I am planning to apply this year to some B-Schools in Europe and have talked to their admissions. They all came down to the fact that they like my profile and some even admitted that they would admit me right away. Only important criteria: "You have to get a 700 in the GMAT at least." Knowing that, I registered here a while ago but did not really work hard enough during that time (only spend some 1-2 hours per day in november on doing some OG questions + had some 10 exams and several case studies to answer in between). In addition, I was confused by the large amount of material available. Anyways, I started this year with some 3 good hours per day for the GMAT just solving the whole OG, after continuing with MGMAT for some more hours per day.
Right now I have one week left to the real GMAT (January 30th) and did some practise tests already. I still got the two last maths MGMAT books
and the RC+CR MGMAT books
to go. I believe I can improve my maths to some score around 48-49 (after having gained the knowledge needed for statistics and combinatorics). After that I am planning to do some GMAT club tests
and I ordered the OG verbal
review. Even though the questions on the real GMAT will be harder I just want to practise on verbal and stay "within the flow".
I did the MGMAT CAT today including AWA and got a 680 Q47 V36. I also did the GMAT prep last wednesday and got a 690 Q48 V38. I noticed that the GMAT prep was actually a bit easier than MGMAT. The 4 hours in front of the laptop for the MGMAT really exhausted me. I included all breaks (10 min per break) and during verbal I was close to falling asleep throughout the RC questions. What do you think? Is it still possible for me to reach 700 at least with one week left?
Looking at my score I think I just need to push my verbals somehow to a higher level.
After this experience I am planning to do one CAT everyday simulating the GMAT environment.
On top I am planning my last week like this:
Today + Tomorrow: Use MGMAT CAT 4 - Finish MGMAT Word Translations
, Geometry, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension
Tuesday: Use MGMAT CAT 5 - Go through MGMAT SC
again. Do as much of the MGMAT question banks as possible.
Wednesday: Redo - GMAT Prep 1 - Prepare a sheet with all important and relevant quant shortcuts in quant that are mentioned in MGMAT. Practise on some verbal questions out of the Verbal OG
Thursday: Use MGMAT CAT 6 - Revise all mistakes made in the MGMAT CATs. Do gmatclub tests
on verbal and quant, finish the verbal OG
Friday: Use GMAT Prep 2 - Revise - finish all question banks and questions that remain. Check my error log
on the OG.
Saturday: Do GMAT Prep 2 again - read the OG passage about AWA. Chill.
MGMAT 1 - 580 - Q36 V33
MGMAT 2 - 650 - Q44 V35
GMAT 1 - 690 - Q48 V38
MGMAT 3 - 680 - Q47 V36
MGMAT 4 - 690 - Q44 V39
GMAT 2 - 700 - Q48 V37