Hello Everyone!

First, I am very excited to join and be a part of this community. Also, I feel privileged to have so much nice material/references at fingertips.

Thank you to ALL the founders, moderators and everyone else who has contributed to this forum!!

I am working towards exec. MBA application and hence need to crack GMAT in about 6 weeks. I wanted to establish a baseline to understand the most effective attack/study plan. Hence, I am sharing here my analysis and proposed plan of action to get your valuable feedback

I scored

620 yesterday on the official GMAT Practice Test # 1. (Quant: 44, Verbal: 30) - Note that this is my first time ever giving a mock test. All I did as prep was understand the type of questions and go through some basics from OG13. I may have used up a test prematurely; however I wanted to get a realistic idea of where I stand given the short time.

Here are some detailed statistics:

Quant: - I got 10 questions wrong from the first 23 questions (Post exam analysis showed - 6 silly mistakes - questions that I should have gotten correct).

- I had to guess the last 7 questions and I still could not answer the 8th: I am clearly short on time - Need practice

Verbal:- I got 8 questions wrong from the first 28 questions that I could solve. Again, I had to blindly guess the last 7 and got all wrong.

- Of the 8 wrong questions among the first 28 - here are the statistics -

4/11 wrong on RC

3/11 wrong on SC

1/6 wrong on CR (Interestingly, all the last 7 questions that I missed/guessed were CRs and RC)

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Let me start by saying that my goal is to hit a score of 750. My exam date is Jan. 2nd 2019. I have to improve by over 100 points in 6 weeks..!! With this initial 620 score, I am not overly worried/disappointed (Maybe I should be ?

)

Here are my observations/thoughts/plan of action:

- Clearly, need more practice for Quant to avoid silly mistakes -

My Plan:First, to go through the basics from now till Dec. 2nd.

Quant:- Go through the GMATClub Quant book (pdF) to nail down the basics

- Go through "How to improve your quant from 44 to 50" post (I can't seem to post links) and follow recommendations there

- Give GMATClub quant tests

every other day starting Dec. 3rd to Dec. 21st [This way i would be able take 10 such tests]

Verbal:- Enroll in

e-GMAT verbal package and go through the basics and practice

scholaranium - Try to finish this by Dec. 21st.

Full length practice tests:- Practice full length CATs - MG,

Veritas, GMATClub - 2x per week starting Dec. 3rd

- This would allow me to take 6 exams by Dec. 21st.

Last 10 days:- Take Official GMAT Practices Tests: 2,3,4,5, 6

- In between practice and finish OG13.

- Go through IR and Essay practice

My goal is to get to

Quant --> 50 from 44(today) and Verbal --> 40 from 30(today)I will HIGHLY appreciate your candid feedback on my proposed plan. Please tell me if you think I am dreaming about putting this effort and getting my target score or if this is indeed realistic (with the right effort, of course)I plan to put 4 hours per weekday starting today and 6 hours every weekend till Dec. 16th. After that, I will be putting 6-8 hours a day for the last 15 days balancing different topics so as to not burn out.

This would be roughly - 200-230 hours total from Now to taking the actual GMAT test.

Thank you all in advance! Happy Learning

Ravi