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Why do I do what I do?

By Sandeep Gupta

The philosophy behind


Top-One-Percent The 99th Percentile Club
Exclusive Video GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile aspirants not for everyone!
Hi! This is Sandeep Gupta AND I am NOT a GMAT Trainer.
INSTEAD, I am the only GMAT Trainer in the world for exclusive 99th percentile (760) scores.
So if you genuinely want a lower than 760 score, please dont contact me. I am not the right training
partner for you.
99th percentile (760-800 range) happens to be the highest percentile score on the GMAT.
ONLY one percent people in the world get 99th percentile scores (thats why it is called the 99th
percentile).
BUT, in the last five years, 56% of all reported scores by my students have been in the 99th percentile.
This means, my students success-rate is 56 times the average success-rate on the GMAT.
Can YOU get a 99th percentile score?
Even if you are at a level of 360, you can get a score of 760. Your current level doesnt matter. You may
be an absolute beginner; there is no problem even if you have forgotten what a prime number is or what
a pronoun means. BUT you have to be HAVE TO BE extremely sincere AND extremely serious
about a 99th percentile score. So please bear in mind the following:
You are not the right student for me if:
1. You are LAZY
2. You are COMPLACENT [Even if my life is screwed up, I am fine being mediocre (UGHHH!!!),
because I am too complacent to change anything.]
3. You dont mind belonging to the BOTTOM 99 Percent
I want you to strive for only top-one-percent excellence: The simple motto of your life must be:
Whatever I take up, I will try to beat the best in the world, not my neighbor, colleague, or friend. I want
only those people who want to belong to only the top-one-percent.

Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
Email ID: topgmatblr@gmail.com. Cant attend classes? Check out our video course on pen drive: www.top-one-percent.com
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Something about me: I used to work as a pizza-delivery boy, a construction worker, a porter, a waiter,
and an auto-rickshaw driver. If you think that it takes some genius to get a 99th percentile score on the
GMAT, you are terribly mistaken. By every stretch of imagination, I had been an utter failure throughout
my school and college years (the highest percentage scored by me EVER until the end of college was 47
in my 6th Std.).
LATER in life, I could make it to Harvard Business Schools 2 year full-time MBA Program (final
admit) because of my 99th percentile score (I have scored 770, 770, and 800 in the past), outstanding
storytelling abilities, and extremely persuasive communication skills. In addition to this, I dropped out
of IIMAs two-year full-time MBA program in 1996.
I want my LONG ROAD to be your SHORT CUT. I have spent more than a decade learning and
crystallizing my special techniques (OCTAVE, PRIME, ACT, ACED, and LINGO) to such a level that you
can consume everything in just 360 hours and get a 99th percentile score.

Why so much insistence on Top-One-Percent?


Roughly 300,000 people write the GMAT every year. Lets assume you score only 700 (which is equal
to 89th percentile. Check here.), your rank is about 33,000th. This means you are behind 33,000 GMAT
takers in a single year. Now imagine that you come 33,000th in a competition (or a race) or that you are
the 33,000th best employee (programmer, coder, accountant, salesperson etc.) of the company you work
for!!! A score of 700 on the GMAT means this level: behind 33,000 people in in a single year. If this level
is acceptable to you, I am not the right training partner for you. I dont want you to aim for the 33,000th
rank.
My message: dont settle for anything that is just about average, above average, good, or very good.
Strive for not even an iota short of exceptional excellence, a level of excellence where competition and
comparison cease to matter, where YOU are in a majority of ONE. Absolutely nothing short of TOP-ONEPERCENT!
YOU might argue: Sandeep, I dont want a 760 score. My business school is ready to take me at a
score of 500-600-700. Why should I try so hard?
My answer: No problem. Just dont contact me if you target anything lower than 760. I dont desperately
want your wallet. I am not doing it primarily for the money there is a larger purpose in my training. I
dont mind losing a non-serious candidate. I am not after your purse if you dont fit the bill YOU
have to target 760 score.
BECAUSE to me, Top-One-Percent is not about GMAT score alone; it is a philosophy for living your
life. And I dont want to compromise this philosophy for some quick bucks. Think about the following
question:

If you are a programmer (or designer or accountant or salesperson), do you belong to the absolutebest pool (among the top-one-percent) of programmers in the world?

Whether you are a banker, cook, sportsperson, or an MBA, the same logic applies: do you belong to the
absolute-best pool (among the top-one-percent) of people in the world?
You and I both know that the answer to the above question is a thumping NOOOO!
Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
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The thrill of belonging to the best of the best in the world cant be described in words. The feeling is to
die for: it is like winning your Olympic Gold. So if you have never been in the Top-One-Percent at anything
so far, make your start with a 99th percentile score on your GMAT. And your B-School journey will
become much easier. Are you game?

The practical rewards of a Top-One-Percent Score:


Life after any top 10 global B-School is surely worth craving (imagine your starting salary as $150,000$200,000 per year) and the journey starts with a high GMAT score. A high score gives you the power to
change the next 20-30 years of your life and career. With a great GMAT score, you will be many miles
closer to your top B-School dream. You will join the prestigious 99th percentile Club of GMAT takers.
I feel privileged to be a part of possibly the biggest career decision of your life; it is definitely not easy
for a working professional to leave his / her job for one or two years; there is so much at stake (money,
loans, time, relocation, family, opportunity cost, and ROI). I fully understand the stakes and believe that
I can make the first lap of this journey much easier (and much more enjoyable) for you. So when you
train with me, you get to learn from someone for whom the GMAT has been an obsession for two full
decades. Here is my promise:
If you are a sincere GMAT taker, you cant find anything even one-tenth as good on this planet.
Start your GMAT Preps TODAY. The time to take the right decision is NOW.

The more you delay your GMAT, the more time you are wasting
in a non-satisfactory life and career.

T&C Apply:
At Top-One-Percent, T&C doesnt mean Terms & Conditions; rather it means
Transparency & Candor
Transparency: More than anything else, I believe in being absolutely honest, genuine, and truthful. To
me, my integrity and trust count for much more than money. You can check my official test-score reports
with unique links and authentication codes on our website. Even when we show our results in our video
testimonials on our website, we give the links to the students FB / LinkedIn profiles. You can check
everything all along the line.
Candor: We never give you any false hopes. NEVER EVER! If your efforts are not in sync with a 99th
percentile score, we will be absolutely frank and forthright with you. It is like: Even if you hire the best
fitness trainer in the world, it is useless if you dont exercise. We never believe in sugarcoating anything.
If you are doing badly in a mock test or if you seem insincere, you must be ready for a real taste of
some bitter medicine. If truth feels bitter, SO BE IT!!!

Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
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And finally
As a philosophy for life, I want you to declare a war against MEDIOCRITY. I want you to start HATING
the word mediocre.
Mediocrity

Average
Norm
Standard
Defined
Rational
Decent
Bottom 99%
Masses
Regular
Boring
Dime-a-dozen

Versus
Top-One-Percent

Where do you want


to belong?

Exceptional Excellence
Irrational
Top-drawer
Extraordinary
Phenomenal
Remarkable
Foremost
Extreme
Prodigious
Outstanding
Sterling
World Class
Superlative
Wicked
OUTLIER
Let this be the motto for your life:

Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
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Why Top-One-Percent GMAT (www.top-one-percent.com)?


I.

Why T.O.P.-GMAT and not any other institute?

1. If you are an Indian applying to a top business school, no matter how good your profile, a high GMAT
score (minimum 730 although even 730 is a borderline case actually you need 750+ to be truly
in the race) is an absolute must if you dont want to be rejected because of your LOW GMAT score.
Unless you have led teams in ten different countries, know more than five global languages, have
been a serial entrepreneur, have generated millions of dollars of funding for your startup idea, have
run five companies before, or have a recommendation from Mr. Narayan Murthy etc., a score below
730 means NOTHING (for an Indian applicant) when it comes to applying to the top 10 business
schools in the world.
2. Sadly, NOT even a single GMAT-Training institute apart from Top-One-Percent in the entire
country trains you to get an exclusive 750+ score. The trainers at most of these institutes have never
even written the GMAT, let alone have scored in the 99th percentile (760). It is like hiring a
swimming instructor who has never been in the pool himself / herself.
3. This is where Top-One-Percent comes into the picture. I train you exclusively for a 760 score on
the GMAT and make sure that your LOW GMAT score doesnt become the biggest hurdle in the
journey of your dream education and career. Thats why I dont want you as a student unless you
want a 760 score.
4. I am so confident of my teaching, material, motivation, and personal help (doubt clearing, counseling
etc.) because I have never (NEVER EVER) scored less than the 99th percentile on any of my GMAT
attempts (my highest GMAT score has been 800/800). In addition, I have a perfect score on the GRE
(year 1996 old test pattern 2400/2400), SAT (year 2010 2400/2400), and IIM-CAT (100
percentile score in 2002).

There is no other GMAT Trainer in the entire country having an official 99th percentile
score on the real GMAT (with an official proof a unique link and authentication code).

Still, if you wish to risk your career, go ahead and join absolutely third-rate training
elsewhere. Even if you wish not to join me, for your own benefit, insist upon an official score
report (with a unique link and authentication code) of the trainers at other institutes. If
anyone shows you an official score report of a 99th percentile score with a unique link and
authentication code, I will train you free-of-cost.

5. In addition to acing these tests myself, I have been teaching for these tests since 1996 (for more than
18 years). In the process of interacting with more than 100,000 students over these years, I ended
up developing the smartest possible techniques (OCTAVE, PRIME, ACT, ACED, and LINGO) and,
over the last decade, have finessed these techniques to such a level that you just need to give me a
sincere effort of 360 hours to ensure a 760 score on your GMAT. You neednt reinvent the wheel; I
have done all the hard work for you. It is like getting an instant injection of my brain into yours.
When you train with me, you save precious time, money, energy, and effort required in figuring it
out all by yourself. With me, you get the 99th percentile recipe on a platter.

Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
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6. With admits to Harvard (didnt join) and IIM Ahmedabad (dropped out), McKinsey Domain
Consulting Assignments, and a flourishing speaking (I am the ace mentor at the Worlds Greatest
Speaker Training USA, at Public Speakers University London, and Professional Speakers
Academy London) and writing (I am the author of the bestselling book Million Dollar Solopreneur)
career, I still choose to teach the GMAT. For me, it is not a route to some quick bucks; I just LOVE
training for the GMAT. For the last 18 years, GMAT has been nothing short of an obsession for me. I
am driven by making the dream of absolutely the very best education in the world a reality for you
(I am sure that, for any working professional in the world, including even the presidents of the
United States, nothing is / was / has been more coveted than an MBA from Harvard).
No kidding here: I train you to get admitted to the Harvard MBA.
II.

What Proof do I have that it works? Only eight business schools in the world are truly global
b-schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, Kellogg, MIT-Sloan, LBS, and INSEAD. The rest are
not truly global. We have students regularly selected to each of these schools. Check some of the
admits below:

Cristian Popescu
Stanford
[Video]

Kavya Krishna
Harvard, Wharton
[Video]

Siddharth Bhatia
Kellogg
[Video]

Ananya Bubna
Harvard, Stanford
[Video]

Raghav Goel
MIT Sloan

Supriya Goswami
INSEAD
[Video]

Zivana S. Lewis
Booth
[Video]

Prateek
Khandelwal Booth

Manish Chauhan
LBS
[Video]

Vibhore Arora
MIT Sloan

Ankur Grover
INSEAD

Ishita Sen
LBS
[Video]

Vishist Jain
Kellogg

Pawan Gupta
MIT Sloan

Amit Sachdeva
Booth
[Video]

Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
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AND NOW meet some of the 99th percentile scorers


Till date, more than three thousand students taught by me have got 99th percentile scores. A sample
snapshot is given here:

Ankur Sharma
790
[Video]

Teja Achanta
780
[Video]

Julia Smith
780
[Video]

Trishika Raman
770

Tanvi Sahni
770

Karthykeyan
Aiyer 770

Harsha K. Nagaraj
770

Avik Gupta
770

Jyothiprakash
Trishuleshwar 770

Srikanth
Tirunagari 760

Nithya K
Sundaram
760

Abhimanyu Bhaker
760

Abhilash Joseph
760
[Video]

Anish Kannan
760

Rahul
Raghuvanshi
760

Ranjith Kagathi
760

Tanmay Sarkar
760

Vijay Vemuri
760

Pratik Singh
760

Vikas Jain
760
[Video]

Will YOU be the next 99th percentiler? OR will you waste this chance?
Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
Email ID: topgmatblr@gmail.com. Cant attend classes? Check out our video course on pen drive: www.top-one-percent.com
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But you may still have some concerns such as:


1.
2.
3.
4.

I am weak at RC: Check Avik Guptas testimonial here


I am weak at SC: Check Tanmay Sarkars testimonial here
I am weak at CR: Check Anand Kumars testimonial here
I am weak at overall Verbal: Check Charan Mohans testimonial here (from 18 in Verbal to 40
in Verbal)
5. I am weak at Quant: Check Kavya Krishnas testimonial here
6. I have very limited time to prepare: Check Manish Chauhans testimonial here
7. I need personal help (personal attention, doubt clearing, counseling and motivation) from time
to time: Check Anish Kannans testimonial here
8. If you want to know about our special techniques (like OCTAVE etc.): Check Harsha Nagarajs
testimonial here
9. If you want to know about the sessions and the material we provide: Check Pratik Singhs
testimonial here
10. If you want to know how fun and engaging our sessions are, check Ankur Grovers testimonial
here
All these testimonials are also available on our website http://top-one-percent.com/testimonials.html

III. What will be included in the course?


Video Course:

Complete and exhaustive training for all the areas:


o Verbal Section: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning
o Quantitative Section: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency
o Analysis of an Argument: Analytical Writing Assessment (Essay Writing Section)
o Integrated Reasoning: Data Interpretation Section

Absolutely comprehensive material (completely revamped and updated in September


2014): you are not supposed to study anything else at all. The material consists of the following:
o Basic concepts / Advanced concepts
o Absolutely unique copyrighted techniques: OCTAVE (RC), PRIME (SC), ACT (CR), ACED (DS),
LINGO (PS)
o Video session discussion handouts learn how to solve 750-800 level questions in less than
60 seconds each question in these handouts is handpicked after a lot of research /
deliberation
 Follow-up exercises to the video session handouts
o Elementary practice (Official Guide, Verbal Review, and Quantitative Review etc.)
o Advanced practice (10,000 plus questions) only in 700-800 range
o Latest real-GMAT questions
o Mock Test Series (20#)
o All the usual material related to the GMAT in the entire GMAT universe AGAIN! You are
not supposed to refer to anything at all.
o Detailed solutions to all the questions discussed anywhere in the material

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Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
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Only one condition:


YOU have got to be BLOODY

SINCERE with the course.

Ours is a homework driven course.


No matter what happens, you must sincerely finish all the homework assigned to you.
If you are still skeptical, dont join us. We dont believe in selling anything hard. Our
most outstanding results speak for themselves. You are free to raise any / all the
administrative queries but dont ask us anything about WHY should I join you?
because if you still are not convinced, you are not the right student for us.
If you decide to join, read my life story first. Check www.the-bold-you.blogspot.in

Top One Percent T. O. P.GMAT GMAT 99th Percentile Club: Exclusive GMAT-Prep for 99th percentile (760-800 range) aspirants not for everyone!
Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
Email ID: topgmatblr@gmail.com. Cant attend classes? Check out our video course on pen drive: www.top-one-percent.com
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Meet your other trainer:

Autrri Chakravarti

Director - B-School Admissions Consulting Division (at T.O.P.-GMAT) and Expert Faculty in Test-Strategy (at T.O.P.GMAT); B. Engg. and MSc Finance from Imperial College, London; MBA from London Business School.
Imagine experiencing life in all its kaleidoscopic colors by the age of 18; imagine the pain of having to leave your
home country at the drop of a hat and having to settle in a foreign land with no money; imagine going through
the daily discrimination in the eyes of the native English population while trying to find your moorings in a
foreign land; imagine working as a barista at a caf while your friends at the college are driving BMWs; imagine
convincing the Dean of Imperial College London to allow you to study without paying your tuition; imagine
opening a chain of restaurants (in metropolitan London) by the age of 21; imagine falling in love with a Russian
woman 5 years older and marrying her instantly; imagine getting an extremely coveted role in the biggest
Investment Bank in the world (Goldman Sachs); imagine writing the GMAT and making it to London Business
School by the sheer force of your compelling story; and imagine leaving all this success in a fit of that I-amnot-loving-what-I-am-doing moment after attending the Know The World In 24 Hours (check http://thebold-you.blogspot.in/ - it will take your breath away more than 150 people have endorsed it by writing personal
comments) course run by Sandeep and imagine starting as a B-Schools Admissions Consultant at T.O.P.-GMAT,
and LOVING every moment of it !!!
No! This is not the script for a Hollywood Blockbuster this is Autrri incarnate in flesh and blood.
Versatility epitomized: Amateur gastronome (he cooks really well), budding wine connoisseur, serial
entrepreneur, contrarian investor, passionate storyteller ... these are some of the ways in which Autrri would
describe himself.
Autrri now calls Bangalore home, having spent the last 15 years living and working across the globe London,
New York, Boston, Moscow, Singapore. After high school at St. Xaviers, Kolkata, Autrri self-funded his studies
through a mix of scholarships, part-time work, sheer determination (and good fortune!) first at Ashbourne
College London (A-Levels); then Imperial College London (B.Engg. & MSc. Finance); and lastly at London Business
School (MBA).
Working at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) and setting up his entrepreneurial ventures gave Autrri
insight into the inner workings of peoples minds and the influence of cultural / geographic / socio-economic
factors on the way people behave. Ultimately, Autrri realized that it was this core (intrinsic) understanding of
WHAT PEOPLE WANT that set him apart. He brings this philosophy to his role as an admissions consultant and
test-taking strategies specialist faculty at T.O.P.-GMAT. Autrri has produced some exceptional results in the past;
you can see the air of pride in his strides when any of his students makes it to a top B-School.
To unwind, Autrri keeps himself up-to-date with the happenings at Old Trafford; tunes into his insanely huge
(1960-90) rock-n-roll collection; watches Tarantino / Nolan / Scorcese / Coppola the list is endless ... movies;
and voraciously reads fiction.

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Train with Sandeep Gupta (Official 770 Score twice) in Delhi and Bangalore. Contact: Delhi: +91-85868-37769: Bangalore: +91-97395-61394.
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Offering: The most BLASPHEMOUS GMAT course ever


The focus of this course is YOUR SUCCESS. You can get such scores with us provided you put in the requisite effort.

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)


Standardized test to pursue an MBA from globally renowned B-schools!
Owned by the GMAC (www.gmac.com), developed by ACT, and conducted by Pearson VUE Testing Services.
It is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). You can take the test almost any day!
Scores are valid for 5 years
For admissions to schools abroad, Indian students may have to take TOEFL / IELTS / PTE as well
Register on-line at www.mba.com.
Fee $250, payable only by credit card!
Valid passport with 6 month validity a must! While registering for the test, make sure that your name on the
passport matches exactly the one that you use for the test.
Exam Section
Analytical Writing Assessment (Essay
Writing)

Analysis of an Argument (this will not contribute towards 200800 score only a separate grade will be provided). 30 minutes

Integrated Reasoning

Data Interpretation 12 questions (this will not contribute


towards 200-800 score only a separate grade will be provided).
There will be a calculator on-screen. 30 minutes

Quantitative (37 questions) Data


Sufficiency, Problem Solving

This will contribute towards your 200-800 scale score. 75


minutes

Verbal (41 questions) Reading


Comprehension, Critical Reasoning,
Sentence Correction

This will contribute towards your 200-800 scale score. 75


minutes

GMAT-CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) insights


Exam lasts for about 4 hrs. A test of stamina, concentration, mental toughness and PACE! All these are more
important than mere PREPARATION.
CAT format: questions & answers differ for each test taker
CAT format: applicable only to Quant and Verbal Sections; the AWA / IR sections are separately graded
Correct more difZicult question / more marks Incorrect Easier question / fewer marks
Harder questions count more than the easier ones
Scores are based on number of questions answered correctly, the difficulty level of those questions, and even the
position / location of those questions.
You cannot skip a question; you cant return to any previous question; you cant change an answer
Must finish the sections! Strong penalty (up to 50 points per section) for not finishing any section
There are a few experimental questions in each section
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GMAT-CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) insights continued

You can take the GMAT once per calendar month (once every 31 days) and not more than 5 times in one calendar
year
The scores are valid for 5 years
You will see IR, Verbal, Quant, and Total Score immediately
You may cancel the score but all test dates/scores are shown on record
Official Report only after 1 week (with essay grades)
Can send scores to 5 schools FREE
ALL scores of ALL tests within last 5 years sent to schools
Latest addition: After seeing your score, if you are not happy, you may cancel that score.

GMAT Scores:
Essay grades are from 0-6 in 0.5 increments.
Quantitative from 0 to 51 (known as scaled score)
Verbal from 0 to 45 (known as scaled score)
Total Score from 200-800 in 10 point increments. 760-800 means 99th percentile the highest percentile anyone
can get.
The GMAT is a mind-game play it like one
Preparation alone cant ensure any score execution during those four hours means everything
Stamina, Concentration, Mental Toughness, and Pace are equally crucial
Practice with the right content the key to success
RC is the most crucial among all test areas
Master PATTERNS and conquer the test
Understanding GMAT
SUCCESS ON THE TEST
Subject Preparation is thorough (this will
matter only to the tune of 50%)
2. Thorough Mental Preparation (Remaining
50% contributor to your success)
3. Pattern Based Study
4. Zero errors on RC under time pressure
5. Studying the weakest areas the most
6. Pace: finishing the test is the most
important
7. Try not to have more than one wrong
answers in a row
8. Quality over quantity. A lot of analysis and
deliberation on each question
9. Studying the Right Content
10. Doing a few four-hour long simulated CATs
(but not too many)
1.

RECIPE FOR DISASTER


1.

Preparation is gimmicky.

2.

Lack of three vital ingredients: Concentration,


Mental Toughness, and Steady nerves
Study just to get the answer correct
RC makes you panic
Studying the strongest areas more often
Slow pace, so towards the test you tend to have too
many wrong answers in a row.

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

2 wrong answers in a row.

8.

Mindless solving of hundreds of questions

9.

Studying Irrelevant Content

10. Avoiding four-hour long simulations

IV. How are we really different?

Other GMAT-prep companies in the country offer training only in 500-550 level rangebe it competence,
content, class, candor, or convictiontheir training falls short of the rigor required for 99th percentile scores.
We believe that The Official Guides cater to 500-550 level (junk); despite the fact that the OGs are irrelevant when
it comes to 99th percentile scores (760-800 score range), instructors at other institutes treat them as the Holy Grail
(the be all and end all) of GMAT-Preps; the results are disastrous.
We strongly believe that the GMAT should NOT be considered an Adaptive Test but rather a linear test. A million
problems can be kissed away with just a small mindset-shift.
We strongly believe that there are no time-sucker questions on the GMAT, only suckers who fall for them. If you
have the right approach, every problem on the real-GMAT can be solved in less than 90 seconds. If you take more
than 90 seconds on a particular problem, the question is not tough; your approach is definitely WRONG.
A lot of students are made to believe that studying for the GMAT means spending 90% of their preparation time on
Sentence Correction (SC) nothing could be a bigger disservice to yourself. SC is extremely crucial, but not at
the cost of Reading Comprehension (RC).

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The most crucial area for the GMAT is RC, which is given the least attention by students and faculty alike. Each
RC question counts as much as 3 times each SC question and each CR question. So if your RC accuracy is not near
100% under time constraints in the 4th hour on the test (when your concentration is likely to be at its weakest), you
will not cross the coveted 700 mark. RC is the most crucial test area woefully neglected by everyone.
If you want a high score, you have to make sure you dont make consecutive mistakes. Again, RC becomes the most
crucial area; if you dont do well on a specific passage, you are likely to get 3-4 consecutive wrong answers.
As per GMAC, three consecutive mistakes anywhere on the test can pull your current score down by 80-100 points.
The position of the questions doesnt matter.
We tell you the Test-Makers perspective as opposed to the Test-Takers perspective. Every difficult problem on
the real GMAT (at the highest level) is made in such a way that wrong answers seem more attractive than the right
answer. The test-makers know exactly how an average human brain thinks and falls for traps. Training for such
traps constitutes more than 50% of our training.
We strongly believe that the GMAT is not a test of Math or English; it is a test of reading and reasoning. Quite
often, people who are exceptionally good at English dont manage a high Verbal Score and people who are
exceptionally good at Math fail miserably on the Quant Section.
Ours is a NO-FLUFF-ALL-STUFF course.
o You will not find that out of the 5000 pages of material given to you, only 500 pages are worth reading.
o If you sit through a 3-hour session, you will find value in each of the 180 minutes. You will not feel that
more than 150 minutes were spent discussing something that you could have managed yourself / that you
knew in advance / that didnt add any value.
We wouldnt want to hear any excuses. If you do not do the handouts before watching the session, you will have an
extremely frustrating experience. BUT if you are the serious GMAT contender, you cant find a better course
anywhere on this planet.
Special copyrighted techniques for each of the subject areas: OCTAVE (RC), PRIMEX (SC), ACT (CR), ACED (DS),
and LINGO (PS). No other institute in the world has such effective strategies to crack each of the test areas.
The trainer who has gone out there and done it in the middle at the highest level (99th percentile). Learn from those
who have seen it all and done it all.
We will cover each of the GMAT areas Verbal: Reading Comprehension (RC), Sentence Correction (SC), Critical
Reasoning (CR); Quantitative: Data Sufficiency (DS), Problem Solving (PS), Analytical Writing Assessment
(AWA - Analysis of an Argument), and Integrated Reasoning (IR) - in detail.
We focus exclusively on top scores - the 99th percentile range (760-800 range). To this effect, our sessions demand
an unparalleled seriousness from your side. Our sessions are very intensive and rigorous and demand an effort
of at least 20 hours per week (on average, at least 3 hours per day, assuming you are working). If you are not working
(or are on a break), we want you to put in 8-10 hours every day.
We will provide you with all the content: Basic and Advanced Concepts including concept books, including the latest
750-800 level questions, elementary practice, advanced practice, 700-800 level question bank, latest collection of
questions from the real GMAT, and Computer based Test Series etc. In addition our own content, we will provide
you with all the usual content: the Official Guides, and any other content available anywhere in the world. All the
content related to the GMAT around the world will be extended to you in soft copy. There is not a single resource
on the GMAT that you will not have access to.
An absolute guarantee that the GMAT will not test you on anything outside of the course content covered here. Each
type of question on your test will have been covered in detail. Even at the highest level (99th percentile), not even
one question will seem alien to you (if you do all the content as advised).
Most important: the right mental training for the right execution ... the most critical part of this training.
All material (Concepts, Theory, Practice, Test Series, Extra Help etc.) to be provided by us. You are not supposed to
refer to anything else at all.
If you need some special material (such as help from absolute basics in Math or Grammar or some challenging
practice content in any area), please ask us. We will provide you with all such content. Dont study anything else at
all.
Please solve our TOP-GMAT Challenge (30 questions) on our website www.top-one-percent.com.
Also, please do visit our website www.top-one-percent.com and check everything to know more about us.

Expectations from YOU

Results come only when you put in the effort. A 610 student also gets the same session as 780 student. So the
difference is not in instruction / service quality. The difference is clearly in the efforts put in by a student. Our
training program works only if you work. No MAGIC MANTRAS You have to put in a lot of hard work.
We are committed to a 760 score for you. ARE YOU COMMITTED ENOUGH? If your level of commitment is for a
500 score, there is going to be only frustration.
Keep pace with the sessions no backlogs.
The course is homework-driven. Do all homework in time there is no exception to this condition.

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Understand the nature of the test and study accordingly, e.g., studying on the computer screen is better than
studying on paper.
Do all the material as and when suggested. Dont read any extra material unless suggested by us.
This course is not for you if:

You are not serious about your efforts OR if you look for a quick-fix.
You dont want to do the homework before the video session. There is no excuse for not finishing the homework
we wouldnt want to hear any excuses: Work pressure, project, deadline, submission, release, travel, etc. PLEASE
DONT JOIN if you are not ready to do the requisite homework.
You are addicted to studying on paper. As per the exam requirement, you have to study on a computer.

! Core Values!
Class: We are the best-in-classexcellence defines us! Be assured of an absolutely world-class training here. Every faculty
member here (or ever joining us in future) must have scored a 99th percentile score on the real GMAT. NOBODY ELSEthis
is a guaranteeNOBODY ELSE can satisfy this requirement anywhere else in India.
Candor: No false hopesyour results are commensurate with your efforts. Our efforts are the same for each student. If you
dont put in the effort, we cannot do anything for you.
Commitment: There is only one objectiveto help you improve your score on the GMATwe always go that extra mile.
The same is expected of yoube absolutely committeddo whatever is asked of you.
Content: One of the biggest differentiators here is the CONTENTwe have handpicked all the latest, most relevant, and
absolutely cutting-edge contentthe most important ingredient in your success. Make sure you finish all that is asked of
you.
Conviction: We know for a fact that our methods work phenomenally well but that for a non-serious student, we are not
the right training partners.

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Success Ingredients on the GMAT

Conviction the belief that you can get a 99th percentile score check this BELIEF CHANGE video that shows how,
on the very first day, the students were driven to aim for a 99th percentile check it here
Commitment fight to the finish no matter what dont leave it in between
Consistency daily input rather than bouts / bursts of preparation
Concept mastery to such an extent that practicing further doesnt improve you to the extent that you know for
sure that you are right before checking the answer to the extent that if you have enough time, you will NOT get
even one answer wrong
Content mastery not mindless finishing
o Practice with the right content
o No mindless practice practice / fix / practice / fix / practice / fix the ideal pattern
o No irrelevant content
o Test makers perspective (psychometrician how to make the wrong choice seem more attractive than the
right choice) / Traps
o Pattern based preparation
o Quality over quantity. A lot of analysis and deliberation on each question
o Must not check the solution to any problem unless you completely give up. When you believe: Even if I
have one more hour to solve this question, I wont be able to solve it. then it is the right time to refer to
the solutions.
o The idea is to fix your weaknesses, not celebrate your strengths

GMAT Specifics:

Techniques / Approaches OCTAVE / ACT / ANT / PRIME / LINGO / ACED


o Get the answer in less than 90 seconds
o Knowing that you are right versus being right but not being sure.
Stamina to sit for four hours at absolutely peak-concentration level. (Remember the best-concentration time of your
life. You have to repeat that occasion in terms of concentration).
o Concentration Four-hour RC / CR practice with LSAT content under strict time-limits
Pace / Pacing
o Consecutive mistakes
o RC being more important (ensure 100% accuracy on RC, no matter what)
o Pacing charts
 Quant (10Q done, 55 minutes left / 20Q done, 35 minutes left / 30Q done, 15 minutes left for the last
seven questions, you must have more than 14 minutes remaining).
 Verbal (10Q done, 58 minutes left / 20Q done, 41 minutes left / 30Q done, 24 minutes left for the
last eleven questions, you must have more than 22 minutes remaining).
o Finishing the test severe penalty for not finishing
Mental toughness
o Exit strategy maximum 2 minutes per question

Execution
o Adaptive nature of the test it is a disaster if it keeps playing on your mind
o Nerves if you are the one who freaks out at the thought of an aptitude test, you need to train your mind.
o No guessing on the level of a question (I wonder whether it is a 500 level or a 750 level question? is disastrous
thinking) / No guessing whether a question is experimental or real
o Mind-game the exam is out to play a serious mind-game with you. It is your job to defeat its intention.
o Ensure good sleep the night before the test
o Ensure that your routine / habits are not disrupted

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