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Request to Evaluate ESR

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06 Dec 2018, 04:53
Hi there,

Request you to evaluate my ESR. I wish to take the exam in the next two weeks while preparing for R2 applications for B-Schools.

Study materials used so far -
1. OG 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2. OG Verbal and Quant Review 2016, 2017, 2018
3. Manhattan Quant Guides
4. Manhattan Verbal Guides
5. E-GMAT online course

Tests Taken -
1. Kaplan
2. Manhattan
3. GMAT PREP (Avg. score in mocks - 720)
4. Princeton
5. Tests from Experts Global

I want to apply to Cambridge, Kellogg, Ross, INSEAD, IMD and other top-tier B-Schools and hence want to improve my score.
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Updated on: 06 Dec 2018, 05:21
Hey aj42442,
I can give you my quick impressions:
first of all, obviously - good job!
in verbal, you gave yourself a huge leg up by having a perfect first quarter of the section. amazing! questions consequently got harder, and you made some mistakes in the 2nd quarter, but still impressive (71% correct). I'm more concerned with what happened next: eve though the questions kept getting easier, you did progressively worse. this suggests to me that you either got tired or stressed. either way, the implication is that you need to work on your test taking skills - the ability to sit still and solve 30 questions or more in a row is a skill in and of itself, and needs to be developed.
This is strengthened by the fact that the end of the Quant section took you way, way longer per question than throughout the section, even though the questions weren't harder. I'm guessing you just got tired?
In quant, problem solving clearly stands out as a question type which takes you way longer than the others. this suggests that you are probably solving it precisely (i.e. doing all the calculations), and that you could benefit from using some alternative or logical solution strategies. this is what the PAL system on examPAL is all about - if you sign up for the trial version, take a loot at our first lesson - Intro to PAL.
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06 Dec 2018, 13:54
Hi aj42442,

I'll be happy to analyze your ESR for you. First though, I've sent you a PM with some questions.

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10 Dec 2018, 08:24
Hi aj42442,

First off, nice job on the 700! That being said, I see that you want to improve your score, so I’m happy to provide some feedback on your current score. Let’s start with verbal.

Another component to understanding what you are reading is being “present” when reading. Don’t worry about how things are going at work, or what you will eat for dinner, or even how long you’re taking to read through the passage. Just focus on what is in front of you, word by word, line by line. Furthermore, try to make reading fun. For example, even if you are reading about a topic that bores you, pretend that you are the person making the argument. By doing so, you will make the passage more relatable to YOU, and ultimately you should be able to read with greater focus.

One final component of Reading Comprehension that may be tripping you up is that RC questions contain one or more trap answers that seem to answer the question but don't really. So, a key part of training to correctly answer RC questions is learning to notice the differences between these trap answers and correct answers. You have to learn to see how trap answers seem to follow from what the passages say, but don't really, while correct answers fit what the passages say exactly.

Now, regarding quant, although a Q47 is a pretty great quant score, you should look to bring up your quant score by a few points. Although your ESR indicates that you are weakest in Geometry and Equalities/Inequalities/Algebra, you must be careful not to over-infer based on that data, since you are looking at a sample size of only 31 questions.

So, work on accuracy and generally finding correct answers, work on specific weaker areas one by one to make them strong areas, and when you take a practice GMAT or the real thing, take all the time per question available to do your absolute best to get right answers consistently. The GMAT is essentially a game of seeing how many right answers you can get in the time allotted. Approach the test with that conception in mind, and focus intently on the question in front of you with one goal in mind: getting a CORRECT answer.

how to score a 700+ on the GMAT.

Please reach out with any further questions.

Let’s do this!!
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13 Dec 2018, 11:04
Hi aj42442,

I am sorry that your scores were not in line with your expectations. Since you have used our course, I would request you to write to us at support@e-gmat.comwith your registered email id so that we can look at your Scholaranium and course dashboard to give you precise inputs.

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20 Dec 2018, 22:43
Hello All

I gave last gmat on 18th sept 2018 and scored 570 .then i registered egmat and gave another yesterday and could score 580 only.I really donot know what went wrong.My verbal score decreased from V29 to V28 this time.even in quant i scored 42 only.I marked last qsn but could not submit it before time ran out.Did it affect? I donot know why i am not able to score in exam .I gave Mgmat test and scored 660 .I can solve tough questions of gmatclub easily too. Donot know what happens in exam.I am attaching both esrs .Please evaluate and let me know which areas to focus on.Is there any fun of giving exam again as most colleges deadlines are ending?I am ready to study one more month and give exam,but i do not know what to study now.And will it be beneficial if i have to apply this year itself.Please look into this.I shall be highly thankful.

I havecompleted OGS 2018,2017,2016 Approx 600 qsns of SC,500 qsns of CR,250 qsns of RC.
In quant i have solved mgmat,og and jamboree material.
Have solved approx 600-700 question of 700+level.
Do not know what to do now.Please guide.
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21 Dec 2018, 09:12
Hi vanam53923,

1) How many practice GMAT tests did you take? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

2) Please describe how you studied. For how many hours a day did you study and for how many months?

3) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

4) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

5) For how many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

6) What is your GMAT goal score?

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21 Dec 2018, 16:18
Hi Manav,

I've sent you a PM with some ESR notes and additional questions.

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21 Dec 2018, 21:03
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Hi vanam53923,
ScottTargetTestPrep

1) How many practice GMAT tests did you take? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).
Last time i took 4 gmat tests from mba.com exam 1 and 2 and 2 times after resetting,this time i gave one free cat of Mgmat only.Scored 660 (v36,q44)

2) Please describe how you studied. For how many hours a day did you study and for how many months?
Per day on average i have studied 6 hours.Weekends i use to study 10-12 hours.
In last 3 months i have finished egmat verbal,ogs(compilation of egmat),verbal review(compilation of egmat)
For quant : mgmat all 700 +qsns,jamboree material,ogs

3) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?
This thing i have no idea.I want to apply to one of top 100 colleges of world.

4) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?
I am ready to take it with in a month

5) For how many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?
6 hours a day i can study .
6) What is your GMAT goal score?
720+

ScottTargetTestPrep

1) How many practice GMAT tests did you take? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).
Last time i took 4 gmat tests from mba.com exam 1 and 2 and 2 times after resetting,this time i gave one free cat of Mgmat only.Scored 660 (v36,q44)

2) Please describe how you studied. For how many hours a day did you study and for how many months?
Per day on average i have studied 6 hours.Weekends i use to study 10-12 hours.
In last 3 months i have finished egmat verbal,ogs(compilation of egmat),verbal review(compilation of egmat)
For quant : mgmat all 700 +qsns,jamboree material,ogs

3) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?
This thing i have no idea.I want to apply to one of top 100 colleges of world.

4) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?
I am ready to take it with in a month

5) For how many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?
6 hours a day i can study .
6) What is your GMAT goal score?
720+
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