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# Gmat club tests-should I continue or not?

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01 Dec 2012, 13:27
During the 10 year celebration time frame, I saw the gmat club tests and thought it would be great to solve such a huge pool of questions. I could not use much of the free code given everyday as I am working. So I purchased the 3 month package. I took 3 quants CAT test till now, 2 critical reasoning quizzes.
I have not gotten one good score on the quant section yet, most of them were 700 level questions.. My score is so low I dont even want to share it here.. this is after 5 months of preparation. I am worn out, tired of GMAT, tired of even looking at gmat books anymore.

Is the gmat club tests really that hard or am I Just that bad? I really remember scoring well on princeton, mgmat, gmatprep, quants till a month ago. My weakness was verbal till then, so I thought, and even post poned my exam to Dec 28th. Now after trying the gmat club tests, my motivation to even take the gmat exam is down the drain.

I have done practice questions from preinceton white book, gmat prep green math review, blue verbal review, mgmat SC, mgmat RC, powerscore bible. I am not sure what I need to prepare now. I suddenly feel direction less. Do I review all basics again? or just do more practice questions? please someone advice.
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the GMATClub tests are known to be pretty hard and is only meant for you to push your score beyond the Q45 level.
I suggest that you go through MGMAT Quant thoroughly and go through Bunuel's signatures and once you have a tight grasp over the quant concepts, the GMATClub tests will not appear to be insanely difficult.
(still a little more difficult than conventional banks though )
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08 Feb 2013, 20:19
souvik101990 wrote:
the GMATClub tests are known to be pretty hard and is only meant for you to push your score beyond the Q45 level.
I suggest that you go through MGMAT Quant thoroughly and go through Bunuel's signatures and once you have a tight grasp over the quant concepts, the GMATClub tests will not appear to be insanely difficult.
(still a little more difficult than conventional banks though )

I got a 47 on both mocks in gmat prep a month ago and 43 on the real deal. On MGMAT, I have been getting a 44 consistently. Do you think I am a good candidate for GMAT Club Tests?
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09 Feb 2013, 01:41
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souvik101990 wrote:
the GMATClub tests are known to be pretty hard and is only meant for you to push your score beyond the Q45 level.
I suggest that you go through MGMAT Quant thoroughly and go through Bunuel's signatures and once you have a tight grasp over the quant concepts, the GMATClub tests will not appear to be insanely difficult.
(still a little more difficult than conventional banks though )

I got a 47 on both mocks in gmat prep a month ago and 43 on the real deal. On MGMAT, I have been getting a 44 consistently. Do you think I am a good candidate for GMAT Club Tests?

So it depends. Your scores show that you still have some more concepts and tricks to learn about PS and DS (DS especially because i think its more critical). You can take topic wise quizzes on the GMATClub test platform and it WILL definitely help you master individual topics. Then you can, perhaps, move on to full length CATs.
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09 Feb 2013, 01:47
thanks Souvik. I plan to solve question pack 1 and then start with gmatclub tests
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09 Feb 2013, 01:51
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thanks Souvik. I plan to solve question pack 1 and then start with gmatclub tests

All the best Sachin
Though I would ask you to reverse that order.
I ll tell you why: the question pack 1 does not contain hard quant questions really. So I know since you are not scoring 50-51, the question pack will be really helpful. BUT, in quant you should prepare with relatively tougher materials so that a couple of weeks later, you can breeze through the question pack. On the other hand if you do the reverse, being able to solve most questions on the question pack 1 will give you a false sense of confidence which the GMATClub test will surely take care of if you know what I mean .
I think you should concentrate on building concepts using Bunuel's signature, GMATClub tests and thursdays with Ron. Thereafter, the question pack 1 is yours to decimate
All the best.
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09 Feb 2013, 01:55
souvik101990 wrote:
Sachin9 wrote:
thanks Souvik. I plan to solve question pack 1 and then start with gmatclub tests

All the best Sachin
Though I would ask you to reverse that order.
I ll tell you why: the question pack 1 does not contain hard quant questions really. So I know since you are not scoring 50-51, the question pack will be really helpful. BUT, in quant you should prepare with relatively tougher materials so that a couple of weeks later, you can breeze through the question pack. On the other hand if you do the reverse, being able to solve most questions on the question pack 1 will give you a false sense of confidence which the GMATClub test will surely take care of if you know what I mean .
I think you should concentrate on building concepts using Bunuel's signature, GMATClub tests and thursdays with Ron. Thereafter, the question pack 1 is yours to decimate
All the best.

Thanks Souvik, I was gonna buy the pack and then I saw the price has been increased to 29.99$.. damn. . And then your post. . I will start with gmatclub tests and then proceed to pack if I get time as I gotto take the gmat in a month.. Also, how good are the questions in gmat club tests..i mean they are tough i know.. even mgmat cat quant questions are tough and they dont reflect the actual gmat stuff.. so do qs in gmatclub tests reflect the actual gmat questions? _________________ hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies. Who says you need a 700 ?Check this out : http://gmatclub.com/forum/who-says-you-need-a-149706.html#p1201595 My GMAT Journey : http://gmatclub.com/forum/end-of-my-gmat-journey-149328.html#p1197992 MBA Section Director Joined: 19 Mar 2012 Posts: 3343 Location: India GPA: 3.8 WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities) Followers: 1372 Kudos [?]: 10161 [1] , given: 1849 Re: Gmat club tests-should I continue or not? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Feb 2013, 01:59 1 This post received KUDOS Expert's post Sachin9 wrote: souvik101990 wrote: Sachin9 wrote: thanks Souvik. I plan to solve question pack 1 and then start with gmatclub tests All the best Sachin Though I would ask you to reverse that order. I ll tell you why: the question pack 1 does not contain hard quant questions really. So I know since you are not scoring 50-51, the question pack will be really helpful. BUT, in quant you should prepare with relatively tougher materials so that a couple of weeks later, you can breeze through the question pack. On the other hand if you do the reverse, being able to solve most questions on the question pack 1 will give you a false sense of confidence which the GMATClub test will surely take care of if you know what I mean . I think you should concentrate on building concepts using Bunuel's signature, GMATClub tests and thursdays with Ron. Thereafter, the question pack 1 is yours to decimate All the best. Thanks Souvik, I was gonna buy the pack and then I saw the price has been increased to 29.99$ .. damn. .
I will start with gmatclub tests and then proceed to pack if I get time as I gotto take the gmat in a month..

Also, how good are the questions in gmat club tests..i mean they are tough i know.. even mgmat cat quant questions are tough and they dont reflect the actual gmat stuff..

so do qs in gmatclub tests reflect the actual gmat questions?

Yeah so the "not reflecting GMAT quant" is a pretty stupid statement. Because it doesnt matter. For verbal, I d say the opposite because there you MUST stick to official resources. For quant you need to look at two things.
1. What GMAT tests? (the concepts and tricks for example 2 is the only even prime number, 0 is even and so on)
2. Tougher questions than the GMAT on those specific concepts and strategies.
I think in your situation you should be religiously following a 3 way dose
Thursdays with Ron in the morning
GMATClub quant in the afternoon followed by a nap
Then Official guide and manhattan gmat if you have energy left
there you go
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10 Feb 2013, 02:58
Mate, I got a 35 in Q in GC test. . Is this good enough to get a 49+ on gmat?
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10 Feb 2013, 20:29
Dude don't get too bogged down with test scores. They don't really matter. What does matter is how many questions did you get wrongly, what did those question test and what did you do about them.

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10 Feb 2013, 23:51
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Dude don't get too bogged down with test scores. They don't really matter. What does matter is how many questions did you get wrongly, what did those question test and what did you do about them.

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Yeah but I need to know where I am currently and how far I need to travel.. So how good is this score? Any idea based on your experience with them?
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10 Feb 2013, 23:52
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Dude don't get too bogged down with test scores. They don't really matter. What does matter is how many questions did you get wrongly, what did those question test and what did you do about them.

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Yeah but I need to know where I am currently and how far I need to travel.. So how good is this score? Any idea based on your experience with them?

Since its adaptive its hard to say.
How many questions did you answer correctly?
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11 Feb 2013, 02:58
I answered 17 correctly out of 37 but many were careless mistakes.
What do u feel .. where am I right now?
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