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# 700-750 in 2 months...how???

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07 Oct 2009, 23:02
Hi Everone,
I need sincere advice from people who are well versed with the gmat preparation.I want to start my preparation now. and I want to give gmat in 1st week of december 2009.So,I have full 2 months to prepare.

I want to know that what should be the strategy to get a score of 700+.
Particularly,which book I should follow.Please tell me the name of one book or max of two books which covers everything and if completely studied,will fetch me a score of 700+.

I have not taken any gmat demo but still I feel that my basics in english & quant is good.I just need aquanitance and practice.

So,keeping in mind that I have only 2 months(Infact I am working also,so I dont have full 60 days also),please suggest.

I am really desparate to start preparing.But I don't want to go in a wrong direction,that's why I am seeking your advice.

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07 Oct 2009, 23:50
pkumar91 wrote:
Hi Everone,
I need sincere advice from people who are well versed with the gmat preparation.I want to start my preparation now. and I want to give gmat in 1st week of december 2009.So,I have full 2 months to prepare.

I want to know that what should be the strategy to get a score of 700+.
Particularly,which book I should follow.Please tell me the name of one book or max of two books which covers everything and if completely studied,will fetch me a score of 700+.

I have not taken any gmat demo but still I feel that my basics in english & quant is good.I just need aquanitance and practice.

So,keeping in mind that I have only 2 months(Infact I am working also,so I dont have full 60 days also),please suggest.

I am really desparate to start preparing.But I don't want to go in a wrong direction,that's why I am seeking your advice.

Welcome to GMAT Club pkumar.

Have you taken your GMAT Prep yet? Before we can tell you how to get there, we need to know where you are. Take the test and report back.
Also, take a look at this thread while you're at it: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html
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14 Jan 2010, 21:01
Hi
I have taken my 1st GMAT prep and scored 610.I didn't manage my time well and couldn't attempt 10 qns in verbal due to lack of time.
Quant(48)-37 attempted,8 wrong
Verbal(25)-31 attempted,10 wrong

I think I need some serious advice on verbal part.
Moreover,I'll be taking Gmat within a month or may be by end of this month.

Also,I want to know that how the scoring is done?
I mean,how the score is being calculated as 48 and 25? and how they reach 610...
Also,how many wrong qns I can afford for getting a score of 700+

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14 Jan 2010, 21:57
pkumar91,

There's a large time gap between your first and last post. You mentioned in your first post that you were taking the GMAT in Dec '09. I'm assuming that you haven't taken it yet. Is the score that you posted from a GMAT prep that you recently took or a score from one that you took back in October? Have you prepped at all since then?
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14 Jan 2010, 22:03
wow, how did you even find this thread?

I'd say finish your test next time and you should get a much better score. You are severely punished for not completing the test - you should learn these basics about the test, including the fact that the score is not dependent on the number of correct answers, so I'd pay attention to your raw scores for each section rather than number of correct/wrong questions.
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14 Jan 2010, 23:35
To akuma,

Hi
Yes,I had planned to take in Dec 09 but some how I didn't take it.
I took this GMAT prep yesterday only and yes,I did prepare from OG after posting this post.

So,what do you say that how should I approach for 700+

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14 Jan 2010, 23:40
To bb,

Can you please tell me what would have been my score had I attempted all qns in verbal?

I have no idea of how the scoring is done in gmat...can you please elaborate or tell me the source from where I can get info....

also,what should be my appraoch now for getting 700+...

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15 Jan 2010, 11:23
pkumar91 wrote:
To bb,

Can you please tell me what would have been my score had I attempted all qns in verbal?

I have no idea of how the scoring is done in gmat...can you please elaborate or tell me the source from where I can get info....

also,what should be my appraoch now for getting 700+...

gmat-score-guide-to-gmat-scores-score-reports-83890.html
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To akuma,

Hi
Yes,I had planned to take in Dec 09 but some how I didn't take it.
I took this GMAT prep yesterday only and yes,I did prepare from OG after posting this post.

So,what do you say that how should I approach for 700+

From your scores, it certainly seems that you're having trouble with verbal. You seem to be fairly decent with quant so I wouldn't emphasize that section with too much importance. It'll be easier for you increasing your verbal score significantly from let's say 25 to 38 rather than increasing your quant score from 48 to 51. This makes intuitive sense because of the degree of difficulty associated with on improving the respective sections. For example, going from 48 to 51 in quant, you would have to spend more time grasping complex concepts in order to nail down difficult questions.. and going from 25 to 38 in verbal, you would only have to grasp a strong basic foundation of GMAT english in order to nail down medium questions consistently.

With that being said, focus on your verbal. Prioritize your study with what sections give you the most trouble and study those sections relentlessly. Some students make the mistake of just reinforcing their strengths, neglecting their weaknesses by telling themselves "It's ok because on test day, somehow I'll be able to pull it off." Don't shy away from your weaknesses. Acknowledge them and attack!
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15 Jan 2010, 15:00
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pkumar91 wrote:
To akuma,
Hi
Yes,I had planned to take in Dec 09 but some how I didn't take it.
I took this GMAT prep yesterday only and yes,I did prepare from OG after posting this post.

So,what do you say that how should I approach for 700+

From your scores, it certainly seems that you're having trouble with verbal. You seem to be fairly decent with quant so I wouldn't emphasize that section with too much importance. It'll be easier for you increasing your verbal score significantly from let's say 25 to 38 rather than increasing your quant score from 48 to 51. This makes intuitive sense because of the degree of difficulty associated with on improving the respective sections. For example, going from 48 to 51 in quant, you would have to spend more time grasping complex concepts in order to nail down difficult questions.. and going from 25 to 38 in verbal, you would only have to grasp a strong basic foundation of GMAT english in order to nail down medium questions consistently.

With that being said, focus on your verbal. Prioritize your study with what sections give you the most trouble and study those sections relentlessly. Some students make the mistake of just reinforcing their strengths, neglecting their weaknesses by telling themselves "It's ok because on test day, somehow I'll be able to pull it off." Don't shy away from your weaknesses. Acknowledge them and attack!

Spoken like one of the gran olde dogs! +1
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15 Jan 2010, 15:22
Hi Guyz,
I have got the same problem with verbal. I took my first gmat on 4th Jan and scored 500. Q45 and V16. I have booked my second gmat on 22nd Feb and i still have 5 weeks to prepare.
I plan to do OG12, OG10 verbal, OG verbal, OG Quantitative, 6 MGMAT exams, Kaptest, PR Test, gmat club tests, and GMAT prep 1,2, powerprep. If time allows i will buy PR 1012.

Any further suggestions how to attack my next gmat exam on 22nd Feb..

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19 Jan 2010, 21:22
bb wrote:
wow, how did you even find this thread?

I'd say finish your test next time and you should get a much better score. You are severely punished for not completing the test - you should learn these basics about the test, including the fact that the score is not dependent on the number of correct answers, so I'd pay attention to your raw scores for each section rather than number of correct/wrong questions.

What do u mean by saying that "the score is not dependent on the number of correct answers, so I'd pay attention to your raw scores for each section rather than number of correct/wrong questions"?

If the score doesn't depend on no. of correct anwers then what does it depend on?
what is raw score?
Please tell me.I know these are basic qns but I don't know them and I think I must know them?
I shall be thankful to you.
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