It s been a few weeks now that I have started preparing for the GMAT. At the beginning, I could answer all the Quant questions on time but with a lot of incorrect answers. Now that I have learned again the basics, started to use some strategy and focusing on the first questions, I am stuck. I am stuck because I take lot of time (about 50 mins)to answer correctly the first 15 questions and then have 25 mins to answer 22 questions left ! So either I finish the test guessing, or I can t finish it at all.
So, I am happy that I can now answer the right thing at the beginning, but as you know I need to combine both rapidity and efficiency. My background is not math at all and it looks like I am gonna get trapped in 3 weeks when I take my exam if do not find any way to solve this. I also need to translate most of the confusing questions from english into my mother tongue language so that also takes additional time.
Any advice please?
Welcome to GmatClub.
Could you please let us know which strategy books you have used till now for Quant?
If you have not used them ,I would suggest you to get Manhattan Gmat
Math strategy books , spend some time on the Math strategies and once you are confident , move on with the practice(OG10
/ 11 /12).
If you have just started with the prep , I will recommend you to not time the practice for a week or so.
Once you start answering the answers correctly and you start using the math strategies / shortcuts , start timing your preps(OG10
/ 11 /12).
Once you start getting a hit ratio of 85%+ , you may take the Quant part of the diagnostic test .(GmatPrep)
I will never recommend taking a diagnostic test for practice purpose , thats just wasting a CAT.