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07 Jul 2018, 22:33
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Hi I gave my GMAT today and scored 630, Q 50 and V25.
In my mocks I was getting 680- 710 consistently w Q49-50, V 32-35.

I am targetting 1st round ISB application which is 15th Sep. I also need time to write down essays for ISB.

Any help will be appreciated.
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08 Jul 2018, 05:29
I have a similar story. I gave Gmat on 05.07.18 with a plan of applying in round 1. Got V 25 and Q 49. I think I messed my verbal quite badly. In my mocks ( mostly official test 1-4 ), I was getting around 670 -710 ( V32-36 Q 48-50). I had a hint during my prep that if the level of verbal during the exam was even a little higher, I was going to mess it up during the actual exam. And exactly how it turned out to be. The weakest link in my prep was comprehension on a general level. I need much more time to comprehend complex sentences, and once I was able to comprehend or get the clarity, solving even tough questions were piece of cake. During the actual exam, I spent too much time on some RC and CR question and that as a result, jeopardized my whole exam. Now I am again planning to give exam with at least 1 and half of preparation, weeding out my deficiencies of verbal skill.
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08 Jul 2018, 05:49
I also have comprehension problem and need time. That is why I had to solve last 10 ques in 10 mins. How are you planning to do that.
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GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V33
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08 Jul 2018, 06:16
ankit7agarwal wrote:
Have you tried it?

Egmat Verbal online (\$199), right?

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Yes, I am using it. Works for me. The course is all the material you will ever need to prepare for the verbal section. The only commitment needed is meticulous efforts. And as I can see you have already mastered your quant, so once you are good at verbal you can easily cross the 700 bar.
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GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V33
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08 Jul 2018, 06:32
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Mocks - Yes (Though not that great, third party - 800 scores)

Additional questions yes - their verbal scholaranium is just fantastic.

And if my suggestions are useful please provide kudos. Thanks
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08 Jul 2018, 06:40
ankit7agarwal wrote:
Hi I gave my GMAT today and scored 630, Q 50 and V25.
In my mocks I was getting 680- 710 consistently w Q49-50, V 32-35.

I am targetting 1st round ISB application which is 15th Sep. I also need time to write down essays for ISB.

Any help will be appreciated.

If you have scored consistently well in your mocks, the only difference is pressure.

Pressure plays and important role and you need to know how to handle it.
See what time of the day you are comfortable and your mind is active. Give mocks in different times of the day and pick the slot which you are comfortable with.
This is also one factor to consider.
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08 Jul 2018, 06:44
I am attaching my ESR snapshot for the reference.
This show how bad I was in last 10 ques.

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11 Jul 2018, 10:04
ankit7agarwal wrote:
I also have comprehension problem and need time. That is why I had to solve last 10 ques in 10 mins. How are you planning to do that.

Well one month of prep has definitely given me insight that reading and comprehension ability are something which cant be improved overnight. The areas on which I need to work is understanding complex sentences and deciphering its grammatical and structural meaning. I thought reading general news stuff from Indian news website or new papers is enough. But in reality I was never this wrong.

First thing I plan to take a subscription of ny times ( or WSJ etc ). I plan to read their articles, at least 4-5 daily. The language used by these magazines or news websites is very similar to what comes in GMAT. There article is full of complex sentences, with almost every sentence using complex parallelism and modifier structures.

I have planned to read at-least 3-4 articles/opinion/columns from NY times and will use all the basics of verbal ability that I had learned from E Gmat course. This will help me in developing my comprehension skills. The articles are completely from a pool of foreign topics, which is exactly what we face in GMAT verbal questions.

In one article, I will focus on just speed of reading and comprehension. In second one, I will go deep and look at the sentence structure to know the grammar involved. In the second one, I will try to develop my summarizing ability.

One things which I really want to emphasis is the importance of pre-thinking the answer before looking at the options of any question which comes in Verbal section. This is very important, as this will completely eliminate the need to go back to SC or RC or even CR passage.

So my final plan is to go near a hit rate of at least 80 % and practice as much as I can from OG, E Gmat materials and other sources on this forum. Once I am confident enough and overcame my anxiety or nervousness, I will retake probably in sept 1st week. In the mean time, I will also work on my Essay.
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