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Hello! I gave my exam on the 2nd December and scored 500. I had started preparing for GMAT around September. But never did it seriously. I studied seriously only 10 days before the exam and wasn't even able to finish all the concepts. I gave 2 official mocks before the exam and got 600 and 590. I never scored less than v32 in my mocks however I scored v23 in my real exam. I got really stressed during the exam and ended up getting a 500. I have cancelled my score. I am planning to retake around 26-27th Jan and have started with quant from Manhattan along with practice from GMAT club. Since I am a working professional I can give 2 to 3 hrs during weekdays and 4 hrs during weekends.

If anyone can help me prepare a proper strategy then it will be really helpful. Also, I am targeting for fall 2018 so the retake will be my last shot.
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Hi ishitagohil,

Back in September, you posted that you had taken the first GMAC practice CAT twice (https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... l#p1931565). You've mentioned that you scored 600 and 590 on the two Official CATs, but if those were CATs that you took BEFORE (and possibly multiple times before), then those two Score results are likely 'inflated' - meaning that they were not accurate measures of your GMAT 'ability level.'

In that earlier thread, I mentioned the following (but it bears repeating): Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores. If you're really only done 10 days of consistent/serious study, then that would explain why you have not scored higher on the Official GMAT yet. To hit 700+, you need to put in the necessary time and effort to learn the content, Tactics, patterns and little 'secrets' to the GMAT. A Test Date in late January would give you approximately 6 weeks of additional study time. However, raising a 500 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections.

1) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
2) What are the exact application deadlines for each of those Schools?

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Hi ishitagohil,

Back in September, you posted that you had taken the first GMAC practice CAT twice (https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... l#p1931565). You've mentioned that you scored 600 and 590 on the two Official CATs, but if those were CATs that you took BEFORE (and possibly multiple times before), then those two Score results are likely 'inflated' - meaning that they were not accurate measures of your GMAT 'ability level.'

In that earlier thread, I mentioned the following (but it bears repeating): Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores. If you're really only done 10 days of consistent/serious study, then that would explain why you have not scored higher on the Official GMAT yet. To hit 700+, you need to put in the necessary time and effort to learn the content, Tactics, patterns and little 'secrets' to the GMAT. A Test Date in late January would give you approximately 6 weeks of additional study time. However, raising a 500 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections.

1) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
2) What are the exact application deadlines for each of those Schools?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

The tests I gave before the exam were different from the ones I gave in September
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