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Critical Reasoning :Need to jump in CR from 600-700 ques to 700+ one

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New post 12 Mar 2017, 13:36
Hi every one , I am struggling in CR 700+ questions especially in Assumption and Strengthen questions, Although I am doing fairly well in 600-700 questions. Can any one please suggest me how should I move forward and get a hold on these topics.
How to analyse my answer and do i need to change my overall approach or what else could be the reason of me lacking in 700+ questions.

It would be a great help from you guys, I am in real need to some nice tips.

thanks in advance ..
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Hi shalabhg27,

Many Test Takers become overly concerned about the 'implied level' of the questions that they're getting correct/incorrect, when they should actually be focused on other issues (in this case, how do you perform in the Verbal section overall within the context of taking a FULL-LENGTH CAT?). Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi Rich,

1) I have started preparing for GMAT last year August, then I write GMAT in October and i got 630 score(49 quant, 26 verbal). I took a break and again started preparing for GMAT in Feb 17.
2) I have gone through all the books of MGMAT, now I am working on my verbal through questions from Gmatclub and analyzing my performance. Currently my focus in on verbal only, I know that i can handle Quant and need around 15 days to cover up.
3) Since Feb I have not given CAT, but planning to give later this week.

Goals:
I need to score 700+ in GMAT, if I want to get into decent School and get some scholarship.
I am planning to take GMAT in April end only, but totally depends upon my performance in CATs.
I am aiming for Rotman Toronto and its application process starts in Oct, so I have some time in hand.

Please suggest how should i move ahead.
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Hi shalabhg27,

Since you did not list your CAT results since you took the Official GMAT in October, I'm going to assume that your current Verbal 'ability level' is around a V26. If that is the case, then you lost significant points in all 3 major Verbal categories on Test Day (SC, RC and CR), so working on upper-level CR prompts is NOT what you should be focused on right now. That score is 5 months old though, so we need a realistic up-to-date score to assess your actual Verbal skills at this point. As such, you should plan to take a NEW, FULL-LENGTH CAT under realistic conditions - meaning that you should take a CAT that you have NOT taken before, in a location that is NOT your home, at the same time of day as your Official GMAT and you must complete ALL sections (including the Essay and IR sections). Once you have that score you should report back and we can discuss how best to proceed.

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Today I took my CAT from Kalpan free test, and I score 670 here below is my division:
Quant : 49
Verbal : 33
SC : 7/11,
CR : 5/11,
RC : 8/17
Now can you please suggest what should I do.
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Hi shalabhg27,

Assuming that you took the FULL CAT and did so in a realistic fashion, then this score result is a good sign. GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Assuming a similar 'swing' in how your CATs function, this result means that you could potentially have scored 700 with a couple of 'tweaks' to your performance (of course, it also means that you could have scored 640).

I have a few questions about this CAT:
1) Did you have to rush to finish the Verbal section (and if so, then how many questions did you rush through/guess on?)?
2) Of the Verbal questions that you got WRONG, how many of them did you narrow down to a 50/50?
3) Of the Verbal questions that you got RIGHT, how many of them did you narrow down to a 50/50?
4) What 'steps' do you typically go through when dealing with a typical SC, RC and CR prompt? What type of notes do you take?

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