I started preparing for GMAT towards the second week of March and study (includes practice time) for around 6+ hrs a day. Till now couldn't find much of an improvement. Score is still hovering between 540-590. Took MGMAT CAT today and scored 590. Really disappointing! Please help me to improve and reach my target of 750. I know I can do it but I'm not finding any significant improvement yet. While I was reviewing today's test, I found that 2-3 questions are gone wrong due to silly error
. Few verbal questions went wrong because I could narrow down to two answer choices but chose the wrong one among the two. The latter happens for me at least in 33% of the questions. Unable to get rid of this. I am really scared about my performance on the actual GMAT.
Could anyone please guide me in understanding where am I lacking and what can I do to improve my performance in the short amount of time that I have?
Appreciate any sort of help!
These are always the most frustrating! Kind of makes you wish the GMAT gave partial credit, since you did all the hard work on the problem
. Think of it this way, once you've gone to all the trouble of correctly setting up a problem, rushing through the final computational stages means throwing all your hard work out the window! And of course, the test will be waiting with the wrong answer as a trap! If you feel that you've got a problem set up correctly, you should actually slow down a bit and make sure your computations are accurate. Rushing is never a good way to save time on this test – find that extra time somewhere else!
Ah, everyone dreads this one! It's very common, by the way; most Verbal questions have 2 or 3 answer choices that can be easily eliminated, even at the highest level. Develop a system for dealing with this scenario with every different question type. For example, if I'm down to two answers on a Critical Reasoning problem that's asking me to find the assumption, I always go with the "negation test" – negating the correct assumption will severely weaken the argument. The important thing is that you have a plan for getting out of this scenario so you don't end up spending too much time and second guessing yourself.