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Hello All,

I encountered a strange thing that when I took the GMAT Prep test with minimal preparation then I scored 640(Q49,V28) but after 6 months of rigourous preparation studying OG 16, Manhattan books, E-Gmat verbal, Veritas PDFs , solving numerous problems in gmat club forusand taking various tests of GMAT prep as well as other test companies , I am still scoring in the 640 to 660 range. Unfortunately in the real gmat I scored a 600(Q49,V24) last weenkend.

Can anyone please explain why is there no change in score even after 6 months preparation? Because how much I was scoring before any preparation remains more or less the same even after so much preparation.

What should I do differently, which course should i take, what is the way out?

My targer score is 730-740.

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Som do you have your ESR? Share it for others to be able to give advice. And elaborate on your study plan.


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Som do you have your ESR? Share it for others to be able to give advice. And elaborate on your study plan.


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Thanks Bob for the reply. Since i got such an unexpected low score of 600, so i cancelled the exam. So probably i wont get the esr for a cancelled exam

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New post 04 Aug 2018, 02:22
You can still get an esr for canceled scores.

As for your case, i am facing a similar thing. First diag was 680. Lots of studying and scored 620 multiple times. I was scoring 720-730’s at home...
If you want an answer i am also interested

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Hey charmingsom,

I feel for you... lack of improvement is always frustrating, especially after having put in so much effort.
As you've no doubt noticed, your scores suggest that your main barrier is improving your Verbal score.
There can be many many reasons for a mid range Verbal, such as
- inefficient methodologies (do you get confused by the different answer choices or take too much time?)
- lack of attention to detail (especially in SC but also in RC)
- having difficulty breaking down a CR question into its logical components
- and many more

Before I offer you any personal advice, I'd appreciate the answers to a few questions:
1. Have you maintained and used an error log?
2. Have you ordered an ESR? If so, please attach it here, I'll be happy to analyze it for you.
3. When you took your CATs, did you make sure to take them in the same time conditions as the real exam? (without pausing / splitting into parts)

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I am attaching herewith my ESR report for your analysis, review and feedback
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