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    An orientation on
study abroad planning &
   GMAT prep guide
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    Breakup of Costs          Average Annual Figures in USD




Actual costs vary greatly depending on program type, degree
          level, university, geographic location, etc.
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                        Scholarships
Graduate Assistantships                Trusts / Scholarships in
   • Teaching                        India for Studies Abroad
   • Research
                                     •K C Mahindra Scholarship
Scholarships and Fellowships         •Nehru Trust for Cambridge
offered by Universities               University and Trinity College
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   International Organizations       – Youth Scholarships
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   •AMIDEAST                         •ITC Scholarships
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•   Begin installments upon graduation or     India, Andhra Bank, Syndicate
    a year after                              Bank, Canara Bank, Private
•   Competitive Interest Rates (10 - 15%)     Banks, Centurion Bank of Punjab
    Other Loan Programs
     • Access Group                         •Upto 15 years to repay
     • Sallie Mae
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            Application Procedure
                                    Standardized Tests
• Future Career                        • GMAT
(MBA/Masters)                          • TOEFL
                                    Additional requirements
•Preferred Subject (Major)         •Applications
                                   • Work Experience
                                   • Extracurricular Activities
•Select destination(s)
                                   • Academic Transcripts
                                   • Essays
• Short-listed Colleges            • Recommendation Letters
(be realistic)                     • CV’s/Resumes
                                   • Financial Aid/Scholarships
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           TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)
• Accepted in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore
•   Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) – Administered by ETS
•   4 Sections - Listening , Speaking , Reading , Writing
• All sections worth 30 points. Total score out of 120.
  Good Score 90+
•   Scores valid for 2 years ; register at www.toefl.org
•   NO coaching required for an above average student
•   Get any 1 books out of: Barron’s, Kaplan, Princeton, Cliffs
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“The Application Race for the Aug intake”




                                                                      Pre
                                                        Prepare
                                                                  Departure
                                                          and
                                                                  Orientation
                               Complete                  Apply
                                             Admns.       For
             Shortlist   GMAT- & Send        Decisions
  Decision               TOEFL   Apps                   Student
               Unis
                                                          Visa
  Feb–       Feb–        Jun –      Oct –    Mar–      May–        Jul–
  May        Jun         Oct        Jan      May       Aug         Aug
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 How Important Are These Scores?
Large University                                    Small University


            Personals
                                                          Scores
  Scores
                                                                   Personals
           Grade Point                             Grade Point
             Average                                 Average


                        Personals include Applications,
                           Work Experience, Extra
                             Curricular Activities
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How is the work experience evaluated ?

•Number of years
•Your value addition to the job
•Professional and interpersonal skills developed
•The stature of your company
•Diversity of work experience among applicants
•Your advancement
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                                Essays, SOP, LORs
                                          Describe how you
                                                                           Don’t use flowery
Essays




             Consider this a               will contribute to
                                                                         language and please
              “sales pitch”                  the college’s
                                                                          follow instructions
                                          unique community

                                               Talk about your
LORs




                 Choose the
                                         characteristics and back them       Ensure its genuine
            “right recommender”
                                                 with examples
Resumes




                 Make a strong                                               Proof read for
                                              Keep it concise,
          presentation of yourself and                                       spelling errors
                                           comprehensive, relevant
               your qualifications
      Study-abroad Consultants
There are two types of study abroad consultants you come across:

1) Commission based agents who have B grade tie-up universities
   and whose advt. we see regularly in the newspapers or who call
   you up via telemarketing. Beware of them.

2) Genuine study-abroad consultants who are very few in number.
   Always take some references of some past students before you
   approach them.

   We are not professional consultants and hence restrict ourselves
   only to test prep but we do guide our students regarding various
   aspects of applications based on our knowledge and our interaction
   with our ex-students. We also help students with a list of genuine
   study-abroad consultants so that they can approach them easily.
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        GMAT as a computer adaptive test
The software calculates your score based on:
• The number of questions you answer correctly
• The difficulty of the questions you answer
• The number of questions you complete
• You loose more points for leaving questions incomplete than you do for
    an incorrect answer

  Questions that appear early in the test impact your score to a
  greater degree than do those that come toward the end of the
                             exam
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                   Computer Adaptive Test Scoring Pattern
                   700
                                                    
                                                                     x
                                                                                      630
                                                                              x
                   600
Score/Difficulty




                              
                                                                                      Amy
                   500
                                                                                       450
                              x                                                   
                   400                                                           Brian
                                                    
                                        x

                   300




                   200
                          1         2           3           4             5           6
                                                     Question #
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                      GMAT Structure
Section Type           Number of Questions               Time
      AWA 1                    1 essay (issue)           30 min

      AWA 2                  1 essay (argument)          30 min

Quantitative (Math)    37 (30 scored, 7 experimental)    75 min

 Verbal (English)      41 (30 scored, 11 experimental)   75 min
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                 Format of GMAT
Section               Type of Questions              Duration
  Verbal       Sentence Correction (13 Q approx)
               Critical Reasoning (13 Q approx)
               Reading Comprehension (15 Q approx)
               Total Questions 41                    75 minutes


Quantitative   Problem solving (22 Q approx)
               Data Sufficiency (15 Q approx)
               Total Questions 37                    75 minutes
                      MATH SYLLABUS
    ARITHMETIC                          GEOMETRY
•   Number properties               •   Lines n angles
•   Fraction n decimal              •   Triangles
•   Percents                        •   Polygons
•   Ratio n Proportion              •   Circles
•   Averages (mean, median, mode)   •   Solid Geometry
•   Exponents n roots               •   Co-ordinate Geometry
    ALGEBRA                             MISCELLANEOUS
•   Basic Algebra                   •   Counting (P n C)
•   Simple Equations                •   Probability
•   Quadratic Equations             •   Rates (STD / Time n work)
•   Inequalities                    •   Sequence n Series
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  TRIVIA
• Register at www.mba.com
• Costs U.S. $ 250       Postponing charges : $ 50
• An option of discarding the score.
• Scores to 5 colleges free. $ 28 for each additional score.
• Next attempt after 31 days. Maximum 5 attempts in a year.
• Any date available if booked a week prior to the desired date
• A decent score : 600+ ; Exceptional score : 700+ ;
     Average score worldwide : 537
• Score valid for 5 years.
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GMAT acceptance :

Abroad: US, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia

India: ISB hyderabad, S.P. Jain (global MBA), all
  IIMS (e-MBA), XLRI (GMP), ICFAI (hyderabad
  campus), The Great Lakes (chennai) and many
  others…
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   How is GMAT different from school/college
              syllabus exams?
• importance of concepts
• a lot of “reasoning & logic” involved
• scores based on mathematical reasoning (not maths)
  and verbal reasoning (not english)
• methods and steps don’t matter
• taking help from the options
• quick thinking required
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    How is it different from the CAT?
•   difficulty level (much easier than CAT)
•   type of questions (word and language problems)
•   topics included (no calculus)
•   no LR/DI section
•   only 1 question appears at a time; hence
     selection of questions not possible
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     How is the GMAT testing related to
    practical life managerial aspects?

•   time management
•   stress management
•   working with the available resources
•   “out of the box” thinking
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The 2 factors on which your score depends:

• inbuilt aptitude for this exam (which differs from
  person to person ; hence don’t compare and don’t
  generalize the study plan)

• up-gradation till a certain level (taking genuine GMAT
  training, using the right material, taking authentic tests,
  organizing your study plan based on your strengths and
  weakness)
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The 3 imp skills for acing the quant sec:
• Concepts
• Understanding the language of the question
• Approach
   -Conventional             - Modern
           (Variables              (Substitution
            Equations              Back solving n elimination
            Formulae)               Approximation
                                    Following the trend
                                    Visualization
                                    Diagramatic presentation)
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The 3 imp skills for acing the verbal section

• in-depth grammar rules and its application (SC)

• understanding the situation and analyzing it (CR)

• reading and interpreting simultaneously (RC)
  Authentic GMAT material (a big dilemma)
Basic
• GMAT math bible
• Kaplan GMAT math w.b.
• Nova GMAT
• Princeton review GMAT
• Manhattan series of GMAT books

Advance
• OG 10th edition (or 11th edition + quant review + verbal review)
• OG 12th edition
• Kaplan 800
• Score top questions (700+)
• Mitul’s hard math & hard verbal questions

  Don’t use hard copies of books. Use only “soft copies” from day 1 so that u
  get accustomed to read from the computer screen.

  Newer editions doesn’t mean different and better questions…
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Please DON’T refer to :
•CAT material

•R.S. Aggrawal books

•Barron’s GMAT

• 9th/10th grade school books

•Any un-authentic Non-GMAT material
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   How to start your preparation?

• part A (topic wise concepts n practice)

• part B (section tests : PS, DS, RC, CR,SC)

• part C (full length tests : 15 approx)
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• Best time to prepare (2nd year of graduation or when
  u r relatively free at work front)
• Total duration of preparation(for an above average
  student, 2 months without work/college and 3.5
  months along with work/college
• Per day efforts (6 hrs. without work/college, 2 hrs
  with work/college)
• Prioritize GMAT over your job, college, socials
  etc… (a half hearted preparation and attempt can
  cost u time, money and carrier plan)
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  Bottom line

• test of endurance (maintaining concentration for 4
  hrs at a stretch)

• test of maturity (keeping yourself calm n composed
  without getting panic)

• test of smartness (you don’t have to be super
  intelligent to crack the GMAT; just be smart enough)
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                Practice tests tips !!
•   start with easy tests; gradually move towards tougher ones

•   take atleast the last 5 tests along with AWA sections

•   take the tests in ideal testing conditions

• always check the explanatory answers after u finish the test

• different tests have different scoring patterns and different
  algorithms to calculate the score. So don’t panic.
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                 Importance of “genuine”
                    GMAT TRANING
•   concepts n misconceptions

•   direction and regularity

•   pool of students to interact with

•   comparative performance

•   avoiding loss of opportunity cost (time n money)
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 The parameters should be competent TRAINERS…
  not BRANDS…
• meet the faculties before enrolling
• check their competence and experience
• material provided and the support reg doubts
• ask for a demo session if possible
• consult some ex-students and ask them about their
  experience
• beware of false claims
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How are “WE” different ??

• expertise : trainers with 750+ GMAT scores and indepth
  subject knowledge

• experience : exclusive GMAT experience of 9 yrs.

• methodology : topic wise practice, sectional tests, full
  length tests

• material : our own customized GMAT power dvd

• Support : doubt solving sessions till the exam date
          Classroom Structure
In each class, you are provided with class sheets which is
made of our own hand picked questions of every difficulty
level (easy, medium, advance) and each type and variety
including the past GMAT questions and keeping the current
GMAT trend in mind. Each topic (math n verbal) is done
indepth with concepts and shortcuts to give the optimum
understanding of the topic

The homework given in both math and verbal is expected to
be completed during the weekdays from the ebooks in the
GMAT power dvd.

The batch strength is of around 15 students to develop a
healthy competition and reasonable interaction among the
students.
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   GMAT “Power” DVD               (mrp Rs. 1500)


• part A ( MBA podcasts : audio lectures)

• part B ( ref material: 20 ebooks including OG,
  kaplan, princeton, manhattan, arco, gmat bible,
  scoretop questions, a pool of
  around 5000 authentic GMAT questions including
  the past GMAT ques etc. so that from day 1, you
  practice everything from the comp screen and NOT
  hard copies)
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• part C (100 sectional tests, 30 full length
  paper based tests,40 full length computer
  based tests)

• part D ( Application process guidelines
  including Checklists of documentations,
  Sample SOPs , LORs, Essays, Transcripts,
  bank statements, scholarship Forms, Visa
  checklists etc
Classflow MATH (each session of 4 hrs. each)
ARITHMATIC

ps-1 Introduction to GMAT, number properties
     (substitution, back solving, approximation, visualization, following the trend etc.)

ps-2 Percentages and DS-1

ps-3 Ratio n proportion, averages, mixture n solns

ps-4 Fractions n decimals, exponents n roots

BASIC ALGEBRA

ps-5 Algebric expressions, expansions, simple equations, quadratic equations
GEOMETRY

ps-6 Plane Geometry (lines n angles, triangles, polygons, circles)

ps-7 Solid Geometry, Co-ordinate geometry



MISCELLANEOUS

ps-8 counting (p n c), probability

ps-9 Rates (STD, time n work), sequence n series

ps-10 Inequalities

•   Doubt solving sessions
Classflow VERBAL

CRITICAL REASONING           SENTENCE CORRECTION READING COMPREHENSION

        CR-1                       SC-1                  RC-1

        CR-2                       SC-2                  RC-2

        CR-3                       SC-3                  RC-3

                                   SC-4

•   AWA
•   doubt solving sessions
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 Options for students:

• classroom training (best effective for concept learning)

• personal training (best effective for 1-on-1 doubt
                      solving and analysis of practice tests)
• video-conference training
                     (for students outside Mumbai)

• material and test series (The GMAT power dvd
                            priced at Rs. 1500)
     Classroom training v/s Personal training
There are two aspects of GMAT training :

1) Concept learning; which is best done is an classroom ambiance with a
   small group of students preparing for the same exam, exchange of thought
   processes, interaction of ideas, healthy competition etc.. Collective learning
   is a very imp feature of classroom training. Moreover the teaching quality
   produced in a classroom can’t be produced across a dining table.

2)     Doubt solving; of the homework, analysis of the tests, personal monitoring,
      regularity, fine tuning which is best done on one-on-one basis.


      Students generally have a myth that personal training gives them an extra
     edge as it will be more focused but actually it’s the other way round.
IMP: To students who have already scored decent (650+) on GMAT,
 we generally recommend not to take any coaching as just preparing
 from our GMAT power dvd will suffice. We give all the necessary
 guidance reg how to go about the power dvd and draft a rough study
 plan for them.

But for those who haven’t been exposed to any kind of “entrance”
training earlier definitely should not take any chance. They certainly
miss the important concepts, shortcuts, smarter approaches,
regularity, interaction with other GMAT students etc. which can
happen only in a classroom ambiance. Not scoring on GMAT for the
first time not only makes you spend 250$ again but also makes you
waste a lot of time again. Moreover it also shakes your self belief.
And all this is definitely not worth saving a few grands. You might as
well finish it off once and for all by preparing in style and hence not
leaving any stone unturned.

A lot of students who claim to “manage” GMAT on their own forget
that they don’t have to manage it but have to “excel” at it.
         The “GMAT SCAM”
According to a recent article by TOI, since there is dearth
of genuine GMAT trainers around, a lot of non qualified
individuals pose themselves to be training for the same.
Ignorant students become easy prey to such consultants
who lure them by tall claims and low pricing.

The issue is that you realize the problem only once you
pay up as most of these test prep companies neither
provide any testimonials nor any demo/trial GMAT
session which helps you making a judicious choice when
it comes to authentic GMAT training.
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Hence we have uploaded a list of around 60 students,
along with their scores & email ids, so that you may have
a reference check with few of them before you proceed.
As a lot of these students are second timers, we have
also mentioned their earlier trainers with whom they dint
have a pleasant experience.

Also to maintain utmost transparency, we allow a
demo/trial GMAT session at any of our centers so that
before you enroll, you exactly know what you are paying
for. Prior registration required.
Our course includes not only the concepts, shortcuts,
approach and practice but also regularity, direction and
guidance regarding which topic to prepare from which book,
which books to start with, which books to end with, which
tests to take, when to take them, suitable time to appear for
the exam and other imp things related to the exam and
applications.

Our comments on the above mentioned aspects of training
eliminate any scope of confusion and frustration among
students, bring a lot of convenience and clarity in the training
process and make sure that the prep is going in the right
direction.
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                                    TESTIMONIALS
•   Rohan Mehta, rohan_m2000@hotmail.com (previously joined Princeton)
•   Ankur Seksaria, 620, ankurseksaria@gmail.com (previously joined R.Saraswati,
    Vile Parle)
•   Sanjit Oberoi, soberoi@gmail.com (previously joined IMS)
•   Hitesh, electronic_rogue@yahoo.com (previously joined IMS)
•   Vivek Laddha, 680, vivekladdha@gmail.com (previously joined TIME)
•   Rachita Kumar, (matunga), rach.kumar@gmail.com (previously joined KGC,
    pedder rd)
•   Merlyn D’souza, Merlyn.ds@gmail.com, (previously joined both Sonia Mutalia,
    khar & IMS)
•   Nikhil Tanwani, (khar), nikhiltanwani@gmail.com (previously joined Sonia
    Mutalia, khar)
•   Anand Piramal (Piramal group), 710,
    Harvard, anandpiramal@gmail.com (previously joined Ezra, colaba)
•   Puneet Sehgal, 720,(juhu), Darden, puneetsehgal@hotmail.com (previously
    joined prof Narsee, andheri)
•   Nikhil Keswani, 680, nikhilkeswani@gmail.com (previously joined prof. Narsee,
    andheri)
•   Uday Kumar, 680, yuukay76@hotmail.com (previously joined Eduworld,
    churchgate)
•   Rohan Suryavanshi, 750, Bhopal, rohans69@gmail.com (previously joined KGC,
    pedder rd)
Kulin Lalbhai, 770, Harvard, redbrother@gmail.com
Sahil Arora, 700, sahil.arora@gmail.com
Aditi Jain, 770, aditipjain@gmail.com
Dr. Dhaval Jhamb, 730, ISB Hyderabad, drdhawal@gmail.com
Amit Agnihotri, 710, HEP France, agniamit@gmail.com
Devesh, 700, deve57@gmail.com
Mugdha Mishra, 720, (worli), mishra.mugdha@gmail.com
Neha Tankhiwale, 700, (worli), nehatankhiwale@gmail.com
Bijitendu Sarker, 720, LBS sloan, bijitendu@yahoo.com
Nitin Bajaj, 690, Pepperdine University L.A., nitinsbajaj@gmail.com
Sindoor Thakkar, 680, ISB Hyderabad, sindoort@gmail.com
Divyesh Kumar (D.K.), 670, dsawilani@yahoo.com
Pranav Chaturvedi, 690, pranav.p.chaturvedi@gmail.com
Sreenivas Prabhu, 670, ESADE, Spain, sreenivasprabhu@yahoo.com
Nikhil Jaisinghani, 680,nikhiljaisingh@hotmail.com
Ruchi D’souza, 650, Kuwait, ruchi165@gmail.com
Nirant Sanghvi, 620, nirant_rulz@hotmail.com
Kinnari, kinnari987@gmail.com
Gautam Kitchlu, 660, gautamkitchlu@gmail.com
Mitul Patel, 660, mitul1982@gmail.com
Nikit Gangwani, 650, nikit.gangwani@gmail.com
Rahat Qazi, 650, rahat.qazi@gmail.com
Vijeta Shah, 690, vijeta19@rediffmail.com
Shivani Sharma, 740, LSE, sharmashivani7@gmail.com
Bhumika Shah, 640, bhumika.k.shah@gmail.com
Rahul Shah, 640, rahulmshah08@gmail.com
Tanya, 660, tanya6100@gmail.com
Srishti Bakshi, 660, ISB, srishti.bakshi@gmail.com
Jai Bhatia, 640, Oxford, jaibhatia@mac.com
Mrunal, 710, mrunal_shah@yahoo.com
Sheldon D’souza, sheldondszg@gmail.com
Ruchi (kuwait), 660, ruchi165@gmail.com
Kinnari Shah, kinnari987@gmail.com
Seema khemka, seema_k12@hotmail.com
Arshan Bhatena, arshan_bhatena@hotmail.com
Nipuna Munshi, nipuna.munshi@gmail.com
Mikhil Shah, mikhilshah@gmail.com
Kiran Singh, mailkiransingh@yahoo.com
Mehma Singh, mehma@hotmail.com
Vishal Ranka, vishalranka@gmail.com
Shuchi, shuchi777@rediffmail.com
Ashish, aashish_336@yahoo.co.in
Pragya, pragya911@gmail.com
Sasha Joan, sashajoan@gmail.com
Avani Wadhwani, 620, avani_w@hotmail.com
Kairus Kavarana, kairuskavarana@gmail.com
Aditi Doshi Mehta, 690, doshi.aditi@gmail.com
Dishank Kamat, 650, kdishank@gmail.com
Aditya Sangle, 740, adityasangle@gmail.com
Amisha Gulati, amishagulati@yahoo.com
Ajay Aswani, 660, ajayaswani@gmail.com
Natasha Bharucha, natashabharucha@gmail.com
Aarti Karia, aarti_karia@hotmail.com
Aseem Nambiar, aseemnambiar@gmail.com
Akshay Chug, Wharton, akshayc7@gmail.com
Leesha Tirodkar, leesha_tirodkar@hotmail.com
Vikram Kukreja, vikramdityakukreja@gmail.com
Pooja Raheja, poojaraheja9@gmail.com
Rutu Shah, shah_rutu@hotmail.com
Trimaan Chandok, trimaan_chandock@hotmail.com
Ridhi Ghelani, ridhighelani@hotmail.com
     Our students this year in
           HARVARD

• Anand Piramal (Piramal group),
  710, anandpiramal@gmail.com

• Kulin Lalbhai,
  770, redbrother@gmail.com
Mitul Gada & associates                       Mitul Gada & associates

4th floor, A-wing,                            Damodar Mahal,
BEST complex,                                 132, Cumballa hill rd,
Next to Mc Donalds,                           lane opp. to Shalimar hotel,
Opp. Railway station,                         behind birdy’s,
Andheri (W)                                   Kemps Corner
Mumbai – 400058                               Mumbai - 36


Fax: +91 22 2628 7508

                        Email : math@mitulgada.com

                        Web    :   www.mitulgada.com

                        Mobile :   +91 98197 15357
Batch timings : Saturday 3 hrs. Sunday 4 hrs.


Total duration : 2.5 months, 80 contact hrs.


Fees: 25k + taxes = 28k
      16k + taxes = 18k (for only quant/verbal, available only if
                         already scored a 600+ in GMAT or a
                         90+ percentile in CAT)

Payment mode: cash / cheque


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