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New post 17 Jul 2017, 10:55
Hi,

My test is in 2nd week of august. I am one of those people who postponed the test because of the new GMAT feature.

I read a few debriefs saying that the new feature is coupled with difficult question set.

Can anyone shed some light on this topic?

It will be helpful for all the test takers like me to assess the level of preparation.

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New post 18 Jul 2017, 01:37
Hi Gmati3

I took GMAT last week, and I went with V Q IR AWA sequence. I did not feel there was any difference in difficulty level of questions from what I had been getting in my GMAT prep mocks. GMAT has a finite pool of questions and the software, which has not been changed, picks questions according to your progress in the test. So, please dont waste your precious time in figuring out what others experienced. Pick a sequence that is comfortable to you and practice 2-3 times in the same manner.

PS : I scored V40 and my GMAT prep avg score was V39.

Hope it helps.


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New post 18 Jul 2017, 02:32
Thats good to hear. I was under an impression that the decision could go worse.

Also, you did pretty good in verbal. Can you give me some pointers? I am not able to break 35. And sometimes it goes down to 32.

Apologies for out of context question but i am looking to grab whatever i could. :)

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New post 18 Jul 2017, 02:55
From my experience I can tell that for SC you need to master to Absolute modifiers, parallelism and comparison, as all the high difficulty level questions revolve around them.

For CR master assumption, evaluate and bold face if you want to break V40

For RC its just parctice I guess. Learn from your mistakes and remember dont make any smart inferences. Inference questions are very easy provided that you stick to the passage. Whenever you feel that you have made a smart or a clever inference, you will be wrong 90% of the time.


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New post 18 Jul 2017, 03:00
I agree to all the points.
In SC i definitely need to work on modifiers. I am able to solve 600-700 type questions with more than 90% accuracy but as soon as i hit 700+ SC accuracy comes down tumbling.

Can you suggest some material you used for Verbal for practice?

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New post 18 Jul 2017, 03:47
For verbal I tried almost everything that was available to me : egmat, Manhattan SC and RC guides, Aristotle SC grail, Power score Bible for CR.

I found that egmat can get you to V35 as it did for me after that you need to practice more official questions, since SC in official gmat is quiet dufficult and no test prep company can effuciently replicate that in their question banks.

Tou will find a thread here for official questions in gmat club dedicate last 7 days just for those. Its a huge question bank so give it adequate time. I made a mistake and could do only 20% of those in last 3 days.

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