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# Help required - GMAT in week 2 of November

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23 Sep 2017, 21:43
Dear Experts

I have given 5 mock tests in 1.5 weeks till last week w/following scores in GMAT conditions.

Test 1. Quant - 37 / Verbal - 26 / IR - 3 Score - 530
Test 2. Quant - 35 / Verbal - 26 / IR - 4 Score - 510
Test 3. Quant - 36 / Verbal - 24 / IR - 4 Score - 510
Test 4. Quant - 36 / Verbal - 18 / IR - 4 Score - 460
Test 5. Quant - 41 / Verbal - 25 / IR - 5 Score - 550

My target score is 660 - 680 & need help with which areas to focus on weekly practice and access to more relevant sectional questions + mock tests till November week 1.

My sectional average analysis shows following :

1. Quant - More DS questions incorrect as compared to PS questions ( DS - 40% - 69% / PS - 60% - 80%). topics incorrect around co-ordinate geometry / triangles / inequalities / circles / quadrilaterals / solving two linear equations with 1 unknown. please suggest weekly plan

2. Verbal - CR / RC (55 - 65 % ) SC - 70% +. RC and CR are main concern areas.please suggest weekly plan

Thank you for your kind & timely support.
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24 Sep 2017, 13:07
Hi swarup1981,

From your post, it's not clear whether you took a CAT once every 1.5 weeks OR you took all 5 CATs over the last 10 days. GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Assuming a similar 'swing' in how your CATs function, most of your CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (530 +/- a few points). Raising a 530 to a 660+ will likely take at least another 2-3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections.

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) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?

Goals:
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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24 Sep 2017, 19:15
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi swarup1981,

From your post, it's not clear whether you took a CAT once every 1.5 weeks OR you took all 5 CATs over the last 10 days. GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Assuming a similar 'swing' in how your CATs function, most of your CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (530 +/- a few points). Raising a 530 to a 660+ will likely take at least another 2-3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections.

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) How long have you studied? - I have studied for 5-6 months but not daily
2) What study materials have you used so far? - I have used GMAT official guides / Byjus course / Manhattan maths foundation & advanced

Goals:
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT? - Planned in November 2017
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School? - Planning earliest post GMAT
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to? - 1 year programs

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
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24 Sep 2017, 21:20
Hi swarup1981,

If you were really efficient with the next phase of your studies, then you could potentially hit your score goal by the end of November (although you might need more time than that). You would have to commit to a consistent study routine and focus on learning/practicing the proper Tactics for the Quant and Verbal sections though.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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24 Sep 2017, 21:48
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi swarup1981,

If you were really efficient with the next phase of your studies, then you could potentially hit your score goal by the end of November (although you might need more time than that). You would have to commit to a consistent study routine and focus on learning/practicing the proper Tactics for the Quant and Verbal sections though.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week? - 46 hours per week

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
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Location: United States (CA)
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GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Help required - GMAT in week 2 of November  [#permalink]

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25 Sep 2017, 10:35
Hi swarup1981,

46 hours of study each week would be a LOT (especially if you plan to do that each week for the next 2 months) - and you have to be careful about not 'burning out' before Test Day. This is meant to say that you probably should not study that much, but it's ultimately up to you to keep track of how you're feeling and make smart choices about your own well-being. Based on everything that you’ve described, I think that you would find the EMPOWERgmat Total Score Booster to be quite helpful. Most of our clients complete that Study Plan in well under 2 months, so the time commitment should fit your schedule perfectly. We have a variety of free resources on our site (www.empowergmat.com), so you can 'test out' the Course before setting up an Account.

If you have any additional questions, then you can feel free to contact me directly.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
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