Ten Tenets of GMAT

If you are following the religion of GMAT, let me help you be a good disciple. Rules which absolutely must be followed, else all hell will break loose:

1) There’s Hinduism, Buddhisn, Taoism….and there’s “parallelism”. Follow any but dare not, not follow the last one.

2) If you find yourself waking up one morning and the first thought is …”Eureka” and you are thinking of the RC passage on socio-economic-political situation of women in the 18th century in the Native American lands, pat yourself on the back. You are on the right path to attaining nirvana.

3) Beware of the Process of Elimination school of thought. It takes you to a junction which is binary (two-options), and if you find yourself consistently flipping a coin….hmmm you probably need more work to get to the higher echelons.

4) Unless explicitely stated, x and y can have a value of ‘zero’ and you will be surprised how long it takes to remember this one.

5) If you thought you knew all about the the purpose of remainder in math theory, think again….and hard.

6) What the test of divisibility by 11? By 9? Anyone?

7) Combinatorics never gets easy. Before engineering, during engineering or after…

8′) If you want to chant with fellow disciples or meet the 790 Gods subscribe to www.gmatclub.com. Highly recommended!

9) In GMAT quitters are winners. Know when to move on.

10) You might think that you can work hard, and you can put 12 hour days for weeks together. Try sitting in the same position, looking at the same screen, not talking to anyone for 4 hours together. Practice, and practice this more. Most people have moved on from this kind of rigor after a few years of work..

I have achieved my nirvana, and am fairly happy about it. Good luck to you all and keep the faith!


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