Hi aj2pointo,

An average math score of Asian students according to GMAC data is around 45 while an average score of US students is 33. That's why you would feel shocked at 45% percentile with a score of 42.

In fact, GMAT is a logic test, not a general math test. That is, you need to learn the logic to tackle GMAT questions, which explains the major gap in your scores.

You can still solve GMAT questions with the conventional method.

If you aim to hit a high score (Q49-51) on math, the conventional method is time-consuming and tends to be inefficient.

You may hit Q45 or above with the conventional way, but it is difficult or takes very long to study until you hit Q49-51.

The good news is that you can easily learn the logic to improve your score since you are in engineering background.

First, GMAC prep tests are reliable but other test prep scores can vary as the logic of scoring is not exactly same as GMAC, so don't soly rely on test prep scores.

Based on your CAT scores, it seems like you have a decent understanding of basics but you need an extra push to tackle 700+ level questions.

In order to hit a high score(Q49-51) in quant, you need to understand the logic of GMAT Math as it is not a general math test.

That is, you need to learn the logic to tackle GMAT questions.

You can still solve GMAT questions with the conventional method.

If you aim to hit a high score (Q49-51) on quant, the conventional method is time-consuming and tends to be inefficient.

You may hit Q45 or above with the conventional way, but it is difficult or takes very long to study until you hit Q49-51.

Since your current score shows that your basic math skills are sold, we recommend you learn our Variable approach for DS, especially CMT (Common Mistake Type 3,4) questions determining a score of Q49-51. That's unique, short-cut and significant time-saving approaches

The other thing you should remember is the importance of practicing the most current GMAT questions.

Not many preps are updating new GMAT questions every year. A number of questions you get to practice online tend to be out-of-date and they might not be that relevant to the current types of GMAT questions. If you are not used to the current types of questions, this could also be a reason to why your score is not improving.

However, all the questions you get to practice from our online course are developed based on the current type of GMAT questions.

Most importantly, we can help you with the two key factors if you want to succeed in GMAT,

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