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Hi everyone, I know its quite late. I have my GMAT in 2 days. Getting a score around 540-560 in mocks( Q 42 V 21) Aiming for a score of 600. Struggling with verbal. With what mindset or strategies should I give the exam so that I get atleast V25 and above. In verbal, there are many instances that 2 options seem to be very close and I always end up choosing the wrong one. Any valuable tip will be appreciated.Thank you in advance for your help guys.mikemcgarry Bunuel
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Hi everyone, I know its quite late. I have my GMAT in 2 days. Getting a score around 540-560 in mocks( Q 42 V 21) Aiming for a score of 600. Struggling with verbal. With what mindset or strategies should I give the exam so that I get atleast V25 and above. In verbal, there are many instances that 2 options seem to be very close and I always end up choosing the wrong one. Any valuable tip will be appreciated.


There's Hardly anything that you can do in last 2 days. But what is important is that you give a final mock test, not to test your prep, but to finalize a strategy, that'll help you finish the exam within time, with least blind guesses. Simultaneously, it'll give you a final simulation too.
Mindset in exam must be such that you must be so busy in the exam that you do not get time to think of your result, or how, it'll affect your life. Mindset must be such that if some questions or any section do not go well in the exam, it must not affect the following questions.
Practise little bit in these 2 days, not too much, as it might make your mind saturated on exam day. Read around 3 hours continuously each day, it'll give you stamina and help you much in RC. Keep Hope high, Eat healthy, and be confident. You're gonna do great.

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ashish65 wrote:
Hi everyone, I know its quite late. I have my GMAT in 2 days. Getting a score around 540-560 in mocks( Q 42 V 21) Aiming for a score of 600. Struggling with verbal. With what mindset or strategies should I give the exam so that I get atleast V25 and above. In verbal, there are many instances that 2 options seem to be very close and I always end up choosing the wrong one. Any valuable tip will be appreciated.Thank you in advance for your help guys.mikemcgarry Bunuel


Hi ashish65,

Welcome to GMATCLUB! Given that you are only 2 days away from your GMAT, I wouldn't recommend trying anything new or different. You can probably go over your error logs or probably go over the OG questions once more and try to get good accuracy in those. You can go over the following blog to learn more about the timing strategies for the GMAT. https://www.ascore.io/blog/just-in-time ... n-the-gmat . I am sure you will find it very helpful.

Hope this helps. All the best!
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Hi everyone, I know its quite late. I have my GMAT in 2 days. Getting a score around 540-560 in mocks( Q 42 V 21) Aiming for a score of 600. Struggling with verbal. With what mindset or strategies should I give the exam so that I get atleast V25 and above. In verbal, there are many instances that 2 options seem to be very close and I always end up choosing the wrong one. ]


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Hi ashish65,

Welcome to gmatclub!

Might not help much, but check out the following threads:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/new-format-g ... ml?fl=menu
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-so ... 46146.html

Also, avoid making 2 and more questions wrong in a row. It also seems that RC qyestions are quite important in scoring.

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Also, avoid making 2 and more questions wrong in a row. It also seems that RC qyestions are quite important in scoring.

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Hi ashish65,

To start, since your GMAT is in just 2 days, you should limit your studies to general practice and light review (NO CATs and NO 'cramming') - you would be better served by getting some extra rest so that you can go into Test Day calm, clear-headed and ready to work.

With a Score Goal of 600+, you do NOT need to correctly answer ANY questions that you think are too hard or too weird, so the smartest move when dealing with those types of questions is to 'dump' them immediately (just take a quick guess and move on). You can use the time that you 'save' on all of the other 'gettable' questions. Make sure to take the proper notes and do all of your work on the pad (NOT "in your head").

You should also pay careful attention to everything about Test Day; if you end up retesting, you can use the experience to better prepare for your next attempt.

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Hi ashish65, Welcome to the GMAT Club! Wow, a day away from the test! :-)

First, I would like to reiterate what others have mentioned - do not try anything new now as more often than not it would go against your former preparation. I would recommend you to visualize how you are going to give the exam. Go visit the test center today and make sure you understand the traffic conditions/ other intricacies to ensure smooth test-taking experience tomorrow - such small things make a big difference. If you are one of those guys who cannot relax and needs some final boost, I would highly recommend solving a few sets of official questions to calm your nerves - try to focus on the 600 level or 600-700 level only, pick any one of them and just go for it.

Second, an important part of the test is IR & AWA sections, which most folks tend to ignore. I am hoping that you would have given a few hours at least to think about those sections since you did not even mention them in your original post. If not, just try to solve a few IR questions & check out this last minute AWA strategy.

Last (but not the least), do not forget to stay calm and enjoy the experience. Your state of mind has got more to do with the results than you might think ;-)

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Also, avoid making 2 and more questions wrong in a row. It also seems that RC qyestions are quite important in scoring.

Hope this helps!



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This article is very useful too:
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... nt-part-3/

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