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GMAT test in 5 weeks.Scoring a 640/660. Want a 700+. Advice?

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GMAT test in 5 weeks.Scoring a 640/660. Want a 700+. Advice? [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2012, 21:53
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After preparing for the exam for a while, I took a Kaplan GMAT CAT (a CAT from the kaplen Premier Live Online 2010 Edition that gives access to some free CATs) and scored a 660. I took a MGMAT CAT and scored a 640.
I want to score 700+

On the Kaplan test I did better on Quant and poor on Verbal:
Overall-660
Quant - 48
verbal - 29

On the MGMAT CAT:
Overall - 640
Quant - 44
Verbal - 33

I have exactly 5 weeks. I booked my GMAT exam date for December 14th. Is this sufficient time to get a 700+. I would ideally like to get a 720+.

Thanks a lot. Any advice on what I need to do to go from here?
Should I postpone my date or is 5 weeks a reasonable amount of time?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: GMAT test in 5 weeks.Scoring a 640/660. Want a 700+. Advice? [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 13:54
monikajudd wrote:
After preparing for the exam for a while, I took a Kaplan GMAT CAT (a CAT from the kaplen Premier Live Online 2010 Edition that gives access to some free CATs) and scored a 660. I took a MGMAT CAT and scored a 640.
I want to score 700+

On the Kaplan test I did better on Quant and poor on Verbal:
Overall-660
Quant - 48
verbal - 29

On the MGMAT CAT:
Overall - 640
Quant - 44
Verbal - 33

I have exactly 5 weeks. I booked my GMAT exam date for December 14th. Is this sufficient time to get a 700+. I would ideally like to get a 720+.

I am in the same boat , can some expert shed some light , please ?

Thanks a lot. Any advice on what I need to do to go from here?
Should I postpone my date or is 5 weeks a reasonable amount of time?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: GMAT test in 5 weeks.Scoring a 640/660. Want a 700+. Advice? [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 14:29
Have you taken any GMATprep tests yet? Since those are made by GMAC, they are typically regarded as the most accurate predictors of actual GMAT score.

As to whether you should push back G-day is dependent on a few things. Do you need to complete the exam before any deadlines?

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Re: GMAT test in 5 weeks.Scoring a 640/660. Want a 700+. Advice? [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 23:28
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HImba88 wrote:
Have you taken any GMATprep tests yet? Since those are made by GMAC, they are typically regarded as the most accurate predictors of actual GMAT score.

As to whether you should push back G-day is dependent on a few things. Do you need to complete the exam before any deadlines?

Hi guererro,

Sorry it took a bit to respond to your post, but HImba has it perfectly. Test prep companies in general, and Kaplan in particular, are very good at making our practice tests as close to the real thing as possible--but if there is ever any doubt as to the authenticity of a score, the best solution is to take an official GMAC-made practice test.

As for your score increase, it's always very hard to speculate about how an individual student will do. But 60 points is a manageable increase in the month of prep you have--especially since, if you put your best verbal and quant scores together, you're already a few points higher than either of your scores currently indicate! Give it your best shot, and if you're still not scoring where you need to 8-9 days before your real test, then you can consider whether rescheduling your exam is advisable based on the status of your applications.

I hope this helps, and good luck!
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Re: GMAT test in 5 weeks.Scoring a 640/660. Want a 700+. Advice? [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 01:57
KapTeacherEli wrote:
HImba88 wrote:
Have you taken any GMATprep tests yet? Since those are made by GMAC, they are typically regarded as the most accurate predictors of actual GMAT score.

As to whether you should push back G-day is dependent on a few things. Do you need to complete the exam before any deadlines?

Hi guererro,

Sorry it took a bit to respond to your post, but HImba has it perfectly. Test prep companies in general, and Kaplan in particular, are very good at making our practice tests as close to the real thing as possible--but if there is ever any doubt as to the authenticity of a score, the best solution is to take an official GMAC-made practice test.

As for your score increase, it's always very hard to speculate about how an individual student will do. But 60 points is a manageable increase in the month of prep you have--especially since, if you put your best verbal and quant scores together, you're already a few points higher than either of your scores currently indicate! Give it your best shot, and if you're still not scoring where you need to 8-9 days before your real test, then you can consider whether rescheduling your exam is advisable based on the status of your applications.

I hope this helps, and good luck!


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