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RC analysis: How to Improve from here? Accuracy: 50-60% & Time: 2.5 mi

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New post 25 Aug 2017, 09:37
Hello Everyone,

I am attaching here my analysis on RC section, Please have a look. I am currently getting average 50-60% right with 2.5 min per question.

I have to improve from here and achieve 80% accuracy with 2 min per question. Please tell me what strategy should i follow from now on wards.

I am non native speaker and this is my second time I am giving gmat. I am planning to give gmat by October end so I have only 2 months now. It would be a great help if anyone will help me in my analysis and let me know what possible steps should i take to improve my score.

Thanks,

Akash
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New post 25 Aug 2017, 19:16
Hi akashbolster,

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 so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?
4) How did you score on your first Official GMAT (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

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

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New post 26 Aug 2017, 12:09
Thanks for your reply,

1) I have studied more than 500 hours (almost 4 months) last year (not kidding, i did really) and around 100 hours now from last 2 month of this year.

2) For RC currently i am doing OG and verbal 2nd edition. Also, reading few fiction novels. For Sc i am religiously following egmat.

3) I have not given any full length test so far, but scoring 42 to 43 in quants and verbal i have not given.

4) I scored 460 in my previous gmat exam.

6) my target is 730 to 740

7) I am planning to give gmat by october end

8) Before January i am planing to apply business schools

9) Kelly, Ross, NYU, and ISB

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New post 26 Aug 2017, 16:38
Hi akashbolster,

Until we have a realistic assessment of your current skills, strengths and weaknesses, there's no way to know whether you should actually be focused on RC right now or not. As such, I strongly recommend that you take a new, FULL-LENGTH CAT 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.

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Hi rich, I have given a full length test of Princeton review including IR and AWA, i Scored only 380 marks (V11,Q32), and IR =1. I have corrected 27 questions out of 37 questions in Quant and in verbal i have corrected 19 questions out of 41 questions. My accuracy in CR is around 60 to 70%, SC accuracy was 40 to 50% and 20 to 30% accuracy was in RC. I am in shock after giving the exam. Please tell me how to improve.

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Hi akashbolster,

Using this recent CAT score and your prior Official GMAT Score as reference, you have some serious work to do to score 730+. You will have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections (including all 3 Verbal categories: SC, RC and CR) - and all of that work will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study. By extension, that means that you will probably have to push back your applications to a latter Round. While that idea probably does not make you happy, if you do not have a competitive-enough GMAT Score, then an application deadline really does not matter.

Given everything that you have described, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a full GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led), so you should plan to look into the available options. Most GMAT Companies offer some type of free materials (practice problems, Trial Accounts, videos, etc.) that you can use to 'test out' a product before you buy it. We have a variety of those resources at out site (www.empowergmat.com). I suggest that you take advantage of all of them then choose the one that best matches your personality, timeline and budget.

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