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06 Feb 2011, 21:26
Hi,

I am glad to find this site. I have few questions for fellow members.

1) I am targeting >= 730. So how much i need to study ? 4 months with everyday spending 3-4 hrs will be enough? I am not a native speaker nor my quants is strong.

2) After surfing the site i decided to buy 8 Manhattan guides and kaplan verbal and quants foundation. Will this be enough? or i should refer more books

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06 Feb 2011, 21:51
ankitthemaster wrote:
Hi,

I am glad to find this site. I have few questions for fellow members.

1) I am targeting >= 730. So how much i need to study ? 4 months with everyday spending 3-4 hrs will be enough? I am not a native speaker nor my quants is strong.

2) After surfing the site i decided to buy 8 Manhattan guides and kaplan verbal and quants foundation. Will this be enough? or i should refer more books

1. As long as it takes. Take one of the MGMAT tests as a diagnostic before you start studying, then take another one every month or so. When you consistently hit your goal score, you can ease up on the studying. Until then, keep studying and working your weaknesses. Analyze the stuff you're missing on the tests and figure out how to keep from making those mistakes in the future.

2. MGMAT will teach you pretty much everything you need. The OG would be a good addition too.
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07 Feb 2011, 00:47
ya i forgot to mention OG...thanks for the reply
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07 Feb 2011, 10:06
Go with MGMAT and the OG. Add some GMAT club tests on this website and 200 hours of studying and I think you'll have a good shot at 730.
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07 Feb 2011, 10:57
There's no hard and fast rule. Take a practice exam (GMATPrep or MGMAT) and see where you're at. If you're hovering around 500, it'll take you a lot more work than if you're scoring around 660. But generally speaking, you're looking at a good 2 to 4 months of time, with a good hour everyday.
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07 Feb 2011, 16:05
bakfed wrote:
There's no hard and fast rule. Take a practice exam (GMATPrep or MGMAT) and see where you're at. If you're hovering around 500, it'll take you a lot more work than if you're scoring around 660. But generally speaking, you're looking at a good 2 to 4 months of time, with a good hour everyday.

Are you saying an hour a day for 2-4 months to get a 700? Is that enough?
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07 Feb 2011, 16:11
southernstunna, not trying to go around your question, but no one can really tell you how long to study for to get a 700. I know someone (personally) who studied for two weeks (intensively) and got a 740. I studied for 150+ hours and only achieved a 700. It's really based on the person him/herself and how much the person can absorb during the studying period.
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07 Feb 2011, 17:02
bakfed wrote:
southernstunna, not trying to go around your question, but no one can really tell you how long to study for to get a 700. I know someone (personally) who studied for two weeks (intensively) and got a 740. I studied for 150+ hours and only achieved a 700. It's really based on the person him/herself and how much the person can absorb during the studying period.

yeah very true. I have looked all over these forums for at least an AVERAGE number but, like you said above, there is no real "average". It varies so widely that you can't put a number on it.
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07 Feb 2011, 19:07
Asking how long you need to study for the GMAT is like asking how long you need to train to run a marathon in under 2:30.

If you're already at 3:15 and have built up a decent base, it might only take a few months of focused training. Likewise, if you've run a 3:30 without seriously training that demonstrates some untapped potential that will make it easier for you to run faster with some effort. If your last race was 4:00, you're going to have to work a bit harder to get there. Some people, regardless of how hard they train, just don't have the genetic makeup to ever get there.

Still, no matter where you start from, you'll benefit from taking things gradually, being consistent with your training, and ramping up difficulty as you go. Same deal with GMAT prep.
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07 Feb 2011, 20:30
I have studied for 3-4 months.
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08 Feb 2011, 01:56
Thanks for the replies ...........i will give gmat prep. to know my current position
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