Category Archives: Preparation Strategy Related Queries


If you answer ‘Yes’ to all the below questions, then you are ready to move on to the next block in the course!

  1. Have you done a good analysis of all the questions in the Assessment block? Hallmarks of a good analysis:

    1. Checked that you got a question right for the right reasons
    2. Checked why you got a question wrong
    3. Logged the mistakes made by you in a notebook/online notebook

  2. Have you solved all the OG questions on that topic?

  3. Have you done a good analysis of all the OG Questions? Hallmarks of a good analysis are same as above.


Ideally, we do not recommend a working professional to study Quant and Verbal in parallel as it is difficult for a working professional to devote a significant amount of time for his/her preparation.

Basically, whether you should study Quant and Verbal in parallel depends on how much time are you devoting towards your GMAT preparation. If you are studying for say 1.5-2 hours daily, five to six days in a week, it is not advisable to take up Quant and Verbal in parallel. Start with one of them and finish it, and only then move on to the next one.

However, if you can devote 4-5 hours (or even more) daily for your regular study sessions, then you can take up both Quant and Verbal in parallel, dividing the time between them depending upon your study plan. 

The bottom line is that you need to make sure the quality of your preparation in either section is not hampered by your decision to prepare in parallel.


As mentioned in the Strategy Session 1, one should first complete a specific section and only then move on to other sections.

You can watch the recording of Strategy Session 1 from here: GMAT Strategy Session 1.

This implies that you should NOT do SC and CR sections together. If you are preparing for SC, then focus only on SC. Likewise if you are preparing for CR, then focus only on CR.

For effective preparation, follow the guidelines provided in Strategy Session 1.