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I am preparing for GMAT from months now..Though I wasnt too consistent with studies...But I am preparing from past 3 months... I started with a score of 380 in first base test...Then it came down to 300 and now 240... I have to give my GMAT by January ...My target score is above 700..Please help me..What should I do? Should I give up the dream of entering into big b schools ..

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Fisrt off, I would ask you not to give up. It'll take some time and effort but I'm sure you can pull up your score. Having said this, for any of us to help you, we'll need a bit more information. Give us the break-up of your composite score so that we can determine which area you are stronger at and tell us if Jan is a non-negotiable date.

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Fisrt off, I would ask you not to give up. It'll take some time and effort but I'm sure you can pull up your score. Having said this, for any of us to help you, we'll need a bit more information. Give us the break-up of your composite score so that we can determine which area you are stronger at and tell us if Jan is a non-negotiable date.

In my second test there were so many silly mistakes...So this time I was more careful...In quant I did 30 questions and got 50% right... In verbal I did some 25 question and I for 60% right...But my verbal score was more than quant .. I am targeting Jan for now..But if required I can push it little bit

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When you say you did a certain number of questions in each section I take it you left the others unanswered? If that is indeed the case, then let me tell you that the penalty for leaving a question far exceeds the penalty for getting it wrong. This is probably the reason behind your declining score. The first objective of taking the exam is to complete ALL the questions, even if it means you have to guess.

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I am preparing for GMAT from months now..Though I wasnt too consistent with studies...But I am preparing from past 3 months... I started with a score of 380 in first base test...Then it came down to 300 and now 240... I have to give my GMAT by January ...My target score is above 700..Please help me..What should I do? Should I give up the dream of entering into big b schools ..


Hello

Better to start with taking a CAT exam know starting point 3-4 month is pretty enough time so you can start with Best comprehensive material

Best Books

1. Manhattan GMAT Quant Guides
2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides
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Aristotle Verbal Guide for CR critical reasoning bible is best book with 300+ pages of comprehensive Data

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Start with Quant, learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

Best Mocks

1. Official GMAC (50+50$)
2. Manhattan GMAT (49$)
3. GMAT Club Quant CATs (80$)
4. Veritas CATs (49$ but you can buy at 15-20$ During sale period)

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I am preparing for GMAT from months now..Though I wasnt too consistent with studies...But I am preparing from past 3 months... I started with a score of 380 in first base test...Then it came down to 300 and now 240... I have to give my GMAT by January ...My target score is above 700..Please help me..What should I do? Should I give up the dream of entering into big b schools ..



Hi ranika,

Kindly do not be disheartened as GMAT is all about high commitment. It’s a good thing you have taken your practice exams. You now know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for around 4 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course as you may be a bit weak with your concepts. 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 Optimus Prep as they have great reviews on GMATCLUB.

Also for 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 also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. 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 a 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 practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

Lastly I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of OG, the verbal review and GMATPREP QP1 for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Hope this helps. All the best.
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