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# is there improvement?

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21 Feb 2017, 11:33
hi all, i have a question: is it generally possible to improve the gmat score? i understand the question sounds really strange, however, my younger brother studied full time for 3 months and he could not improve more than ten score points from 490. on the contrary, i got 690 ten years ago, and with no prep, i again got 690. and now someone tells me that 'gmat score rarely changes'. i hope you prove me wrong with real examples of improvement and changes in scores, please. thanks in advance.

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21 Feb 2017, 13:28
Hi you can definitely improve your score with a good study plan, just check the other thread in the forum. But I think it's the same for everything , some people perform better than the other..
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21 Feb 2017, 23:00
Hi hoosni,

The GMAT is a consistent, predictable Test, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. The key word there is "train" - you have to learn the necessary content, train in the proper Tactics, hone your skills, eliminate the little mistakes from your work, learn how to properly handle the physical/mental/psychological aspects of the Test, etc. If you don't train properly, then your general score range will likely remain the same (and GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability, so if you take the GMAT twice and score within 0-30 points on both attempts then you are essentially performing the same).

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22 Feb 2017, 23:52
The GMAT or graduate management admission test is a standardized test that is used by many business school to assess your application for admission. The test measures your mathematical, verbal and analytical writing skills. If you can get high score, you can prepare very well. A good study plan will be prepare and also work very hard. Then you can score it high.
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23 Feb 2017, 00:54
hoosni wrote:
hi all, i have a question: is it generally possible to improve the gmat score? i understand the question sounds really strange, however, my younger brother studied full time for 3 months and he could not improve more than ten score points from 490. on the contrary, i got 690 ten years ago, and with no prep, i again got 690. and now someone tells me that 'gmat score rarely changes'. i hope you prove me wrong with real examples of improvement and changes in scores, please. thanks in advance.

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Yes you can improve once you familiarize yourself with the tricks gmat question writers use. Practice is also an important issue so is working on one's weak topics/
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26 Feb 2017, 11:22
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi hoosni,

The GMAT is a consistent, predictable Test, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. The key word there is "train" - you have to learn the necessary content, train in the proper Tactics, hone your skills, eliminate the little mistakes from your work, learn how to properly handle the physical/mental/psychological aspects of the Test, etc. If you don't train properly, then your general score range will likely remain the same (and GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability, so if you take the GMAT twice and score within 0-30 points on both attempts then you are essentially performing the same).

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Hi Rich, thanks! I am actually asking this for my little bro. I am myself not much bothered about my score because 10 yrs ago I had 690, and without prep, still the same score. I was a bit bothered he spent a lot of time, but not much improvement. I hope learning is not linear, and he will increase his score despite uneven distribution of time spent.

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26 Feb 2017, 11:59
Hi hoosni,

If your brother studied consistently for 3 full months but didn't improve his score at all, then we should really try to examine how he was studying. By extension, if his goal is to score much higher than 490, then he should NOT continue to study in the same ways as before. To start, (if he has not yet done so), then he should set up an account here so that he can post his own questions and seek out advice. He can also feel free to contact me directly if he'd rather not post the details publicly.

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26 Feb 2017, 23:16
Well, there may be problems with the study plan.
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27 Feb 2017, 06:35
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi hoosni,

If your brother studied consistently for 3 full months but didn't improve his score at all, then we should really try to examine how he was studying. By extension, if his goal is to score much higher than 490, then he should NOT continue to study in the same ways as before. To start, (if he has not yet done so), then he should set up an account here so that he can post his own questions and seek out advice. He can also feel free to contact me directly if he'd rather not post the details publicly.

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Thanks, Rich. I also thought thought the prep method needs to be reviewed.

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