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Hello club members. This is my first post on this forum. I have my GMAT in 25 days and I am still not able to figure out a pattern in my mistakes. I've studied for roughly (on and off) 4 months now and have started attempting practice tests recently. My biggest problem is that my performance is not consistent and I'm unable to figure anything out. I've attempted many questions (OG and other sources) and it happens that sometimes when I think that (for example) SC is my strongest suit, in the very next set of practice questions, I may fail miserably in SC. Sometimes I do a question correctly, sometimes I do it wrong (same type of question). Please help me. I now think that doing questions and tests indefinitely won't help me. My wrong answers don't follow any kind of pattern here and I'm unable to identify the WHY factor for wrong answers. When I read explanations after doing a question wrong, it's like oh yeah this was simple, just a silly mistake or something. I need to do something specific here like take out all my previous attempts and maybe analyze it? I don't know. I've kinda hit this barrier with my accuracy. Please PLEASE help me. My target is 770 (impossible?)
I took some practice tests recently and here are my scores:
Kaplan1: 580 (q43, v26, IR3)
Kaplan 2: 680 (q46, v38, IR4)
GMATPrep1: 680 (q49, v34, IR4)
MGMAT: 650 (q45, v34, IR4)

Originally posted by frostakhil on 27 Feb 2018, 10:44.
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You are not doing bad, keep going with your study and aim for high!

However, 770 might be really hard to reach, even the people doing 740 during practice barely reach more than 720 in real!

Good luck man, 25 days if well used are a lot!
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New post 27 Feb 2018, 15:50
frostakhil wrote:
Hello club members. This is my first post on this forum. I have my GMAT in 25 days and I am still not able to figure out a pattern in my mistakes. I've studied for roughly (on and off) 4 months now and have started attempting practice tests recently. My biggest problem is that my performance is not consistent and I'm unable to figure anything out. I've attempted many questions (OG and other sources) and it happens that sometimes when I think that (for example) SC is my strongest suit, in the very next set of practice questions, I may fail miserably in SC. Sometimes I do a question correctly, sometimes I do it wrong (same type of question). Please help me. I now think that doing questions and tests indefinitely won't help me. My wrong answers don't follow any kind of pattern here and I'm unable to identify the WHY factor for wrong answers. When I read explanations after doing a question wrong, it's like oh yeah this was simple, just a silly mistake or something. I need to do something specific here like take out all my previous attempts and maybe analyze it? I don't know. I've kinda hit this barrier with my accuracy. Please PLEASE help me. My target is 770 (impossible?)
I took some practice tests recently and here are my scores:
Kaplan1: 580 (q43, v26, IR3)
Kaplan 2: 680 (q46, v38, IR4)
GMATPrep1: 680 (q49, v34, IR4)
MGMAT: 650 (q45, v34, IR4)


Dear frostakhil,

I suggest that you opt for a Demo Access on the following link and take a mock test with a fresh mind.The analysis will give you your five weakest areas on Quant as well as Verbal sections together with a lot of other analytics that will help you in analyzing the level of your preparation. This insight can be a good starting point for devising a plan for targeting those weak areas and lifting your score.

https://www.expertsglobal.com/gmat-preparation-online

With due respect, Kaplan scores can be misleading. Judging your performances in these mocks, I would say that you are at a 650-80 level. Regarding whether you can lift your score significantly- the answer is yes. Work hard as well as smart. Use the mocks carefully for analyzing the patterns, learning from mistakes, and developing the exam temperament.

All the best!
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Hey frostakhil

The GMATPrep practice tests are the closest to the real exam that you will come. If you have
not already purchased them, get the GMATPrep bundle(2 Exam packs and the Question pack)
Work on as many official questions as you can since you only have 25 days to go.

Also, it is very important to understand why are you making these mistakes. Try and prepare
an error-log and review this list from time to time. Make sure if you get a similar question in
the future, you don't repeat the mistake.

For bumping your score from its current level to Q40+ you could check this post
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 42361.html

This is a post which tells what you should do 30-14-7-3-1 day before the test
https://gmatclub.com/forum/what-to-do-3 ... 52506.html

Hope this helps you!
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New post 28 Feb 2018, 22:50
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Hi frostakhil

Your score is just shy of the amazing 700's.

I am following this post which really helping in improving my verbal score , i am also looking for a higher verbal score. With focus and guidance i think you should be able to achieve your dream score.

Verbal Plan: https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... fl=similar

The link above is the one i am currently following

For 770 , you need higher Quant score as well.

Please find the below given post for the final push
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 41670.html

All the best for your exams
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