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# Can I score a Q50 without permutation and combination?

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28 Oct 2019, 21:51
Hi experts,

I scored a Q47 two nights ago on a official CAT so I think the answer might be yes but I wanted to ask. I can do the most basic perm and com problems but that's about it. I think I understand all the other topics quite well. Do you all think I might be able to score a Q48-Q50 or do you think at that level I need to master every topic covered on the test and be an absolute perfectionist?
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28 Oct 2019, 22:25
IMO we dont have the luxury to ignore even one topic from tested topics.

I can say that you can score even Q51 without any knowledge of P&C, But are you sure you will challenge all the questions even in the topic you think you are best at?
The answer is definitely NO. Under time pressure, test pressure, GMAC psychologies pressure you may miss all the questions exactly in the topic, you think you have mastered.

So get to P&C and do your best, one cant risk not to master every topic tested on GMAT
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29 Oct 2019, 16:35
Hi ChiTexan2015,

First off, Q47 is a great start! Since you are aiming for 48+, honestly, I don’t recommend learning only the basics of combinations and permutations or skipping any topics, for that matter. After all, you don’t know how many questions from any topic that you may see on test day, so it’s certainly not worth taking the chance of getting multiple questions wrong because you did not thoroughly learn a topic, right?

With all that said, do you need some further advice on how to improve your quant skills?
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Intern
Joined: 05 Aug 2019
Posts: 28
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 640 Q45 V31
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.53
WE: Accounting (Consumer Products)
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01 Nov 2019, 11:22
ScottTargetTestPrep wrote:
Hi ChiTexan2015,

First off, Q47 is a great start! Since you are aiming for 48+, honestly, I don’t recommend learning only the basics of combinations and permutations or skipping any topics, for that matter. After all, you don’t know how many questions from any topic that you may see on test day, so it’s certainly not worth taking the chance of getting multiple questions wrong because you did not thoroughly learn a topic, right?

With all that said, do you need some further advice on how to improve your quant skills?

Yes, absolutely. I would greatly appreciate any help/advice. I have the test in 8 days and I currently believe to be at 70% in both V and Q.
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04 Nov 2019, 11:27
ChiTexan2015 wrote:

Yes, absolutely. I would greatly appreciate any help/advice. I have the test in 8 days and I currently believe to be at 70% in both V and Q.

First off, you could take one last MBA.com practice exam. Once complete review your wrong answers to determine some of your weak areas and make the necessary fixes in those areas. Additionally, you may find it helpful to engage in focused practice of each individual quant and verbal topic. For example, let’s say that you want to practice Number Properties. You can do so by answering 50 or more questions just from Number Properties: LCM, GCF, units digit patterns, divisibility, remainders, etc. As you do such practice, do a thorough analysis of each question that you don't get right. If you got a remainder question wrong, ask yourself why. Did you make a careless mistake? Did you not properly apply the remainder formula? Was there a concept you did not understand in the question? By carefully analyzing your mistakes, you will be able to efficiently fix your weaknesses and in turn improve your GMAT quant skills. Number Properties is just one example; follow this process for all quant and verbal topics.

I wrote an article that you may find helpful that has some more advice regarding how to treat the final week leading up to your GMAT as well as some tips for test day.

Let’s me know how things end up, and please reach out with any further questions.

Good luck!
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