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i am preparing for GMAT for the past 6 months. Despite being ok with the basics, i find it so hard to solve problems. As i started working out on Quant problems, i overcame a few challenges with the help of posts in the gmat club. thanks to the blog nd post writers. But i see different approaches, which i am mot able to visualize. How should i move forward ? i feel i am struck at a point and to move to the next level i find it extremely hard.

PS: on working out, i understood that there is a set of ways we can solve a problem.

for example : this just a simple example, to solve a weighted average question with two variables, i understood that i need to know the two variables and their respective values and there fore i can find the weighted average.

Moving forward, i feel i still lack something.

Can anyone guide my preparation ? i am already very late. was suppose to apply to the 2nd round of the application. Not sure i will get a atleast a 600 if i take up the test in the next one week. Looking forward to someone's help.

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New post 24 Feb 2018, 10:22
Hey SaravanaPrabu090492

The questions that you are asking need introspection at your end. Especially about
having someone guide you for your preparation and scoring the 600 provided you
take the test in a week's time. What is necessary to understand is what is your current
level. Have you given a GMATPrep test recently? If so, what was your score?

I know you are late for this year's intake but if you are not happy with the GMAT score,
I wouldn't hurry things up. I have heard somewhere on this forum that is is better to
defer your application to next year than apply with a half-baked application.

Hope that helps you take a decision!
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SaravanaPrabu090492 wrote:
i am preparing for GMAT for the past 6 months. Despite being ok with the basics, i find it so hard to solve problems. As i started working out on Quant problems, i overcame a few challenges with the help of posts in the gmat club. thanks to the blog nd post writers. But i see different approaches, which i am mot able to visualize. How should i move forward ? i feel i am struck at a point and to move to the next level i find it extremely hard.

PS: on working out, i understood that there is a set of ways we can solve a problem.

for example : this just a simple example, to solve a weighted average question with two variables, i understood that i need to know the two variables and their respective values and there fore i can find the weighted average.

Moving forward, i feel i still lack something.

Can anyone guide my preparation ? i am already very late. was suppose to apply to the 2nd round of the application. Not sure i will get a atleast a 600 if i take up the test in the next one week. Looking forward to someone's help.

thankyou.


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First of all, take a Gmatprep test. It will help you to assess your current level. Then you can start working on your weaknesses. For Quant theory, you can refer to the Ultimate Quantitative Megathread of Gmatclub. It contains theory and for practice you can refer to the OG questions. For Verbal you can refer to the MGMAT guides.
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Hi SaravanaPrabu090492,

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) What has your study routine been for the last 6 months? How many hours have you studied each week?
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) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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SaravanaPrabu090492 wrote:
i am preparing for GMAT for the past 6 months. Despite being ok with the basics, i find it so hard to solve problems. As i started working out on Quant problems, i overcame a few challenges with the help of posts in the gmat club. thanks to the blog nd post writers. But i see different approaches, which i am mot able to visualize. How should i move forward ? i feel i am struck at a point and to move to the next level i find it extremely hard.

PS: on working out, i understood that there is a set of ways we can solve a problem.

for example : this just a simple example, to solve a weighted average question with two variables, i understood that i need to know the two variables and their respective values and there fore i can find the weighted average.

Moving forward, i feel i still lack something.

Can anyone guide my preparation ? i am already very late. was suppose to apply to the 2nd round of the application. Not sure i will get a atleast a 600 if i take up the test in the next one week. Looking forward to someone's help.

thankyou.


Hi SaravanaPrabu090492,

I would highly encourage you to aim a little higher. Even if you are scoring low right now it doesn’t imply that you will not get better. I have met several people who started really low but have nonetheless scored enviable scores and made it to top business schools. I 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.

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.

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-ve ... 68383.html

Hope this helps. All the best.
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