Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Jul 2014, 20:07

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Best Time to take First CAT Exam

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

When would you take your first CAT exam if you were in my shoes?

  • 55% [5]
  • 44% [4]
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2012
Posts: 35
GMAT Date: 01-01-2014
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Best Time to take First CAT Exam [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2013, 11:41
I'm almost half way through the Manhattan GMAT guides. I have done most of the questions in the them, some from the Verbal review, and none from the OG13. I have yet to take any CAT exams. I really want to know what range I would stand.

My verbal is extremely strong. Out of all the problems I've done, I've maybe missed a handful. This is in regards only to CR and RC. Have yet to tackle SC.

My quant, on the other hand, is brutal. I got the basics down, but when it comes to some of the more difficult algebra I hit a brick wall. My word problems are even worse. I slip up on the wording and the concepts and find myself attempting problems from the wrong angle. I haven't even gotten to geometry and number properties.
Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2012
Posts: 35
GMAT Date: 01-01-2014
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Best Time to take First CAT Exam [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2013, 19:07
Anyone care to chime in?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 141
Location: United States (CA)
GRE 1: 333 Q163 V170
GPA: 3.47
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 53

Re: Best Time to take First CAT Exam [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2013, 09:48
nevermoreflow wrote:
I'm almost half way through the Manhattan GMAT guides. I have done most of the questions in the them, some from the Verbal review, and none from the OG13. I have yet to take any CAT exams. I really want to know what range I would stand.

My verbal is extremely strong. Out of all the problems I've done, I've maybe missed a handful. This is in regards only to CR and RC. Have yet to tackle SC.

My quant, on the other hand, is brutal. I got the basics down, but when it comes to some of the more difficult algebra I hit a brick wall. My word problems are even worse. I slip up on the wording and the concepts and find myself attempting problems from the wrong angle. I haven't even gotten to geometry and number properties.


I'm similar to you. Verbal is quite high, haven't really done any prep for it and scoring around 96th percentile. Quant is much lower, around 58th percentile. The MGMAT guides are great. I wish I'd taken my full practice (GMAT Prep) exam earlier, as it was reassuring. I got a 680 and have some time to tune up my work before my test. I'd say take it ASAP, you will learn a lot!
Expert Post
Manhattan GMAT Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 01 Jul 2013
Posts: 197
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Re: Best Time to take First CAT Exam [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2013, 12:10
Expert's post
I agree w/ the earlier commentary --- you're ALWAYS ready to take the first CAT Exam. For students that enroll in our classes -- we ask that all take it by the end of the first week of our class schedule. If you are progressing through your own self-study, you can never get a read on your performance too soon. It helps to paint a picture of where you are currently, and gives you a great reference point as to how far you might be from your target.

Hope this helps.

-Brian

_________________


Brian Lange | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | North Carolina


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile

Re: Best Time to take First CAT Exam   [#permalink] 30 Jul 2013, 12:10
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Best time to take gmat exam deepthi236 3 24 Sep 2013, 08:51
Experts publish their posts in the topic Best Time to Take the GMAT swagi86 4 16 Jun 2013, 06:46
400 on first cat exam manhattangmat = ( really down gmatjediii 2 11 May 2012, 19:40
Best Practice Exams to Take? rudy 7 27 Aug 2009, 13:30
Best time of the day to take GMAT raptr 7 13 Aug 2007, 06:03
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Best Time to take First CAT Exam

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.