During my teaching sessions, I have often compared GMAT Sentence Correction to Algebra since after a point the application of the rules becomes absolutely algebraic. One of the rules that brings this algebraic nature of GMAT Sentence Correction to the forefront is the EITHER-OR rule. Read More
On the GMAT it will always boil down to a question or two here and there. As we have discussed in an earlier post, you can make only about 11-12 mistakes in the Verbal Section to score reach a 700, provided you get a 49-50 on Quant, making about 7-8 mistakes or fewer.
While it might seem like a healthy margin for error, when we break it down into question-types, the margin for error will not seem that wide. Read More
As discussed on the previous post, RC is the bugbear of most India test-takers. Surprisingly, most test-takers complain of having low accuracy levels on RC questions while maintaining high accuracy levels on CR questions.
What is the reason for this anomaly? Why is it that those who are good at CR are still unable to do well on RC? Read More
We have discussed all other question types in depth on this blog thus far with the exception of Reading Comprehension, which is hence pretty conspicuous by its absence. So this is the first in a series of posts that to fill that gap. Read More
Since we have covered most of the major errors pertaining to GMAT Sentence, we will move our focus to the minor rules. You might or might nor encounter questions based on these minor rules and even if you do not more than one. Read More
Among the vast array of rules pertaining to the Subjunctive Mood, there is one that gets tested on the GMAT — the one involving wishes, commands, requests and suggestions.
It is one of the easier rules to grasp and execute. Let us look at the same using the GMAT Sentence Correction question below. Read More
Of all the three questions types on the GMAT Verbal section — Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension — SC is the question type that most people preparing for the GMAT tend to take a liking towards (it goes without saying that RC is the most hated). This fancy towards SC often leads to aspirants really digging deep into Grammar. So much so that they start spouting Grammar jargon!
But there is more to GMAT Sentence Correction than the rules — . Read More
In one of the earliest Data Sufficiency posts on this blog, which you can read here and here, we discussed how the GMAT test-makers use the C-Trap to lure test-takers into making a mistake. The beauty of such questions is that the test-takers d not even realise that they have made a mistake. On the contrary they are very confident that they have answered it correctly.
The C-Trap is set to lull test-takers into thinking that they can easily get the answer by using both the statements. But while both statements together will give you the answer, the question you need to ask is whether both statements are in fact required. Remember you need to choose option (C) only if both statements ARE required. Read More
In the two previous posts we discussed two of the three argument types around which Strengthen-Weaken question of GMAT Critical Reasoning are posed — Plan of Action and X causes Y .The third type is also X causes Y but an argument built on Correlation-Causation and hence it is better to classify it as the Correlation-Causation type. Read More