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Hi! I gave my diagnostic GMAT test and got about 520. However, I need a score of 680-700. While my verbal scores were good, my quants score was really bad. I got my exam on 29 November and can only spare 2 hours a day as I am working. Can you guide me as to what should I do? And is the score of 680 achievable even though my maths skills are low.
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You have a long way to go. try using target test prep for quant or magoosh and manhattan for verbal


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Since you want to focus more on GMAT Quant, it would be nice if you make a note of the following points.
1) GMAT Quant is a reasoning test NOT a math test. Having said that it would be nice that you have the foundation of math basic concepts (MGMAT foundations book & individual strategy guides).

2) You should develop an understanding of various topics and specially how to approach these questions in less time.

3) Once you have spent enough time laying a foundation & improving your understanding of the various topics then you may do a MGMAT advanced quant book.

4) GMAT OG questions are like gold mine. Try to do sets of 20-30 questions daily from OG under timed conditions. (Kindly note that there is a main OG & a seprate Quant & Verbal OG).

5) You may like to practice more of data sufficiency questions. These questions are specific to GMAT. You may like to refer to the following post for better understanding :-
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6) Periodically (once a week) take a mock to evaluate your weak areas and keep working on them.

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Hi! I gave my diagnostic GMAT test and got about 520. However, I need a score of 680-700. While my verbal scores were good, my quants score was really bad. I got my exam on 29 November and can only spare 2 hours a day as I am working. Can you guide me as to what should I do? And is the score of 680 achievable even though my maths skills are low.
Which test was it, and what were your sectional scores?

I think it'd be a good idea for you to give yourself some time to work through the basic concepts tested in quant. Once those concepts are in place, you'll be in a much better position to get a good score in that section as well. Give some time to your verbal too, even if you got a V40 or more.
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Hi somya27jain,

From your post, it's not clear how long you've been studying (or if you're just starting out). Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) What were Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for this Diagnostic CAT?

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HI somya27jain,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. Since you scored 520 with a low quant score, it’s clear that you lack certain quant fundamentals that are necessary for a high score. Can you achieve a 680? If you are willing to put in the time and effort, you CAN improve your GMAT score. That being said, moving forward, you need to follow a study plan that allows you to learn linearly, such that you can slowly build GMAT mastery of one topic prior to moving on to the next. Within each topic, begin with the foundations and progress toward more advanced concepts.

For example, if you are learning about Number Properties, you should develop as much conceptual knowledge about Number Properties as possible. In other words, your goal will be to completely understand properties of factorials, perfect squares, quadratic patterns, LCM, GCF, units digit patterns, divisibility, and remainders, to name a few concepts. After carefully reviewing the conceptual underpinnings of how to answer Number Properties questions, practice by answering 50 or more questions just from Number Properties. When you do dozens of questions of the same type one after the other, you learn just what it takes to get questions of that type correct consistently. If you aren't getting close to 90 percent of questions of a certain type correct, go back and seek to better understand how that type of question works, and then do more questions of that type until you get to around at least 90 percent accuracy in your training. If you get 100 percent of some sets correct, even better. Number Properties is just one example; follow this process for all quant topics.

When you are working on learning to answer questions of a particular type, start off taking your time, and then seek to speed up as you get more comfortable answering questions of that type. As you do such practice, do a thorough analysis of each question that you don't get right. If you got a remainder question wrong, ask yourself why. Did you make a careless mistake? Did you not properly apply the remainder formula? Was there a concept you did not understand in the question? By carefully analyzing your mistakes, you will be able to efficiently fix your weaknesses and in turn improve your GMAT quant skills.

So, work on accuracy and generally finding correct answers, work on specific weaker areas one by one to make them strong areas, and when you take a practice GMAT or the real thing, take all the time per question available to do your absolute best to get right answers consistently. The GMAT is essentially a game of seeing how many right answers you can get in the time allotted. Approach the test with that conception in mind, and focus intently on the question in front of you with one goal in mind: getting a CORRECT answer.

In order to follow the path described above, you may need some new quant materials, so take a look at the GMAT Club reviews for the best quant courses.

You also may find it helpful to read my article about how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.

Feel free to reach out with further questions.
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