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New post 10 May 2018, 20:31
Hi,

I gave a mock from Experts Global and got 650 Q 46 and V 34.

Need suggestions on how to improve Verbal.I am targeting at V40.
I feel like I can improve Quant more because I did a few silly mistakes.

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New post 11 May 2018, 14:06
Hi Adi93,

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 study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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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New post 11 May 2018, 20:22
Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply.
Below are replies for your questions.

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? I have started my preparation for a while now, but from last 3-4 months I'm preparing rigorously.

2) What study materials have you used so far? I have used e-GMAT Verbal online course, Power Score CR Bible, OG , OG VR, Veritas Tests and GMAT Club Tests coupled with the materials from GMAT Club.

3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? My Scores are ranging from 620-640 in Veritas Tests and 640 in the Expert Global Mock which I gave recently.


Goals:
4) What is your goal score? My Goal score is 750
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? probably by June last week.
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? I am targeting at applying for R1.
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Top B schools
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Hi Adi93,

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 - and that you took your CATs in a realistic fashion - your 3 CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (about 630 +/- a few points). I have a few questions about how you took your CATs:

1) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
2) Were the CATs in the old format or the new, shorter format?
3) Did you take the ENTIRE CAT each time (including the Essay and IR sections)?
4) Did you take them at home?
5) Did you take them at the same time of day as when you plan to take your Official GMAT?
6) Did you ever do ANYTHING during your CATs that you couldn't do on Test Day (pause the CAT, skip sections, take longer breaks, etc.)?
7) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE (re: on a prior CAT, in an online forum or in a practice set)?

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New post 12 May 2018, 14:30
Hello Adi93,

In addition to your rich discussion with EMPOWERgmatRichC, I suggest the following:

1. As you have access to our software, please visit the tab "Tips and Study Plans" and watch the "How to use Experts' Global's GMAT software" video.

2. Choose a study plan for yourself.

3. Use the study resources in the software for taking your prep further, in an organized way.

4. Keep the last two weeks of the prep for doing all official material, including the official tests.

All the best!
Experts' Global

Adi93 wrote:
Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply.
Below are replies for your questions.

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? I have started my preparation for a while now, but from last 3-4 months I'm preparing rigorously.

2) What study materials have you used so far? I have used e-GMAT Verbal online course, Power Score CR Bible, OG , OG VR, Veritas Tests and GMAT Club Tests coupled with the materials from GMAT Club.

3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? My Scores are ranging from 620-640 in Veritas Tests and 640 in the Expert Global Mock which I gave recently.


Goals:
4) What is your goal score? My Goal score is 750
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? probably by June last week.
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? I am targeting at applying for R1.
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Top B schools

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Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply.
Some how I missed your post so sorry for the delay in my response.

Below are my responses

1) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? In Veritas Mocks which I had given in older format I got Q47 and V 32 and in 3 Mocks which I gave recently from Experts Global My scores are 650 Q46 V34, 680 Q48 V34, 650 Q46 V34 respectively.
2) Were the CATs in the old format or the new, shorter format? the last 3 mocks were in new format.
3) Did you take the ENTIRE CAT each time (including the Essay and IR sections)? Yes but mostly skipped the IR Section and AWA section
4) Did you take them at home? Yes
5) Did you take them at the same time of day as when you plan to take your Official GMAT? No, actually I havent decided yet about the Time slot for Actual Exam
6) Did you ever do ANYTHING during your CATs that you couldn't do on Test Day (pause the CAT, skip sections, take longer breaks, etc.)? No, just the sectional breaks similar to the Actual exam.
7) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE (re: on a prior CAT, in an online forum or in a practice set)? No.90% questions were new

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Hi Adi93,

Test Day is a rather specific 'event' - the details are specific and they matter, so you have to train as best as you can for all of them. The more realistic you can make your CATs, the more likely the score results are to be accurate. The more you deviate, the more "inflated" your practice scores can become - and it's possible that this has happened here. By skipping sections, taking the CATs at home, taking them at times that are probably different when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc., you have not been properly training for the FULL GMAT 'experience.'

Test Day involves a variety of really specific steps and parameters (including steps before the Test even begins - such as leaving your home, traveling, etc.). Every factor matters, including the psychological ones. When you sit down on Test Day, you KNOW that you're going to be in the Computer Lab for about 3.5 hours - but if you're just taking individual sections (or taking a CAT without the Essay and IR sections), then you KNOW that you'll be done in 1-2 hours. The attitude and energy that you use during practice will NOT be a match for what you'll need on Test Day, so it's not a proper way to practice. Thankfully, these issues are all relatively easy to 'fix', but you have to put in the necessary effort to take your CATs in a more realistic way. You should plan to research the time slots that are typically available at the closest Testing Facility - and how long it would likely take to travel to that location.

For your next CAT, I strongly recommend that you take one of the Official GMAC CATs and take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you think you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss those results.

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Thanks for the Suggestions Rich!

Sure Rich will do that and let you know about the score.

EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Adi93,

Test Day is a rather specific 'event' - the details are specific and they matter, so you have to train as best as you can for all of them. The more realistic you can make your CATs, the more likely the score results are to be accurate. The more you deviate, the more "inflated" your practice scores can become - and it's possible that this has happened here. By skipping sections, taking the CATs at home, taking them at times that are probably different when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc., you have not been properly training for the FULL GMAT 'experience.'

Test Day involves a variety of really specific steps and parameters (including steps before the Test even begins - such as leaving your home, traveling, etc.). Every factor matters, including the psychological ones. When you sit down on Test Day, you KNOW that you're going to be in the Computer Lab for about 3.5 hours - but if you're just taking individual sections (or taking a CAT without the Essay and IR sections), then you KNOW that you'll be done in 1-2 hours. The attitude and energy that you use during practice will NOT be a match for what you'll need on Test Day, so it's not a proper way to practice. Thankfully, these issues are all relatively easy to 'fix', but you have to put in the necessary effort to take your CATs in a more realistic way. You should plan to research the time slots that are typically available at the closest Testing Facility - and how long it would likely take to travel to that location.

For your next CAT, I strongly recommend that you take one of the Official GMAC CATs and take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you think you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss those results.

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Rich

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