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# Got 7 on IR with no study on GMAT Prep should I still prepare for IR?

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19 Jan 2019, 00:46
I have my GMAT in a few days and while trying to take a full-length test I got a 7 on the IR without studying for it at all. Do you still recommend studying for IR?
Is the GMAT Prep IR representative of the IR on the real exam?

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19 Jan 2019, 01:07
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Hi orochimaru123, Welcome to GMAT Club!

A 7/8 on Gprep is considered good but from personal experience real test day could pose more hurdles. For example, if you are planning to appear for the test in Q-V-AWA/IR or V-Q-AWA/IR order, you would most likely be exhausted post the ordeal and also possibly impatient to know your score which could affect the IR section ( which would be the last section in this scenario) and in reverse order if AWA/IR-Q-V is your preference than your mind could be preoccupied on the sections to come.

It would not hurt to go over a few strategies and solve a few questions to overprepare a bit to counter the real test anxiety factor that you most likely did not encounter in the comfort of your home ( I'm assuming you practiced in a relaxed manner as most people do )

Do spend a few hours on theIR section when you're taking a break from quant and verbal prep.

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I have my GMAT in a few days and while trying to take a full-length test I got a 7 on the IR without studying for it at all. Do you still recommend studying for IR?
Is the GMAT Prep IR representative of the IR on the real exam?

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19 Jan 2019, 07:58
Hi orochimaru123,

I agree with the post above. Getting 7 in mock doesn't guarantee that you'll get the same score on the real exam as the IR questions stems can be quite tricky.

Good luck!
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19 Jan 2019, 08:41
orochimaru123 wrote:
I have my GMAT in a few days and while trying to take a full-length test I got a 7 on the IR without studying for it at all. Do you still recommend studying for IR?
Is the GMAT Prep IR representative of the IR on the real exam?

Solving a few IR questions is unlikely to be a problem, but make sure that it does not affect your quant and verbal. Those sections are much more important than IR.
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19 Jan 2019, 17:25
Hi orochimaru123,

Assuming that you took the CAT (and this IR section) in a realistic fashion, then this result shows that you're a strong overall critical thinker - meaning that you probably don't need to do any additional work on IR.

Since you're just a few days from your Official Exam, you should limit your studies to general practice and light review (NO CATs and NO 'cramming') - you would be better served by getting some extra rest so that you can go into Test Day calm, clear-headed and ready to work.

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22 Jan 2019, 19:02
Hi orochimaru123,

If you could score a 7 on IR, you’d be in a great spot. That being said, since your exam is in just a few days, I don’t recommend doing any major studying or cramming. What is the exact date of your GMAT? Definitely reach back out after to let us know how things went.
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22 Jan 2019, 19:56
I found that my IR scored varied on the practice tests a fair bit, so ended up spending a couple of hours on it and ended up with a 7 on the official. I imagine it's only a flag for schools if you score really low, so don't stress too much about it. A few hours work (similar to the essay) should prep you enough!
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