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Moving from 450 score to over 500

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Hi all,

I´ve taken a mock test and got a score of 450 (24 on quant. and 37 on verbal). I only need a score of over 500 for the purposes for which I´am taking it. Could I reach this score with 3-4 weeks study? My maths is weak, so improvement on the quant would take time, but think there is scope to improve on the verbal section.

What would my best approach be to improve on the verbal?

Thanks for any suggestions....
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Hi sarahtruan,

Assuming that you took this CAT under realistic conditions, with a score of 450, you're closer to 500+ than you probably realize - so you need to really analyze your performance to determine WHY you're getting questions wrong.

Here are some basic questions that you should look to answer after taking each CAT (and the more exact you can be with your answers, the better). After reviewing each section, how many questions did you get wrong....

1) Because of a silly/little mistake?
2) Because there was some math/verbal that you just could not remember how to do?
3) Because the question was too hard?
4) Because you were low on time and had to guess?
5) How many Verbal questions did you 'narrow down to 2 choices' but still get wrong?

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Hi all,

I´ve taken a mock test and got a score of 450 (24 on quant. and 37 on verbal). I only need a score of over 500 for the purposes for which I´am taking it. Could I reach this score with 3-4 weeks study? My maths is weak, so improvement on the quant would take time, but think there is scope to improve on the verbal section.

What would my best approach be to improve on the verbal?

Thanks for any suggestions....


An important question is how much you studied before this CAT. If you did it without much study - 500 is absolutely a realistic goal. All you have to do is plan a compressed study plan for the next few weeks. If this CAT was taken after a bit of study, then as Rich suggested - you need to do some analysis, figure out what you got wrong and why, and plan your next few weeks accordingly.
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sarahtruan wrote:
Hi all,

I´ve taken a mock test and got a score of 450 (24 on quant. and 37 on verbal). I only need a score of over 500 for the purposes for which I´am taking it. Could I reach this score with 3-4 weeks study? My maths is weak, so improvement on the quant would take time, but think there is scope to improve on the verbal section.

What would my best approach be to improve on the verbal?

Thanks for any suggestions....


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I suggest to go through the MGMAT guides for both Quant and Verbal.
They are comprehensive and cover all topics of the Gmat.
In order to improve only Verbal, refer to the Verbal guides. However, I feel a 37 on Verbal is a good score and you can improve on Quant much quickly than on Verbal. In case you brush up all fundamentals of Quant, you can score about 40 on Quant.
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