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1st attempt, almost a year of prep, scored a pathetic 390. Need help.

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Hi,

I wrote GMAT today and scored a poor 390 with Q31 and V11. I have had been preparing for almost a year but due to some family problems, my prep was on and off. I used target test prep for quant and I am using e-GMAT for verbal. I wish to retake the test in 3 months from now in the first week of March. I need a lot of help, motivation, and suggestions from the wonderful people on this forum. Also, I wanna know whether a leap from 390 to 700 can be made in such a short span of time. The colleges which I am targeting require a minimum score of 650.

Help please...!

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Hi Anjali_SH,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day did not go as well as hoped. Back in January, you posted that you would probably only be able to study on Sundays - and if that was the case during your studies, then that could have limited your progress. Since it's been so long since that initial post, I have a few questions about how you have been studying:

1) What type of study routine did you follow? How many hours did you study each week? When were your studies "off" and for how long?
2) What study materials have you used in total (including practice CATs/mocks)?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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I wrote GMAT today and scored a poor 390 with Q31 and V11. I have had been preparing for almost a year but due to some family problems, my prep was on and off. I used target test prep for quant and I am using e-GMAT for verbal. I wish to retake the test in 3 months from now in the first week of March. I need a lot of help, motivation, and suggestions from the wonderful people on this forum. Also, I wanna know whether a leap from 390 to 700 can be made in such a short span of time. The colleges which I am targeting require a minimum score of 650.

Help please...!

Thank you


You should better focus on a solid study plan with sound strategy. Here is a study plan for you

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Manhattan Quant Guides
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You can start with Quant or Verbal which suits you. If you have started with Quant then Start with the Arithmetic but if started with verbal then start first with Sentence correction. One month for learning Quant concepts and one month for practicing question and same practice for Verbal. During you Practicing question don't forget to make an error log to track your weak areas after practice. Once you know your weak areas revise your Concepts related to those areas and do some more Practice. 6-8 CATs are enough for practice the real tests. Make your Stamina for sitting 3 hours in the test and don't study more than 2 hours in one sit and 4 hours per day

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Hello Mate,

sorry to hear about the disheartening first experience.

Given your limited timeframe for the second try, I would advise keeping your prep as consistent as you can.
The two resources you are currently using for preparation are high quality, thus you have the tool now you just gotta invest the time to make maximum use out of them.

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Gmat Prep CAT #2: V46, Q35, 660
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Hi!
It will be good know what background of education you have ?
Is it maths oriented or is it english oriented?

Secondly, you can work out improvement plans in 2 steps.
Say for 650 , Q45/ V35 is required.
Then, in frst month of study aim at covering 3/4th of the syllabus and mastery at recurrent topucs of maths and english. Aim at scoring around 560-580 range in a mock exam Q40 / V28 .
Then in second month , cover remaning 30% course- say hard topics according to you. Revise continously and go at 630-650 .
In last 3 weeks or so, give mocks in similar conditions of actual gmat.

Remember Official guide and GMATprep all 6 exams are quite close to actual gmat.
Solve them religiously, know thecreasoning behind bith correct n wrong answer choices of yours.
600 score will feel easy.

I have a few notes on imp topics of verbal n quants which helped me a lot to mould my thought process to correct answers.
You should make notes too.

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Hi Anjali_SH,

I sent you a DM so we could chat further to determine what exactly is happening with your GMAT score. Also, I see that you have been studying on and off for about a year, so it seems likely that you did not complete the Target Test Prep course. Remember, in order to truly improve your GMAT quant skills, you MUST complete the TTP course. If you do so, you will be able to master GMAT quant and kick the pants off the GMAT on test day.

Please respond to my DM, and we’ll hop on a call to diagnose exactly what is going on.

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