It's been about a month since I posted my progress. So what did I do in the past 1 month
Read most of the MGMAT material. Doing questions from OG12
as per their schedule. Most importantly I've taken 2 tests.
2 weeks ago I got a score of 570 (Q - 42, V - 27). Well, I did not time the Quant very well. For some Quant questions, my ego took control and i spent about 4mins on 2 questions. Then I realized that my ego is not going to take me anywhere, guessed those questions and moved on. But I ran out of time for the last 10questions. So, had to guess and for the last question, I thought I answered it, but I did not. All this brought my score down to 42. I wasn't worried too much as I learnt something by taking this test.
My verbal is improving, but still a long way to go. A jump from 18 - 27 is good, but not sufficient. Manhattan tests give a break up of how you are peforming in each topic and SC has obviously been my weakness. So, started doing lot of SC questions (even at work).
Last weekend, I took my 3rd MGMAT exam. Scored 620 (Q 46, V 30). After analyzing the scores, I've got 17questions wrong in Quant. But about 13 of them (out of 26) are in the 700-800 range. I am not too worried about this as I think getting a jump from 46 to 50 barrier is about practise. 700-800 level questions involve tricks which you get by practise and not by studying. So, my lesson learnt is to continue practising Quant questions...
My Verbal improved by just 3 points. Not sufficient at all. After analyzing the score, I am only getting 70% of 500-600 level questions right and about 30% of 600-700 level questions right. I ran out of time for the last 5 questions. Lesson learnt - Have to really improve SC. I am getting about 50% questions right. Not only that this area is easy to improve, but if you can solve a SC question in 1min, you are actually saving time on other CR/RC questions. So, improving SC is going to be my target. My ego has to come into picture now than in Quant
I've scheduled my exam on Sep 11 (what a date, didnt realize that
). I have little over 20days and here is my plan of action
1. Do about 40verbal questions every other day and document lessons learnt
2. Do 40 Math questions every other day and document lessons learnt
3. Take MGMAT exam over the weekend and document lessons learnt
4. Take atleast 2 GMATprep exams before the final test - I've been reading that GMATPrep exams give a better indication of your actual score than MGMAT (Quant is tough in MGMAT than the Actual test would be). This is what I heard.
5. I've gone through AWA essays and writing the essays as part of every exam. I am assuming that is sufficient.
I request the experts to comment on my plan of action for the next 20days. If I need to focus on something else, please do let me know.