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Hi, Please throw some light. With application deadlines in Jan 1st week for my target schools (Masters in Finance) and my GMAT scheduled for Dec 3rd, do you recommend re-scheduling the GMAT Exam? I have not even covered entire theory and have no GMAT prep score. The reason I kept GMAT early was to ensure I have one full month for Applications. In case I dont' get target score i wont even apply this year :-( Please Help !

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HarshBazooka wrote:
Hi, Please throw some light. With application deadlines in Jan 1st week for my target schools (Masters in Finance) and my GMAT scheduled for Dec 3rd, do you recommend re-scheduling the GMAT Exam? I have not even covered entire theory and have no GMAT prep score. The reason I kept GMAT early was to ensure I have one full month for Applications. In case I dont' get target score i wont even apply this year :-( Please Help !



Kind of impossible to answer.... how much do you still need to improve?
You have close to 4 weeks (that means 3 more weeks of studying potentially and 1 week of polishing).... though you want to give yourself about 2 weeks to chase some loose ends and not feel rushed.

P.S. I like Dec 3rd date - gives you time for the application and gives you a back up opportunity to retake without having to do it over the Christmas break.
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Thanks BB. Christmas is no problem for me. I am just unable to connect all the dots here. I am planning to write 1 mock this Sunday to see whats the present state. I have Kaplan, Manhattan and Veritas CATs. What do you recommend? How many mocks till 3rd Dec and when and to use GMAT Prep 2 mocks?

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Thanks BB. Christmas is no problem for me. I am just unable to connect all the dots here. I am planning to write 1 mock this Sunday to see whats the present state. I have Kaplan, Manhattan and Veritas CATs. What do you recommend? How many mocks till 3rd Dec and when and to use GMAT Prep 2 mocks?



Take any test. Then we talk. Take the the test and then something can be figured out. To know the path you need to know both your destination and your location. Right now we don't see to know either... we just know that you want to get From point X (unknown) to Target (unknown) in about a month. So your question about how many CAT's you should take is really premature.
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HarshBazooka wrote:
Thanks BB. Christmas is no problem for me. I am just unable to connect all the dots here. I am planning to write 1 mock this Sunday to see whats the present state. I have Kaplan, Manhattan and Veritas CATs. What do you recommend? How many mocks till 3rd Dec and when and to use GMAT Prep 2 mocks?
As bb pointed out, that first test will help in the planning process. As for tests, the GMATPreps are the best, but there are only 6 of them (2 free, 4 paid). I don't think you'll run out of GMATPreps if you get the paid tests, but you've got some pretty good alternatives even if you don't.
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HarshBazooka wrote:
Thanks BB. Christmas is no problem for me. I am just unable to connect all the dots here. I am planning to write 1 mock this Sunday to see whats the present state. I have Kaplan, Manhattan and Veritas CATs. What do you recommend? How many mocks till 3rd Dec and when and to use GMAT Prep 2 mocks?
As bb pointed out, that first test will help in the planning process. As for tests, the GMATPreps are the best, but there are only 6 of them (2 free, 4 paid). I don't think you'll run out of GMATPreps if you get the paid tests, but you've got some pretty good alternatives even if you don't.

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AjiteshArun and BB,

I gave gmat prep 1st mock and scored 660...with my target 720+ do you think I can get to that level within 10 days from now (3rd dec) or should I reschedule my exam (around 23rd dec) ? I just have one shot for Jan applications.

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HarshBazooka wrote:
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AjiteshArun and BB,

I gave gmat prep 1st mock and scored 660...with my target 720+ do you think I can get to that level within 10 days from now (3rd dec) or should I reschedule my exam (around 23rd dec) ? I just have one shot for Jan applications.
I don't know whether this applies to you as an individual, but most test takers would find it difficult to go from 660 to 720 in 10 days. However, if it's your deadlines that are driving the test scheduling, then you need to go ahead and take the test. If possible, keep a 16 day buffer (before the deadline) so that you can take the exam again if necessary.

One more thing: if this was your very first test, you might actually be (already) capable of a getting a score higher than 660. You'll have to take a few more tests to ensure that you're familiar enough with test taking to perform to your potential.
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