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New post 19 Nov 2017, 07:42
Hi everyone,

I took the GMAT test on 13 November and got a disappointing 590 (Q 40, V30).
Could anyone please advise me on how to improve to 650+ ? especially in quant?
I found quant part in the actual GMAT a lot harder than the quant part in GMATPREP software.

Brief explanation about my experience
1. I studied engineering, but my work involves very little maths. Still I hope for 45+ in quant.
1. I have taken GMAT a few times already, this one is my highest score
2. Scored 46+ for quant in mock tests (Veritas and GMATPREP)
3. On the test day, struggled very bad with quant. I could not do the first few questions and the rest just went horribly.
I stressed out and could not even solve some of the easy questions.
4. Material: OG2017, verbal 2016, power score CR and Manhattan SC

Best Regards,
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Hi Tasorn,

These are some of the suggestions I have for you in order to improve your Quant Scores

Follow Bunuel at the Math Forum(for Quant Section).
His signature contains some awesome questions that give you
the true taste of GMAT (Baker's Dozen, 12 Easy Pieces etc.. )
Even otherwise, solve each and every question he puts up on the forum.
They should definitely give you all the practice that you need for Quant.

These are some links which I found to be very beneficial
GMAT Club Maths Book : https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-math-book-87417.html
Quantitative Megathread : https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html
You might also want to check the GMATClub Tests(which can help you improve your score)

You could either buy them or earn kudos to redeem the tests. GMATClub tests contain
some awesome questions which bring out the best when it comes to the Quant Section.

Last but not the least, you might want to check this study plan out
https://gmatclub.com/forum/study-plan-383/

Hope that helps you!
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Hi Tasorn,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How many times have you taken the Official GMAT and what were your scores on each (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
2) How long did you study before each attempt?
3) What study materials have you used for each attempt?

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New post 20 Nov 2017, 17:20
Sorry to hear about the bad test experience, Tasorn! pushpitkc is spot-on with some of his recommendations, but I'll come at this from a slightly different direction: it looks to me like the issue is about inconsistencies in your test-day performance, and not really about a lack of fundamental quant skill. Sure, more practice certainly won't hurt you, but that may or may not address the main issue. On an adaptive test like the GMAT, your score can fall -- hard -- if you miss even a few questions that are easy for you. Unfortunately, that's clearly what happened to you on this exam.

I'm not sure how much this article will help, but it might be a decent place to start, in addition to the other resources pushpitkc suggested: https://gmatclub.com/forum/experts-topi ... 46658.html

Your skills are clearly good enough to get to that 650, and it's just a question of executing well on the stuff that you already know how to answer. Good luck with your retake, we're rooting for you!
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tkp09 wrote:
Hi everyone,

I took the GMAT test on 13 November and got a disappointing 590 (Q 40, V30).
Could anyone please advise me on how to improve to 650+ ? especially in quant?
I found quant part in the actual GMAT a lot harder than the quant part in GMATPREP software.

Brief explanation about my experience
1. I studied engineering, but my work involves very little maths. Still I hope for 45+ in quant.
1. I have taken GMAT a few times already, this one is my highest score
2. Scored 46+ for quant in mock tests (Veritas and GMATPREP)
3. On the test day, struggled very bad with quant. I could not do the first few questions and the rest just went horribly.
I stressed out and could not even solve some of the easy questions.
4. Material: OG2017, verbal 2016, power score CR and Manhattan SC

Best Regards,
Tasorn


Best Books

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

Strategies

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 Mocks

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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New post 22 Nov 2017, 09:28
tkp09 wrote:
Hi everyone,

I took the GMAT test on 13 November and got a disappointing 590 (Q 40, V30).
Could anyone please advise me on how to improve to 650+ ? especially in quant?
I found quant part in the actual GMAT a lot harder than the quant part in GMATPREP software.

Brief explanation about my experience
1. I studied engineering, but my work involves very little maths. Still I hope for 45+ in quant.
1. I have taken GMAT a few times already, this one is my highest score
2. Scored 46+ for quant in mock tests (Veritas and GMATPREP)
3. On the test day, struggled very bad with quant. I could not do the first few questions and the rest just went horribly.
I stressed out and could not even solve some of the easy questions.
4. Material: OG2017, verbal 2016, power score CR and Manhattan SC

Best Regards,
Tasorn


Hi tkp09,

I think you should solidify your concepts for Quant first. For Quant you can try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. Just by going through these guides and solving the OG will help you reach 600+. If you are looking for an online test than I would encourage you to try out Target Test Prep or Math revolution as both the courses have great reviews on GMATCLUB. 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 a good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Lastly I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of the verbal review and GMAPREP QP 1 for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

Hope this helps. All the best!
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