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# How to improve?

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26 Feb 2018, 11:10
Hi there.
M pretty new to the forum.
I was planning to write GMAT 2 weeks from now.
Eventually had to reschedule it due to not expected scores.
680
Quant-49
Verbal-34
I am targeting the score in the range of 730-740.
For that I guess I have to improve on my verbal part mostly.
How to push the score of verbal-34 to 42?
Kindly guide as m planning to write after a month..

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26 Feb 2018, 11:41
pravs wrote:
Hi there.
M pretty new to the forum.
I was planning to write GMAT 2 weeks from now.
Eventually had to reschedule it due to not expected scores.
680
Quant-49
Verbal-34
I am targeting the score in the range of 730-740.
For that I guess I have to improve on my verbal part mostly.
How to push the score of verbal-34 to 42?
Kindly guide as m planning to write after a month..

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hi,

Check this out

https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... l#p1143009

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26 Feb 2018, 12:07
Hi pravs,

First off, a 680/Q49 is a fantastic score (it's right around the 85th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. Depending on the Schools you plan to apply to, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

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) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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26 Feb 2018, 22:47
rich
Well I have joined a coaching centre in Bangalore.
Have solved their mocks almost all of them.
In addition to that I wrote these tests
GMAT prep1 580 (Q-47,V-24)
GMAT prep3 610(Q-48, V-27)
GMAT prep4 660(Q-48, V-28)
GMAT prep 5 680(Q-49,V-34)

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26 Feb 2018, 22:48
rich
The last one I gave was last Sunday after which I planned to reschedule my exam after 1 month

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26 Feb 2018, 22:49
rich
I am targeting b-schools in the rank of ISB, IIM AHMEDABAD, IIM KOLKATA, NUS SINGAPORE
Working as a project manager at ISRO

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Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1024
Location: Bangalore, India

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27 Feb 2018, 03:32
pravs wrote:
In addition to that I wrote these tests
GMAT prep1 580 (Q-47,V-24)
GMAT prep3 610(Q-48, V-27)
GMAT prep4 660(Q-48, V-28)
GMAT prep 5 680(Q-49,V-34)

Hi pravs, which section in Verbal, is giving you most grief?
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27 Feb 2018, 03:42
Basically tough cr questions I guess
Normal breakup
SC- 12-13/16
RC- 10-11/14
CR- 6-7/11

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27 Feb 2018, 03:50
pravs wrote:
Basically tough cr questions I guess

Hi pravs, if you are getting almost 50% of CR answers incorrect, then the exam would perhaps not even bring up tough CR questions to you (courtesy the adaptive algorithm).
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27 Feb 2018, 03:57
Can you elaborate on that point, I mean does that mean o won't be able to improve on my scores!!

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27 Feb 2018, 04:01
I meant that your analysis that you are not able to do tough CR questions might not be accurate.

Perhaps you are getting some even easy to moderate CR questions wrong.

So, CR definitely emerges as an area of improvement.
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27 Feb 2018, 05:06
Any suggestions for that?

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27 Feb 2018, 08:30
pravs wrote:
Any suggestions for that?

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Hi
For CR, the best books are MGMAT guide and the Powerscore CR. You can pick either of them, study a week and then check your progress.
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Joined: 25 Feb 2018
Posts: 5
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 670 Q43 V38
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27 Feb 2018, 17:43
Hi,

Which coaching center you have joined?
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27 Feb 2018, 20:44
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Hi pravs, assuming that you're planning for self-study, Powerscore CR Bible seems to be a popular resource for the theory part. For practice, this forum offers an almost limitless bounty:).

Also, in 3 GMATPrep tests, you have scored in 20s in Verbal. With an 80% accuracy that you've claimed in SC and RC, your Verbal scores look to be uncharacteristically low. Suggest you critically look at this again.

In any case, while you focus on CR, make sure you don't do this at the expense of SC and RC (and even Quant for that matter).

Between two successive attempts, I have seen sectional scores of test-takers wildly (not just mildly) fluctuating between various sections, because they have been just been fixated with preparing for just one section/sub-section.
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01 Mar 2018, 09:32
Thanks EducationAisle
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