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I did GMAT test two times and failed on both. Need advice.

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New post 19 Jul 2018, 13:37
Hi Guys,
I wrote my second GMAT test today and had even lower score than previous time. All I need is 550. The first time was 460 and today I was better ready and confident and scored 440.

At home i was doing a lot better on GMAT Perp 1,2,3,4 nd my scores were 500, 510, 540, 560.

I am planning to write my test for the third time in September and thinking of using a help of tutor. Do you think a tutor can help me to lift my score to 550 considering that due to my job conditions I travel quite often to different countries and it is really hard to be consistent.

I have studied all MGMAT books, Kaplan, GMAT Prep Mock ups, and did some GMAT Club test samples. My weakest part are Verbal specially RC and CR.
I got Q31 and V19 and result was 440 today.

Please advice.

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New post 19 Jul 2018, 13:54
Sorry to hear that farzad1983

Please don't let this bring you down, all I can say is take a short break and then start all over again.
Firstly, order your ESR, if the need be ask an expert from the forum to analyze your ESR, and do the needful.

Work on your weak points, as you have mentioned RC and CR are your nemesis, both the section need some time and diligent effort to improve.
Getting a tutor sounds like a deal to get you more comfortable with the sections.

And lastly, please be watchful about your health(exercise), sleeping and eating habits, though that sounds cliched, it does make an impact.

All the best for your next attempt, do not lose hope :thumbup:
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farzad1983 wrote:
Hi Guys,
I wrote my second GMAT test today and had even lower score than previous time. All I need is 550. The first time was 460 and today I was better ready and confident and scored 440.

At home i was doing a lot better on GMAT Perp 1,2,3,4 nd my scores were 500, 510, 540, 560.

I am planning to write my test for the third time in September and thinking of using a help of tutor. Do you think a tutor can help me to lift my score to 550 considering that due to my job conditions I travel quite often to different countries and it is really hard to be consistent.

I have studied all MGMAT books, Kaplan, GMAT Prep Mock ups, and did some GMAT Club test samples. My weakest part are Verbal specially RC and CR.
I got Q31 and V19 and result was 440 today.

Please advice.

thanks
farzad


I’d recommend for you to pay that USD50 (can’t remember if I got the amount correct) to get that breakdown of your GMAT test. It helped me a lot.
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New post 20 Jul 2018, 12:17
farzad1983 wrote:
Hi Guys,
I wrote my second GMAT test today and had even lower score than previous time. All I need is 550. The first time was 460 and today I was better ready and confident and scored 440.

At home i was doing a lot better on GMAT Perp 1,2,3,4 nd my scores were 500, 510, 540, 560.

I am planning to write my test for the third time in September and thinking of using a help of tutor. Do you think a tutor can help me to lift my score to 550 considering that due to my job conditions I travel quite often to different countries and it is really hard to be consistent.

I have studied all MGMAT books, Kaplan, GMAT Prep Mock ups, and did some GMAT Club test samples. My weakest part are Verbal specially RC and CR.
I got Q31 and V19 and result was 440 today.

Please advice.

thanks
farzad


Hi farzad,

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.

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 GMATPREP QP 1 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

Hope this helps. All the best.
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New post 20 Jul 2018, 19:08
Hi Farzad,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day did not go as well as hoped. Your 2 Official Scores are so similar that you likely continue to 'respond' to the GMAT in the same ways as you did during your first Official GMAT. A Score Goal of 550 is reasonable, but you will have to make some significant changes to how you handle the Overall Exam. Thankfully, you have plenty of time before September, so if you can focus on learning and practicing the proper Tactics, then I think that your Score Goal is achievable.

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 did you study before each attempt at the GMAT?
2) What study materials have you used so far? What 'brands' of CATs have you used so far? Have you taken any CATs more than once?
3) What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores on each of your Official GMATs?

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

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