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New post 10 Jan 2018, 05:18
Hi I have scored 590 in my 1st mock.

*Quant* - 47

Data sufficiency =
10 correct
6 incorrect

Problem solving =
15 correct
6 incorrect

*Verbal* - 24

SC
9 correct
8 incorrect

CR
8 correct
3 incorrect

RC
7 correct
6 incorrect

Verbal is my weak point. In which RC is the biggest issue. Out of 6 incorrect answers I was not even close to any one of them. I couldn’t understand it. It would be great if somebody can help me to how to go further now for quant and verbal both. I am aiming to score 700+. I have one more month to practice.


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New post 10 Jan 2018, 10:38
Hey deepsacheti56

The good news is that 590 is a decent place to start your preparation in,
the bad news is that it is going to take significant effort to improve your
score to 700+

Since you are beginning with preparation, I would recommend you to do
the following things. It makes sense to clear your concepts for every topic
and then follow it up with some practice. To build your concepts, you could
use Manhattan Guides for Verbal and Quant.

Verbal Section Prep
Additionaly, you could use the PowerScore CR bible in order to get a basic understanding
of how the CR section works.
For RC, you could refer to the below given link
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html
As for practice, you can find all the questions at GMATClub. You should use the Timer to time
yourself once you are familiar with the concepts.

Quant Section Prep
Follow Bunuel. Solve all the questions in his signature. They contain some awesome questions
that give you the true taste of GMAT(Baker's Dozen, 12 Easy Pieces etc..)
Even otherwise, make sure you solve each and every question he puts up on the forum.

Link to GMAT Quantitative Mega-Thread(beneficial in understanding concepts)
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html

Last but not the least, you could check out our study plan:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-plan-217827.html

Additionally, if you are looking for tests, you could invest in the GMATPrep Bundle
(which contains 2 exam packs - EP1 and EP2 and a question pack QP1). These tests
will help you understand where you are with respect to your target score. Take
a test once in a week to figure out how have you improved.

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Hi deepsacheti56,

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?
3) Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?

Goals:
4) What is your exact Test Date?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

Unfortunately, raising a 590 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. This is meant to say that you might need to consider pushing back your Test Date.

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Hi!

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
It’s been two months

2) What study materials have you used so far?
Jamboree, OG, powerscore for RC

3) Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?
No I skipped the IR and essay

Goals:
4) What is your exact Test Date?
8th feb

5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
After 3-4 years

6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
Babson, Ivy League colleges, INSEAD

I can’t postpone the dates. I gotta scale up in this period of time only. Please suggest me ways to go ahead.
Thank you.


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Hi deepsacheti56,

While I understand that the idea of pushing back your Test Date might not make you 'happy', you have to remember your REAL goal: to get into your first-choice Business School. If you don't have a competitive GMAT Score when it's time to apply, then these short-term deadlines really don't matter.

1) If you took the GMAT in 4 weeks and scored 640, would you then be done with the GMAT OR would you continue studying with the goal of scoring 700+?

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New post 11 Jan 2018, 21:34
deepsacheti56 wrote:
Hi!

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
It’s been two months

2) What study materials have you used so far?
Jamboree, OG, powerscore for RC

3) Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?
No I skipped the IR and essay

Goals:
4) What is your exact Test Date?
8th feb

5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
After 3-4 years

6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
Babson, Ivy League colleges, INSEAD

I can’t postpone the dates. I gotta scale up in this period of time only. Please suggest me ways to go ahead.
Thank you.


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I don't think a month would be sufficient to get the improvement you are looking for. Most of the push has to come from Verbal if you want your score to be balanced. You should aim for a 49+ in Quant and 38+ in Verbal.
In Verbal, improving in RC takes time and practice. You can read up on the various question types and how to tackle them, but you do need to put in some sincere time and effort in practicing what you learn. Also, it is important to be comfortable with articles on various subjects such as Business, Politics, Science, Environment etc. Improvement in SC might come faster but you will need time to practice.
Also, moving from 35 to 45 is quick in Quant. Moving from 47 to 49 will be slow since gaps will be fewer and hence identifying them will be the first challenge. Also, at these scores, it is important not just to get to the answer but to get to it quickly since you are likely to see some very tricky questions which eat away precious time.

Anyway, there is no harm in taking the test in Feb as planned. If you do get your target score, brilliant! If you do not, you can cancel it and retake later. Considering you are planning to apply 3-4 years down the line, it will actually be better if you take the test a year later.

Here are some of our free resources for you to go through:
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Hi,

I think you need to work on basic's and study dedicated for 3 months. I am sure you will achieve your goal. All the best.
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