I started rather late with my GMAT preparations—in mid-November. And my aim was to take the GMAT in January!” says Yashaswi Aryal, a KUSOM grad who also holds an MS in Marketing Research from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Post her Masters, Yashaswi returned to Nepal and worked in Marketing Consultancies in the areas of brand development and market research.
“I had been hoping to do an MBA for quite some time, but it was only last year (in October 2018) that I really started weighing my options,” she says, when asked about her motivation to appear for the GMAT. Yashaswi took the EF-Jamboree Nepal Diagnostic Test to start off with and was told that her Quantitative result was decent enough and her score would improve marginally if she focused on it. But her Verbal skills came across as a definite problem area. Thus, Yashaswi knew that the Verbal section would be the make-or-break section for her as far as the GMAT was concerned.
She explains further, “In verbal, specifically, I was good at RC and Critical Reasoning. But, Sentence Correction was more problematic, more or less, because in Nepal the pedagogy related to teaching English in schools is not consistent with the American standard of English, which the GMAT follows.”
Putting her trust in Jamboree’s faculty and staff entirely, Yashaswi took the GMAT and scored an impressive 690. ‘Don’t over-contemplate. If you’ve joined Jamboree, focus on the recommended study pattern and complete the study material. It is more than enough!’ is Yashaswi’s advice to GMAT aspirants. Thanks Yashaswi, we’ll make sure to pass it on to our students!