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520 (Q48, V15) !! Need immediate help !!

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New post 15 Aug 2018, 00:05
Hi all,

This is my first thread in this forum. I was following GMAT club from some time and found many useful posts.

I want to bring into your attention that I had taken the Official GMAT test last week and got a meager score of 520 (Q48, V15).

I had taken two months of intense preparation before appearing for the Official test. I had taken 6 official GMAT practice tests (2 free & 4 purchased). My selection schools require 700+ and now I am in doubt whether to drop my MBA plans. In fact I have to do MBA to pursue my dreams. I cannot go away from my plans easily. So I started thinking what more could be done to fetch my desired score.

To make it clear and to obtain a fair and detailed advice, I want to let you guys know my preparation methodology. I was using OG 2016. I could complete only half of the questions in Problem Solving and nearly half of the total questions in Data Sufficiency of OG in my study schedule before the Official test. But, I managed to score Q48.

However, I concentrated more on the verbal part in my study schedule. I completed almost all the questions in Sentence Correction and as advised in this forum, analysed all the answer choices which are wrong and why they are wrong. I did my study confidently in sentence correction. But when it comes to the tests, I am not able to score.

For CR and RC, I studied the strategies well and was using the same during my practice. But I was finding issues with comprehending the passage and understanding the passage/argument. It takes long time for me and most times I get the answer wrong as well. Almost in all the tests including the Official tests, I was able to answer only two RCs. Third and Fourth RCs were needed to be skipped to finish it on time. Any advice to improve the reading skills and understanding the passage/argument would be very much helpful. I worked out half of the questions in CR and RC from OG 2016. But since I was getting many questions wrong, I am not as happy with my work out in RC & CR as with SC.

I would be very much thankful if any one in this forum can help me with proper guidance. I am ready to follow anything to secure my score of 700+ without which my long term plans would be at stake.

So, please help me.

Thanks in advance.

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New post 17 Aug 2018, 22:49
Hi CrackkkGMAT - I would strongly recommend you to take up a course for Verbal. Even I lost some ground in verbal in my first GMAT; I took the hardest route & studied on my own. A lot of users have posted detailed question banks on the thread & I ended up downloading them & solving those sums. Luckily, I started understanding the catch in the answer choices (for most of the questions) & started getting my CRs & SCs correct. However, I still lag behind when it comes to RC.
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