Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 27 May 2017, 04:37

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days?

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 40
Location: Germany
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT Date: 06-13-2012
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 13

GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 May 2012, 13:13
Hello everybody,

I took the GMAT today and scores a 530 Q36V27. I'm not super disappointed, but I am not happy aswell. The program I want to apply for need at least a 500, with a score of 600 admission in guaranteed. So now, I am thinking about retaking or not. Admission deadline is July 1st, GMAT scores can be sent in till June 15th, so I still have the opportunity to take another GMAT.

My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell. My biggest problems are in quant number properties and word translations and in verbal especially reading comprehension.

Thanks for you help!

Cheers,

Andy
Intern
Joined: 17 Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 5

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 May 2012, 09:01
Hi Andih,

A lot is possible in a month. I took my first GMAT prep (Manhattan GMAT CAT #1) a week ago and got a 530. I took the Manhattan GMAT CAT #2 on Sunday and got a 650. It really depends on how much you can devote in the next month to improving your score. I also work full time, and was able to make a huge increase in a week by really focusing on the concepts, so there is definitely room for improvement when you have a month to study.

Good luck!
SVP
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 2069
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 394

Kudos [?]: 1441 [0], given: 8

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 May 2012, 07:55
Quote:
My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell.

Yes, a lot can be done in 1 month. The key is consistency and weekend sprints.

Of course, as a busy working professional, you only have 2-3 hours per night on weekdays.

You can walk fast on the weekdays, then spring hard on the weekends, then repeat the next week.

Our GMAT online course happens to be specifically designed for working professionals looking for solid results in 1 month. Here's a 1 month study plan that might help in your situation: http://www.gmatpill.com/the-gmat-pill-m ... tudy-plan/
Manager
Joined: 13 Feb 2012
Posts: 146
Location: Italy
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 560 Q36 V34
GPA: 3.1
WE: Sales (Transportation)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 85

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 May 2012, 08:42
It really looks like the Verbal is your weakest point; probably developing a good strategy in that section might increase your score dramatically even before studying the basic concepts.
Manhattan Gmat has the most comprehensive verbal strategy, IMHO.
_________________

"The Burnout" - My Debrief

Kudos if I helped you

Andy

Intern
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 40
Location: Germany
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT Date: 06-13-2012
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 13

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 May 2012, 23:50
highdiving wrote:
It really looks like the Verbal is your weakest point; probably developing a good strategy in that section might increase your score dramatically even before studying the basic concepts.
Manhattan Gmat has the most comprehensive verbal strategy, IMHO.

Thanks. Since I am a non-native speaker, that is my problem are, that's right. Especially RC is really weak...! I already have the MGMAT material, I will go over the SC and RC books again, do you guys think it might be a good idea to get PowerscoreCR aswell? Other than that I will go over all the gmatpill verbal videos again and hope to improve that way to a V32+
Intern
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 40
Location: Germany
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT Date: 06-13-2012
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 13

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 May 2012, 23:53
Btw. here are my stats from the last CAT, was a V27 also:

300-500 SC RC CR
right 2/67% 1/100% 2/67%
wrong 1/33% 0/ 0% 1/33%

500-600 SC RC CR
right 3/50% 2/40% 3/75%
wrong 3/50% 3/60% 1/25%

600-700 SC RC CR
right 3/75% 1/20% 3/50%
wrong 1/25% 4/80% 3/50%

700-800 SC RC CR
right 0/0% 0/0% 0/0%
wrong 2/100% 1/100% 1/100%

RC is obviously really bad. I'm undecided between CR and SC as the second weakest area, but will probably focus more on CR first since I had more problems in the 600-700 region wrong in this area.
Intern
Joined: 13 Nov 2010
Posts: 42
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 2

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 May 2012, 07:25
andih wrote:
Hello everybody,

I took the GMAT today and scores a 530 Q36V27. I'm not super disappointed, but I am not happy aswell. The program I want to apply for need at least a 500, with a score of 600 admission in guaranteed. So now, I am thinking about retaking or not. Admission deadline is July 1st, GMAT scores can be sent in till June 15th, so I still have the opportunity to take another GMAT.

My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell. My biggest problems are in quant number properties and word translations and in verbal especially reading comprehension.

Thanks for you help!

Cheers,

Andy

Sorry about Your score, but i can say that developing verbal score is really difficult in a short period of time and regarding your quants score if u work according to specific plan you can boost your quants score to 45+, so my advice is to concentrate more on quants and on the other hand don't neglect verbal, keep doing verbal also, but devote more time to quants to elevate your score to 600+ if you manage to score 45+ in quants then you can get your desire score. All the best.
Intern
Joined: 05 May 2012
Posts: 9
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 7

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 May 2012, 07:33
andih wrote:
Hello everybody,

I took the GMAT today and scores a 530 Q36V27. I'm not super disappointed, but I am not happy aswell. The program I want to apply for need at least a 500, with a score of 600 admission in guaranteed. So now, I am thinking about retaking or not. Admission deadline is July 1st, GMAT scores can be sent in till June 15th, so I still have the opportunity to take another GMAT.

My question is now, how much progress is possible in one month? I am working fulltime during, so study hours are limited aswell. My biggest problems are in quant number properties and word translations and in verbal especially reading comprehension.

Thanks for you help!

Cheers,

Andy

You need the Manhattan Number Properties book pronto. It opened my eyes to so many possibilities. Math starts making sense.
Intern
Joined: 26 Jun 2012
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Jul 2012, 02:54
MBAhopeful12 wrote:
Hi Andih,

A lot is possible in a month. I took my first GMAT prep (Manhattan GMAT CAT #1) a week ago and got a 530. I took the Manhattan GMAT CAT #2 on Sunday and got a 650. It really depends on how much you can devote in the next month to improving your score. I also work full time, and was able to make a huge increase in a week by really focusing on the concepts, so there is definitely room for improvement when you have a month to study.

Good luck!

I really want to know what you did in that 1 week to improve your score??? Any valuable tips would be really appreciated... Thanks in advance!
Re: GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days?   [#permalink] 08 Jul 2012, 02:54
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
530 to 600 - Is that possible 6 28 Oct 2016, 18:47
1 A little EMPOWERGmat Progress Report, from 530 --> 630 in 10 Days 1 19 Aug 2016, 12:17
530 to 600 ...... what next ? 0 28 Sep 2014, 19:49
What next, scored a 530 in the GMAT mock diagnostic ?? 0 02 Apr 2013, 09:25
640 on MGMAT CAT, 31 days until G-DAY. 700+ possible? 1 19 Aug 2007, 19:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# GMAT 530 (Q36/V27) - what progress is possible in 31 days?

Moderator: HiLine

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.