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Strategy to increase quant score and timing [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 00:32
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I have already posted two topics only to find very few replies. I will try to be more precise in this post.
I got Q36 in the official GMAT test. I was able to do only 34 sums on the test day. So obviously i have issues with timing. I have used MGMAT strategy guides for my Quant preparation.
Im fine with most of the topics, i need practice and strategy to move my score beyond 46 consistently.

I hope there will be people who would have increased their score in quants from 36 to 46+ in this forum for sure.
can you please suggest me the best possible way to go ahead

Thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Strategy to increase quant score and timing [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 02:52
Try gmat club tests. They increase the endurance and teach u lot of strategies to save time and also pep your quant scores.

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Re: Strategy to increase quant score and timing [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 03:12
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Hi all
I have already posted two topics only to find very few replies. I will try to be more precise in this post.
I got Q36 in the official GMAT test. I was able to do only 34 sums on the test day. So obviously i have issues with timing. I have used MGMAT strategy guides for my Quant preparation.
Im fine with most of the topics, i need practice and strategy to move my score beyond 46 consistently.

I hope there will be people who would have increased their score in quants from 36 to 46+ in this forum for sure.
can you please suggest me the best possible way to go ahead

Thanks in advance!!!


To go from 36 to 46, I would advice you to practice trickier questions. I am sure your basics are not bad but you are probably not very good in advanced applications. Veritas has an advanced word problems book for Quant which includes tricky problems from all topics. We also discuss alternative strategies for solving the harder questions in that. That might be just the thing for you.
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Re: Strategy to increase quant score and timing [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 12:53
Hi thanks karishma and hoogly for the reply.
As suggested by everyone i will go for GMAT club tests and veristas.
to unlock the major tests we need to pay 70$ ok lemme do that..
karishma can you help me buy the book in India..
which is the correct place to buy it. if it is available in stores would buy it rather than waiting for the shipping time..

Thanks again for the reply!!!!
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Re: Strategy to increase quant score and timing [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 20:45
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Hi thanks karishma and hoogly for the reply.
As suggested by everyone i will go for GMAT club tests and veristas.
to unlock the major tests we need to pay 70$ ok lemme do that..
karishma can you help me buy the book in India..
which is the correct place to buy it. if it is available in stores would buy it rather than waiting for the shipping time..

Thanks again for the reply!!!!


You will need to order the book through flipkart.com
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If you were unable to complete the quant section, the first thing you need to focus on is your timing. Leaving questions unanswered at the end will always demolish your score. You need to make a commitment to yourself that you will *never* time out again. This is a very realistic commitment to make, because you can control how much time you spend on each problem. The key to finishing on time is to identify the "killer" problems that are going to waste your time, and then drop those problems (by guessing randomly or making an educated guess/estimate). It's importatnt to understand that even at the 700 level, you should expect to miss about 40% of the problems. Don't get stuck on the craziest problems--just say "this is one of the problems I'm going to miss" and move on.

The next step is to make sure that you are solid in all your fundamentals. Although it is certainly important to practice with some difficult problems, you should put most of your attention into problems below the 700 level. This is where you need to be very strong and accurate. Make sure that for each problem type, you are able to quickly identify what you are being asked to do, and then follow up with an appropriate strategy. The harder the problem, the more likely it is that there will be some kind of trick or complication. If your underlying technique is strong, you will be able to devote some attention to these kinds of details.

If you have a reliable approach for each problem type, this will allow you to move a little faster. If you also make sure to let the hardest problems go, your timing should even out without increasing the number of problems you miss. In that case, you might easily make a large improvement in your quant score in a short time.
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Re: Strategy to increase quant score and timing [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 02:52
I am also facing the same problem... IMO GMAT club tests are good for improving timing.
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Re: Strategy to increase quant score and timing [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 10:40
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Here are my thoughts on timing strategies: timing-strategies-on-the-gmat-80176.html?fl=menu
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