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Hi all,

I am currently looking for some advices or opinions regarding my current situation.

Its been a couple of weeks that I've been studying for the Gmat and I recently decided to schedule my exam date for February 16th meaning that I have a bit more than two months left. This morning, I took my first CAT test using the GoGmat platform and scored a low 530 with Q.40 and V.23 . My target score is around 680 meaning that I would have to improve a solid 150 points during this period and clearly in order for this to be possible, I would need to insist a bit more on my verbal part. During the month of January, Im going to start an intense 40 hour private tutored course in order to reach my objective.

I am basically posting on this forum since I would like to hear if such an improvement is possible and if yes, what can I do individually in order to track my progress in a correct manner. I was thinking of doing one CAT exam a week until February and on top of that one hour and half of daily studying.

Thank you all for your time!

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vcordero wrote:
Hi all,

I am currently looking for some advices or opinions regarding my current situation.

Its been a couple of weeks that I've been studying for the Gmat and I recently decided to schedule my exam date for February 16th meaning that I have a bit more than two months left. This morning, I took my first CAT test using the GoGmat platform and scored a low 530 with Q.40 and V.23 . My target score is around 680 meaning that I would have to improve a solid 150 points during this period and clearly in order for this to be possible, I would need to insist a bit more on my verbal part. During the month of January, Im going to start an intense 40 hour private tutored course in order to reach my objective.

I am basically posting on this forum since I would like to hear if such an improvement is possible and if yes, what can I do individually in order to track my progress in a correct manner. I was thinking of doing one CAT exam a week until February and on top of that one hour and half of daily studying.

Thank you all for your time!

Regards,
Vittorio


Hi Vittorio,

Welcome to GMATCLUB! 2 months is good enough to improve your score. It’s a good thing you have taken a GMAT mock. You now know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 2 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I trust your tutor will be able to help you solidify your base in Quant and Verbal.

To track your progress I believe, taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests, Veritas Prep Tests and Experts Global Mock 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 practice tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

Lastly I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG, the verbal review and GMATPREP QP1 for some great additional practice.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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New post 07 Dec 2017, 07:29
vcordero wrote:
Hi all,

I am currently looking for some advices or opinions regarding my current situation.

Its been a couple of weeks that I've been studying for the Gmat and I recently decided to schedule my exam date for February 16th meaning that I have a bit more than two months left. This morning, I took my first CAT test using the GoGmat platform and scored a low 530 with Q.40 and V.23 . My target score is around 680 meaning that I would have to improve a solid 150 points during this period and clearly in order for this to be possible, I would need to insist a bit more on my verbal part. During the month of January, Im going to start an intense 40 hour private tutored course in order to reach my objective.

I am basically posting on this forum since I would like to hear if such an improvement is possible and if yes, what can I do individually in order to track my progress in a correct manner. I was thinking of doing one CAT exam a week until February and on top of that one hour and half of daily studying.

Thank you all for your time!

Regards,
Vittorio


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IMO you need to give more than one and a half hour per day of your time, in order to achieve this result.
Firstly you need to brush up the fundamentals of both Quant and Verbal. MGMAT guides are the best for fundamentals and will help you improve a lot. I suggest to start tutored course right now rather than wait till January as even after the class you need time to prepare and solve OG questions.OG questions are the closest to the actual Gmat and you must solve each and every question and go through the explanation in detail. In case you don't understand any explanation you can search the question in the forum. You will definitely get all questions will detailed explanations in this forum.
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Re: Help passing from 530 to 680 in two months [#permalink]

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New post 07 Dec 2017, 10:12
vcordero wrote:
Hi all,

I am currently looking for some advices or opinions regarding my current situation.

Its been a couple of weeks that I've been studying for the Gmat and I recently decided to schedule my exam date for February 16th meaning that I have a bit more than two months left. This morning, I took my first CAT test using the GoGmat platform and scored a low 530 with Q.40 and V.23 . My target score is around 680 meaning that I would have to improve a solid 150 points during this period and clearly in order for this to be possible, I would need to insist a bit more on my verbal part. During the month of January, Im going to start an intense 40 hour private tutored course in order to reach my objective.

I am basically posting on this forum since I would like to hear if such an improvement is possible and if yes, what can I do individually in order to track my progress in a correct manner. I was thinking of doing one CAT exam a week until February and on top of that one hour and half of daily studying.

Thank you all for your time!

Regards,
Vittorio


Hello

Best Books

1. Manhattan GMAT Quant Guides
2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides
or Aristotle Verbal Guide for CR critical reasoning bible is best book with 300+ pages of comprehensive Data


Start with Quant, 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

Best Mocks Tests

1. Official GMAC (50+50$)
2. Manhattan GMAT (49$)
3. GMAT Club Quant CATs (80$)
4. Veritas CATs (49$ but you can buy at 15-20$ During sale period)

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Re: Help passing from 530 to 680 in two months [#permalink]

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New post 07 Dec 2017, 13:55
Hi Vittorio,

Raising a 530 to a 680+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. While you don't have to change your schedule just yet, you might have to consider pushing back your Test Date. 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 study materials have you used so far?
2) Did you take the FULL CAT (with the essay and IR sections)?

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3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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