Sunday, August 9, 2009

Its time to cut to the chase!!

Warning: If you are going to take a GMAT test this week then DO NOT READ this post..

I'm a bad Computer Adaptive test taker.. Period. Needless to say, my third attempt at GMAT was not fruitful either!!! But now its high time to cut the chase and focus on my applications. I did manage a good quant score but my score on verbal was ridiculous. The feeling when i saw my verbal score was not surprise. It was pure shock!!. Lets just say that i got the same exact score as my highest score :(

But anyways i truly enjoyed this gmat journey and I'm happy that I did my part by giving my 110% to into my preparation. So I would like to take this moment to congratulate myself for the effort and thank my girl friend for being there and putting up with me throughout this journey of mine. Without her i could not have done it. I want to thank my parents for their support and blessing which was a driving force that kept me going. I also want to thank all the wonderful people here and the ones that i met through this blog who supported me immensely and encouraged me to go on. Finally, I want to sincerely thank my coach - Charles ( He is the best tutor one can ever have and i have learnt immensely from him no matter what the score says. If i had to do it all over again i would undoubtedly take his help in a heartbeat!!! I recommend him to anyone who wants some extra help with GMAT.

This doesn't mean I'm quitting my MBA dreams.. Nope absolutely not!!! My goal is not to score a 780 in GMAT. Rather my goal is to do an MBA from a good b-school and I'm still gonna fight for it. Although now I have to work a lot harder on my essays, i feel i have some good stories to tell the adcom. Hope things work out well in the end. I'm in the process of finalizing my b-school list. And once i am done with it i'll share it here.

The race is not yet over, its just begun!! Have a good day folks!!


  1. the phrase is "cut to the chase"

  2. Hari,

    The Italians have a saying, "che sara sara." It means "what will be will be." GMAT is not everything for an applicant and essays and work experience is a way to show the adcom that you are still a valuable addition to the class. Additionally, if you have good marks from your school days, that should balance out a bad test because the adcom will know that you can do the school work. Best of luck, as the race has indeed just begun!

  3. @ Anonymous, Oops that was a typo.. Thanks.

    sgargiulo, Thank you so very much. You know its people like you that has kept me going!!! Thanks my friend.

  4. Goodluck with your applicaitons. I first saw the link to your blog in the btg forums. I am reading through the list of all the fellow applicaitons in your blog. Extremely useful. I am planning to create my blog for this specific purpose ; felt that it would help me network !

  5. Thank you for the kind public endorsement, Hari. I'm still shocked by your score, but your attitude is perfect--the key now is to make sure that you do everything you can to get into a great program, and there are always ways to make that happen. You're an interesting, talented guy, and I think you'll still be able to make this work.

    I see plenty of students move "sideways" on the GMAT, but I never thought you'd be one of them. Sometimes, tutoring just doesn't work, but I think that you are--once again--a rarity: a student who worked hard, made very clear progress, learned a ton... and still was stuck on the same score.

    I'm sorry that I couldn't do more for you, and I look forward to helping you make up for it on your application.

  6. @ Raghav and Rocky - Thanks a lot guys..

    @ Charles, ha ha actually i meant it - you are the best!!. And thanks for the motivation, I'm ready to kick some ass!!!

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