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Hi,

I took the GMAT test yesterday and scored 600 (IR6Q45V27)-my 2nd attempt (1st attempt: Nov 2014 560- IR5Q39V27).

I was unable to finish the quant section (couldn't answer the last question). However, I am really disappointed with my verbal score. My performance in reading comprehension really let me down (I am really feeling ashamed with that score!!!). I got 2 Physics passages (my major weakness), 1 Biology passage and 1 Economics passage. The 2 Physics passages were lengthy and I ran out of time towards the latter half of the test. My verbal scores in mock tests were in the range of 31-36.

Mock test scores:

May 13th- GMAT Test 1-Free test pack- 470 (IR4 Q32 V23)- Full Test (Diagnostic before starting the prep)

Attended 8-week GMAT refresher course in Dubai, and then took the following mock tests:

August 12th- 800Score- 550 (Q36 V31)- Did not attempt IR and AWA
August 19th- 800Score- 600 (IR3 Q39 V34)- Full Test
August 26th- GMAT Test 1-Exam pack 1- 610 (IR5 Q38 V36)- Full Test
September 2nd- GMAT Test 2-Free pack- 610 (IR7 Q44 V31)- Full Test
September 9th- GMAT Test 2-Exam pack 1-640 (IR5 Q46 V33)- Full Test

I am planning to the test again in October. Would like to hear from fellow GMATClub members on how I can improve my score from 600 to somewhere around 650-700 in a month's time. Also, can someone please suggest me materials for quant and verbal. I have completed 9 GMAC paper tests and OG 2015.

Thank you.
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Hi christi,

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, your 3 CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (about 610 +/- a few points). There's a big difference between raising that score to a 650+ and raising it to a 700+, so it would help if you could be a bit more specific about your score goal. For 650+, you could conceivably retest in a month (or less); but for a 700+, you will likely need at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study.

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 for this recent attempt?
2) What study materials have you used?

Goals:
3) What is your exact goal score?
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi christi,

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, your 3 CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (about 610 +/- a few points). There's a big difference between raising that score to a 650+ and raising it to a 700+, so it would help if you could be a bit more specific about your score goal. For 650+, you could conceivably retest in a month (or less); but for a 700+, you will likely need at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study.

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 for this recent attempt? June to September- 3.5 months
2) What study materials have you used? OG 15, GMAC Test Papers, OG 12 for math and few questions from Bunuel

Goals:
3) What is your exact goal score? Definitely want to touch 700
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT? Between end of October and early November
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School? Apr 2018, Sept 2018 intake/color]
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to? Insead/Richard Ivey/Kellogg (1year)/Judge/Cornell (1year)

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Thank you for your reply. I have provided my reply to your questions. Look forward to hearing from you then.

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Hi christi,

If you took the GMAT in early November, then you would have approximately 6-7 weeks of study time. While you could potentially improve a great deal during that time, you might be 'cutting your studies a bit close' (as I suspect you would need at least 2 months to hit 700+). Given your Official Score, your practice CAT Scores and your timeline, I think that you would find the EMPOWERgmat Total Score Booster to be quite helpful. Most of our clients complete that Study Plan in well under 2 months, so you could potentially complete it in the time that you've defined. We have a variety of free resources on our site (www.empowergmat.com), so you can 'test out' the Course before setting up an Account.

If you have any additional questions, then you can feel free to contact me directly.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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