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I am Sri from Toronto. I have 7 years of experience in the hospitality industry and I decided to do MBA now. So, I had been working until September. Then I spent around 16 hours a day in the past three weeks. I ended up in scoring 290 yesterday. I feel really bad and I dont know if there is a possibility of getting higher marks atleast 550 to get an admission. Please help me. I need to produce GMAT before the end of October if I have start in Jan. Else I will have to wait until the next intake. Is it really possible to get better in the next exam. Should I go for any classes. How can I improve my scores. Please advise me. I dont want to give up.
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sivsrinivas wrote:
Hi
I am Sri from Toronto. I have 7 years of experience in the hospitality industry and I decided to do MBA now. So, I had been working until September. Then I spent around 16 hours a day in the past three weeks. I ended up in scoring 290 yesterday. I feel really bad and I dont know if there is a possibility of getting higher marks atleast 550 to get an admission. Please help me. I need to produce GMAT before the end of October if I have start in Jan. Else I will have to wait until the next intake. Is it really possible to get better in the next exam. Should I go for any classes. How can I improve my scores. Please advise me. I dont want to give up.
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I would recommend the MGMAT guides, but I don't know if you have enough time to get through them in one month. I think cramming too much close to the test is bad, and you get careless. Sometimes it is good to take a break and let things sink in.
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In such short notice, I have just one suggestion for you - Do Official Guide (OG 12 edition).

It will definitely help pull up your score.
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dokiyoki wrote:
In such short notice, I have just one suggestion for you - Do Official Guide (OG 12 edition).

It will definitely help pull up your score.

The problem with only using OG 12 is the explanations are awful. I would at least pair it with MGMAT's Official Guide Companion for better explanations.
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jpr200012 wrote:
dokiyoki wrote:
In such short notice, I have just one suggestion for you - Do Official Guide (OG 12 edition).

It will definitely help pull up your score.

The problem with only using OG 12 is the explanations are awful. I would at least pair it with MGMAT's Official Guide Companion for better explanations.

I agree. OG companion will give you the best explanations.

What books did you refer to in the 3 weeks of study ?
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Hello sivsrinivas! Welcome to the gmatclub!

I think it would be better for you to join a course and strengthen your basics first. Also go through the links given by Hussain15.

Be an active member of gmatclub you'll learn a lot. Keep all of us update about your progress!
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Thanks to all for the kind reply. I used Kaplan alone and Princeton Review. But, I am thorough with the basics and I did my business maths in 12th standard and I was able to score 190 out of 100. I still remember all the basics. I think Kaplan is really misleading and was not useful. They give pages and pages of explanation like a story or a novel but there is not much of problems or solution. I should have bought the books from GMAT coz it is from where they normally ask questions and mostly they will not ask anything out of the syllabus from 12th edition Isnt. By the time I realized that , it was too late to go for it. Then , I also had problem in choosing the right answer in Verbal section though I am able to speak good English. I have been living abroad for the past 7 years and never had too much of problem with forming a correct sentence. But, today, I realized I did not have enough time to react to every question properly. I was rushing through the questions and I was not able to face them patiently. What am I suppose to do now! Should I give it a try again by the end of October or take time and study properly and do it in the next semester or next year. IF I dont do it now , I will have to wait till next year or the next semester.
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I believe it will be better for you to wait and apply in R2. I won't advise you to go for GMAT in October, it will be too earlier to go from 300 level to 600 level. You can try Knewton course if you are not confident. I also agree with you on the level of questions and representation of questions of Kaplan and TPR. They don't represent the true questions.
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kissthegmat wrote:
I believe it will be better for you to wait and apply in R2. I won't advise you to go for GMAT in October, it will be too earlier to go from 300 level to 600 level. You can try Knewton course if you are not confident. I also agree with you on the level of questions and representation of questions of Kaplan and TPR. They don't represent the true questions.

I agree with it being too early. To be honest I thought 290 was a typo, but I just checked the range of possible scores. You need to spend the time and really learn/master the basics first. This will take time. You can do it!
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