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New post 09 Sep 2015, 22:49
Also, an important thing to consider according to my experience is to constantly work on one's problem solving methodology. In addition to detailed evaluation of each and every question and categorizing them into error types, it also beneficial to train your thinking in terms of which is "NOT" the correct answer. :-D

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New post 14 Sep 2015, 20:30
Hi.. even I have started now only and plan to take the exam in Dec.. I have purchased Gmatpill. I have gone through SC & RC sections so far and I am liking it so far.. Its simple & easy to grasp & I prefer that coz I dont have much time to delve into grammar now..

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New post 20 Sep 2015, 07:08
Hi Dear All,
Took CAT today, 480 ((
Very disappointed. Expected at least 550+ in order to be able to have it over 650 in exam after 2 weeks.
Have used mainly Manhattan books, OG and GMATClub resources...

What should I do to get 650+ in real exam?

I have taken 8 days off to make final review (yeah, as if I have already attained 650+ on average and now anticipating 700+ :D ).

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Hello All,

This is my first post on GMATClub forum. :) *very excited*

I am planning to take GMAT in early Jan 2016 and targeting 720+ :twisted: .

About 1 month back, I took the GMAT Prep 1 mock and scored 620 (QA: 47 :idea: , VA: 29 :!: ).

Here is my incomplete study plan till now:
1. Give GMAT Prep 1 mock - done.
2. Start with OG (after reading bb's post, I am wondering why is that wrong :roll: ).
3. Start practicing questions and give mock/full-length tests.

To be honest, I know I can get there, but don't know how. :(

Please help.

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Hi All,

How is penalized if all the questions are not answered? How is it gauged? For ex, 35/41 in verbal or 32/37 in quant..

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Hello everyone, I just took my economist simulation exam and I got a 470. I am not aiming for the highest score since I only have 2 more months to prepare the exam. What strategy advice would you give me to improve in my weak areas which are quant and reading comprehension. My exam date is on the 7th of December and I hope I can get more than 500! Please help I would like to have a precise GMAT strategy starting from today. Thanks everyone!

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New post 27 Sep 2015, 11:41
Hey,

Just search the topics that concern you within this web site. You may use Search part..

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New post 27 Sep 2015, 14:43
Thanks! I am aiming for more than 500 in the score for the GMAT but I need to improve my reading comprehension and my quant. I will order Manhattan and a book to improve my data sufficiency question.

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New post 01 Oct 2015, 13:24
excellent post and now ready to study gmat.

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New post 01 Oct 2015, 14:28
First post here. A little confused where to post this

I gave my first GMAT Mock today and got a score of 400 on Kaplan. 97% percentile on quant and 2% on verbal
I have booked my GMAT for November 4th

Please help me with some tips on this guys

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First post here. A little confused where to post this

I gave my first GMAT Mock today and got a score of 400 on Kaplan. 97% percentile on quant and 2% on verbal
I have booked my GMAT for November 4th

Please help me with some tips on this guys

Hey Teerthj.

Why did you booked your GMAT so early? Do you have any deadlines?
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I started my maths section in parts(topic wise) and almost done with the topic with 2-3 left to go (geometry and combinatorics and probability) .i started practicing the og as per Manhattan and I am finding all questions very easy ,till now i got an accuraracy of almost 95 percent among all ,do OG contains questions to get 700 plus and what can i refer for more hard problems

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I started my maths section in parts(topic wise) and almost done with the topic with 2-3 left to go (geometry and combinatorics and probability) .i started practicing the og as per Manhattan and I am finding all questions very easy ,till now i got an accuraracy of almost 95 percent among all ,do OG contains questions to get 700 plus and what can i refer for more hard problems



Guys, just do a little research within this site..

o good reference http://gmatclub.com/forum/

Good luck!

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Hi moderator,
I am appearing for a re-test. The big day is exactly 1 month from now. I am still scoring between 550 to 650. My target score is 650+. I realized I am making many silly mistakes during my practice tests (free tests available).

I want to buy more tests but confused which ones are the best, which would replicate the real GMAT. I know questions would not be same but the format and the pace should math the GMAT test. I guess you got my point that I am really confused on this mater. Kindly solve this issue of mine.

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Hello,

This would be my first attempt at giving GMAT. Have booked my exam for March'16.
I am an average student but my aim is to get 750+.

I have read multiple blogs and forums and i am currently confused about selecting the right resources.

Could someone please help me and guide me with the right books and resources required for 750+.
And a study plan that actually worked for you.

Thanks and regards. :)

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TilliCollapse wrote:
Hello,

This would be my first attempt at giving GMAT. Have booked my exam for March'16.
I am an average student but my aim is to get 750+.

I have read multiple blogs and forums and i am currently confused about selecting the right resources.

Could someone please help me and guide me with the right books and resources required for 750+.
And a study plan that actually worked for you.

Thanks and regards. :)


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The same include the following with a hyper link - "To understand how to navigate GMAT Club and make the best use of the resources available to you, take a look at Guide on How to Navigate GMAT Club designed for new members."
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TilliCollapse wrote:
Hello,

This would be my first attempt at giving GMAT. Have booked my exam for March'16.
I am an average student but my aim is to get 750+.

I have read multiple blogs and forums and i am currently confused about selecting the right resources.

Could someone please help me and guide me with the right books and resources required for 750+.
And a study plan that actually worked for you.

Thanks and regards. :)



Hi! I am on the same page , but my test is in February and I have been studying for 3 months already.
I would suggest you to do diagnostic test from GMAC, its called GMATPrep and see your score, strengthen vs weaknesses.
I had to study all Math and Verbal basics, and used Manhattan GMAT books. So it took me about a month to understand essentials.
Also to understand Probability I purchased Veritas Prob-ty book, very helpful!

After that I used these:
Manhattan 6 practice tests
GMAC Official Quiz pack and Exam pack
Gmatclub subscribtion to practice tests and questions.

So far I can see very good progress - from 390 to 580 for 3 months, and I have two more months to improve.
Let me know what works the best for you.

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New post 04 Jan 2016, 10:14
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excellent post bb.
One thing I would emphasize is how quickly procrastination time goes by. It is way too easy to begin studying with 3 months left, take a short break, and resume studying with only weeks left. On the one hand, it seems like one month is plenty of time to study for just a single test, but after really starting, you realize that you have a LOT to cover and begin panicking. I know that's the case with me. 2 months ago I thought I had an eternity to study, but a couple of days ago I realized I am screwed and wish I had more time. :(


hi!!

I am also preparing for GMAT. I downloaded some score800dotcom flash tests. I dont see any explanations for the quant section. Can some one tell me where i can find the explanations...

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New post 05 Jan 2016, 06:30
you can have your dinner and go to bed immmediately sleep by 8:30pm or 9pm if you can reach home by 7pm.wake up by 3amor 4 am so that you will have 3 hours of good study time every day

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New post 10 Jan 2016, 22:22
it will be my first time to take GMAT
and i dont know what i should start with...
but bb, you helped me
thanks

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