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# How to Prepare for GMAT

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07 Mar 2018, 09:48
Hi i am working in sales and planning to give my Gmat in next three months time. I gave a mock test with economist Gmat app and scored 450. Which is really depressing .

1) how should i start preparing should i first learn the basics and then start solving questions or the only way to prepare is start solving questions?

2) me and my roommate both are planning to give gmat together so is it better to study together solving same questions and discussing the problems or is it better to do it alone ??

3) what are the materials or videos i can use which are possibly free of cost

4) is it possible to improve my score to 700 plus considering the time line i have ?

Pls help

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07 Mar 2018, 10:05
Nirenjan wrote:
Hi i am working in sales and planning to give my Gmat in next three months time. I gave a mock test with economist Gmat app and scored 450. Which is really depressing .

1) how should i start preparing should i first learn the basics and then start solving questions or the only way to prepare is start solving questions?

2) me and my roommate both are planning to give gmat together so is it better to study together solving same questions and discussing the problems or is it better to do it alone ??

3) what are the materials or videos i can use which are possibly free of cost

4) is it possible to improve my score to 700 plus considering the time line i have ?

Pls help

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Do not stress over that cold 450 score. It should only give you an idea of what all your weaknesses are.

1. It is a must to cover the basics first then practice comes in picture and then comes the mocks.

2. It is awesome to have a study buddy but IMO it is not a good idea to do same questions. You do what you think is your weakness and same goes for your buddy. Help each other in the areas of issues. Do discuss the progress of each other and it should only make you gear up every time.

3. There is ton of study material. What to study and what not is what needs to be understood at first. Also HOW to study is one of the most important aspects. Following post should help you in this:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/need-guidance-254683.html#p1972369

4. Yes it is possible and very much possible but then it depends on how strong one already is in quant and verbal. Try to take GMATPrep CAT1 to understand where do you really stand initially.

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08 Mar 2018, 12:38
Here's my advice on getting started:

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... ks-part-1/
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09 Mar 2018, 08:41
Nirenjan wrote:
Hi i am working in sales and planning to give my Gmat in next three months time. I gave a mock test with economist Gmat app and scored 450. Which is really depressing .

1) how should i start preparing should i first learn the basics and then start solving questions or the only way to prepare is start solving questions?

2) me and my roommate both are planning to give gmat together so is it better to study together solving same questions and discussing the problems or is it better to do it alone ??

3) what are the materials or videos i can use which are possibly free of cost

4) is it possible to improve my score to 700 plus considering the time line i have ?

Pls help

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Hi Nirenjan,

Around 3 months is good enough to improve your score. It's a good thing you have taken a GMATPREP to learn more about your performance. You now know your weaknesses and can work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 3 months, 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 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 and they are both within your budget. 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.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus well. 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 ... ml?fl=menu

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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09 Mar 2018, 10:33
Yes, Its possible to score 700. only you need to dedicate study for 2 hr in weekdays and 5-8hr weekends. All the best.
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