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Hello,

I got the same score in two attempts a month apart. I have an idea of what to focus on now, but want some additional ideas. Below is the summary of my ESRs which should provide mostly everything.

Attempt #1: Quant

Your Quantitative score of 42 is higher than 47% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 38.91.
Your performance on Problem Solving questions was equivalent to a score of 37. Your score is better than 39% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.18.
Your performance on Data Sufficiency questions was equivalent to a score of 48. Your score is better than 70% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.07.
Your performance on Arithmetic questions was equivalent to a score of 42. Your score is better than 49% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.33.
Your performance on Algebra/Geometry questions was equivalent to a score of 40. Your score is better than 47% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 37.97.
You completed 37 of the 37 questions in the Quantitative section.
You responded correctly to 86% of the first set of questions, 57% of the second set of questions, 43% of the third set of questions and 0% of the final set of questions..
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium High, the average for the third set of questions was Medium High and was Medium High for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 2:12, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:18, the average time for the third set of questions was 1:56 and 1:28 for the final set of questions.

Attempt #1: Verbal
Your Verbal score of 36 is higher than 81% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 26.8.
Your performance on Critical Reasoning questions was equivalent to a score of 34, which is better than 66% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.61.
Your performance on Reading Comprehension questions was equivalent to a score of 38, which is better than 80% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.32.
Your performance on Sentence Correction questions was equivalent to a score of 36, which is better than 77% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.21.
You completed 41 of the 41 questions in the Verbal section.
You responded correctly to 63% of the first set of questions, 86% of the second set of questions, 100% of the third set of questions and 75% of the final set of questions.
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium , the average for the third set of questions was Medium and was Medium for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 1:55, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:31, the average time for the third set of questions was 2:07 and 1:09 for the final set of questions.


Attempt #2: Quant
Your Quantitative score of 42 is higher than 47% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 38.91.
Your performance on Problem Solving questions was equivalent to a score of 31. Your score is better than 24% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.18.
Your performance on Data Sufficiency questions was equivalent to a score of 49. Your score is better than 76% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.07.
Your performance on Arithmetic questions was equivalent to a score of 43. Your score is better than 54% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.33.
Your performance on Algebra/Geometry questions was equivalent to a score of 40. Your score is better than 47% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 37.97.
You completed 37 of the 37 questions in the Quantitative section.
You responded correctly to 71% of the first set of questions, 71% of the second set of questions, 43% of the third set of questions and 43% of the final set of questions..
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium High, the average for the third set of questions was Medium High and was Medium High for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 1:55, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:12, the average time for the third set of questions was 2:17 and 2:14 for the final set of questions.

Attempt #2: Verbal

Your Verbal score of 38 is higher than 85% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 26.8.
Your performance on Critical Reasoning questions was equivalent to a score of 51, which is better than 98% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.61.
Your performance on Reading Comprehension questions was equivalent to a score of 37, which is better than 78% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.32.
Your performance on Sentence Correction questions was equivalent to a score of 26, which is better than 44% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.21.
You completed 41 of the 41 questions in the Verbal section.
You responded correctly to 88% of the first set of questions, 57% of the second set of questions, 71% of the third set of questions and 50% of the final set of questions.
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium High , the average for the third set of questions was Medium and was Medium for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 2:14, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:43, the average time for the third set of questions was 1:29 and 1:11 for the final set of questions.



I know my quant is bad, I don't really know why it was still bad the second time around. The first time around I had horrible timing and had to guess most of the end questions as you can see from the 0% right on the last set of questions. Second time around, I felt I was on track time wise.

I come from a math background and on my GMATPrep mocks - these were the free exams + exam packs - my quant scores in order were:
47, 48, 47, 46, (42: first attempt), 40, 48, (42: second attempt).

Also note those scores were fresh (no retakes). The one retake I had was of GMATPrep1 before my second attempt in which I scored 49.

So with the exception of the 40, I felt I was in fairly good shape for quant.
Anyway right now I'm planning to work on quant + sentence correction for 6 weeks while maintaining my RC/CR performance.
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Hi DealMonkey,

I'd like to see the full ESR for each of your Official Scores. If you're not comfortable posting them here, then you can feel free to PM them to me. At face value though, your two scores are remarkably similar, which means that you handle certain aspects of the GMAT consistently well, but you also make certain consistent mistakes. To score at a much higher level, you will have to make some adjustments to how you 'see' (and respond to) this Test. 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) When you took your practice CATs, did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to retake 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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New post 09 Apr 2017, 23:17
DealMonkey wrote:
Hello,

I got the same score in two attempts a month apart. I have an idea of what to focus on now, but want some additional ideas. Below is the summary of my ESRs which should provide mostly everything.

Attempt #1: Quant

Your Quantitative score of 42 is higher than 47% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 38.91.
Your performance on Problem Solving questions was equivalent to a score of 37. Your score is better than 39% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.18.
Your performance on Data Sufficiency questions was equivalent to a score of 48. Your score is better than 70% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.07.
Your performance on Arithmetic questions was equivalent to a score of 42. Your score is better than 49% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.33.
Your performance on Algebra/Geometry questions was equivalent to a score of 40. Your score is better than 47% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 37.97.
You completed 37 of the 37 questions in the Quantitative section.
You responded correctly to 86% of the first set of questions, 57% of the second set of questions, 43% of the third set of questions and 0% of the final set of questions..
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium High, the average for the third set of questions was Medium High and was Medium High for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 2:12, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:18, the average time for the third set of questions was 1:56 and 1:28 for the final set of questions.

Attempt #1: Verbal
Your Verbal score of 36 is higher than 81% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 26.8.
Your performance on Critical Reasoning questions was equivalent to a score of 34, which is better than 66% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.61.
Your performance on Reading Comprehension questions was equivalent to a score of 38, which is better than 80% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.32.
Your performance on Sentence Correction questions was equivalent to a score of 36, which is better than 77% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.21.
You completed 41 of the 41 questions in the Verbal section.
You responded correctly to 63% of the first set of questions, 86% of the second set of questions, 100% of the third set of questions and 75% of the final set of questions.
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium , the average for the third set of questions was Medium and was Medium for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 1:55, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:31, the average time for the third set of questions was 2:07 and 1:09 for the final set of questions.


Attempt #2: Quant
Your Quantitative score of 42 is higher than 47% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 38.91.
Your performance on Problem Solving questions was equivalent to a score of 31. Your score is better than 24% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.18.
Your performance on Data Sufficiency questions was equivalent to a score of 49. Your score is better than 76% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.07.
Your performance on Arithmetic questions was equivalent to a score of 43. Your score is better than 54% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 38.33.
Your performance on Algebra/Geometry questions was equivalent to a score of 40. Your score is better than 47% of all sub-section scores recorded in the past three years. The mean for all test takers is 37.97.
You completed 37 of the 37 questions in the Quantitative section.
You responded correctly to 71% of the first set of questions, 71% of the second set of questions, 43% of the third set of questions and 43% of the final set of questions..
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium High, the average for the third set of questions was Medium High and was Medium High for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 1:55, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:12, the average time for the third set of questions was 2:17 and 2:14 for the final set of questions.

Attempt #2: Verbal

Your Verbal score of 38 is higher than 85% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this section is 26.8.
Your performance on Critical Reasoning questions was equivalent to a score of 51, which is better than 98% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.61.
Your performance on Reading Comprehension questions was equivalent to a score of 37, which is better than 78% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.32.
Your performance on Sentence Correction questions was equivalent to a score of 26, which is better than 44% of GMAT Exam scores recorded in the past three years. The mean score for this sub-section is 27.21.
You completed 41 of the 41 questions in the Verbal section.
You responded correctly to 88% of the first set of questions, 57% of the second set of questions, 71% of the third set of questions and 50% of the final set of questions.
The average difficulty of questions presented to you in the first set of questions was Medium, the average for the second set of questions was Medium High , the average for the third set of questions was Medium and was Medium for the final set of questions.
The average time it took you to respond to the first set of questions presented was 2:14, the average time for the second set of questions was 2:43, the average time for the third set of questions was 1:29 and 1:11 for the final set of questions.



I know my quant is bad, I don't really know why it was still bad the second time around. The first time around I had horrible timing and had to guess most of the end questions as you can see from the 0% right on the last set of questions. Second time around, I felt I was on track time wise.

I come from a math background and on my GMATPrep mocks - these were the free exams + exam packs - my quant scores in order were:
47, 48, 47, 46, (42: first attempt), 40, 48, (42: second attempt).

Also note those scores were fresh (no retakes). The one retake I had was of GMATPrep1 before my second attempt in which I scored 49.

So with the exception of the 40, I felt I was in fairly good shape for quant.
Anyway right now I'm planning to work on quant + sentence correction for 6 weeks while maintaining my RC/CR performance.


Both ESRs are very similar and show that your DS performance is way better than your PS performance. Try to find out why this is so.
Is it because you understand the concepts well but face problems in actual execution with numbers? Do you make mistakes in calculations?
Do you spend too much time on DS questions but rush through the PS questions?
Once you figure out what's holding you back in PS, I can provide you more relevant advice. Thereafter, you should see your score shoot up.
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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi DealMonkey,

I'd like to see the full ESR for each of your Official Scores. If you're not comfortable posting them here, then you can feel free to PM them to me. At face value though, your two scores are remarkably similar, which means that you handle certain aspects of the GMAT consistently well, but you also make certain consistent mistakes. To score at a much higher level, you will have to make some adjustments to how you 'see' (and respond to) this Test. 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) When you took your practice CATs, did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?

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

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


Hi Rich, I will try to post the ESRs here later once I remove all the personal info.

To answer your questions:

1) I've studied on and off since October of last year.
2) MGMAT books, GMATPrep exam packs 1 and 2, GMATclub tests
3) Yes for the GMATPrep exams.

4) 700+
5) 4-8 weeks from now
6/7) Already applied. The trouble isn't really getting in as I'm applying to Canadian schools. Their average GMATs are in the 660 range. I need a high score for recruitment when I'm in the program.



@VPKarishma.

Thank you for the advice. Yes it does look like I struggle with PS more than DS - mainly because I think the actual calculation part gets me. For DS I don't really need to go through the entire computation. On the actual GMAT I had to give up on several PS problems and move on because I couldn't solve it in ~2 minutes.
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