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New post 06 Feb 2018, 08:27
Dear all,

can you please help and let know what I need to do to get GMAT done quicker and with better results? I am making progress on tests, but I want to make it even faster, is there any method to make big progress in shorter period of time?
or we can only go by the rule "practice makes you perfect"?

Thanks for help beforehand.
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New post 07 Feb 2018, 09:49
Hello ManikaG - I don't think there can be any right or wrong answer to this question.

If I have to suggest something (though not sure if that is quick) you can stick to Official Guide Questions (specifically for verbal) this will help you to save some time that you are spending on non-official ones.

Also, to the point that you mentioned "practice" is the best solution for GMAT, if there would have been one shortcut, I am sure this community would not have become so big!

Hope this helps! All the Best.
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Hi ManikaG,

From your post, it's not clear how long you've been studying, so 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?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

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4) What is your goal score?
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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New post 07 Feb 2018, 17:10
ManikaG wrote:
Dear all,

can you please help and let know what I need to do to get GMAT done quicker and with better results? I am making progress on tests, but I want to make it even faster, is there any method to make big progress in shorter period of time?
or we can only go by the rule "practice makes you perfect"?

Thanks for help beforehand.


Hello ManikaG,

I just want to add this - don't focus on the quantity, i.e., number of questions that you can solve/"finish". Your goal should be to practice with a target in mind. For example: I want to get better at inequalities, because that's my weak area in Quant. Now, the best way to improve upon that is to quickly learn/revise the concepts needed and do 'targeted practice' with a focus on 'learning' from each question. Even if you do 10 questions a day, your goal should be to analyze and not repeat the mistakes again. This is the best way to get better in a short period of time.
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ManikaG wrote:
Dear all,

can you please help and let know what I need to do to get GMAT done quicker and with better results? I am making progress on tests, but I want to make it even faster, is there any method to make big progress in shorter period of time?
or we can only go by the rule "practice makes you perfect"?

Thanks for help beforehand.


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1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When you have complete all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full length 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.

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New post 10 Feb 2018, 09:30
ManikaG wrote:
Dear all,

can you please help and let know what I need to do to get GMAT done quicker and with better results? I am making progress on tests, but I want to make it even faster, is there any method to make big progress in shorter period of time?
or we can only go by the rule "practice makes you perfect"?

Thanks for help beforehand.


Hi ManikaG,

For GMAT they saying 'Practice Makes you perfect' is certainly true. 3-4 months is a good enough time to prepare for GMAT. You should start by giving GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You can then know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

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 practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG and the verbal review for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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ManikaG wrote:
Dear all,

can you please help and let know what I need to do to get GMAT done quicker and with better results? I am making progress on tests, but I want to make it even faster, is there any method to make big progress in shorter period of time?
or we can only go by the rule "practice makes you perfect"?

Thanks for help beforehand.


Hi ManikaG,

No worries!​ ​You can surely boost your progress.
Since we are spe​cialised ​in math, we can give you advice on math only.

We would like to suggest several ideas:
Firstly, GMAT is a logic test, not a general math test. That is, you need to learn the logic​s​ to tackle GMAT questions.
You can still solve GMAT questions with the conventional method​s that you have learned from schools and prep companies. ​
If you aim ​to​ hit​ ​Q49-51 score in ​Q​uant, the conventional method is time-consuming and inefficient.
You may hit Q45 or above with the conventional way, but it is extremely difficult to hit Q49-51​. ​​
Hence, we strongly recommend ​you learn ​the logic, which you can learn from our online course.

Focus on DS. DS is a quick win. You may save PS for later. If you learn the Variable Approach for DS which saves time significantly, is very unique, and very different from conventional ways of solving ​problems. ​You can easily score 49 and above. Just trust and master the Variable Approach.

Also, focus on 5 key questions (Integer, Statistics, Inequality, Probability, and Absolute Value) these account for 80% of the GMAT exam. If you can master the Variable Approach, you can hit at least Q45. ​​

From our course, you will learn our unique techniques for solving questions using the Variable Approach for DS and the IVY Approach for PS. With our strategies, you can solve any question in less than 2 minutes compared to the usual 4 minutes, or the typical 2-minutes it takes to solve a question, can be improved to 0.5- 1 minute. Moreover, you can solve 100% of DS questions with the Variable Approach and 30-40% of PS questions with the IVY Approach, which can boost your score.

Additionally, below is useful article featured in the GMAT Club for your reference.

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