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# Advice needed: GMAT Score 680 - Target 730 - Time: 5 weeks

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Advice needed: GMAT Score 680 - Target 730 - Time: 5 weeks  [#permalink]

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27 Feb 2018, 04:24
Dear all,

I am very glad to have found this amazing platform where people share their experience on the GMAT. I have been studying myself intensively for the past 2 months and I got my score from the high 400s on the diagnostic test to 680 yesterday on the real test.

I know that absolutely speaking this is a good score and I am very proud of having been able to get this score on my first attempt. However, for the schools I am targeting this is kind of a borderline score. My dream program/school is the Msc in Management at HEC Paris and I will need a 720 to maximize my chances of getting there. I still have 5 weeks to go before the final round of applications and I am determined to take my score to the 730-740 (letting a little margin for the 720 in case I don't feel very well the day of the exam).

The resources I have been working on so far are the following:

My scores were:

• IR: 6
• Quant: 47
• Verbal: 36
• Total Score: 680

That being said, how from your experience do you think I can allocate my time best for these next 5 weeks? I can either continue working on the resources I have already started working on or try new resources, or both if the time frame is enough. Spending more money is not an issue as long as it allows me to reach my target score on time.

My main issues during the test were time management (I had 30 seconds to answer the last 2-4 last questions on both Quant and Verbal) and that I found most Quant questions to be harder than the hardest questions I had done on the Official Guides (I think it was the hardest it can get). In fact, I had to do some guessing for several questions in the quant part but ended up doing pretty well I guess.

Also, aside from that, to increase my score more efficiently, would it be better to focus on Quant or on Verbal? I'm having it easier to understand maths (Maths major in high school and maths minor in college), consequently my Quant score should be easier to increase than my Verbal's. However, I was wondering if a 36-to-38 increase on the verbal will yield more points towards the Total Score than a 47-to-49 on the Quant.

Thank you a lot for your time. I hope the best to everyone of us.
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Re: Advice needed: GMAT Score 680 - Target 730 - Time: 5 weeks  [#permalink]

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27 Feb 2018, 09:56
Hi Aardwolf,

First off, a 680/Q47 is a fantastic score (it's right around the 85th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. Since you have a specific Program in mind, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile and application plans. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admission ... tants-124/

If you have not already done so, then you might also choose to purchase the Enhanced Score Report. While the ESR doesn't provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what you should work on to score higher. If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

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Re: Advice needed: GMAT Score 680 - Target 730 - Time: 5 weeks  [#permalink]

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02 Mar 2018, 10:20
Thanks for the help. I have just sent you my ESR
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02 Mar 2018, 20:14
Aardwolf wrote:
Also, aside from that, to increase my score more efficiently, would it be better to focus on Quant or on Verbal? I'm having it easier to understand maths (Maths major in high school and maths minor in college), consequently my Quant score should be easier to increase than my Verbal's. However, I was wondering if a 36-to-38 increase on the verbal will yield more points towards the Total Score than a 47-to-49 on the Quant.
Q47=63% and V36=81%. Generally speaking, it should be easier to improve that Q47 than the V36. This could be different for different individuals though.

Both a V38 and a Q49 (separately) will bring your score up to around 700 (Q47 V38 and Q49 V36), but that's not usually a good strategy. Try to improve both. That's a far more reliable way to improve your score.
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