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# Eight-Nine-Ten: The Countdown Begins

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04 Oct 2010, 00:37
Hussain you seem to have improved from Q43 to Q48 in MGMAT test and even in actual test as well. What is that you did for such a drasting improvement in the score in short span of time. I am asking this question because I am currently hovering at score of Q43 in MGMAT so would like to hear from you how I can improve on it.

One more thing how much importance I should give to topics like Probabilty Combinatics based on your actual GMAT experience. Did you find many questions on these topics.
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04 Oct 2010, 01:50
prashantbacchewar wrote:
Hussain you seem to have improved from Q43 to Q48 in MGMAT test and even in actual test as well. What is that you did for such a drasting improvement in the score in short span of time. I am asking this question because I am currently hovering at score of Q43 in MGMAT so would like to hear from you how I can improve on it.

One more thing how much importance I should give to topics like Probabilty Combinatics based on your actual GMAT experience. Did you find many questions on these topics.

I think MGMAT Q section is a bit tough in comparison to the real gmat Q stuff. So if you are doing a 43 in MGMAT it means you can reach Q46-47 in real test. Alot depends on the practice too. What I did was a lot of CAT practice, thus enabling myself to be used to 75 minutes game plan. Two points are critical in Q section of GMAT
-Dont panic if you get some hard questions
-Dont spend above 3 minutes on a single problem. If you feel you know the methodology but unable to solve the question in 3 minutes, then better leave that. Believe me 1 or 2 wrong questions in Q doesnt make much difference, unlike the ones in Verbal. So cutting short, I think you need to take a gmat prep test to know your real Q abilities.
I tried initially to learn probability concepts, but then adapted a clear strategy. I spent hardly a minute & a half on prob,comb questions by making best possible guess
& then moved forward. I think that worked for me. It allowed me some extra time to spend & thus my nerves stayed calm. I saw hardly 2 questions related to this topic in real gmat.

Best of luck for your endavour & let us know if we can be of any help.
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04 Oct 2010, 02:22
Thanks Hussain

For Practice what will you recommend to me for Quants. I have already done my OG.

What can be good source of practice questions for Quant.
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04 Oct 2010, 02:29
prashantbacchewar wrote:
Thanks Hussain

For Practice what will you recommend to me for Quants. I have already done my OG.

What can be good source of practice questions for Quant.

None other than gmat club tests! These are fantastic & are developed for persons getting 44-45 & want to have a Q 48-50.
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04 Oct 2010, 02:35
Thanks Hussain
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12 Oct 2010, 04:13
Hussain will you recommend to write all the GMAT club test?
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12 Oct 2010, 04:28
prashantbacchewar wrote:
Hussain will you recommend to write all the GMAT club test?

I have given all the gmatclub tests ,and I highly recommend you to give. But it all depends upon how much time do you have. Number of tests attempted is not important, but number of concepts learnt from test is.

Make sure you review them properly especially DS questions.
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12 Oct 2010, 04:37
Thanks Gurpreet... How much is improvement in the quant score.
I am currently at Q43 in MGMAT Test
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12 Oct 2010, 04:44
prashantbacchewar wrote:
Thanks Gurpreet... How much is improvement in the quant score.
I am currently at Q43 in MGMAT Test

In the initial tests i was scoring above average on gc tests only because of DS. Now in all my recent tests score is quite good. I hope I carry it in the exam too.

The DS questions are really great. You will learn how to reduce your errors. Once you reduce your errors, your score will improve. But do not give any test before completing the quant theory.
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20 Oct 2010, 02:53
Hi Hussain,

I just wrote GMAT club test 1 and could get 23 correct 26 percentile only. I was able to complete the test in 59 mins only and I was feeling that I was doing quite well. But it totally screwed up. Would you like to comment on my performace and advise if any.
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20 Oct 2010, 03:03
prashantbacchewar wrote:
Hi Hussain,

I just wrote GMAT club test 1 and could get 23 correct 26 percentile only. I was able to complete the test in 59 mins only and I was feeling that I was doing quite well. But it totally screwed up. Would you like to comment on my performace and advise if any.

Hi prashan, I think you should not worry at the score of 23 as this was your first attempt. Just take another gmat club test with complete focus. Also, dont try to run through the questions. Draw a time schedule & comply that. After doing 3-4 club tests, your performance will indicate your real abilities.

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13 Dec 2010, 02:05
Hi Hussain,

Ur preparation schedule is really inspiring. You told that you were getting around 25-27 corect in the verbal sets.

I have done from 21-30 but am constantly getting only around 20 correct.

Could you suggest me any way out of it to improve my hit-rate??

I find RC as a problem for me and am working on it. But even after working for sometime there is no significant improvement in the hit rate.

Plz Help

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13 Dec 2010, 02:18
sairamramkumar wrote:
Hi Hussain,

Ur preparation schedule is really inspiring. You told that you were getting around 25-27 corect in the verbal sets.

I have done from 21-30 but am constantly getting only around 20 correct.

Could you suggest me any way out of it to improve my hit-rate??

I find RC as a problem for me and am working on it. But even after working for sometime there is no significant improvement in the hit rate.

Plz Help

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Have you gone through this wonderful guide by bb? gmat-club-s-reading-comprehension-strategy-guide-83101.html

Also, I loved Gin's approach for RC. I am attaching Gin's Guide, hope that will help. "Concentration while reading the passage" is the key & practice leads to this concentration.

Best of luck.
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07 Jan 2011, 05:50
Awesome job! Thanks Hussain very much.
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08 Dec 2011, 11:17
Which college did u get admit. Whr are u studying now?
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06 Oct 2014, 00:36
Wish i could maintain such a day to day recording of my preparation
However one thing that stood out for me,was your improvement in QA in mgmat.Within 6 days u moved from Q43 to Q47
WOuld love to know how u managed to do that!
I have taken all 6 mgmats and i haven't crossed 46!
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12 Oct 2015, 06:18
Thank Hussain,
You may not be here, but your story is still living and inspired me alot. Struggling, struggling and struggling
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