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Guys I am new to this club,I gave Gmat last year,scored a dismal 600,very disappointed after that,plan on giving gmat again this year,Kindly help me,from where should I study ? Approx how much time will it take to complete my preparation for GMAT.I am aiming a score of 700+.Which would be the best material available online which would not be very costly too.Don't think any classroom classes will help me as there are no specific classroom batches going on for Gmat in Lucknow(UP,India).Any advise would be very helpful.Thanking you in advance.
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Guys I am new to this club,I gave Gmat last year,scored a dismal 600,very disappointed after that,plan on giving gmat again this year,Kindly help me,from where should I study ? Approx how much time will it take to complete my preparation for GMAT.I am aiming a score of 700+.Which would be the best material available online which would not be very costly too.Don't think any classroom classes will help me as there are no specific classroom batches going on for Gmat in Lucknow(UP,India).Any advise would be very helpful.Thanking you in advance.


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First of all, I would like to know about the resources used while preparing for the Gmat. In case you are interested in self-study, you can study from the MGMAT guide books. They are comprehensive and cover all topics of the Gmat. The best resource for practice is the OG and the Review guides. In case you want to opt for a online course, you can try E-gmat, Empowergmat or Economist Gmat. Refer to the Gmatclub course review. All these courses have good review on Gmatclub and you can try free trial to choose the course that suits you.
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Hi Nripjeet,

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) On what date did you take the Official GMAT? What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for you 600?
2) How long had you studied before then? Have you done any studying since?
3) What study materials have you used so far?

Goals:
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Guys I am new to this club,I gave Gmat last year,scored a dismal 600,very disappointed after that,plan on giving gmat again this year,Kindly help me,from where should I study ? Approx how much time will it take to complete my preparation for GMAT.I am aiming a score of 700+.Which would be the best material available online which would not be very costly too.Don't think any classroom classes will help me as there are no specific classroom batches going on for Gmat in Lucknow(UP,India).Any advise would be very helpful.Thanking you in advance.


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Learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

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Guys I am new to this club,I gave Gmat last year,scored a dismal 600,very disappointed after that,plan on giving gmat again this year,Kindly help me,from where should I study ? Approx how much time will it take to complete my preparation for GMAT.I am aiming a score of 700+.Which would be the best material available online which would not be very costly too.Don't think any classroom classes will help me as there are no specific classroom batches going on for Gmat in Lucknow(UP,India).Any advise would be very helpful.Thanking you in advance.


Hi Nripjeet,

You should dedicate around 4 months to prepare for GMAT. You should start by giving GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You can then know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 4 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. Further I see you are a new member here at GMATCLUB and when you sign up at GMATCLUB you get a free 3 days access to EMPOWERgmat course. In fact it is the only way to get the deal which is very cool. You can free access to Magoosh and Optimus Prep so try those out as well.

Also 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 and they are both within your budget. 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 easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus well. 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.

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

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Nripjeet wrote:
Guys I am new to this club,I gave Gmat last year,scored a dismal 600,very disappointed after that,plan on giving gmat again this year,Kindly help me,from where should I study ? Approx how much time will it take to complete my preparation for GMAT.I am aiming a score of 700+.Which would be the best material available online which would not be very costly too.Don't think any classroom classes will help me as there are no specific classroom batches going on for Gmat in Lucknow(UP,India).Any advise would be very helpful.Thanking you in advance.


Hi
First of all, I would like to know about the resources used while preparing for the Gmat. In case you are interested in self-study, you can study from the MGMAT guide books. They are comprehensive and cover all topics of the Gmat. The best resource for practice is the OG and the Review guides. In case you want to opt for a online course, you can try E-gmat, Empowergmat or Economist Gmat. Refer to the Gmatclub course review. All these courses have good review on Gmatclub and you can try free trial to choose the course that suits you.



I used IMS's online test series,that's about all.
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Nripjeet wrote:
Guys I am new to this club,I gave Gmat last year,scored a dismal 600,very disappointed after that,plan on giving gmat again this year,Kindly help me,from where should I study ? Approx how much time will it take to complete my preparation for GMAT.I am aiming a score of 700+.Which would be the best material available online which would not be very costly too.Don't think any classroom classes will help me as there are no specific classroom batches going on for Gmat in Lucknow(UP,India).Any advise would be very helpful.Thanking you in advance.


Hi

Learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

Good Luck



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Hi Nripjeet,

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) On what date did you take the Official GMAT? What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for you 600?
2) How long had you studied before then? Have you done any studying since?
3) What study materials have you used so far?

Goals:
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Rich


I took my gmat on 12/10/17,Quant was 47 and Verbal was 26.I had studied for 20 days.I have not studied anything since then.I used IMS's online material.I am planning to take GMAT 3-4 months hence,and plan to apply to business schools as soon as the score comes.Planning to apply to ISB and other Indian B-Schools.
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Nripjeet wrote:
Guys I am new to this club,I gave Gmat last year,scored a dismal 600,very disappointed after that,plan on giving gmat again this year,Kindly help me,from where should I study ? Approx how much time will it take to complete my preparation for GMAT.I am aiming a score of 700+.Which would be the best material available online which would not be very costly too.Don't think any classroom classes will help me as there are no specific classroom batches going on for Gmat in Lucknow(UP,India).Any advise would be very helpful.Thanking you in advance.


3 months is good time frame to achieve prepare for 700+.

Get the Manhattan Books. Prepare the concepts thoroughly. Study 3-4 hrs everyday (preferably 2hrs in morning and 2 hrs in evening) for 5 days/week. Take 2 days off.
Get all the official materials (OG, EP1, EP2, QP1). Practice from Official guide and review each answer choice why it is right or wrong.
Once you complete step2, take the GMATPREP TEST1 again. Identify your weakness and put more focus on those areas(but dont forget to review other areas).

Once you get all the basics it is most important to review the official questions again and again and also improve your time management.
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Hi Nripjeet,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so since you studied for just 20 days before taking the GMAT, this score result is actually pretty good (the average score on the Official GMAT hovers around 540-550 most years). Raising a 600 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. In addition, since it's been so long since you took the Official GMAT, it's possible that some of your GMAT skills have 'faded' a bit - so it will take some time to get those skills back.

I suggest that you take a new, FULL-LENGTH CAT and take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss how best to proceed.

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