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25 Feb 2018, 12:55
Hello,

It has been 1.5 months that I started preparing for GMAT and I tried mostly to cover every topic of Verbal and Quant and practice some questions (30 around from each) to get a hang of them. I recently gave my first mock and scored 510. This is quite shocking to me as based on my preparation and the amount of correct answers I was getting during my practice, I expected 600 atleast.
I plan to give my GMAT exam 1.5 months from now, however got no clue how to work on this score which is below average.

Thanks!
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25 Feb 2018, 16:11
Hi jigglypuff93,

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) What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for this practice CAT?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) Do you have an exact Test Date scheduled (and if so, then what is it?)?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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26 Feb 2018, 10:28
jigglypuff93 wrote:
Hello,

It has been 1.5 months that I started preparing for GMAT and I tried mostly to cover every topic of Verbal and Quant and practice some questions (30 around from each) to get a hang of them. I recently gave my first mock and scored 510. This is quite shocking to me as based on my preparation and the amount of correct answers I was getting during my practice, I expected 600 atleast.
I plan to give my GMAT exam 1.5 months from now, however got no clue how to work on this score which is below average.

Thanks!

Hi jigglypuff93,

You should dedicate at least 2.5 months to achieve a good score. It’s a good thing you have taken your GMAT Mock once. You now know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. Just by going through these guides and solving the OG will help you reach 600+. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them. Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have a good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

Further,I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/.

You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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27 Feb 2018, 10:18
Whats your target score? if you are targetting 700+ then sorry to say but its bit less time you have in hand but if you will be focusing your 100% of the day for preparation then yes its possible. All the best.
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