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New post 04 Jan 2018, 13:19
Hi,

Hope you guys are doing good.

I took a break from my office of 5 weeks for gmat.

My diagnostic exam score was 480
After 5 weeks of study i have managed a score of max 580.

I gave 6 mocks (gmat prep and veritas)
The scored were 480,510,570,570,560,580.

I prepared using veritas content books and practice..

I aim to score 700 plus.

Please help me by suggesting how to go ahead and increase my score to the desired score.

Thanks.



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Sawan Kumar wrote:
Hi,

Hope you guys are doing good.

I took a break from my office of 5 weeks for gmat.

My diagnostic exam score was 480
After 5 weeks of study i have managed a score of max 580.

I gave 6 mocks (gmat prep and veritas)
The scored were 480,510,570,570,560,580.

I prepared using veritas content books and practice..

I aim to score 700 plus.

Please help me by suggesting how to go ahead and increase my score to the desired score.

Thanks.

Dear sawan Kumar,

My friend, I'm happy to respond. :-)

There is a certain irony inherent in what you are asking. To understand what I mean, please see this article:
GMAT Study Plan for a 700 or More

If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to discuss them with you.

Best of luck, my friend,
Mike :-)
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Hi Sawan Kumar,

To start, many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so the fact that you improved 100 points in just 5 weeks is a good sign. That having been said, raising a 580 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll likely have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. 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 have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
2) Did you take the FULL CAT each time (with the Essay and IR sections)?

Goals:
3) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi Rich,

I have taken full lengths cats.

For my sectional score info,

I have reached max 43 in Quant and 27 in verbal.

Application- I guess , i now can apply in the next opening only.i.e September
For 2019 session, considering for the practice,effort and time i need to get my score.

I have no such schools planned in my mind,
I aim to get the desired score and then search for schools.

Suggestions will be appreciated

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Hi Sawan Kumar,

To properly assess your current skills, strengths and weaknesses, I really need to know the exact Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores you earned on EACH CAT. If there are patterns in your performances, then we need to define them (and if there are inconsistencies, then it helps to know about those before you continue studying).

1) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Since you're not planning to apply to Business School until September, you have plenty of time to continue studying and improving - which is good. To hit 700+ though, you're going to have to hone specific skills and commit to a consistent study routine.

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New post 07 Jan 2018, 02:19
Hi Rich,

Out of my four CATs

My score was
1st - Q 42, V 27
2nd-Q 43, V 25
3rd- Q 41, V 27
4th- Q 43, V 27..

In verbal the pattern which i faced was in one cat i failed miserably due to RC and got 85 percent of my cr questions correct,
In another i failed miserably in cr and got my rc correct.
Sc has been consistent with 60-65 percent accuracy.

Help is highly appreciated.

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Hi Sawan Kumar,

In your original post, you referred to 6 CAT scores, so I'm going to assume that the data in this last post is from your last 4 CATs.

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Assuming a similar 'swing' in how your CATs function, these 4 CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (about 570 +/- a few points). While you might naturally improve as you continue to study, you mentioned that your studies so far have been 'book heavy' and many Test Takers who use study in that way end up getting 'stuck' at a particular score level. This is meant to say that you'll likely end up needing to invest in some new non-book resources to hit your Score Goal.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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