GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 20 Apr 2019, 23:31

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

GMAT ESR Analysis

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Feb 2019
Posts: 6
Location: United Kingdom
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
GMAT ESR Analysis  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Mar 2019, 07:17
Hello Experts,

First of all, thank you for your help. All your posts on this amazing forum really helped me prepare for the GMAT.

I took my GMAT Exam on 15th February 2019 and was thrilled with the result (760, Q49, V45), although I expected a higher result in Quant. Out of curiosity, I bought the ESR report. After looking at it, I felt I could improve my result on both Quant and Verbal. The lower score on problem-solving quant problems really surprised me as in all my practice tests, I had trouble with Data Sufficiency and nailed problem-solving question. As for verbal, I think I can work more on SC and hopefully increase my score.

I am perfectly aware that my result is great but I am planning on applying to HBS's 2+2 program and given how competitive it is, I want to make sure my application is as good as it can be. I would ideally want to get a Q51 and if possible increase my Verbal a bit.

I look forward to your comments on my ESR and how I can improve next time! If there are any specific resources you feel I would benefit from, please share!

Thank you!
Attachments

GMAT-ESR-Feb2019.pdf [791.62 KiB]
Downloaded 16 times

To download please login or register as a user

SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 2441
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V169
Re: GMAT ESR Analysis  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Mar 2019, 18:57
jatrc1998 wrote:
Hello Experts,

First of all, thank you for your help. All your posts on this amazing forum really helped me prepare for the GMAT.

I took my GMAT Exam on 15th February 2019 and was thrilled with the result (760, Q49, V45), although I expected a higher result in Quant. Out of curiosity, I bought the ESR report. After looking at it, I felt I could improve my result on both Quant and Verbal. The lower score on problem-solving quant problems really surprised me as in all my practice tests, I had trouble with Data Sufficiency and nailed problem-solving question. As for verbal, I think I can work more on SC and hopefully increase my score.

I am perfectly aware that my result is great but I am planning on applying to HBS's 2+2 program and given how competitive it is, I want to make sure my application is as good as it can be. I would ideally want to get a Q51 and if possible increase my Verbal a bit.

I look forward to your comments on my ESR and how I can improve next time! If there are any specific resources you feel I would benefit from, please share!

Thank you!
That's a great score! Also, it is perfectly normal to try for an even better score, so no problems there (if you have the time for a second attempt, go for it).

You need to work on your quant. Unless you were regularly getting 50 or 51 on your practice tests, a Q49 (74%) tells us that there are still some weaknesses in your quant. These could be conceptual, or just mechanical (to do with things like silly mistakes, calculations, and concentration). It's unlikely that there is a shortcut to minimising these though. You'll have to analyze your practice tests and figure out what your weaknesses are, and then you'll have to work on them.

As for verbal, I wouldn't advise you to limit your efforts to SC. SC is where you lost points this time around, but the margin for error at the score you are at (99%) is so small that you probably should continue working on all your skills, so that you are able to maintain that level of performance on a different set of questions.

Make sure that you get the additional practice tests if you haven't already got them.
_________________
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Feb 2019
Posts: 6
Location: United Kingdom
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
Re: GMAT ESR Analysis  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Mar 2019, 11:52
AjiteshArun wrote:
jatrc1998 wrote:
Hello Experts,

First of all, thank you for your help. All your posts on this amazing forum really helped me prepare for the GMAT.

I took my GMAT Exam on 15th February 2019 and was thrilled with the result (760, Q49, V45), although I expected a higher result in Quant. Out of curiosity, I bought the ESR report. After looking at it, I felt I could improve my result on both Quant and Verbal. The lower score on problem-solving quant problems really surprised me as in all my practice tests, I had trouble with Data Sufficiency and nailed problem-solving question. As for verbal, I think I can work more on SC and hopefully increase my score.

I am perfectly aware that my result is great but I am planning on applying to HBS's 2+2 program and given how competitive it is, I want to make sure my application is as good as it can be. I would ideally want to get a Q51 and if possible increase my Verbal a bit.

I look forward to your comments on my ESR and how I can improve next time! If there are any specific resources you feel I would benefit from, please share!

Thank you!
That's a great score! Also, it is perfectly normal to try for an even better score, so no problems there (if you have the time for a second attempt, go for it).

You need to work on your quant. Unless you were regularly getting 50 or 51 on your practice tests, a Q49 (74%) tells us that there are still some weaknesses in your quant. These could be conceptual, or just mechanical (to do with things like silly mistakes, calculations, and concentration). It's unlikely that there is a shortcut to minimising these though. You'll have to analyze your practice tests and figure out what your weaknesses are, and then you'll have to work on them.

As for verbal, I wouldn't advise you to limit your efforts to SC. SC is where you lost points this time around, but the margin for error at the score you are at (99%) is so small that you probably should continue working on all your skills, so that you are able to maintain that level of performance on a different set of questions.

Make sure that you get the additional practice tests if you haven't already got them.


Thank you for the feedback!
Target Test Prep Representative
User avatar
P
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 5807
Location: United States (CA)
Re: GMAT ESR Analysis  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Mar 2019, 17:15
Hi jatrc1998,

A 760 is awesome! Nice job, my friend. Regarding how to improve your score, to be honest, the thing that stands out the most from your ESR is that you scored in only the 60th percentile for quant problem-solving questions. Thus, (although this sounds crazy to say since you scored 760) you likely still have some quant weaknesses that were exposed on your GMAT. To improve your quant score, go through GMAT quant carefully to find your exact weaknesses, fill gaps in your knowledge, and strengthen your skills. The overall process will be to learn all about how to answer question types with which you currently aren't very comfortable and do dozens of practice questions category by category, basically driving up your score point by point.

For example, if you find that you are not strong in answering Number Properties questions, then carefully review the conceptual underpinnings of how to answer Number Properties questions and practice by answering 50 or more questions just from Number Properties: LCM, GCF, units digit patterns, divisibility, remainders, etc. When you are working on learning to answer questions of a particular type, start off taking your time, and then seek to speed up as you get more comfortable answering questions of that type. As you do such practice, do a thorough analysis of each question that you don't get right. If you got a remainder question wrong, ask yourself why. Did you make a careless mistake? Did you not properly apply the remainder formula? Was there a concept you did not understand in the question? By carefully analyzing your mistakes, you will be able to efficiently fix your weaknesses and in turn improve your GMAT quant skills. Number Properties is just one example; follow this process for all quant topics.

Each time you strengthen your understanding of a topic and your skill in answering questions of a particular type, you increase your odds of hitting your score goal. You know that there are types of questions that you are happy to see and types that you would rather not see, and types of questions that you take a long time to answer correctly. Learn to more effectively answer the types of questions that you would rather not see, and make them into your favorite types. Learn to correctly answer in two minutes or less questions that you currently take five minutes to answer. By finding, say, a dozen weaker quant areas and turning them into strong areas, you will make great progress toward hitting your quant score goal. If a dozen areas turn out not to be enough, strengthen some more areas.

So, work on accuracy and generally finding correct answers, work on specific weaker areas one by one to make them strong areas, and when you take a practice GMAT or the real thing, take all the time per question available to do your absolute best to get right answers consistently. The GMAT is essentially a game of seeing how many right answers you can get in the time allotted. Approach the test with that conception in mind, and focus intently on the question in front of you with one goal in mind: getting a CORRECT answer.

In order to follow the path described above, you may need some new quant materials, so take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant courses.

Feel free to reach out with further questions. Good luck!
_________________

Scott Woodbury-Stewart

Founder and CEO

Scott@TargetTestPrep.com
TTP - Target Test Prep Logo
122 Reviews

5-star rated online GMAT quant
self study course

See why Target Test Prep is the top rated GMAT quant course on GMAT Club. Read Our Reviews

e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 2853
Re: GMAT ESR Analysis  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Mar 2019, 04:53
Hi jatrc1998,

Congratulations on the amazing score! If you are planning to retake the test, it would be good to focus on both Quant and Verbal. Even though the maximum improvement will come from Quant, keep practicing Verbal as well so that you can get a higher overall score even without a Q51. A Q51 is rare.

Gap in concepts/application

In verbal, you can try to improve SC further to score higher. To do so you need to first precisely identify the gaps which would mostly be in application of the process.

In Quant, a score of Q49 shows there are still few concepts which you are not fully comfortable with.

The first step is to identify these areas for both Quant and Verbal. To get detailed and precise feedback for each topic and question type,
    1. Take Verbal Ability Quiz or Quant Ability Quiz in Scholaranium. You can also analyse already solved mock tests or practice questions. Learn how to analyse GMAT mock tests to course correct effectively.
    2. Analyse the Skill Data section to identify the weak areas. You will get insights regarding your timing, accuracy, topic faltered on etc.
    3. Improve upon the weak areas to hit your target score.

The more thoroughly you the review more effective will be the course correction.

Time Management

Overall you do not seem to have faced time crunch in the exam but, the time that you have spent on Arithmetic section is lower than the other areas. So, you may consider checking the time that you normally spend on solving Arithmetic questions. If you spend less than the time that you take to solve this type of questions correctly, it may result in a low score which is not a reflection of your true ability. You can learn more about how to manage your time well for scoring high.

If you want to discuss about your preparation further, you can reach out to us at support@e-gmat.com or PM me, referencing this post.

Regards,
Zinnia
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: GMAT ESR Analysis   [#permalink] 22 Mar 2019, 04:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by

GMAT ESR Analysis

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: souvonik2k



Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

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®.