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Hi.
My GMAT Score has been stuck around 650.
GMAT 1 - 650 (V29,Q49) 25th July
GMAT 2 - 660(V31,Q49) 21 August
GMAT 3 - 620(V27,Q48) 11 October
GMAT 4 - 640(V28,Q49) 4 December

I have an ESR of GMAT 4 if someone is willing to help me out. I have a fairly strong profile, though Indian Engineer Female, And getting a good GMAT may help increase my chances. I am on with my apps. But I still need to take GMAT with 20 days of prep by Jan 1st week deadlines. Will be very grateful if someone can help me with increasing GMAT score.
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New post 06 Dec 2019, 10:26
enigma1504 wrote:
Hi.
My GMAT Score has been stuck around 650.
GMAT 1 - 650 (V29,Q49) 25th July
GMAT 2 - 660(V31,Q49) 21 August
GMAT 3 - 620(V27,Q48) 11 October
GMAT 4 - 640(V28,Q49) 4 December

I have an ESR of GMAT 4 if someone is willing to help me out. I have a fairly strong profile, though Indian Engineer Female, And getting a good GMAT may help increase my chances. I am on with my apps. But I still need to take GMAT with 20 days of prep by Jan 1st week deadlines. Will be very grateful if someone can help me with increasing GMAT score.


Hi enigma1504,

Welcome to GMATCLUB. It's a good thing you have taken your GMAT. You now know your weaknesses and can work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for that period, you are sure to achieve your goal. I think you need to solidify you base and adopt a proper technique to answer the questions. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

In order to make an informed decision I would highly encourage you to go to their websites and try on their free trial and decide for yourself which one do you like better. You try out free access to EmpowerGMAT, Magoosh and TTP as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

If you are looking for a good course in verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

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 good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practice tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase official GMAT question from mba.com for some great additional practice.

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Your quant seems just fine. in 20 days, SC and CR can be worked upon if you have a good strategy . i recommend you take up e-gmat and go through the power score CR bible once. for RC, just keep on practising but i'm sure you can make dramatic progress in SC and CR.
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Hi enigma1504,

Based on the score breakdowns of your practice exams, it’s clear that you need to improve your verbal skills in order to increase your GMAT score. Would you like some general advice on how to do so?
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Hi enigma1504,

First off, a 660/Q49 is a solid Score, so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. Depending on the Schools that you plan to apply to, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Your 4 Official Scores show that you essentially performed the same each time (about 650 +/- a few points). You handle certain aspects of the GMAT consistently well, but you also make certain consistent mistakes. Since you've been performing at this level for over 4 months, it's likely that you have developed some 'bad habits' during your studies that are keeping you from scoring higher, so beyond learning new Tactics, you have to work to replace those 'bad habits' with new 'good habits.'

While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). Since you purchased the ESR, I'll be happy to analyze it for you. Before you can include attachments to your posts/PMs on GMATClub, you need to have at least 5 posts in the forums. If you would rather not go through those extra steps right now, then you can feel free to email me your ESR directly (at Rich.C@empowergmat.com)

Before I can offer you any additional advice for your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied in total?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to and what are the exact application deadlines for each?

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