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Hi Experts,

I had prepared for 3 months. The materials used for verbal are OG 2017, Gmatprep Question Pack and Mocks, Previous years GMATPrep Questions, Magoosh, Veritas Videos, and Thursday with Ron Videos. Studied only formula for Quant a day prior to the test.

I was scoring 680-710 in the mocks. However, I got a 620 on the actual test. Can someone please help me figure out what went wrong. Last year, I scored a 650 with just 2-3 weeks of preparation. Please refer to the attachment for my ESR and kindly suggest a course of action.

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Hey vivek6199 ,

Here is the thing. As with all of us, verbal is the problem. Looks like you need to change your strategies for RC and CR specifically.

I could see you rushed at the end. Which is the worst thing. If you go through my debrief, I mentioned I got only 25% accuracy(same as yours) in the last section. Reason: I was not able to concentrate because my bladder was about to burst. :P

Anyways, I would prefer take a little rest and then start working on verbal again. Don't overdo Quant now because you are already good in it.

Go through all the strategies I mentioned and start doing 15SC, 15CR and 3 RC on a daily basis. Make sure you follow POE.

Your aim should not be to get the questions correct but to understand what is wrong with the other options. Drill down all your mistakes and make proper notes.

Practice can make the man perfect but I believe it has to be RIGHT Practice In Right Ways for GMAT.

All the best. :)
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vivek6199 wrote:
Hi Experts,

I had prepared for 3 months. The materials used for verbal are OG 2017, Gmatprep Question Pack and Mocks, Previous years GMATPrep Questions, Magoosh, Veritas Videos, and Thursday with Ron Videos. Studied only formula for Quant a day prior to the test.

I was scoring 680-710 in the mocks. However, I got a 620 on the actual test. Can someone please help me figure out what went wrong. Last year, I scored a 650 with just 2-3 weeks of preparation. Please refer to the attachment for my ESR and kindly suggest a course of action.

Thanks in advance.


Not much evaluation is required here. It is quite clear that you are great in Quant but Verbal needs improvement across the board.
A quick word on Quant first - your DS accuracy is quite a bit lower than PS. Your Math fundamentals are spot on but there are probably some sufficiency based concepts on which you are making errors. Review our DS book to take care of the gaps. Also, did you fall short on time at the end? Suggest you to look at holistic approaches to cut short the time spent on each question.

In Verbal, work is required on each question type. Surprisingly, you face quite a lot of problems in CR too. CR is quite mathematical. I think you should go through CR concepts from some test prep company's curriculum. Our CR book does a great job of outlining each question type and describing what you need to do to solve it efficiently. Have you checked out all our Verbal videos? Looks like you were short on time in Verbal too and had to rush at the end. Reduce the time spent on SC questions by focussing on the decision points. Improvement in RC would come through understanding all the question types and lots of practice. Try to pick passages from various subjects so that you have some basic comfort in not only your core subjects but others too.
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