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690 GMAT score, help!

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New post 08 Oct 2017, 07:15
Hi all,

I've been a avid reader of the forum though this is my first time posting to seek help!
Here's my score breakdown:
IR: 8, 93%
Quant: 49, 75% (wow, 75% only! the competition is tight! :lol: )
Verbal: 35, 75%
Overall 690, 86%.

I know this might not be a shabby score to others, but i really want to improve my score (esp Quant) to improve my chances in applying for Mfin courses in UK. I was so hoping that I could get like 720++..
I've used Manhattan Gmat Prep + OG 17 so far. Any advice what I should do next? OG Maths'17? Manhattan Advance Quant?
Thanks in advance for your kind advice!
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Hi all,

I've been a avid reader of the forum though this is my first time posting to seek help!
Here's my score breakdown:
IR: 8, 93%
Quant: 49, 75% (wow, 75% only! the competition is tight! :lol: )
Verbal: 35, 75%
Overall 690, 86%.

I know this might not be a shabby score to others, but i really want to improve my score (esp Quant) to improve my chances in applying for Mfin courses in UK. I was so hoping that I could get like 720++..
I've used Manhattan Gmat Prep + OG 17 so far. Any advice what I should do next? OG Maths'17? Manhattan Advance Quant?
Thanks in advance for your kind advice!


Hi kayhage,

To Improv Quant from 49 to 51, have a look at this:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/resources-to ... l#p1940233

The elite Q51 is really not that easy but is possible for those who are already at Q49. But Q50 should not be that far from your reach atleast.

I also think that you have a lot of scope to improve in verbal. This should help you reach the goal score easily. Try Q50V40 combination to be done with GMAT once and for all :)
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kayhage wrote:
Hi all,

I've been a avid reader of the forum though this is my first time posting to seek help!
Here's my score breakdown:
IR: 8, 93%
Quant: 49, 75% (wow, 75% only! the competition is tight! :lol: )
Verbal: 35, 75%
Overall 690, 86%.

I know this might not be a shabby score to others, but i really want to improve my score (esp Quant) to improve my chances in applying for Mfin courses in UK. I was so hoping that I could get like 720++..
I've used Manhattan Gmat Prep + OG 17 so far. Any advice what I should do next? OG Maths'17? Manhattan Advance Quant?
Thanks in advance for your kind advice!


Follow bunuel and check out the numerous stickies in the quant section. There is a massive amount of knowledge to be had in the stickies.

Also, if you are a native english speaker, there is a lot to gain by upping your verbal score. q49 to q51 will not make a substantial impact on your overall, but v35 to v40 would. By q49, it is very clear that you are strong at math. I do not think bumping that 1 point will sway an admissions 1 way or the other.
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kayhage wrote:
Hi all,

I've been a avid reader of the forum though this is my first time posting to seek help!
Here's my score breakdown:
IR: 8, 93%
Quant: 49, 75% (wow, 75% only! the competition is tight! :lol: )
Verbal: 35, 75%
Overall 690, 86%.

I know this might not be a shabby score to others, but i really want to improve my score (esp Quant) to improve my chances in applying for Mfin courses in UK. I was so hoping that I could get like 720++..
I've used Manhattan Gmat Prep + OG 17 so far. Any advice what I should do next? OG Maths'17? Manhattan Advance Quant?
Thanks in advance for your kind advice!


One or two points on Quant won't do much for your overall score. I'd start by looking over your most recent practice tests (or take a new one if it's been a while!) and specifically trying to find weak areas in Verbal. At a 35, you probably have some easy points to pick up, and you have a lot more room to improve in Verbal than in Quant.
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New post 09 Oct 2017, 06:29
Thanks for all the advice! I guess I was just stubborn.. The verbal piece do seem more easy to tackle now after you guys mention it.

Should I just try OG Verbal'17? Or any good materials to recommend that I could strengthen my basics?

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Hi,

To strengthen basics use GMAT club grammar book and MGMAT verbal foundations. MGMAT strategy guides also would be of help to you. Additionally you can have a look at Thursdays with Ron videos
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New post 09 Oct 2017, 09:21
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You can go through the below link to refer all study material for Verbal. It is very useful and exhaustive.
For RC, u can refer to Manhattan guide.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-ver ... 33279.html
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New post 29 Oct 2017, 00:48
Hi guys,

I thought it would be nice to give an update. Took my second test today and got a 710! Q49 and V38. Thanks to the advice above, I practised on my verbal instead, would hope for slightly better results but given that I didn't have much time to study, I doubt I can improve much in time.
I guess this is it. Will try to apply for the mfin courses! Thanks again guys!

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