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New post 08 Jul 2017, 01:02
Hi Experts,

I am new to this amazing forum. I was hoping if someone could help me out.

Here are my details:

1. 10th - 83%(2008)
2. 12th - 75%(Non-Med)(2010)
3. B.tech form a regional college - 7.0 CGPA(2014)
4. Working in IT for the last 3 years
5. have won several accolades in my professional career.

Around end of April , got some information regarding GMAT along with study materials (all 3 OG's) and set a target for 700+
Started studying for the GMAT from may. Took an official mock. got 480
Got veritas question bank and mocks. Finished all of them. Never got past 630.
Gave second official mock on the day before the test and got 690.
On test day got 610. Quant 44 verbal 31.
Need to find out what went wrong and how to fix it.
Really need to crack this before September end as I leave for onsite project location by mid September for s while.
How should i proceed, how much time should I devote to it per day and what materials should i use?
Lastly, I cannot attend any classroom coaching as I work in shifts but I can take out some amount of time everyday to study.

Please help!!!!!!!!!!
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New post 08 Jul 2017, 12:54
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I read your story.

If your goal is 700+ - do not EVER walk into the exam room if you are not able to reach that result / level of accuracy in practice. You can't expect to magically outperform when it really counts.

At a minimum, hold yourself to a high standard -- a standard where you keep reviewing questions over and over - and retaking the test until you get where you want to be -- even if that involves taking questions that you've seen before.

Especially because you've seen the question before -- you'd be better be able to reach that goal.

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28sarthak wrote:
Hi Experts,

I am new to this amazing forum. I was hoping if someone could help me out.

Here are my details:

1. 10th - 83%(2008)
2. 12th - 75%(Non-Med)(2010)
3. B.tech form a regional college - 7.0 CGPA(2014)
4. Working in IT for the last 3 years
5. have won several accolades in my professional career.

Around end of April , got some information regarding GMAT along with study materials (all 3 OG's) and set a target for 700+
Started studying for the GMAT from may. Took an official mock. got 480
Got veritas question bank and mocks. Finished all of them. Never got past 630.
Gave second official mock on the day before the test and got 690.
On test day got 610. Quant 44 verbal 31.
Need to find out what went wrong and how to fix it.
Really need to crack this before September end as I leave for onsite project location by mid September for s while.
How should i proceed, how much time should I devote to it per day and what materials should i use?
Lastly, I cannot attend any classroom coaching as I work in shifts but I can take out some amount of time everyday to study.

Please help!!!!!!!!!!


It looks like you have been studying through questions only. That is certainly one way of going about it but after you recognise some weaknesses, you need to address them by going through the theory of the topic in detail. Even if you do not feel the need to go through the entire curriculum, that is fine. But you do need to focus on weaknesses in both Quant and Verbal. Hence you will need to review at least some parts of a test prep curriculum. How much time you need to spend per day will depend on your focus and concentration.
Also, taking a full length test a day before the actual test date is not a good idea. The last 2-3 days should be spent relaxing and charging up with a bit of review, if needed.
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New post 14 Jul 2017, 05:54
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28sarthak wrote:
Hi Experts,

I am new to this amazing forum. I was hoping if someone could help me out.

Here are my details:

1. 10th - 83%(2008)
2. 12th - 75%(Non-Med)(2010)
3. B.tech form a regional college - 7.0 CGPA(2014)
4. Working in IT for the last 3 years
5. have won several accolades in my professional career.

Around end of April , got some information regarding GMAT along with study materials (all 3 OG's) and set a target for 700+
Started studying for the GMAT from may. Took an official mock. got 480
Got veritas question bank and mocks. Finished all of them. Never got past 630.
Gave second official mock on the day before the test and got 690.
On test day got 610. Quant 44 verbal 31.
Need to find out what went wrong and how to fix it.
Really need to crack this before September end as I leave for onsite project location by mid September for s while.
How should i proceed, how much time should I devote to it per day and what materials should i use?
Lastly, I cannot attend any classroom coaching as I work in shifts but I can take out some amount of time everyday to study.

Please help!!!!!!!!!!


It looks like you have been studying through questions only. That is certainly one way of going about it but after you recognise some weaknesses, you need to address them by going through the theory of the topic in detail. Even if you do not feel the need to go through the entire curriculum, that is fine. But you do need to focus on weaknesses in both Quant and Verbal. Hence you will need to review at least some parts of a test prep curriculum. How much time you need to spend per day will depend on your focus and concentration.
Also, taking a full length test a day before the actual test date is not a good idea. The last 2-3 days should be spent relaxing and charging up with a bit of review, if needed.



You have arrived at the correct conclusion. That is exactly what I did. Now, I have started my prep again by going veritas material and have also bought veritas mocks. What should my mock test frequency be and what other material would you recommend?
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Re: Need expert help to get ready for GMAT retake   [#permalink] 14 Jul 2017, 05:54
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