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Hey!

I have take a couple of Manhattan CATS and my average score is around 580. With Q at 40 and verbal 32. I plan to give the GMAT final exam by the end of the month.
And need to score above 650 to have a shot at a good college, as the deadlines are also approaching. I would appreciate if you guys can share some study plan to work on.
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I have take a couple of Manhattan CATS and my average score is around 580. With Q at 40 and verbal 32. I plan to give the GMAT final exam by the end of the month.
And need to score above 650 to have a shot at a good college, as the deadlines are also approaching. I would appreciate if you guys can share some study plan to work on.
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Hi harshf15 ,

I think you should focus on Quant as it is easier to improve. A quant score of 48 and verbal score of 32-34 will lead you to get your desired score.

Try to do 500/600 level questions and keep a log of your mistakes. Review your mistakes every week and learn from them.

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I was in your shoes back then too! Although it took me around a month to get above a 650. You're luckier than me since you got a good verbal score (above 30) on your first try. To improve quant, there were a couple of things I did.

1. Work on concepts through MGMAT books. I'm not sure whether you have studied the series but even if you did, chances are you might just be breezing through them instead of understanding how to approach the question systematically. Your goal is to be able to produce these systematic approaches during the exam.

2. Do GMATPrep CATS. GMATPrep CATs are by far the best at simulating the exam experience. I suggest you but the bundle available on GMAC website that sells one question bank along with the two exams. It has discounts too I think and it's super worth it.

3. Create an error log. What I mean by an error log is a way to find out which areas you are weak at. Around week 3 of studying you should be able to gather enough information to spend on the last week fixing your silly mistakes.

4. Learn from others. Through the questions you do, try to find online solutions where peeps at the GMAT club have come up with their own way of tackling problems that may be faster than what you are doing. As you participate with the forum, the more active learning you engage in. This will allow you to feel less panicky in the exam room have versatile approaches along with systematic approaches to your quants.

5. Practice on the official guide! The first 200 questions are easy and you should aim at getting 95% above accuracy rate. After those 200 questions, you will encounter much harder math and you should aim to understand what's the best way for you to 1) mitigate mistakes 2) solve questions quickly.

I suggest studying at least 3 hours per day on the questions. Good luck! Shoot me a PM if you have any questions :)
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New post 10 Jun 2017, 05:08
Hi Harsh,

you have scored Q40 V32.
It is easier to improve Q score in comparison to V score. you can raise your Q score to 48-50

Few tips:

Read OG book quant concept.
Manhattan quant book . specially their advance section.
Read GMATCLUB quant book freely available.

Then use GMAT CLUB quant cats. these are the best resource to improve quant score to 50. I have raised my q score to 50 using these tests only.
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You should focus on Math. You should practice questions from GMAT CLUB, try to avoid silly mistakes and control your time during the exam. In verbal focus on improve your stamina and read carefully in CR and RC, that can give you extra points.

Good luck dude.
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New post 10 Jun 2017, 11:18
Hi harshf15,

The end of June is less than 3 weeks away, so if you're planning to take your GMAT at some point during this month, then you don't have much potential study time remaining. Raising your score 70 points in under 3 weeks might be too challenging of a goal to be considered realistic. By extension, you would have a much better chance of scoring 650+ if you could push back your Test Date and study longer.

All of that having been said, 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:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
4) Did you take the FULL CAT each time (with the Essay and IR sections)?

Goals:
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi harshf15,

The end of June is less than 3 weeks away, so if you're planning to take your GMAT at some point during this month, then you don't have much potential study time remaining. Raising your score 70 points in under 3 weeks might be too challenging of a goal to be considered realistic. By extension, you would have a much better chance of scoring 650+ if you could push back your Test Date and study longer.

All of that having been said, 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:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
4) Did you take the FULL CAT each time (with the Essay and IR sections)?

Goals:
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi,

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1. I have been studying for the Gmat for over a month.
2. I use the Manhattan SC strategy guide, Kaplan Math workbook the OG and for practice questions NOVA.
3. The first time I gave a Princeton cat in which i got Q 35 V 22 Total of 500. After I gave the Manhattan CATS i have given two of those and got a score of 590 and 570 respectively. My quant score is stuck in the 40 mark.
4. No I have not given with essay and IR. As i wanted to work on the fundamental score first and then work on IR.

5. I plan to apply this September for the intake of 2018.
6. UCLA,HEC Paris, Rotman at least FT top 50.

Thanks looking forward for your insights.
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Hi harshf15,

Test Day is a rather specific 'event' - the details are specific and they matter, so you have to train as best as you can for all of them. The more realistic you can make your CATs, the more likely the score results are to be accurate. The more you deviate, the more "inflated" your practice scores can become - and that's likely what happened here. By skipping the Essay and IR sections, you took shorter, easier Exams that required less effort and energy - and that means that your practice CAT scores are likely not completely accurate. In addition, if you did anything else that would be considered unrealistic (such as taking the CATs at home or taking them at a different time of day from when you'll take the Official GMAT), then your scores could be further 'off.'

Since we don't really know your current 'ability level' right now, I strongly recommend that you take one of the Official GMAT CATs and take it in a realistic fashion (take the FULL CAT - with the Essay and IR sections, take it away from your home, at the same time of day as when you'll take the Official GMAT, etc.). Once you have that score, you should report back here and we can discuss how best to proceed. Considering your score goal, you will likely need MORE time than you have allotted. This is meant to say that you should consider pushing back your Test Date.

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harshf15 wrote:
Hey!

I have take a couple of Manhattan CATS and my average score is around 580. With Q at 40 and verbal 32. I plan to give the GMAT final exam by the end of the month.
And need to score above 650 to have a shot at a good college, as the deadlines are also approaching. I would appreciate if you guys can share some study plan to work on.
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it is better to start with taking a CAT exam know starting point 3 month is pretty enough time so you can start with Best comprehensive material

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

Start with quant, learn the concepts tested on GMAT After learning, practice your learned section with times practice You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT
Learn concepts and 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 CATs

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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With my own experience, I feel that the easiest thing which you can do right now which will help you maximize your score is to review the answers of each question you did wrong and see if you didnt knew the concept or if there was some challenge with the application.

Error log, GMAT Prep material will help you fine tune your preparation once you reach to the level of 650+ but at this point of time, your concepts for all topics should be very clear. Go through GMAT Club quizes and CATs as they are a great repository and have fantastic explanation to each problem as well.
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New post 29 Jul 2017, 23:12
Hey Guys,

Thanks for your advice. I gave a mock test yesterday and scored a 660 Q 46 V34. I have my official GMAT in a week should be able to sustain this level. Although I am scoring low on my CR any tips on the same?

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