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# Improving from 650 to 700

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04 Nov 2015, 00:51
Hello,

I recently took a practice test and scored a 650. Q44 and V36. Planning to take the exam in a month's time.

What are some strategies which will help in improving 50 points? I need to improve both Q & V. I have already reviewed the OG.

Will appreciate recommendations and tips on study plan for next one month.
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Updated on: 05 Nov 2015, 13:09
Hi Starpeople,

First off, a 650 is a solid practice score (it's right around the 80th percentile overall) - if you scored that on your Official GMAT, then it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School.

I'd like to know a bit more about how you've studied so far:

1) How long have you studied?
2) What resources have you used?

3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) Do you know which Schools you plan to apply to?

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Originally posted by EMPOWERgmatRichC on 04 Nov 2015, 18:13.
Last edited by EMPOWERgmatRichC on 05 Nov 2015, 13:09, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Nov 2015, 19:16
Hi Rich,

1) I have been studying for the past 2 months.
2) Have mostly used the OG and some online resources.
3) Haven't done the Verbal and Quant supplements yet.
4) I am planning to take the test in December and apply in January 2016
5) I am targeting the top schools in the US (reason I need to push to the 700 mark!)

Also, at the moment I am scoring equal on verbal and quant. Though quant is my key weakness (have not done math since more than 10 years ago!). But I feel I need to push on both quant and verbal. Also, the 650 was my first attempt in the test format. I felt extremely nervous during the first half of the quant section, almost blanked out! Thought verbal was much better. However, ended up scoring V36, Q44.

With just 4 weeks to go, what can be done?

Thanks
Nupur
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05 Nov 2015, 13:14
Hi Starpeople,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) on their studies before they hit their 'peak' scores, so it's likely that you just haven't put in enough time and effort yet (and that you'll continue to see improvement as you continue to study).

In this last month, you have to be sure to take your CATs in a realistic way (take the FULL CAT - including the Essay and IR sections, away from your home, at the same time of day as your Official GMAT, etc.). You should also plan to take 1 FULL CAT per week, if possible. Many Top Programs tend to prefer a higher Quant Score, so putting in some extra time into that section would be worthwhile.

You might be able to hit your goals on your own, but if you're concerned about the resources that you're using, then I can suggest some additional ones.

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12 Mar 2018, 05:29
Hello Members,
I like this forum, got answers of many question over GMAT, I am a student currently in last year of graduation, I Haven't registered for the exam yet but thinking to prepare using GMAT Official Complete Guides for Verbal & Quant.
Best Free Study Materials available at youtube
What is the best & economical method to test my preparedness for the exam?

Plus checked a list of accepting colleges in India. The number is growing every year. Is there any college which releases official cut off for GMAT too?
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13 Mar 2018, 20:30
nshtkum wrote:
Hello Members,
I like this forum, got answers of many question over GMAT, I am a student currently in last year of graduation, I Haven't registered for the exam yet but thinking to prepare using GMAT Official Complete Guides for Verbal & Quant.
Best Free Study Materials available at youtube
What is the best & economical method to test my preparedness for the exam?

Plus checked a list of accepting colleges in India. The number is growing every year. Is there any college which releases official cut off for GMAT too?
If you are looking for the best way to test how well prepared you are, you should take one of the free GMATPrep practice tests.
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13 Mar 2018, 21:20
nshtkum wrote:
Hello Members,
I like this forum, got answers of many question over GMAT, I am a student currently in last year of graduation, I Haven't registered for the exam yet but thinking to prepare using GMAT Official Complete Guides for Verbal & Quant.
Best Free Study Materials available at youtube
What is the best & economical method to test my preparedness for the exam?

Plus checked a list of accepting colleges in India. The number is growing every year. Is there any college which releases official cut off for GMAT too?

Best way to check your level of preparation is to try GMATprep free tests.

For cut-off scores, you can check the official website of the B-schools in India.

Try this too: http://www.isb.edu/pgp/peer-group/class-profile

Regards,

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