GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 17 Jun 2018, 21:10

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 7
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GPA: 3.5
Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Mar 2017, 21:46
Hello Everyone
My name is Mohsin and i have completed BBA hons 4 years currently working in a multi national company since 3 months. i am planning to do MBA from abroad and for that purpose i want to appear in Gmat.
I knew nothing about gmat but when i come to know i took a diagnostic test in official gmat software and got a score of 320.
I want you people to let me know that how should i plan for preparation and what are the areas i have to work on?
VP
VP
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 1466
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: 339 Q170 V169
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Mar 2017, 23:09
raomohsin54 wrote:
Hello Everyone
My name is Mohsin and i have completed BBA hons 4 years currently working in a multi national company since 3 months. i am planning to do MBA from abroad and for that purpose i want to appear in Gmat.
I knew nothing about gmat but when i come to know i took a diagnostic test in official gmat software and got a score of 320.
I want you people to let me know that how should i plan for preparation and what are the areas i have to work on?
Very broadly, you might have to set aside 3-4 months to prepare for the GMAT, and if your GMATPrep score is reliable, you'll probably have to work very hard on the basics of both quant and verbal. Have you thought about which programs you'd like to apply to, and when?
_________________

Ascore Prep | Bangalore

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 7
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GPA: 3.5
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Mar 2017, 23:30
thanks for the reply but i want to know what that actually mean "To set a side for 3-4 months"? Do i have to quit my job for this?
Well i have got good grades in my academic career with a CGPA of 3.5 and i think i can cover it up. Just because i am new to gmat may be thats why i got 320 score.
I haven't planned to apply any program yet, because i thought first i have to complete gmat requirement and then i have to plan. Can you please guide me in this?
And i am planning to appear in gmat exam at the end of June that means 3 months to go.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
D
Joined: 02 Jan 2017
Posts: 314
Location: Canada
Reviews Badge
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Mar 2017, 00:01
please visit this url i hope this can help you. https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-p ... ml#p605856
Expert Post
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
D
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 11794
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Mar 2017, 11:12
Hi raomohsin54,

Raising a 320 to a 'competitive' score level will take some serious work - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. While you will NOT have to quit your job to study for the GMAT, you will have to commit to a consistent study routine and put in the necessary time and effort to learn the content and practice the necessary Tactics.

Defining your overall goals (including the type of MBA you're interested and the Schools that you might want to attend) is important because you need to know when you have a high-enough GMAT score to stop studying. Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so it's likely that you'll need that much time as well.

You might not have answers to any of these questions yet - but even if you're just 'estimating' the answers, then that would help to better define your timeline.

1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
3) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save $75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
  Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

***********************Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!***********************

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 7
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GPA: 3.5
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Mar 2017, 21:48
Hi Rich,

I am very glad that you replied and helped me.
I got your point that i have to estimate a score, What schools to apply and when to apply. But i want to ask you one thing that Is it necessary to take gmat at the time of applying to any particular school? I mean that can i take gmat and then decide which schools to apply by looking at the score i secured?
Expert Post
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
D
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 11794
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Mar 2017, 12:12
Hi raomohsin54,

Your Official GMAT score is valid for 5 years, so you can absolutely take the GMAT first and then later use it as a way to define which Schools that you will try to apply to. Since the process of applying to (and attending) Business School requires a significant investment of time, energy and resources, many applicants try to devise a plan/timeline that focuses on getting into the School that best matches what the applicants are looking for (as opposed to choosing Schools in which they have a 'good chance' of getting in). By defining the School(s) that match your goals, you can then define other parts of the 'plan' - including the type of GMAT Score that you would likely need to be considered a competitive applicant at those Programs.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save $75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
  Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

***********************Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!***********************

Expert Post
Math Revolution GMAT Instructor
User avatar
D
Joined: 16 Aug 2015
Posts: 5572
GMAT 1: 800 Q59 V59
GPA: 3.82
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Mar 2017, 17:18
Hi raomohsin54,
​ ​
Thank you for your interest and query.​
No worries!
You can surely hit at least ​​49 or above just like 90% of our students as long as you follow our study guide properly. Particularly, our course is designed for non-engineers who didn't study math for a long time or are not good at math.

Since we are specialised in quant only, we can give you advice on quant.
It appears that you got 320 as you didn't study properly before the test. Once you fully prepare yourself, you can surely enough to hit 700. In order to hit 700, Q49 and V35 is the best combination. If your verbal score is more than 35, you can hit less than 49 in quant.

Just in case your basic math skills are weak, we strongly recommend building solid basic math skills, which you can learn from our online course. As All-In-One 51 includes "Math Review" which introduces basic maths, you can easily understand our approaches once you complete Math Review. In fact, having solid basic math skills is very crucial. In order to hit a high score, it is mandatory to get all the first basic questions correct on GMAT to move on to more advanced questions.

Moreover, having good math skills is not good enough to tackle GMAT questions. In fact, GMAT is a logic test, not general math test. Hence, you need to learn the logic to hit a high score in GMAT which you can learn from our course and the conventional method to solve GMAT questions is not going to help you improve your score. With us, we are certain that you can surely benefit from our course.

GMAT Math is logic math test, rather than math skill test. That's why students majoring in engineering or math have hard time in improving math scores. You should learn 'logic' to solve GMAT math.

From our course, you will learn our unique approaches and solving questions using the approaches: Variable approach of DS and IVY approach of PS. With our unique approaches, you can solve any questions that normally take 4 minutes in 1 minute and 30 seconds, and 2-minute question in 30 seconds. Moreover, you can solve 100% of DS questions with Variable approach and 30-40% of PS questions with IVY approach, which can boost your score.

If you would like to try our approaches, Please try Trial Pack (4 hour lesson) that reveal our secret approaches of DS+PS core theory that you have never seen. You can test whether you like them or not before you enroll.

Also, apart from the online course, you can separately purchase 700+ level questions if you aim at hitting Q49-51. http://www.mathrevolution.com/gmat/700level

Additionally, the below are useful articles featured in GMAT Club for your reference. This will be helpful for you.

Ultimate Q51 Gudie http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-ultimate- ... 09801.html
· Most Updated Math Trend : http://gmatclub.com/forum/overview-of-g ... 11809.html

Also, we would like to share the link below.
This is not testimonial but just comments of our students' real voice after they take an exam.
http://gmatclub.com/forum/math-revoluti ... 24118.html
You can also do the same if you study with us!

Come visit our website for further information!
www.mathrevolution.com

Happy Studying!

Jin
Math Revolution
_________________

MathRevolution: Finish GMAT Quant Section with 10 minutes to spare
The one-and-only World’s First Variable Approach for DS and IVY Approach for PS with ease, speed and accuracy.
"Only $79 for 3 month Online Course"
"Free Resources-30 day online access & Diagnostic Test"
"Unlimited Access to over 120 free video lessons - try it yourself"

VP
VP
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 1466
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: 339 Q170 V169
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2017, 03:00
raomohsin54 wrote:
thanks for the reply but i want to know what that actually mean "To set a side for 3-4 months"? Do i have to quit my job for this?
Well i have got good grades in my academic career with a CGPA of 3.5 and i think i can cover it up. Just because i am new to gmat may be thats why i got 320 score.
I haven't planned to apply any program yet, because i thought first i have to complete gmat requirement and then i have to plan. Can you please guide me in this?
And i am planning to appear in gmat exam at the end of June that means 3 months to go.
No, you don't need to quit your job to prepare for the GMAT. 3-4 months is what a lot of people take, and my recommendation was not made on the basis of your GMATPrep score.
_________________

Ascore Prep | Bangalore

Manager
Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 29 Mar 2011
Posts: 158
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Apr 2017, 01:27
raomohsin54 wrote:
Hello Everyone
My name is Mohsin and i have completed BBA hons 4 years currently working in a multi national company since 3 months. i am planning to do MBA from abroad and for that purpose i want to appear in Gmat.
I knew nothing about gmat but when i come to know i took a diagnostic test in official gmat software and got a score of 320.
I want you people to let me know that how should i plan for preparation and what are the areas i have to work on?


To take it from 320 to a more competitive score is quite some effort. You have to work on both sections. Since you have just completed your BBA you have time in hand. I'd suggest you opt for some form of formal training, be it online or classroom. You can check the reviews and talk to friends to decide which one to opt for. Cheers and good luck.
_________________

+1 kudos if you find this useful
GMAT 1: 750 (Q50; V40; IR 8; AWA 5.5)
Debrief: https://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-750-q50-v40-ir-8-awa-245721.html

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 7
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GPA: 3.5
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Apr 2017, 22:07
nishantd88 wrote:
raomohsin54 wrote:
Hello Everyone
My name is Mohsin and i have completed BBA hons 4 years currently working in a multi national company since 3 months. i am planning to do MBA from abroad and for that purpose i want to appear in Gmat.
I knew nothing about gmat but when i come to know i took a diagnostic test in official gmat software and got a score of 320.
I want you people to let me know that how should i plan for preparation and what are the areas i have to work on?


To take it from 320 to a more competitive score is quite some effort. You have to work on both sections. Since you have just completed your BBA you have time in hand. I'd suggest you opt for some form of formal training, be it online or classroom. You can check the reviews and talk to friends to decide which one to opt for. Cheers and good luck.


Well which type of course or training i have to take can you please suggest me any and how much time will it take to study daily in terms of hours?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 May 2016
Posts: 7
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GPA: 3.5
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Apr 2017, 22:10
AjiteshArun wrote:
raomohsin54 wrote:
thanks for the reply but i want to know what that actually mean "To set a side for 3-4 months"? Do i have to quit my job for this?
Well i have got good grades in my academic career with a CGPA of 3.5 and i think i can cover it up. Just because i am new to gmat may be thats why i got 320 score.
I haven't planned to apply any program yet, because i thought first i have to complete gmat requirement and then i have to plan. Can you please guide me in this?
And i am planning to appear in gmat exam at the end of June that means 3 months to go.
No, you don't need to quit your job to prepare for the GMAT. 3-4 months is what a lot of people take, and my recommendation was not made on the basis of your GMATPrep score.


Thanks sir for your kind reply but i want to inquire that how i have to manage the study time with job and which books to study and which part to start first either quant or verbal?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 15 Mar 2014
Posts: 140
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GPA: 3.5
WE: Operations (Telecommunications)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Apr 2017, 22:14
raomohsin54 wrote:
Hello Everyone
My name is Mohsin and i have completed BBA hons 4 years currently working in a multi national company since 3 months. i am planning to do MBA from abroad and for that purpose i want to appear in Gmat.
I knew nothing about gmat but when i come to know i took a diagnostic test in official gmat software and got a score of 320.
I want you people to let me know that how should i plan for preparation and what are the areas i have to work on?


If the initial score is 320, then is a lot to improve and all the basics would need to refreshed or learnt. This includes both verbal and quant. Try prepping with books(MGMAT or Veritas) or use an On-demand course which can help you improve these skills.
_________________

Hit +1 Kudos If you like my post! :)

VP
VP
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 1466
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: 339 Q170 V169
Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Apr 2017, 19:21
raomohsin54 wrote:
Thanks sir for your kind reply but i want to inquire that how i have to manage the study time with job and which books to study and which part to start first either quant or verbal?
You're in the best position to find a way to balance your personal and professional goals. Apart from material that focuses on theory, you should get as much official material as possible (for example, the OG 2017 and the verbal and quantitative review books). It'd probably be a good idea to work on both quant and verbal.
_________________

Ascore Prep | Bangalore

Re: Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation?   [#permalink] 03 Apr 2017, 19:21
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Beginner: Want some help about how to start preparation?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HKD1710

HOT DEALS FOR JUNE
Math Revolution - $79/3 mo Special sale until June 15
Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test
examPAL - Free Full GMAT video course, 100% free
EMPOWERgmat - $85/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month GMAT Prep Exams 3, 4, 5 & 6
Target Test Prep - Save $800 $50 Discount + $750 Bonus [GMAT Club
Tests and Premium MBA Bundle]
Kaplan Courses - Save $475 $225 Discount + $250 Bonus
GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchase
of $149 or more - Full List is here


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.