edbw wrote:

Hi guys.

Consistently scoring 49 in Cat and in official test as well.

The most interesting that I was able to score 49 with little prep. But now when I have solved a lot of questions, know how to find trap in DS, I can not score 50.

What is the magic sauce for hitting 50: strategy, additional prep?

GMAT Club Forum mobile appScoring 51 would usually require max 2-4 questions incorrect.

I scored Q51 when I gave in 2011. You might get 50 with maybe 7 questions incorrect too.

What you can do?

1. Analyze in which topics (Algebra/Probability), difficulty level and question Type (PS / DS), you commit mistakes.

If you see a pattern, work on those topics and type with that difficulty

Also categorize each mistake in these:

1. Silly Mistake, (calculation, didn't read question properly)

2. Got stuck somewhere in between

3. Couldn't even start the question. No clue

For mistake 1, you just need lots and lots of practise with time and exam pressure.

For mistake 2 & 3, you should read math theory and formulas for that topic.

Hope this helps!

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