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# Improve Quant from 49 to 51 for second attempt

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17 Jun 2016, 10:21
Hi Experts,

I recently scored a Q 49 in my first GMAT attempt and now I am preparing for the retake. My goal is to improve Quant to 51. For my first attempt, I did OG 16, QP1 and 12 GMAT Club Quant tests. I ordered ESR for my first attempt and the score was DS 50, PS 46. I need to improve PS and certain weak areas in number properties for DS. I found GMAT Prep questions on this forum- 400 PS and 400 DS.

Should I focus on doing the remaining GMAT CLUB Tests or practice from the GMAT prep official material? Basically I'd have to choose one to begin my preparation in Quant. My test date is less than 4 weeks from now. Whatever resource I end up using, I plan to do a thorough review of all questions and learn multiple ways to solve questions fast.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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17 Jun 2016, 21:12
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yt770 wrote:
Hi Experts,

I recently scored a Q 49 in my first GMAT attempt and now I am preparing for the retake. My goal is to improve Quant to 51. For my first attempt, I did OG 16, QP1 and 12 GMAT Club Quant tests. I ordered ESR for my first attempt and the score was DS 50, PS 46. I need to improve PS and certain weak areas in number properties for DS. I found GMAT Prep questions on this forum- 400 PS and 400 DS.

Should I focus on doing the remaining GMAT CLUB Tests or practice from the GMAT prep official material? Basically I'd have to choose one to begin my preparation in Quant. My test date is less than 4 weeks from now. Whatever resource I end up using, I plan to do a thorough review of all questions and learn multiple ways to solve questions fast.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
YT

Hi,

if you are comparing the two materials, OG generally would be OK for anyone preparing be it someone in the range of 35 or 45..
But the GMAT club tests in number properties would test you at the level of 700 and above..
so may be since you are looking at certain topics, you can use club tests for those topics and for 700 level Qs..
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17 Jun 2016, 21:29
chetan2u wrote:

Hi,

if you are comparing the two materials, OG generally would be OK for anyone preparing be it someone in the range of 35 or 45..
But the GMAT club tests in number properties would test you at the level of 700 and above..
so may be since you are looking at certain topics, you can use club tests for those topics and for 700 level Qs..

Hi chetan2u,

Thanks for your response. Actually, I was comparing GMAT Prep question bank - http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmatprep-ps-question-bank-130073.html and GMAT Club Tests. A couple issues I faced in my first attempt:

1) I spent more than 3 minutes (maybe 4 minutes) on certain problems in the first 15 questions. I got almost all right!! Checked my ESR, which confirmed that my accuracy was great and I got all first 10 questions right. But because of this I had to rush through the rest of the section and I got only 70% right in my last 18 questions (ESR shows all this data). So basically I need to learn some tricks to solve problems faster.

2) GCD, percentage and certain PS problem were really hard for me and my score PS - 46 confirms that I need to work on PS.

I have a GMAT Prep collection of 800 questions (PS and DS) or GMAT Club Tests to choose from and my goal is to address the above 2 issues before my next attempt.

Thanks,

YT
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Re: Improve Quant from 49 to 51 for second attempt  [#permalink]

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17 Jun 2016, 22:48
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chetan2u wrote:

Hi,

if you are comparing the two materials, OG generally would be OK for anyone preparing be it someone in the range of 35 or 45..
But the GMAT club tests in number properties would test you at the level of 700 and above..
so may be since you are looking at certain topics, you can use club tests for those topics and for 700 level Qs..

Hi chetan2u,

Thanks for your response. Actually, I was comparing GMAT Prep question bank - http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmatprep-ps-question-bank-130073.html and GMAT Club Tests. A couple issues I faced in my first attempt:

1) I spent more than 3 minutes (maybe 4 minutes) on certain problems in the first 15 questions. I got almost all right!! Checked my ESR, which confirmed that my accuracy was great and I got all first 10 questions right. But because of this I had to rush through the rest of the section and I got only 70% right in my last 18 questions (ESR shows all this data). So basically I need to learn some tricks to solve problems faster.

2) GCD, percentage and certain PS problem were really hard for me and my score PS - 46 confirms that I need to work on PS.

I have a GMAT Prep collection of 800 questions (PS and DS) or GMAT Club Tests to choose from and my goal is to address the above 2 issues before my next attempt.

Thanks,

YT

Hi,

since you have written about your score both in Q and V..

Verbal - 32... Don't neglect this at the cost of moving 51 from 49. there is a lot of scope and one can move to 40 with slightly planned approach..

Quant - 49.... From what one can read from your post, it may be time factor and few topics that may be stopping you from that 51. Normally People have problem with DS, as number properties etc become complicated in DS, whereas PS has a specific answer right in front of you. It is good that you have opposite because DS can turn complicated and have lot of traps as compared to PS.
Many times you can solve GCD, % questions by substituting a value OR through choices. You may have to exploit this so that you save time for some complicated Q.
Timing is very important. It is ofcourse very important to be careful in initial 15-20 but hurrying up in remaining will get you back to square one. So, it is a good idea that you are looking at the Qs that have taken you 3-4 minutes and work on as many Qs on them and also find some alternative approach to those problems.
In GMAT club tests you can choose topics and difficulty level and do those timed set.

Doing large number of Qs is good to be comfortable with the topic but you have to find some new method or new traps that Qs can throw while doing these Qs..
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1) Absolute modulus : http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html

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