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How can I score from 1st GMAT 510 to 700

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Hey guys , I gave Gmat with a lot of enthusiasm and scored a abysmal 510 (q44 v17 )

1st Gmatprep test 500
2nd Gmatprep test 500 ( after 20 days of preparation)
3rd Gmatprep 550 ( after 2 months of full time preparation , verbal from egmat and qunat from gmatclub tests )
MGMAT 1st test 560
Mgmat 2nd test 640 (Q44,V33)
Mgmat 3rd test 590 (Q44, V27)

GMAT REAL ONE 510 (Q44 V17)

I am an engineer by background from India . While I was preparing my quant score varied from 39 to 44 in gmatclub tests in timed tests and upto 50 if i do it in the study mode . I
require 3 , 4 mins to solve hard questions especially in DS and probability questions in PS and get them wrong 50% of the time .

In verbal I did all the lessons in egmat 90 to 100 hr of lecture and practiced in scholaranium . I was facing difficulty in solving CR questions in 2 mins(accuracy 30%) given 3 to 4 mins my CR accuracy went upto 90% . But in timed environment I couldn't do any pre thinking . And In RC as egmat explained that reading the passage slowly and understanding it then answering the questions . When I followed that approach it took me around 5 to 6 min to read the passage and 2 mins to solve each question because I can't retain all the info give in the passage for questions like : which of the following according to the passage is true EXCEPT? . So , in the end I loose too much time and by the time I reach question 20 I am hardly left with 15 mins and I can't solve those questions something not even read them amd leave last RC . This happed with me in prep tests as well as in real exam .I also tried rhyme's method for solving RC but by this method also I couldn't do the RC because passage was either 2 long paragraph type of passage or of single long paragraph or they asked questions like which of the following is true ...for which I have to again go back to the passage and read it fully .

In SC I did all the lessons in egmat and then jumped into solving OG initially I used to look for a choice that sounds correct and slowly while doing the OG I caught the patter and what kind of errors to look for such as : using such as in place of like for examples , use of that , passive voice , use of which , verb-ing modifiers and parallelism etc . I tried to follow their 3 step method but in difficult question i couldn't find the error or few opinion are very confusing to eliminate . I got 80 % correct in OG upto first 100/150 questions then the accuracy dropped to 30 % towards the last 30 ,35 questions . In tests I could get 50% in SC but it took 2 ,3 mins .

While I was practicing in scholaranium I was scoring really bad in timed tests . For example 30 to 40 % in RC , 50% in SC and 30 % in CR . And when same question were done in untimed environment ranging from 3 to 5 mins per question I could easily get 90% score .

Please suggest me how can I improve my quant and verbal or whether I should drop the idea of Gmat . My target score is 700 I am a non-native speaker and my English is not good . Whether it is possible to improve this much ?

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Please suggest me how can I improve my quant and verbal or whether I should drop the idea of Gmat . My target score is 700 I am a non-native speaker and my English is not good . Whether it is possible to improve this much ?

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Do not ever think about quitting as nothing is impossible, we do have thousands of Success Stories to Inspire from

Please go here - https://gmatclub.com/forum/share-gmat-e ... 8/?fl=menu

Regarding strategy/ timing visit this thread : https://gmatclub.com/forum/timing-strat ... ml?fl=menu

What you need is a dedicated/focused approach and I am soon we will have your success story ( Do not forget to mention my name there :grin: :grin: Just kidding ).

Also, start giving timed tests henceforth as U are through with the concepts and Time is working as a Time Bomb for you in my opinion ( So, go for timed tests ), Further find your weak areas clear those concepts and make it your confort zone....

Finally, never think about quitting as U have already started the journey/battle for a Bschool and winners can not be subdued by failure..

All the best, awaiting ur success story !!!
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Hey guys , I gave Gmat with a lot of enthusiasm and scored a abysmal 510 (q44 v17 )

1st Gmatprep test 500
2nd Gmatprep test 500 ( after 20 days of preparation)
3rd Gmatprep 550 ( after 2 months of full time preparation , verbal from egmat and qunat from gmatclub tests )
MGMAT 1st test 560
Mgmat 2nd test 640 (Q44,V33)
Mgmat 3rd test 590 (Q44, V27)

GMAT REAL ONE 510 (Q44 V17)

I am an engineer by background from India . While I was preparing my quant score varied from 39 to 44 in gmatclub tests in timed tests and upto 50 if i do it in the study mode . I
require 3 , 4 mins to solve hard questions especially in DS and probability questions in PS and get them wrong 50% of the time .

In verbal I did all the lessons in egmat 90 to 100 hr of lecture and practiced in scholaranium . I was facing difficulty in solving CR questions in 2 mins(accuracy 30%) given 3 to 4 mins my CR accuracy went upto 90% . But in timed environment I couldn't do any pre thinking . And In RC as egmat explained that reading the passage slowly and understanding it then answering the questions . When I followed that approach it took me around 5 to 6 min to read the passage and 2 mins to solve each question because I can't retain all the info give in the passage for questions like : which of the following according to the passage is true EXCEPT? . So , in the end I loose too much time and by the time I reach question 20 I am hardly left with 15 mins and I can't solve those questions something not even read them amd leave last RC . This happed with me in prep tests as well as in real exam .I also tried rhyme's method for solving RC but by this method also I couldn't do the RC because passage was either 2 long paragraph type of passage or of single long paragraph or they asked questions like which of the following is true ...for which I have to again go back to the passage and read it fully .

In SC I did all the lessons in egmat and then jumped into solving OG initially I used to look for a choice that sounds correct and slowly while doing the OG I caught the patter and what kind of errors to look for such as : using such as in place of like for examples , use of that , passive voice , use of which , verb-ing modifiers and parallelism etc . I tried to follow their 3 step method but in difficult question i couldn't find the error or few opinion are very confusing to eliminate . I got 80 % correct in OG upto first 100/150 questions then the accuracy dropped to 30 % towards the last 30 ,35 questions . In tests I could get 50% in SC but it took 2 ,3 mins .

While I was practicing in scholaranium I was scoring really bad in timed tests . For example 30 to 40 % in RC , 50% in SC and 30 % in CR . And when same question were done in untimed environment ranging from 3 to 5 mins per question I could easily get 90% score .

Please suggest me how can I improve my quant and verbal or whether I should drop the idea of Gmat . My target score is 700 I am a non-native speaker and my English is not good . Whether it is possible to improve this much ?

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

Best Books

For learning Concepts

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 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015-18
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015-18

Best Courses

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

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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