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# 640 on first Kaplan CAT - thoughts?

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640 on first Kaplan CAT - thoughts? [#permalink]

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28 Jan 2012, 20:32
Just took my first CAT with Kaplan online. Stats:

Scaled scores:

Overall 640
Overall % below: 81
Quant: 39
Quant % below: 80
Verbal: 42
Verbal % below: 95

Q 26/37
V 34/41

This comes after about one month of hard-core studying. I hit it hard during my week off from work over Christmas. I average 2-3 hours/day M-F and 5+ hours on Saturdays. At a minimum I need to break into the 700 club. I'm scheduled to test on Friday, March 2.

Is it doable? Please, experts, enlighten me.

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Re: 640 on first Kaplan CAT - thoughts? [#permalink]

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30 Jan 2012, 10:30
700 is definitely doable from your starting point! Of course, with all things GMAT, it will take hard work and there are no guarantees (well, we guarantee our classes--but there are no Test-Day guarantees!). But a month of serious studying has raised many of my students' scores by 60 points or more, so I would stay positive and say you have a good chance of success.
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Re: 640 on first Kaplan CAT - thoughts? [#permalink]

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30 Jan 2012, 11:27
From all indicators I have heard/seen on both the GMATclub and personal anecdotes I have heard from friends, the Kaplan tests are harder to do well on than the actual exam itself. One of my friends scored a 690 on his last Kaplan test before taking the actual exam. He scored a 730 a week or so later. Good luck on your quest to a 700.

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Re: 640 on first Kaplan CAT - thoughts?   [#permalink] 30 Jan 2012, 11:27
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