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02 Jan 2019, 07:41
How can i get practice test discount?

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02 Jan 2019, 13:48
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

From your post, I'm wondering if you are planning to take a lot of CATs in a short period of time? A CAT is really a 'measuring device' - when used correctly, it will give you a realistic score and help define your strengths and weaknesses, but it will NOT help you to fix any of those weaknesses. To raise your scores, you have to learn the necessary Tactics and put in the proper practice and repetitions. The CAT will show you whether your studies are helping you to improve or not. As such, you really shouldn't take more than 1 FULL CAT per week.

Assuming that you are still studying with the goal of increasing your Scores, 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 so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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02 Jan 2019, 20:47
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

From your post, I'm wondering if you are planning to take a lot of CATs in a short period of time? A CAT is really a 'measuring device' - when used correctly, it will give you a realistic score and help define your strengths and weaknesses, but it will NOT help you to fix any of those weaknesses. To raise your scores, you have to learn the necessary Tactics and put in the proper practice and repetitions. The CAT will show you whether your studies are helping you to improve or not. As such, you really shouldn't take more than 1 FULL CAT per week.

Assuming that you are still studying with the goal of increasing your Scores, 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 so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Your answer is totally irrelevant. I just want to know how can i get these test series at discounted price. I have heard people getting them for \$10, \$15, \$20...

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02 Jan 2019, 23:06
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

In another post, you implied that you were going to take the GMAT in less than 3 weeks, but you were looking to improve your Verbal Scaled Score from a V15 to a V40. Taking lots of practice CATs in a short period of time will NOT lead to that type of improvement. The V40+ is a score that 90% of Test Takers will never achieve on the Official GMAT (regardless of how long they study or the number of times that they take the GMAT), so if you're serious about earning that type of Score, then you're going to need to make some significant changes to how you handle the Verbal section (and my questions ARE relevant because we need to define how you've been studying so that we can define what you need to work on going forward). Burning through a bunch of practice CATs - if you're not close to your Score Goal - would just be a big waste of all of that practice material.

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02 Jan 2019, 23:18
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

In another post, you implied that you were going to take the GMAT in less than 3 weeks, but you were looking to improve your Verbal Scaled Score from a V15 to a V40. Taking lots of practice CATs in a short period of time will NOT lead to that type of improvement. The V40+ is a score that 90% of Test Takers will never achieve on the Official GMAT (regardless of how long they study or the number of times that they take the GMAT), so if you're serious about earning that type of Score, then you're going to need to make some significant changes to how you handle the Verbal section (and my questions ARE relevant because we need to define how you've been studying so that we can define what you need to work on going forward). Burning through a bunch of practice CATs - if you're not close to your Score Goal - would just be a big waste of all of that practice material.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

I was in doubt about algorithm of that test. So the next day i attempted Veritas free test. In that test i got V30 (though i don't know how accurate it is).

Perhaps in any case, I'll need to join a test series soon, i just want a good test series at DISCOUNTED price

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02 Jan 2019, 23:25
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

From your post, I'm wondering if you are planning to take a lot of CATs in a short period of time? A CAT is really a 'measuring device' - when used correctly, it will give you a realistic score and help define your strengths and weaknesses, but it will NOT help you to fix any of those weaknesses. To raise your scores, you have to learn the necessary Tactics and put in the proper practice and repetitions. The CAT will show you whether your studies are helping you to improve or not. As such, you really shouldn't take more than 1 FULL CAT per week.

Assuming that you are still studying with the goal of increasing your Scores, 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 so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

I have been studying verbal for a month. Mainly from OG. Almost completed 70% of verbal oart of OG. Currently i am studies 3-4 hours a day but can increase it to 10 hours a day.

Aim is 730+ score,and have to write gmat by the end of January.

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02 Jan 2019, 23:33
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

If you took those two CATs on back-to-back days - and scored V15 and V30 - then it's likely that your current 'Verbal ability' is between those two results.

"Review" is an exceptionally important part of the GMAT training process; your ability to define WHY you're getting questions wrong is essential to defining the areas that you need to work on (and the specific things that you need to 'fix'). As such, I'd like to know a bit more about your most recent CAT. While a full Mistake Tracker would provide a lot more information, there are some basic questions that you should be able to answer (and the more EXACT you can be with your answers, the better):

1) To start, what were your overall scores on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

After reviewing each section of your most recent CAT, how many questions did you get wrong....
1) Because of a silly/little mistake?
2) Because there was some math/verbal that you just could not remember how to do?
3) Because the question was too hard?
4) Because you were low on time and had to guess?
5) How many Verbal questions did you 'narrow down to 2 choices' but still get wrong?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
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03 Jan 2019, 01:44
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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

If you took those two CATs on back-to-back days - and scored V15 and V30 - then it's likely that your current 'Verbal ability' is between those two results.

"Review" is an exceptionally important part of the GMAT training process; your ability to define WHY you're getting questions wrong is essential to defining the areas that you need to work on (and the specific things that you need to 'fix'). As such, I'd like to know a bit more about your most recent CAT. While a full Mistake Tracker would provide a lot more information, there are some basic questions that you should be able to answer (and the more EXACT you can be with your answers, the better):

1) To start, what were your overall scores on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

After reviewing each section of your most recent CAT, how many questions did you get wrong....
1) Because of a silly/little mistake?
2) Because there was some math/verbal that you just could not remember how to do?
3) Because the question was too hard?
4) Because you were low on time and had to guess?
5) How many Verbal questions did you 'narrow down to 2 choices' but still get wrong?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

My score in first test that is of princeton was 530(V15-Q48) and in second test that is of veritas was 620(V30, Q46)

First test was doubtful in marking.
Accuracy in almost all the sections was in between 60%-70%.

In verbal, there was a serious time issue, i had to blindly guess 7-9 questions out of whick i got 2 correct.

In quant 1-2 question were difficult, rest i got wrong as right approach didn't hit my mind at the instant or because of silly mistakes. It was may be because i haven't prepared for quant yet, as i consider it being a strength part, can be covered within few days. So focus is verbal right now.
There wasn't any time issue in quant, i finished my second test within 45 minutes.

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03 Jan 2019, 17:06
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

Assuming that your overall 'ability level' is closer to a 600 than a 500, raising a 600 to the point that you could consistently score 730+ will likely require at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. If you have to take the GMAT by the end of January, then there will likely be a limit to how much you could improve, so you shouldn't 'rush in' to take the GMAT if you don't absolutely "have to."

1) Are you basing your current plan around an upcoming application deadline (and if so, then what is the deadline?)?
2) If you don't score 730+ by the end of January, how will your plans change?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
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03 Jan 2019, 22:10
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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi UdayPratapSingh,

Assuming that your overall 'ability level' is closer to a 600 than a 500, raising a 600 to the point that you could consistently score 730+ will likely require at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. If you have to take the GMAT by the end of January, then there will likely be a limit to how much you could improve, so you shouldn't 'rush in' to take the GMAT if you don't absolutely "have to."

1) Are you basing your current plan around an upcoming application deadline (and if so, then what is the deadline?)?
2) If you don't score 730+ by the end of January, how will your plans change?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Are you sure, i won't be able to do it this month?

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