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Hello everyone, I took the GMAT a few months ago and got a score of 710. However I am not too happy with my Quant score of 45 as I was scoring 47-49 on practice tests. I am not at all worried about the other parts of the test.

Is it feasible to go from 45 to 49+? How long would it take and what kind of materials would you use? I am willing to spend up to a month working on it.

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Welcome to GMATClub!

A Q45 score is a good start. It means that you are comfortable with the concepts.
Yes - it is feasible to go up from here to a Q49+. You should start by revising the
concepts and start working on the GMATClub Quant tests.

Solve all the 1200+ problems and make an error-log. Go through the mistakes in
your error-log from time to time. This retrospection will definitely help you improve
your scores.

You could also check these links for more GMAT Quant related information
1. GMATClub Quantitative Mega-Thread
2. ALL YOU NEED FOR QUANT ! ! !
3. PS Directory by Topic and Difficulty
4. DS Directory by Topic and Difficulty
5. Q44 -> Q50
6. Timing strategies

The first two links detail the concepts. You could also use the GMATClub Math book to
revise concepts. The third and fourth links are for practice only. IMO, you should pay
particular attention to the 5th link which gives you a road-map to improve your score
to a Q50. All the best with your preparation.

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Hi Sadeau,

To answer your immediate question: Yes - raising a Q45 to a Q49+ is possible in a month, but that type of improvement is completely dependent on YOUR ability to make adjustments to how you 'see' (and respond to) the Quant section. The Quant section of the GMAT is NOT a 'math test'; it's a 'critical thinking test' that involves lots of little calculations as you work through it. If you're too 'stubborn' about how you handle your studies over the next month, then you will likely score at the same general level again.

Before we can discuss how best to spend that time, 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 are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Thanks for the replies!

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
I studied for two months before my first take. However, my mentality and approach weren't all that systematic, and I am certain that I can improve my studying efficiency.

2) What study materials have you used so far?
I used an older edition of Manhattan prep books.

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

I only took two practice tests, the GMATPrep ones. The first one I scored a Q49 (83rd percentile) V42 (96th percentile), the second one I scored a Q49 (73rd percentile) V42 (96th percentile). I took the first test immediately after finishing my Quant prep, and it seems to me that I failed to maintain my level or increase my verbal level while I studied for the verbal side. This is essentially why I decided to focus on math.

Goals:
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
For Fall 2019, so this September.

5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
USC Marshall, UCLA, probably UCI. I want to be a video game product manager, so being in California is a priority for me. Other schools I will probably apply to include Carnegie mellon, IU, and Purdue (my family lives in Indiana).

Thanks for your help!

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Hello everyone, I took the GMAT a few months ago and got a score of 710. However I am not too happy with my Quant score of 45 as I was scoring 47-49 on practice tests. I am not at all worried about the other parts of the test.

Is it feasible to go from 45 to 49+? How long would it take and what kind of materials would you use? I am willing to spend up to a month working on it.

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You should definitely follow this post !

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Sadeau wrote:
Hello everyone, I took the GMAT a few months ago and got a score of 710. However I am not too happy with my Quant score of 45 as I was scoring 47-49 on practice tests. I am not at all worried about the other parts of the test.

Is it feasible to go from 45 to 49+? How long would it take and what kind of materials would you use? I am willing to spend up to a month working on it.

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Hi Sadeau,

You can try out the MGMAT guides as they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. MGMAT's Foundation of GMAT Math guide is very helpful to brush up your basics. 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 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 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-ma ... ml?fl=menu

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Hi Sadeau,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so it's possible that you could improve simply by continuing to study and hone your skills. That having been said, with a Q45, you would have made a few little mistakes as you worked through the Quant section and missed out on LOTS of strategy-based points. If you focus on learning and practicing the proper Tactics, then you could potentially retest in a month and hit Q49.

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

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New post 20 Jul 2018, 00:34
Hi Sadeau,

You can surely improve your score to ​at least ​49.
It seems like your verbal skills are really good and all you need to focus on is quant.
In fact, GMAC prep tests are reliable but other test prep scores can vary as the logic of scoring is not exactly same as GMAC, so don't sol​e​y rely on test prep scores.

In order to jump to Q49 in a month, you need to understand two important things in GMAT Math.
In fact, GMAT is a logic test, not a general math test. That is, you need to learn the logic to tackle GMAT questions.
You can still solve GMAT questions with the conventional method.
However, if you aim to hit a high score(Q49-51) on quant, the conventional method is time-consuming and tends to be inefficient.
You may hit Q45 or above with the conventional way, but it is difficult or takes very long time to study until you hit Q49-51.
​In our course, you can ​learn ​Variable approach for DS and IVY approach for PS. They are unique, easy, short-cut and significant time-saving approaches​. You may reduce your problem solving time by 20-50% for a majority of math questions. ​​

The other important factor is to practi​ce​ the most current GMAT questions. ​Not many preps are updating new GMAT questions every year. A number of questions you get to practi​ce​ online tend to be out-of-date and they ​might ​not ​be ​that relevant to the current type​s​ of GMAT questions. If you are not used to the current type​s​ of questions, this could also be a reason to why your score is not improving. However, all the questions you get to practi​ce​ from our online course are developed based on the current type of GMAT questions.

Most importantly, we can help you with the two key factors if you want to succeed in GMAT, You may try our Free Resources including 4-hour video lesson, Diagnostic Test and Mock Test.
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Hi Sadeau,

First of all, congratulations on scoring a 710 on the GMAT. A Q49+ score will further push your score to 750+.

Enhance Application to Improve to Q49


Q45 is a good start. It indicates that you do know a good number of concepts. You probably are able to solve most easy and medium questions correctly. To improve to Q49, you may need to improve on your ability to apply these concepts on more challenging questions. Also, you may have a few concept gaps which would need working on. Having said that, it is very much possible to improve to Q49 in 50 hours. People have improved from much lower scores. Here is one below:

• Guillermo improved from a Q38 (36 percentile) to Q50 (86 percentile). Learn how he leveraged Quant course to strategically plan his preparation and used Scholaranium to track his improvement in hard level questions. Click here to watch his interview. Read his amazing GMAT Club debrief here.


How to improve to a Q49+ score in 50+ hours?


Q45 is around 57 percentile. Q49 is around 75 percentile. Quick way to improve by 18+ percentile is to:

    1. Define your weakness: Isolate your weak sections (Sections in which you struggle to answer the 600+ level questions correctly) by using a tool such as Quant Scholaranium or GMAT Club tests. Note you may have an idea as to the sections you need to improve upon. The sections in GMAT Quant are Number Properties, Algebra, Word Problems, Geometry, P&C/Probability etc.
    2. Work on focussed improvement: Once you have defined your weakness, work diligently to improve upon those areas. You may use a combination of focussed learning and practice. Take a look at the video lessons below and see whether they suit your learning style. Also take a look at the recording of a free algebra webinar.

Learn how Leonardo (from Brazil) improved his Quant score from a Q46 to Q49 in a quick time using the above stratgey and went on to score an incredible 750. He "identified and practiced specific sections" in Quant by leveraging Quant Scholaranium to achieve this feat. Click here to watch his video debrief. He recently secured an admit from Wharton, Booth, and Tepper.

Quant Scholaranium – An ideal tool to isolate your weakness and do precision practice


Click here to take a Quant Ability Quiz to get your sectional ability scores in Number Properties, Algebra, Word Problems, Geometry, and Advanced Topics (P&C, Probability etc.). Furthermore the analytics will help you understand how to:

    1. Evaluate your preparation level at a topic level- Go to the Skill data section to check the performance.
    2. Isolate your weakness- Review the relative performance at topic wise level inside the Skill data section.
    3. Confirm and track your improvement- Retake the quiz once you've improved on the weak sections.


Do let me know if this helps. You can write to us at support@e-gmat.com in case you have more questions.


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