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GMAT SC — The Usage of EITHER/OR

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


GMAT SC: When it’s about the “meaning” of the sentence

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

How to improve your accuracy on GMAT RC – 1

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

10 Rules For GMAT Sentence Correction

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 — a process or approach that will ensure that you do not become/remain a Grammar expert but become a GMAT SC expert. Read More

GMAT Data Sufficiency – The C-Trap 3

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