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Hi everyone,

I have my GMAT on June 25. I gave a KAPLAN test on Monday and I scored 520 (Q31, V24). I want to get my score in the 700 range. With the help of the error log, I figured out that in Quant, my main reason for getting a low score is that I made silly mistakes. To correct that, I practiced 50 PS and 40 DS questions from the O.G yesterday.

In Verbal, I am currently using the MGMAT SC for Sentence Correction. I am using the Kaplan Strategy and a strategy outlined in this forum for CR. For the RC, I am using the strategy outlined in the Kaplan Premier 2010-2011 book.

My main question is:

I believe that I can turn it around in 16 days. What should my steps be? I really would love to get a hang of the verbal. Should I practice more? Any suggestions?

Thank you,

-Harsh.

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hpcarnegie wrote:
Woahhhhhhhhhhhhh

590 on Kaplan and 760 on GMATPrep. And if I am not wrong, GMATPrep is the closest estimator to your actual GMAT score. Wow.

zestzorb, thank you so much for giving me this hope. Also, do let me know how you did in your actual GMAT. Good luck to you mate. When is your GMAT?

I found this thread again by accident. It's almost one year already.
In the end I got 760 on the real exam.

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710 in GMATPrep, 710 in Knewton, and then, 640 in KAPLAN. It was a shocker for me! Any idea what could be my actual GMAT score? I have it on 27th June 2011.

As I said, best measure is the MBA.com GMAT prep tests.

I finally got 740 (Q50, V40) in real GMAT! And this KAPLAN test was within 7 days of my real GMAT. So, surely I couldn't have improved a lot over a week! While the KAPLAN test was helpful, I still see no reason for demoralizing the students with such a low score. A difference of 100 points is no way justified. But then again, probably KAPLAN gives you a low score so that they can fulfill the money-back guarantee that they'll increase your GMAT score by a huge number if you take their course. But, Knewton also promises a 50 point increase or money-back guarantee and there I scored 710. So, I'm not sure of the business strategy of KAPLAN!!

However, I would agree with KapTeacherEli that GMATPrep is the best indicator of your GMAT scores.
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09 Jun 2010, 14:49
Hi

Not sure I got this right, but are expecting to go from 520 to 700 in 16 days?!

If yes, I would strongly allow yourself much more time, it isn't an easy task... I started 10 months ago with 520, and have now reached 680, I estimate that will take me another 2 month to get my 710 goal.

Although, you can definitely improve faster than I did, I just think that 16 days is very unrealistic. Check out post on this forum from people outlining their strategy to improve their score.

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10 Jun 2010, 07:41
Kaplan scores are quite understated. I got 590 on Kaplan but 760 on GMATPrep, both taken on the same day. I don't think you should worry about trying to get over 700 on kaplan. Maybe it's better for you to focus on improving other CAT scores.

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10 Jun 2010, 09:13
Woahhhhhhhhhhhhh

590 on Kaplan and 760 on GMATPrep. And if I am not wrong, GMATPrep is the closest estimator to your actual GMAT score. Wow.

zestzorb, thank you so much for giving me this hope. Also, do let me know how you did in your actual GMAT. Good luck to you mate. When is your GMAT?

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10 Jun 2010, 10:01
The discrepancy between both scores is accountable to the verbal part. I got Q48,V28 on Kaplan and Q51,V42 on GMATprep. The quants parts are pretty much the same but I think Kaplan's verbal questions are way harder than GMATPrep's, which are the real exam questions. So if I were you I'd try to build up the quants.

I am going to take it this August or maybe September. Good luck to you as well.

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21 May 2011, 04:19
hey...big congrtas for 760

whats the break-up of maths/verbal

also any idea about hpcarnegie's score

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21 May 2011, 04:36
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hey...big congrtas for 760

whats the break-up of maths/verbal

also any idea about hpcarnegie's score

Thanks, but my college apps didn't go so well. I got Q50 V44 AWA 6.

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29 May 2011, 20:01
hard luck...sure you must be applying again ....all the best....with GMAT score on your hand....applications should be much easy thing to handle now

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30 May 2011, 13:20
Wow, is kaplan that difficult?

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30 May 2011, 19:09
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Wow, is kaplan that difficult?

yes...550 on Kaplan means 650 in real

650 in Kaplan will be 720 types on real

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30 May 2011, 22:52
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e1s wrote:
Wow, is kaplan that difficult?

yes...550 on Kaplan means 650 in real

650 in Kaplan will be 720 types on real
Hi Alchemist,

This actually isn't the case. Although our tests don't produce perfect results (without access to the GMAC's technology, NO practice test is), I can assure you that a 100 point difference is a big exaggeration; I see as many people complaining that our tests are too easy as I see claiming they are too hard!

e1s, remember, practice tests are PRACTICE. There are a number of reasons that can explain the discrepency. Admittedly, an imperfect algorithm may account for a few of those points, but anything from improved confidence to lack of focus to using a new technique could explain a rapid increase in score over the course of a students' prep.

Hope this helps!
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31 May 2011, 06:47
vow...wasnt aware that GMATClub has representatives from Kaplan, MGMAT etc

@KapTeacherEli ...no point in arguing with you...as must know it better

commented based on the general perception and some personal (wife's) experience

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31 May 2011, 06:48
@KapTeacherEli

Incidently..Im solving Kaplan800...found verbal good but maths not upto 720+....any specific material from Kaplan Stable to handle tougher topics like enqualities, probability etc

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710 in GMATPrep, 710 in Knewton, and then, 640 in KAPLAN. It was a shocker for me! Any idea what could be my actual GMAT score? I have it on 27th June 2011.
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19 Jun 2011, 05:17
I hear such scary stories about Kaplan I'm not even gonna try them!

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19 Jun 2011, 18:28
saptak1990 wrote:
710 in GMATPrep, 710 in Knewton, and then, 640 in KAPLAN. It was a shocker for me! Any idea what could be my actual GMAT score? I have it on 27th June 2011.

As I said, best measure is the MBA.com GMAT prep tests.
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05 Jul 2011, 01:46
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saptak1990 wrote:
710 in GMATPrep, 710 in Knewton, and then, 640 in KAPLAN. It was a shocker for me! Any idea what could be my actual GMAT score? I have it on 27th June 2011.

As I said, best measure is the MBA.com GMAT prep tests.

Is Kaplan's free test as good as the paid version of their tests.... No offense but just a question that came to my mind...

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10 Jul 2011, 18:05
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KapTeacherEli wrote:
saptak1990 wrote:
710 in GMATPrep, 710 in Knewton, and then, 640 in KAPLAN. It was a shocker for me! Any idea what could be my actual GMAT score? I have it on 27th June 2011.

As I said, best measure is the MBA.com GMAT prep tests.

Is Kaplan's free test as good as the paid version of their tests.... No offense but just a question that came to my mind...

Hi Siddhans,

Kaplan's free test is non-adaptive. It provides a rough estimate of your score, but isn't very accurate. However, it doesn't need to be. It's meant to familiarize new students with the test and to help students realize what subject areas they are struggling in--there isn't much point to a perfectly accurate score when most students taking the free test are going in cold!
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