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How many months to go from 600+ to 700+

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I am consistently scoring between 620-660 on CATs. I would like to get to a 720/730+. How many months should I dedicate to this? Anyone else who went through the same?

So far I covered the following:
MGMAT strategy guides, PowerScore CR Bible and OG Guides (supplemental guides as well)
I took a few CATS - MGMAT, Kaplan and 1 GMATPrep CAT

Quant hovers around low-mid 40s, Verbal around low-mid 30s.

I have already studied for several months and I went from a 530 on my very 1st Diagnostic Test to where I am now. How do I also keep the energy going to break the 700 barrier?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Have you analyzed your mistakes or have some kind of an error log?
That would be most useful...

The longer you go, the harder it is to climb. Improvements at the beginning are easier than later down the road.
Most folks can improve about 100 points. in the first 1-2 months and then another 50 points or so per month. On average I have seen 100 points. It takes a lot to cross 200 and I don't think I have ever seen anyone improve 300 points on the GMAT.

I can recommend a few recent posts for you:
how-to-improve-your-quant-from-q44-to-q50-141670.html
how-to-go-to-v40-from-v30-142366.html

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Hi BB,

Thanks a lot for your response.
I did not maintain an error log although I marked each and every question I got "wrong" from the official guides in the book itself. However, I never took the time to actually make an error log in excel. What I do have are the assessment reports generated on the 3 MGMAT CAT exams.

I agree that I was able to go from a 530-620+ comfortably after going over the MGMAT Strategy Guides and the OG books. I have scored 620(MGMAT & GMATPrep)/640(MGMAT)/660(Kaplan) on the most recent CATs within the past few weeks. I know it is a long and hard road to get past the 700 mark.

With a 50 point increase per month, I suppose I am looking at 1.5-2 months to reach my target score. What strategies/mistakes should I avoid?
I bought the GMATPrep Tests. Is this a good starting point to get past 700+?

Thanks a lot.

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It is easier to improve on your strengths than on your weaknesses. For example if you have a quantitative background then you can push your quant to 49 and if you have humanities background/or are a habitual reader you can push your verbal to 39. Bb has provided you the links on how to do that.
Would also recommend you to take a GMAT Prep test as it is most the most reliable indicator. Several people score +50 points than their score on MGMAT/Kaplan tests.
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