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It was my first GMAT score and I scored 510 with quants 46 and verbal 16.
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Hi hitesh1411,

From your post, it's not clear whether this score is from a practice CAT or the Official GMAT. Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

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4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to (re)take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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It's my gmat score
I have studied for 3 months using official guide and gmat club
And I have score 46 in quants and 16 in verbal

my goal was to score 700 in Gmat and i am looking to give next attempt after 2 months

And preferred colleges are
Hec Paris
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Can you tell me what resources should I use to increase my verbal score

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Hi Hitesh,
Sorry to hear that you could not achieve your desired score.
Please try gmatclub quant test . I raised my score to q50 using these scores only
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Hi hitesh1411,

Raising a 510 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. From what you describe, you've been focused on working through lots of practice questions, but it's not clear whether you've actually learned the proper TACTICS or not. Given your score goal, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Hi hitesh1411,

Raising a 510 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. From what you describe, you've been focused on working through lots of practice questions, but it's not clear whether you've actually learned the proper TACTICS or not. Given your score goal, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Can you tell me what resources shall I use to improve my verbal as I have scored only 16 in it

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi hitesh1411,

Raising a 510 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. From what you describe, you've been focused on working through lots of practice questions, but it's not clear whether you've actually learned the proper TACTICS or not. Given your score goal, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Can you tell me what resources shall I use to improve my verbal as I have scored only 16 in it

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Hitesh how good are you with verbal as basic part itself. Secondly please start with something as simple as Aristotle to make things easier for you. 16 Means that none of your sections are strong and atleast one section is sureshot disaster. Thus also get an ERS for your exam that will clear up things

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Hi hitesh1411,

With a V16, you're losing significant points in ALL 3 major Verbal categories (SC, RC and CR). While it's certainly possible to score 700+ with a Q46, you would likely find it significantly easier to hit that overall score goal by improving BOTH your Verbal AND your Quant.

From what you have described, it sounds as if your studies so far have been 'book heavy'; unfortunately, many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level. This is meant to say that you would likely benefit a great deal by investing in a non-book GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led). To reiterate a prior point - you will likely need at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study to hit your score goal.

You didn't answer my prior question - and that answer is important to how we might plan out your studies going forward:

1) How many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi hitesh1411,

With a V16, you're losing significant points in ALL 3 major Verbal categories (SC, RC and CR). While it's certainly possible to score 700+ with a Q46, you would likely find it significantly easier to hit that overall score goal by improving BOTH your Verbal AND your Quant.

From what you have described, it sounds as if your studies so far have been 'book heavy'; unfortunately, many Test Takers who use a 'book heavy' study approach end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level. This is meant to say that you would likely benefit a great deal by investing in a non-book GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led). To reiterate a prior point - you will likely need at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study to hit your score goal.

You didn't answer my prior question - and that answer is important to how we might plan out your studies going forward:

1) How many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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I can study consistently for around 40-50 hours a week

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It was my first GMAT score and I scored 510 with quants 46 and verbal 16.
Even though I had devoted equal attention at both the section in my preparation.

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You should Better concentrate on Verbal

Best Verbal Books

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RC: Aristotle Grail

learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice, When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

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It was my first GMAT score and I scored 510 with quants 46 and verbal 16.
Even though I had devoted equal attention at both the section in my preparation.

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Hi Hitesh,

Do not be disheartened. GMAT does test your perseverance. 3 months should be good enough to achieve your dream score. It’s a good thing you have taken the GMAT once. You now know your weaknesses and can work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market.

I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them. Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have a good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Hi hitesh1411,

I want to reiterate that you will likely need 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you're going to need to significantly improve BOTH your Quant and Verbal skills to hit your score goal. 40-50 hours a week of study is likely too much; at a certain point, that volume of study will become less-and-less effective (and you'll just be simply working through lots of practice questions without improving much). In addition, that volume of study increases the likelihood that you will 'burn out' before Test Day. As such, you should plan to scale back that number a bit (and take at least one day 'off' each week).

Most GMAT Companies offer some type of free materials (practice problems, Trial Accounts, videos, etc.) that you can use to 'test out' a product before you buy it. We have a variety of those resources at our website (www.empowergmat.com). I suggest that you take advantage of all of them then choose the one that best matches your personality, timeline and budget.

If you have any additional questions, then just let me know.

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