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I have started my GMNAT preparation and can spend 2 hours on weekdays and 4 hours during weekends , I am looking for strategy and books to start with QUANT preparation,

I am good good with my basics and quant but not sure how and where to start with since there are so many discussions , books specified in forums.

Any reference or approach can help me clear the air.

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Hi,

I have started my GMNAT preparation and can spend 2 hours on weekdays and 4 hours during weekends , I am looking for strategy and books to start with QUANT preparation,

I am good good with my basics and quant but not sure how and where to start with since there are so many discussions , books specified in forums.

Any reference or approach can help me clear the air.

Thanks.


Hi lakshmisp,

You can try out the TTP course as it is phenomenal and covers the entire syllabus really well. Plus it has great reviews on GMATCLUB. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep 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 and the Quant review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ma ... ml?fl=menu

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Hi lakshmisp,

Check out this thread, it has the step-by-step guide for beginners:

ALL YOU NEED FOR QUANT!!!!

Hope this helps!
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lakshmisp wrote:
Hi,

I have started my GMNAT preparation and can spend 2 hours on weekdays and 4 hours during weekends , I am looking for strategy and books to start with QUANT preparation,

I am good good with my basics and quant but not sure how and where to start with since there are so many discussions , books specified in forums.

Any reference or approach can help me clear the air.

Thanks.



Hello lakshmisp


Congrats on setting lofty goal of acing the Quant section. :thumbup:


I will direct you only to best sources that I am aware of.

Best strategy books would be set of Manhattan books.

Start with them and do them thoroughly.

Later for testing you can add official mock exams.

If you decide you need more mocks, Manhattan and GmatClub tests would be the best as additional source for Quant prep.


Good Luck :geek: :cool:
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Hi lakshmisp,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. Since you are just starting out with the GMAT, you should first familiarize yourself with the GMAT and then take an official GMAT practice exam. Your experience taking that test will give you a good idea of what to expect on the GMAT, and the results will serve as a baseline GMAT score.

After completing your initial practice test, you will need to devise a solid preparation plan. Since you’re starting from scratch, you should follow a study plan that allows you to learn linearly, such that you can slowly build mastery of one GMAT topic prior to moving on to the next. Within each topic, begin with the foundations and progress toward more advanced concepts. Following such a plan will allow you to methodically build your GMAT quant and verbal skills and ensure that no stone is left unturned.

For example, say you’re learning about Number Properties. First, you should develop as much conceptual knowledge about Number Properties as possible. In other words, your goal will be to completely understand properties of factorials, perfect squares, quadratic patterns, LCM, GCF, units digit patterns, divisibility, and remainders, to name a few concepts. After carefully reviewing the conceptual underpinnings of how to answer Number Properties questions, practice by answering 50 or more questions just from Number Properties. When you do dozens of questions of the same type one after the other, you learn just what it takes to get questions of that type correct consistently. If you aren't getting close to 90 percent of questions of a certain type correct, go back and seek to better understand how that type of question works, and then do more questions of that type until you get to around at least 90 percent accuracy in your training. If you get 100 percent of some sets correct, even better. Number Properties is just one example; follow this process for all quant and verbal topics.

When you are working on learning to answer questions of a particular type, start off taking your time, and then seek to speed up as you get more comfortable answering questions of that type. As you do such practice, do a thorough analysis of each question that you don't get right. If you got a remainder question wrong, for instance, ask yourself why. Did you make a careless mistake? Did you not properly apply the remainder formula? Was there a concept you did not understand in the question? By carefully analyzing your mistakes, you will be able to efficiently fix your weaknesses and in turn improve your GMAT skills.

So, work on accuracy and generally finding correct answers, work on specific weaker areas one by one to make them strong areas, and when you take a practice GMAT or the real thing, take all the time per question available to do your absolute best to get right answers consistently. The GMAT is essentially a game of seeing how many right answers you can get in the time allotted. Approach the test with that conception in mind, and focus intently on the question in front of you with one goal in mind: getting a CORRECT answer.

In order to follow the path above, you may consider using a quant self-study course such as Target Test Prep (as rohan2345 mentioned). You also may find it helpful to read this article about how to increase your GMAT quant score.

If you have any questions, feel to reach back out.

Good luck!
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