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I had my diagnostic test without much preparation@ 430 which is a very low score. I'm planning on getting somewhere between 650-700. Due to the time I spent in starting questions in both the sections, I had to mark the last 4-5 questions on both Verbal and Quant section without even looking at the questions. I'm planning to appear for Gmat again after 3-4 months.

I'm particularly weak in Quant so I want a book which basic principles along with the questions on the same topic.

Can you guys please suggest me a book or series which meets my requirements.


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For quant go over MGMAT sets or new edition of the books ALL THE QUANT.
Alternatively, if you are ok to pay, you can use TTP. They are very good in quant.
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sharmahardik wrote:
I had my diagnostic test without much preparation@ 430 which is a very low score. I'm planning on getting somewhere between 650-700. Due to the time I spent in starting questions in both the sections, I had to mark the last 4-5 questions on both Verbal and Quant section without even looking at the questions. I'm planning to appear for Gmat again after 3-4 months.

I'm particularly weak in Quant so I want a book which basic principles along with the questions on the same topic.

Can you guys please suggest me a book or series which meets my requirements.



That score on the diagnostic test taken "without much preparation" is not worth much. That experience was just to get your feet wet. A diagnostic test is not necessary for everyone.

Now 3-4 months is a decent amount of time to fully prepare. You have the time to go through each and every single topic in all sections. I recommend doing this before jumping into mock tests, solving random problems, etc. You can help your preparation by making things very systematic.

As for quant books, there are numerous books available. This is a very old subject that is tested on many standardized exams around the world. Look for books titled "Quantitative" for "entrance exams" or similar wording. They will all discuss in depth the same topics that are tested on the GMAT and other tests. Also look at high school and lower-level math textbooks.

Go through the books thoroughly. Revise topics even if you feel you know them. Solve some problems untimed and then do timed sets, Repeat the entire process several times. If all of this is done sincerely, you will get a good score. This score will likely not have any connection to the diagnostic test score. GL!
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https://gmatclub.com/reviews/gmat_courses/?fl=menu This will help you select the most suited course. for quant i think you should subscribe for GMAT club tests
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Hi sharmahardik,

Since you need quant help, as has been mentioned, TTP would be the perfect resource for you. We are the top-rated quant course here on GMAT Club and offer a full-access, 5-day trial, so you can check out the course.

If you have any questions regarding TTP, feel free to reach out to me directly.

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Hi sharmahardik,

Many Test Takers are unhappy with their initial practice scores, but you really shouldn't be. That 430 is just a measure of your skills right now - and you'll improve on that result over time as you learn more about the content, Tactics and little 'secrets' of the Exam. Many GMATers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so giving yourself 3-4 months of study time is a smart choice.

For free math practice and help, I recommend that you set up an account at Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org). The site is completely free and makes the learning a bit more fun and 'game-like' (as opposed to the dry academic approach taken by most books). While the site is vast, you should limit your studies to basic Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. You might choose to spend a little time re-building those skills, before you start your more formal GMAT studies.

Before I can offer you any additional advice, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on your timeline and your goals:

1) How many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?
2) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
3) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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