came along, I started my MBA, then 1 kid came on board and luckily he was delivered during the December hols. Somehow, the 2nd one came not long after, and I had to delay one last term because she was due in September. It was tough but more manageable when they were still babies. I would think it will be super tough to work, study and coach primary school going children all at the same time. Good luck to you, insider, you will need all that ! and don't forget, you need all the support from family members too !

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Postby kaydenbrown » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:11 pm

GMAT courses are not that worth it. You can basically get everything from the net and a lot of these questions are testing common knowledge, not some specialised skill needed by professionals.

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Postby edanson » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:01 pm

Insider wrote:
After my 1st degree in business, I stopped for more than 10 years before I went to pursue my Diploma in Early Childhood (need that for teaching during my career switch). That time my two elder kids were 5 and 7. But diploma level to me is quite relaxing and so can sort of skive through the course. When they were 7 and 9, pursued 1st master's in Early Childhood and that time really have to slog coz course work / reading materials are quite a lot though lectures were those one-week daily intensive kind. When they were 9 and 11, all long courses have to be put on hold as third one was coming. Now third son is already 6 and the other two are teenagers already, can start to pursue another longer course instead of those shorter ones.

Still trying to read up more on GMAT. Though I am confident to undertake the MBA, somehow I am quite 'frighten' by this GMAT. I don't think I can pass it well (if I can pass it in the first palce...) and so far, scores are in the range of 500 after taking online samples (and 500 is not good enough of course with full marks at 800). If my daughter were to take it, she will definitely scores better than me coz really I have forgotten most of the maths parts and to think that I have to work within time limit (total 4 hours) is kind of tough for my age. Am thinking of the shortest way to 'recover' my memory (probably have to really go and attend GMAT course).



Woh wee... :udawoman:

I have wanted to persue only a degree but contemplated for very... very long - worried that I cannot cope, worried that I have no time to help my kids, worried this and worried that and now continueing to worry and therefore still no chance to persue.

Both my kids will be in secondary school next year and thought maybe I can start off with a diploma in early childhood ( subsidised and yet not too difficult when compared to degree) but still worried.

You are really great - decisive and capable :salute:

How I wish I can be like you or maybe half like you. :oops:

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