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Just did a GMAT Prep Test and got 460-aiming for 650 to 680?

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Hi guys, feeling a bit down. I have been studying for the GMAT but in a very unstructured manner. Didn't do very many examples and mainly studied quant theory, as it was seriously rusty(still is given my score). I also went away for 3 weeks on holiday and didn't study then at all, so forgot a lot of the content. I just completed a test on the GMATprep software and I got 460( V27 Q27 IR4), which is ghastly.

I have also just signed up to E-GMAT Live Prep, which seems to have great reviews. As a part of the deal, they also gave me free access to 800score and GMAT Club Tests. In addition, I have bought the OG 2018 guides(collection). I don't really want to spend much more on content and I feel this should be enough? E-GMAT give you a program to follow so I will probably use that, however I was wondering how I should use 800Score and GMAT Club Tests, do you think I should try and do one test from each program once per week? Or do you think this would be too much.

Lastly, I also want to try and achieve a score of 650-680 within 4 months, do you think this is a bit unrealistic?. I am planning to study 2-3 hours per day. I intend on taking the GMAT on the 15th of November. My dream program would be the London Business School MiM(LBS) or IE MiM and I know you need a minimum score of 600 to apply for LBS.

Thanks so much

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New post 31 Jul 2017, 10:41
It is definitely realistic to achieve 650-680 within 4 months.

In my opinion, GMAT Club Tests are for people who generally have mastered the basics (generally around 600+ on GMATprep) and is ready to step on to the next level. I will suggest on purchasing the 6 MGMAT quant books for a start, their online questions and explanations are very helpful.

You cannot be wrong on E-GMAT for your verbal, I suggest that you should finish up all the lessons and videos from E-GMAT before moving on to the questions. It is completely normal if your understanding on verbal isn't spot on yet after you have finished the E-GMAT lessons, however you will definitely have better understanding afterwards. Don't expect yourself to answer everything correctly even after you have finished E-GMAT lessons. After you realize you answer some questions incorrectly, re-visit the related explanations and try to understand them. Repeat the processes until you are confident.

Let me know if you have other questions. Hope this helps :)

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Hi guys, feeling a bit down. I have been studying for the GMAT but in a very unstructured manner. Didn't do very many examples and mainly studied quant theory, as it was seriously rusty(still is given my score). I also went away for 3 weeks on holiday and didn't study then at all, so forgot a lot of the content. I just completed a test on the GMATprep software and I got 460( V27 Q27 IR4), which is ghastly.

I have also just signed up to E-GMAT Live Prep, which seems to have great reviews. As a part of the deal, they also gave me free access to 800score and GMAT Club Tests. In addition, I have bought the OG 2018 guides(collection). I don't really want to spend much more on content and I feel this should be enough? E-GMAT give you a program to follow so I will probably use that, however I was wondering how I should use 800Score and GMAT Club Tests, do you think I should try and do one test from each program once per week? Or do you think this would be too much.

Lastly, I also want to try and achieve a score of 650-680 within 4 months, do you think this is a bit unrealistic?. I am planning to study 2-3 hours per day. I intend on taking the GMAT on the 15th of November. My dream program would be the London Business School MiM(LBS) or IE MiM and I know you need a minimum score of 600 to apply for LBS.

Thanks so much


Hi,
first of all it is realistic to get 650-700 in 4 months prep, the only thing you need is focus, determination and good practice
For quant, i will suggest you Manhattan (it helps build basics) Ian steart (counting, stats and number properties books), Gmatclub quant and tests, OG
Bunuel is the best source of quant at gmatclub...I dont like 800score but i really love gmatclub tests...awesome++

for verbal
Powerscore CR bible is best for concepts, Veritas CR are too good
for RC, again i will suggest Veritas RC book and practice at least 5 RC's daily
For SC: nothing is better than manhattan SC guide
E-gmat another best source for non-native english speakers. Their verbal course is awesome
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New post 01 Aug 2017, 01:23
Hi Rawbs,

Welcome to GMATClub.

It a very realistic goal to begin with, but is going to take some consistent effort to reach your goal score of 680.

I have a few recommendations for you :
1. Once you begin with the preparation for GMAT, clear your concepts for every topic and immediately
follow it up with some practice. To build your concepts, you could use eGMAT which is well scripted
in the form of videos explaining each topic.

2. Coming to the Verbal Section,
eGMAT it is the best source available for Sentence Correction. Use the practice questions and
work on the Official Guide side by side to understand if the process is working for you or not.

There is no easy route to achieving a high accuracy in CR and RC, except extensive practice.
You could use the PowerScore CR bible(as an additional source) in order to reinforce your concepts
once you have completed the concepts in CR using eGMAT.

For RC, this link is very beneficial:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html

3.For the Quant Section, Follow Bunuel at the Math Forum
His signature contains some awesome questions that give you the true taste of GMAT
(Baker's Dozen, 12 Easy Pieces etc..)
Make sure you solve each and every question he puts up on the forum.

What I think is very important for you or anybody preparing for the GMAT is to stick to your schedule
religiously and not miss a single day.

Hope this helps you!
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Rawbs wrote:
Hi guys, feeling a bit down. I have been studying for the GMAT but in a very unstructured manner. Didn't do very many examples and mainly studied quant theory, as it was seriously rusty(still is given my score). I also went away for 3 weeks on holiday and didn't study then at all, so forgot a lot of the content. I just completed a test on the GMATprep software and I got 460( V27 Q27 IR4), which is ghastly.

I have also just signed up to E-GMAT Live Prep, which seems to have great reviews. As a part of the deal, they also gave me free access to 800score and GMAT Club Tests. In addition, I have bought the OG 2018 guides(collection). I don't really want to spend much more on content and I feel this should be enough? E-GMAT give you a program to follow so I will probably use that, however I was wondering how I should use 800Score and GMAT Club Tests, do you think I should try and do one test from each program once per week? Or do you think this would be too much.

Lastly, I also want to try and achieve a score of 650-680 within 4 months, do you think this is a bit unrealistic?. I am planning to study 2-3 hours per day. I intend on taking the GMAT on the 15th of November. My dream program would be the London Business School MiM(LBS) or IE MiM and I know you need a minimum score of 600 to apply for LBS.

Thanks so much



Hi

Best comprehensive material

1. Manhattan GMAT Quant Guides
2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides
or
Aristotle Verbal Guide for CR critical reasoning bible is best book with 300+ pages of comprehensive Data

Start with quant, learn the concepts tested on GMAT After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal when completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

Best CATs

1. Official GMAC (50+50$)
2. Manhattan GMAT (49$)
3. GMAT Club Quant CATs (80$)
4. Veritas CATs (49$ but you can buy at 15-20$ During sale period)

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Hi Rawbs,

First off, I definitely think it is possible to make such an improvement - especially if you believe in yourself! What I would recommend is to review all concepts before you move on to the official guide questions (which will be your most valuable resource). If you are scoring poorly, this is a hint that many of the concepts are not internalized, and you need to learn how to solve, before how to apply these concepts (which is what the GMAT and getting a high score is all about). I would recommend Magoosh or Manhattan for concepts, but many prep companies offer a free one week trial, so you can experiment there. Best of luck along the way

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Rawbs wrote:
Hi guys, feeling a bit down. I have been studying for the GMAT but in a very unstructured manner. Didn't do very many examples and mainly studied quant theory, as it was seriously rusty(still is given my score). I also went away for 3 weeks on holiday and didn't study then at all, so forgot a lot of the content. I just completed a test on the GMATprep software and I got 460( V27 Q27 IR4), which is ghastly.

I have also just signed up to E-GMAT Live Prep, which seems to have great reviews. As a part of the deal, they also gave me free access to 800score and GMAT Club Tests. In addition, I have bought the OG 2018 guides(collection). I don't really want to spend much more on content and I feel this should be enough? E-GMAT give you a program to follow so I will probably use that, however I was wondering how I should use 800Score and GMAT Club Tests, do you think I should try and do one test from each program once per week? Or do you think this would be too much.

Lastly, I also want to try and achieve a score of 650-680 within 4 months, do you think this is a bit unrealistic?. I am planning to study 2-3 hours per day. I intend on taking the GMAT on the 15th of November. My dream program would be the London Business School MiM(LBS) or IE MiM and I know you need a minimum score of 600 to apply for LBS.

Thanks so much



Hi Rawbs,

Do not be disheartened. GMAT does test your perseverance. 4 months should be good enough to achieve your dream score. It’s a good thing you have taken the GMAT once. You now know your weaknesses and can work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for four months, you are sure to achieve your goal. E-gmat is a great course to help you improve your score.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

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 practice all the questions twice from the latest version of OG and the verbal review. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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