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Hi,

I have two weeks left for my GMAT, and I am solving Official questions these days. Maths is my forte so I am always scoring well there. I am thus focusing on Verbal section. I have been doing timed sessions of Verbal Guide and Official guide at Wiely portal (2 Sets of 41 questions daily). I am doing well (I hope so) with around 80-85% accuracy. But on contrary my accuracy falls to around 60% during CATs.

Justed wanted to know what best I can do at this moment. Are the offical questions too simple?? Should I practice from some other source or else what could be the best strategy now??


Thanks in advance!!
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Help will be much appreciated!
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I'm no expert, but am going to try to answer that question!
The questions which appear in the OG and other official sources are retired
questions(from the GMAT database), but are mostly of easy and medium difficulty.
But since GMAT is an adaptive test, the questions appearing initially in the test maybe
like the ones available in the official sources, but as you get these questions right,
the questions get tougher. Hence, the drop in the accuracy.

Another reason for the drop in accuracy could be because of the timed environment,
or plain pressure of the test. Do you time yourself during practice?

As for the strategy, I would recommend you to continue the questions from official sources,
because they are your best bet. You could also purchase the GMATPrep tests and do the full tests
in timed environment, if you have not already done them.

Hope that helps you in some way!
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New post 12 Jul 2017, 08:53
Thanks pushpitkc

What makes me anxious are my scores. I am in 710-720 range in both Kaplan and GMAT Prep mock CATs. There has been not much improvement, the first mock I gave without prep, I was able to score 690 and despite so much practice I am not moving to upward 700 range
I'll try to take more mocks and will definitely complete Official questions (They atleast boost me up :P )
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parasgarg99 wrote:
Thanks pushpitkc

What makes me anxious are my scores. I am in 710-720 range in both Kaplan and GMAT Prep mock CATs. There has been not much improvement, the first mock I gave without prep, I was able to score 690 and despite so much practice I am not moving to upward 700 range
I'll try to take more mocks and will definitely complete Official questions (They atleast boost me up :P )


All the best parasgarg99
Let me know, how it goes for you.
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parasgarg99 wrote:
Hi,

I have two weeks left for my GMAT, and I am solving Official questions these days. Maths is my forte so I am always scoring well there. I am thus focusing on Verbal section. I have been doing timed sessions of Verbal Guide and Official guide at Wiely portal (2 Sets of 41 questions daily). I am doing well (I hope so) with around 80-85% accuracy. But on contrary my accuracy falls to around 60% during CATs.

Justed wanted to know what best I can do at this moment. Are the offical questions too simple?? Should I practice from some other source or else what could be the best strategy now??


Thanks in advance!!


Hi,
Are you going to change section order?
If so, could you please share your thoughts why you selected certain order?
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parasgarg99 wrote:
Hi,

I have two weeks left for my GMAT, and I am solving Official questions these days. Maths is my forte so I am always scoring well there. I am thus focusing on Verbal section. I have been doing timed sessions of Verbal Guide and Official guide at Wiely portal (2 Sets of 41 questions daily). I am doing well (I hope so) with around 80-85% accuracy. But on contrary my accuracy falls to around 60% during CATs.

Justed wanted to know what best I can do at this moment. Are the offical questions too simple?? Should I practice from some other source or else what could be the best strategy now??


Thanks in advance!!

You should concentrate more on the accuracy in the hard questions rather than the overall accuracy if you are getting a score close to 700. Moreover at this level, a correct diagnosis of the mistake is as important as knowing the concepts. So, take as long as it takes to review and first try to note down all the mistakes that you can find and then check the answer to understand the mistakes you could not find.
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