I would really appreciate if you could share your advices and opinion with me.
I took my first gmat test in December and scored 650 (42 verbal, 36 quant). I decided to take it again in january and worked for 3 weeks, approximatively 3 hours a day. I focused on quant and went through every exercise of the OG guide and spent some time reviewing my mistakes.
I was very disappointed to score a 660 the second time, especially since my quant score did not even improve at all (44 verbal, 36 quant). The day before, I had scored 700 with Manhattan gmat
CAT (with 41 in quant).
I want to pass the test for a third time in March and I really want to score at least 700. I am not sure how to go about my study plan from there. I feel like I am familiar with most of the material, although i should probably review some rules I still do not fully master.
What would you suggest me to do? Is there any website or study material you can recommend? (I went through the material with manhanttan gmat guides and practiced with OG, OG Quant
and OG Verbal
. I also recently discovered Grockit). Is there anything that really helped you to increase your quant score?
I am not too worried about verbal, as i always score in the 90 to 97th percentile but i really need to improve my math skills.
Thanks in advance for your help!
If you are at 36 in Quant, there are some gaps in some areas conceptually. Figure those out using some simulators. It will do you a world of good if you do some focused study in those particular areas e.g. if you find you are making mistakes in number properties, get a GMAT focused Arithmetic book and go through the concepts properly. Thereafter, practice lots of questions based on these concepts and ensure that you understand how to solve each one of them properly. This itself should bring you up to the 42-43 range. Thereafter, practicing lots of higher level questions will show you how to apply these concepts in more convoluted questions (you can check out Advanced Problem Solving book of