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# GMAT Study Plan

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14 Mar 2018, 03:46
Hi folks,

I recently gave a Kaplan practice test and scored 590 (Q-40,V-31), and I am aiming above 700. I am planning to take the GMAT test by mid-year.
I am a bit weak in Verbal (SC) and Quants (DS).
To improve my quants I am planning on purchasing the Math Revolution online program. I have the Manhattan GMAT book set for self-study.
I am looking for a program or books to prepare for Verbal portion. I am also planning on enrolling for a test-series from MGMAT/Kaplan.
I don't have any guidance as such and no experience or strategy how to move forward.
It will be really great if anyone can share a detailed 3 month study plan which I can follow on a daily basis.
It will be much appreciated
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14 Mar 2018, 19:35

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) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) When you say that you're planning to take the GMAT "mid-year", do you mean sometime in June? Do you have a specific Test Date scheduled?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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GPA: 3.05
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15 Mar 2018, 03:22
Hi Rich,

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
About a couple of weeks but in a scattergun way.

2) What study materials have you used so far?
I am presently working with OG and MGMAT book series.
I will be purchasing the Kaplan/MGMAT Test series as well.

3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
Just gave one diagnostic with Kaplan and scored 590 (Q-40,V-31)

Goals:
4) When you say that you're planning to take the GMAT "mid-year", do you mean sometime in June? Do you have a specific Test Date scheduled?
I am targeting early to mid July for the exams but i have not registered yet for the Test

5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
I am planning to apply for the 2019 session

6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
1) ISB
2) NUS
3) NTU
4) Erasmus School, Rotterdam

Hope this helps in terms of required information.
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15 Mar 2018, 09:13
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Hi folks,

I recently gave a Kaplan practice test and scored 590 (Q-40,V-31), and I am aiming above 700. I am planning to take the GMAT test by mid-year.
I am a bit weak in Verbal (SC) and Quants (DS).
To improve my quants I am planning on purchasing the Math Revolution online program. I have the Manhattan GMAT book set for self-study.
I am looking for a program or books to prepare for Verbal portion. I am also planning on enrolling for a test-series from MGMAT/Kaplan.
I don't have any guidance as such and no experience or strategy how to move forward.
It will be really great if anyone can share a detailed 3 month study plan which I can follow on a daily basis.
It will be much appreciated

Hi
In my opinion, you can opt for the Gmatclub self study plan. It has a good mix of theory and practice.
Regarding the test series, I recommend to take the Gmatprep tests as they are the closest simulation to the actual Gmat. You can download 2 from the mba.com website and purchase test pack 1 and 2, each containing 2 tests. Other tests are good for practice but not for knowing your current level of preparation.
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15 Mar 2018, 11:56
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Hi folks,

I recently gave a Kaplan practice test and scored 590 (Q-40,V-31), and I am aiming above 700. I am planning to take the GMAT test by mid-year.
I am a bit weak in Verbal (SC) and Quants (DS).
To improve my quants I am planning on purchasing the Math Revolution online program. I have the Manhattan GMAT book set for self-study.
I am looking for a program or books to prepare for Verbal portion. I am also planning on enrolling for a test-series from MGMAT/Kaplan.
I don't have any guidance as such and no experience or strategy how to move forward.
It will be really great if anyone can share a detailed 3 month study plan which I can follow on a daily basis.
It will be much appreciated

You should dedicate around 3 months to improve your 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 Three months, 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.

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.

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 easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have 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.

Lastly I would also encourage you to purchase the GMATPREP QP 1 for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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15 Mar 2018, 13:15
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With an expected Test Date in July, you have plenty of time to study and improve - which is good. To hit your Score Goal, you will have to commit to a consistent study routine though (studying inconsistently will almost certainly hurt your improvement). This 590 is a solid initial CAT Score (the average score on the Official GMAT hovers around 540-550 most years), so I think that you would have a reasonable chance to hit 700+ if you focus on learning and practicing the proper Tactics.

From what you describe, you're planning to take a 'book heavy' study approach. Unfortunately, many Test Takers who study in that way end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level. It's took early to determine whether that's happened to you (or when it will happen). This is all meant to say that you'll likely end up needing to invest in some new, non-book resources.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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19 Mar 2018, 07:12
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I am a bit weak in Verbal (SC) and Quants (DS).

Hi Fahad222, since you mention SC as an area of concern, thought I would mention that our sentence correction book Sentence Correction Nirvana is perhaps the only book that offers a score improvement guarantee, and is especially designed for non-native speakers.

After reading the book twice (yes! it's an academic book, and so must be read twice in all seriousness, to reinforce the concepts), you will start looking forward to solving SC questions!

The book is available on Flipkart and Amazon.in. You might want to refer to these sites, to also read testimonials of how readers have benefited.

See here how Mohit, who scored 750 on GMAT, vouches for our book.

If you want to sample a chapter before deciding to go ahead with our book, please PM me your mail-id (along with the chapter that you would like to sample) and I will be happy to send that chapter to you by mail. In addition, the entire Grammar section of the book is also available for free preview at pothi.
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19 Mar 2018, 07:36
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Hi folks,

I recently gave a Kaplan practice test and scored 590 (Q-40,V-31), and I am aiming above 700. I am planning to take the GMAT test by mid-year.
I am a bit weak in Verbal (SC) and Quants (DS).
To improve my quants I am planning on purchasing the Math Revolution online program. I have the Manhattan GMAT book set for self-study.
I am looking for a program or books to prepare for Verbal portion. I am also planning on enrolling for a test-series from MGMAT/Kaplan.
I don't have any guidance as such and no experience or strategy how to move forward.
It will be really great if anyone can share a detailed 3 month study plan which I can follow on a daily basis.
It will be much appreciated

Hi you can use the gmat club forum and divide the sections by the days you will be studying for gmat for example monday do reamainders SC and Absolute value tuesday combinations sets and geometry and so on! hope it helps
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