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How to Maximize Your GMAT Score with New Select Section Order

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New post 26 Jun 2017, 02:25
I took a CAT from MGMAT just to check whether the change in order would affect my score. Here is what happened:

24/6: GMAT prep test 1 : Q44 V36, total 650
26/6: MGMAT with V,Q order: Q39 V34, total 600

Both my Q and V score went down, and I felt tired and exhausted trying to complete just the Verbal part. By the time I got to the middle of the quant section I was just guessing the answers.

I will probably try out the Q,V, IR,AWA order this week and see if that helps me.
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I took a CAT from MGMAT just to check whether the change in order would affect my score. Here is what happened:

24/6: GMAT prep test 1 : Q44 V36, total 650
26/6: MGMAT with V,Q order: Q39 V34, total 600

Both my Q and V score went down, and I felt tired and exhausted trying to complete just the Verbal part. By the time I got to the middle of the quant section I was just guessing the answers.

I will probably try out the Q,V, IR,AWA order this week and see if that helps me.


Hi doublep ,

You are comparing MGMAT and GMATPrep. This is unfair. MGMAT is considered tougher than GMAT Prep(especially Quant).

So, try to compare MGMAT with MGMAT.

I hope that makes sense. :)
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I believe one should also take into consideration the banging of keyboard by other test takers. No matter how deep your ear plug might be those AWA Keyboard noise can be brutal.
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doublep wrote:
I took a CAT from MGMAT just to check whether the change in order would affect my score. Here is what happened:

24/6: GMAT prep test 1 : Q44 V36, total 650
26/6: MGMAT with V,Q order: Q39 V34, total 600

Both my Q and V score went down, and I felt tired and exhausted trying to complete just the Verbal part. By the time I got to the middle of the quant section I was just guessing the answers.

I will probably try out the Q,V, IR,AWA order this week and see if that helps me.


Hi doublep ,

You are comparing MGMAT and GMATPrep. This is unfair. MGMAT is considered tougher than GMAT Prep(especially Quant).

So, try to compare MGMAT with MGMAT.

I hope that makes sense. :)



Yes. MGMAT is tougher than GMAT Prep but there are different opinions about it on this forum as well. Some people consider them equal and others consider the tests by MGMAT tougher.

Has anyone on this forum combined MGMAT questions for practice ? For example there are other combined sets for SC, CR, RC, etc.

Thanks
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doublep wrote:
I took a CAT from MGMAT just to check whether the change in order would affect my score. Here is what happened:

24/6: GMAT prep test 1 : Q44 V36, total 650
26/6: MGMAT with V,Q order: Q39 V34, total 600

Both my Q and V score went down, and I felt tired and exhausted trying to complete just the Verbal part. By the time I got to the middle of the quant section I was just guessing the answers.

I will probably try out the Q,V, IR,AWA order this week and see if that helps me.
That shouldn't happen. As has been pointed out, try comparing tests from the same provider.
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In general, GMATPill recommends taking your weakest section first so you don't run out of mental energy in your most important section.

The only scenario that we would recommend otherwise - is if you are scheduled to take the exam at a time that you are not typically used to "thinking" in complex GMAT terms.

For example, if you are not a morning person - but for whatever logistical reason, you are scheduled for an 8am exam -- it could be difficult for you to focus first thing in the morning. For some people, they need some time to get in the rhythm of things - and that difference could be substantial.

Of course, you want to schedule the exam at a time slot that works best for you and your mental alertness. But scheduling doesn't always work perfectly - so if you're in the situation above - I would say that's one scenario where you might want to start off with something that isn't as important for you -- and then gradually transition into your weakest/ most important section.

Does that make sense?

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I recommend the opposite for most test takers, actually--it's better to start with your stronger section, particularly from a psychological perspective. Either way, the Quant and Verbal are both in the first 2.5 hours of the test, so I wouldn't worry much about running out of energy at the end of either section.

Verbal is normally my stronger score, so the last time I took the GMAT, I chose Verbal/Quant/IR/AWA as my section order. I scored 750: Q50, V42, IR 8, AWA 6. Next time I take the test, I will try Quant first to see what happens.

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