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Miserable diagnostic test scores. Where do i start gmat prep?

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Hello

Its been a month since i registered into egmat online course and started my gmat prep. I had taken a diagnostic full test and scored a 410. I took a manhattan diagnostic math test which gave a 85% as score. I took a Manhattan CAT 1 test (free test) and Scored as follows: Q30, V27 and IR =0. I have no clue where to start my preparations. my target score is 710-730. I shall take the exam in December 2018. What strategies should i employ to reach to my target score in three months? I am non engineering science background student. This is SOS. Please help.
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Its been a month since i registered into egmat online course and started my gmat prep. I had taken a diagnostic full test and scored a 410. I took a manhattan diagnostic math test which gave a 85% as score. I took a Manhattan CAT 1 test (free test) and Scored as follows: Q30, V27 and IR =0. I have no clue where to start my preparations. my target score is 710-730. I shall take the exam in December 2018. What strategies should i employ to reach to my target score in three months? I am non engineering science background student. This is SOS. Please help.



Hello Shulagna21


What you experienced is not unusual at all.

Actually it is very common.

So for a start, dont panic.


Vast majority of test takers, when they start their prep will score in that range, your range.

Purpose of initial testing is just that, to tell you were you start and nothing more.

GMAT is also psychological game, so pay attention to that.

You need proper mental attitude to succeed.


Now pay attention, you scored 410 and then you took Manhattan CAT (which is little harder than real thing) and you scored 480-490.

V27 and Q31 will be equal to total score of 490.


So you improved already ! :thumbup:


Integrated Reasoning doesn't affect your total final score, AWA section also, so if scored 8 on IR or 0, your final total score will be the same.

Total score is only affected by your result on Verbal and Quantitative reasoning.


December 2018 target gives you plenty of time.


First of all, you need to cover fundamentals and theory.

For that I suggest going through Manhattan book guides or take their online course.

Of course you can take any online course, since you already signed up for e-gmat, you should use them for video lessons.


For mocks, best source are official ones, then comes Manhattan and Gmat Club tests.

For practice questions, use official ones from OG's, and additionally you can cover more thoroughly your weak areas by searching here on forum via topics that match your specific interest.


There are many detailed study plans if you need daily\weekly guidance, you can search my posts, I already provided them few times.

You can also make your own individual study plan, simply by dividing size your chosen materials, for instance number of pages for books, with days allowed to practice.


Happy prep, work hard, stay positive ! :cool:
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billionaire your advice is very helpful. Got all the Manhattan books on board today. Started with quant first. I am planning to devote 4.5hours daily and 4 days for quant and 3 days for verbal. What do you say? P.S I am already liking the Manhattan Quant books.

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Shulagna21 wrote:
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Its been a month since i registered into egmat online course and started my gmat prep. I had taken a diagnostic full test and scored a 410. I took a manhattan diagnostic math test which gave a 85% as score. I took a Manhattan CAT 1 test (free test) and Scored as follows: Q30, V27 and IR =0. I have no clue where to start my preparations. my target score is 710-730. I shall take the exam in December 2018. What strategies should i employ to reach to my target score in three months? I am non engineering science background student. This is SOS. Please help.


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https://gmatclub.com/forum/what-to-do-i ... l#p2108758

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Shulagna21 wrote:
Hello

Its been a month since i registered into egmat online course and started my gmat prep. I had taken a diagnostic full test and scored a 410. I took a manhattan diagnostic math test which gave a 85% as score. I took a Manhattan CAT 1 test (free test) and Scored as follows: Q30, V27 and IR =0. I have no clue where to start my preparations. my target score is 710-730. I shall take the exam in December 2018. What strategies should i employ to reach to my target score in three months? I am non engineering science background student. This is SOS. Please help.


There are some great study plans on this forum, I highly recommend having a look at them, especially if you seek to improve both V and Q by quite a bit.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-self-pr ... 45667.html

Good luck and best regards,
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A couple of things that helped me in verbal:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/verbal-strategies-268700.html#p2082192

Gmat Prep CAT #1: V42, Q34, 630
Gmat Prep CAT #2: V46, Q35, 660
Gmat Prep CAT #3: V41, Q42, 680

On the mission to improve my quant score, all help is appreciated! :)

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