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# From 650 (Q49 V29) to 570 (Q42 V25)-Need participation and suggestions

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28 Jul 2018, 12:35
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Hi,

I took GMAT last week and scored a disappointing 570 (Q42, V25). I had earlier taken GMAT six months back and had scored a 650 (Q49, V29)..!

Could someone please provide some insights based on my ESR? I can certainly do a basic analysis but would want a thorough deep analysis. This would help me understand my weakness and the areas I should really focus on to improve my scores. I am specifically looking for a Verbal analysis. I target to take my GMAT in a month and am looking for V35 the least.

This time I even had paid prep material, so i really don't understand what went wrong!
I had taken two mocks this time and my scores were Q48 V35 and Q49 V32 (in exam condition, not inflated)

Also, on a sidenote if you could help me figure out any particular strategies which worked for you in RC, please do mention briefly. I am heavily struggling in RC!! evident from ESR.

Thank you everyone for the much needed help!!
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29 Jul 2018, 07:01
I have a growing suspicion that Gmat got harder. I took Gmat in January with v40 (almost no prep) , and I recently gave Gmat again with much better prep this time and got v39.

I have heard people scoring q51 before pattern change and barely getting 49q now.

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29 Jul 2018, 07:12
I agree! My friends have reported similar experience. Many of them told that they are not able to score a Q50 or V40 in the exam now.

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Hi Rahul2708,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. Before providing specific advice, I’d like to learn more about your situation with the GMAT. I have some questions:

1) Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

2) Please describe how you studied and what materials you used. How many hours a day did you study and for how many months?

3) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

4) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

5) How many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

6) In your opinion, how prepared were you for the GMAT? It's important that you answer this question as objectively as possible.

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Hi Rahul2708,

It seems like the biggest contributor to the 80 points drop in your score is Quant performance however Verbal also needs improvement. I see that you have mailed on our support ID as well and have got the analysis of your ESR. I would like you to consider the following points in addition to the analysis already shared by our team.

1. How confident were you while marking the answers? We believe that getting the answer correct for the right reasons is more important than getting the answer correct. You must not only be able to identify why a particular answer is the correct choice but also why are other options wrong. Once you get to that level of competency during your preparation you will be able to improve your scores in a considerably lesser time.

2. Use GMAT Planner to set sub-sectional target scores that leverage your relative strength in CR and SC over RC to reach your target score. One example of what your sub-sectional target scores could be is as follows: SC – 78 percentile ; CR – 95 percentile ; RC – 40 percentile

Learn how Alok leveraged his strength in SC and CR to reach his target score (740, V40) despite skipping one RC passage in the actual test. Click here to watch his video de-brief. Click here to read his GMAT Club de-brief.

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