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For a certain master's programme where the average GMAT score of the applicants is 730 I would like to know how to reach this score? I need to take the test until the end of March, so I have 4 months to go. But I have exams at university soon, so I would not have time to prepare fulltime but mostly at the weekends. I did a mock test and scored 350. It was my very first attempt.
I now would like to know from you if you know an online course where I learn the basics for the GMAT and then improve significantly during those 4 months? Thanks in advance for all your suggestions and support!
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For a certain master's programme where the average GMAT score of the applicants is 730 I would like to know how to reach this score? I need to take the test until the end of March, so I have 4 months to go. But I have exams at university soon, so I would not have time to prepare fulltime but mostly at the weekends. I did a mock test and scored 350. It was my very first attempt.
I now would like to know from you if you know an online course where I learn the basics for the GMAT and then improve significantly during those 4 months? Thanks in advance for all your suggestions and support!
You could start by taking a look at this post. It also has links to a lot of resources that you could choose from.

You could also take a GMATPrep practice test soon in order to check how close you are to your target score of 730.
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Hi wildcard888,

To start, it's important to understand that the AVERAGE GMAT Score at a particular Program is NOT the same as a "minimum score requirement", so you don't necessarily "need" that type of Score if your overall application is strong. The 730+ Score is right around the 96th percentile overall, meaning that 96% of Test Takers either can't - or won't - do what it takes to earn that type of Score (regardless of how long they study or the number of times they take the Official GMAT. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score higher than this initial 350. Unfortunately, there is no 'guaranteed' way to get to that score level - and you've described a situation in which your available study time will be limited.

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 your timeline and your goals:

1) Are you planning to apply to just one Program or are you considering several?
2) What is the application deadline for the Program(s) that you plan to apply to?
3) Is your schedule going to change at all over the next 4 months or will you only be able to study for the GMAT on the weekends?

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Hi wildcard888,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. First off, it’s important to understand that raising your score by 380 points will take a lot of time and effort. Certainly, you can make such an improvement, but you need to ensure that your GMAT prep is one of your top priorities over the next 4 months.

Regarding prep courses, in addition to seeking advice in this thread, take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant and verbal courses, and also read through some GMAT success stories to see what materials have worked well for other test-takers.

Lastly, you may find it helpful to read this article about
how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.

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wildcard888 wrote:
For a certain master's programme where the average GMAT score of the applicants is 730 I would like to know how to reach this score? I need to take the test until the end of March, so I have 4 months to go. But I have exams at university soon, so I would not have time to prepare fulltime but mostly at the weekends. I did a mock test and scored 350. It was my very first attempt.
I now would like to know from you if you know an online course where I learn the basics for the GMAT and then improve significantly during those 4 months? Thanks in advance for all your suggestions and support!


You should better focus on a solid study plan with sound strategy. Here is a study plan for you

Best Books

For Concept Learning

Manhattan Quant Guides
Manhattan Verbal Guides
For CR: The Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
For RC: Aristotle RC Grail

For Practice

The Official Guide for GMAT 2015-19
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015-19
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015-19

Best Courses (Budget)

1. e-GMAT
2. Empower GMAT
3. Math Revolution (Only Math)

You can start with Quant or Verbal which suits you. If you have started with Quant then Start with the Arithmetic but if started with verbal then start first with Sentence correction. One month for learning Quant concepts and one month for practicing question and same practice for Verbal. During you Practicing question don't forget to make an error log to track your weak areas after practice. Once you know your weak areas revise your Concepts related to those areas and do some more Practice. 6-8 CATs are enough for practice the real tests. Make your Stamina for sitting 3 hours in the test and don't study more than 2 hours in one sit and 4 hours per day

Top CATs for Practice

1. Official GMAC CATs
2. Manhattan CATs
3. Kaplan CATs
4. GMAT Club Quant CATs

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wildcard888 wrote:
For a certain master's programme where the average GMAT score of the applicants is 730 I would like to know how to reach this score? I need to take the test until the end of March, so I have 4 months to go. But I have exams at university soon, so I would not have time to prepare fulltime but mostly at the weekends. I did a mock test and scored 350. It was my very first attempt.
I now would like to know from you if you know an online course where I learn the basics for the GMAT and then improve significantly during those 4 months? Thanks in advance for all your suggestions and support!


These posts will help you out:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-plan-217827.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-p ... 53193.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-co ... 67728.html
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