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# Is the GMAT only for the young guns?

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30 Jun 2018, 23:21
I am currently 39. I have registered for the exam and I have only 2 months in hand.

However I am feeling my mind is working slowly than it was 15 years back. Is there a relationship between age and the speed at which you are able to reason at this age or for a 39 year old I should not worry too much on this front?
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01 Jul 2018, 00:28
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Hi upgmat,

https://gmatclub.com/forum/780-q50-v47- ... 90828.html

Hope this helps.

Thanks.
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upgmat wrote:
I am currently 39. I have registered for the exam and I have only 2 months in hand.

However I am feeling my mind is working slowly than it was 15 years back. Is there a relationship between age and the speed at which you are able to reason at this age or for a 39 year old I should not worry too much on this front?

Hi Upgmat.

First of all, you can be 39 and still achieve a great GMAT score! With that said, I'd be happy to provide some advice but first would like to learn some more about you and your GMAT goals. I have some questions:

1) How many practice GMAT tests have you taken? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

2) Please describe how you have been studying and what materials you have been using. How many hours a day and for how many months?

3) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

4) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

5) How many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

6) Have you ever had accommodations on any test? For example, extra time, a private room, or extra breaks? Do you have any medical diagnoses that could impact your studying or GMAT performance, such as ADHD, generalized anxiety, depression, or learning disabilities?

7) What is your desired GMAT score?

Thanks!
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02 Jul 2018, 06:51
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upgmat wrote:
I am currently 39. I have registered for the exam and I have only 2 months in hand.

However I am feeling my mind is working slowly than it was 15 years back. Is there a relationship between age and the speed at which you are able to reason at this age or for a 39 year old I should not worry too much on this front?

Hi
It is true the mind is not as fast in standardized tests as of a 20-30 age person, but it is not impossible. You can find lots of people in this forum who are in the late 30s but have cracked the Gmat with great scores. If you have the belief, you can achieve. More so because Gmat tests your logical skills more which in my opinion increases with age. So, all the best for your prep and use the Gmatclub to your advantage. You can find lots of resources here.
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14 Jul 2018, 23:52
Hello ganand ScottTargetTestPrep souvonik2k

Thank you for taking the time out and motivating me!

Thanking you once again!!
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15 Jul 2018, 00:28
ScottTargetTestPrep wrote:
upgmat wrote:
I am currently 39. I have registered for the exam and I have only 2 months in hand.

However I am feeling my mind is working slowly than it was 15 years back. Is there a relationship between age and the speed at which you are able to reason at this age or for a 39 year old I should not worry too much on this front?

Hi Upgmat.

First of all, you can be 39 and still achieve a great GMAT score! With that said, I'd be happy to provide some advice but first would like to learn some more about you and your GMAT goals. I have some questions:

1) How many practice GMAT tests have you taken? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

2) Please describe how you have been studying and what materials you have been using. How many hours a day and for how many months?

3) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

4) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

5) How many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

6) Have you ever had accommodations on any test? For example, extra time, a private room, or extra breaks? Do you have any medical diagnoses that could impact your studying or GMAT performance, such as ADHD, generalized anxiety, depression, or learning disabilities?

7) What is your desired GMAT score?

Thanks!

Hi ScottTargetTestPrep

Thanks for your time and guidance. Much appreciated.

I managed to revise few concepts during the past two weeks. I solved the Quant & verbal OG 2018. I am planning to study 3-4 hours daily. I have succeeded doing this from past two weeks.

I gave my first mock yesterday morning. Around same time slot which have registered for the real exam on 1st sept, i.e. 10: AM (I started around 10:20 AM)

My performance was pathetic. I scored a V18. I was screwed up with my first RC. I just did not connect with it. I spent too much time on it. Subsequently I ran out of time & had to guess on last 8-10 questions. The break up is as follows:-

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My performance on CR was ok. As you can see the performance in RC and SC is not worth mentioning further. The figures speak for themselves that I need to improve on accuracy and timing. I have decided to do 20 SC questions daily from today and in a months time I should have completed 600 questions. I will solve 2-3 RC passages daily for a month and lets see how it goes?

My quant score was Q47. (PS - 6 incorrect: DS-7 incorrect ; total 13 incorrect). When I reviewed I could have got 6 of this 13 questions correct if I had been more careful. For others I think I am lagging behind in understanding of concepts and will have to improve in the coming few weeks by doing a thorough conceptual review. I must add that in the past two weeks I had more time on Quant, revising basic formulas & concepts, than in Verbal. But now I will spend more time doing Verbal, specially SC & RC.

I got 3 on IR. Just was feeling too bad after Verbal and less motivated. But I have realised that I will have to focus on IR too.

AWA was ok. Tried to do a decent job. I want to get the essay reviewed I am unable to see my submission.

I also wanted to review my timing for each question of this mock but I am unable to find these details? Are these details available?

Yes, without thinking & before I gave a mock, I had registered to give the exam on 1st Sept 2018, 10:00 AM slot but not feeling confident after seeing yesterdays performance that I will be able to crack 760+ in one and a half months.
I am planning to apply during December-2018-Feb 2019 admission deadlines (Aiming to get into research masters with full scholarship & living stipend into top programs)

Please let me know if you realize any gaps in my understanding.
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