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# Scored 380 on first Practicse Test

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28 Feb 2018, 20:44
So without any prep and just going through basics of Quantitative, I attempted a practice test and scored a meager 380.

I am targeting for 700+ and have no exact deadline or date in mind for test. But hoping to take the test in next 4-6 months time frame.

Looking forward for some advice and help, how to start and do good on the exam?

Thank you for all the advice and help experts
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04 Mar 2018, 00:17
maverickfhs wrote:
So without any prep and just going through basics of Quantitative, I attempted a practice test and scored a meager 380.

I am targeting for 700+ and have no exact deadline or date in mind for test. But hoping to take the test in next 4-6 months time frame.

Looking forward for some advice and help, how to start and do good on the exam?

Thank you for all the advice and help experts

Now that you have taken a sample test to assess your current level, you must consistently prep for the test for about 2 months before taking any Mock test again.

The best way to start the preparation is to start the prep from the part that looks most appealing and most interesting to you.

If you think that Verbal interests you more then start with it from the official guide. There are various free online courses available so if you wish then you may refer to them as well.

If you think Quant interests you more then do the same with quant as well but please make sure that you are aware of the fact that the official guide doesn't represent the actual level of the GMAT exam which might be a little tougher than how Official Guide may represent it to be.

In case you are planning to take some expert advise then it would be very helpful as you will have both the direction and help to move forward.

Jump from 380 to 700 is very optimistic however nothing is a big obstacle of the roadmap is available and zeal to move in the right direction, with right efforts and with right attitude is present.

Hope things turn out to be in your favour soon. If you need a demo assessment then we might help you with a free demo sessions to help you understand weakness and a sound plan to work in the right direction.

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Re: Scored 380 on first Practicse Test  [#permalink]

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04 Mar 2018, 13:39
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Jumping from 380 to 700 is going to take sometime. One thing to remember is 380 is not your actual capability. A lot of factors come in.Like, you know most of the stuff, but hard to recollect thing and you were nervous during the exam or you didnt utilize the timer properly. if these are the reasons, it would be much easier to move closer to 700. I would strongly suggest 3 months prep if you are aiming at 700.good luck
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06 Mar 2018, 18:34
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maverickfhs wrote:
So without any prep and just going through basics of Quantitative, I attempted a practice test and scored a meager 380.

I am targeting for 700+ and have no exact deadline or date in mind for test. But hoping to take the test in next 4-6 months time frame.

Looking forward for some advice and help, how to start and do good on the exam?

Thank you for all the advice and help experts

For the first few weeks of your studies, we recommend focused studying in each subsection.

With your score at 380 - it's somewhat secondary where you weakness is. In this situation, you can focus on SC first.

Why?

Because SC is all about sentence structure and meaning -- and better understanding sentence structure will help you to make better sense of the paragraphs and passages in CR and RC.

Once you do, say, 5 days in a row of studying ONLY SC -- then move onto the next section.

Also - before you go to bed, try to review what you learned that day - that will help your brain to retain what you learned.

Do it again when you wake up in the morning -- that way it keeps all the lessons you learned fresh in mind.

For a sample video, please see: http://www.gmatpill.com/sentencecorrect ... ythons.mp4

and

http://www.gmatpill.com/criticalreasoni ... Estate.mp4

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Re: Scored 380 on first Practicse Test  [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2018, 18:53

For now, I am planning for 3-4 months preparation time.

Currently working on Quantitative section and then will start practice questions and combine it with Verbal.

I made some really silly mistakes and believe it or not, in quantitative, I still had 22-23 mins left, while I was done with it. Clearly means, I moved really quickly.
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07 Mar 2018, 00:51
Hi,

Scoring a 700+ in 3 months time is definitely doable. Jumping from a 380 to a 700 will not be easy but if you do put in the hours and stay focused, again it is definitely something that can be accomplished. We actually wrote a blog on how to prepare for the GMAT in 30/60/90 days. Feel free to check it out:
http://exampal.com/gmat/blog/
http://exampal.com/gmat/blog/how-to-pre ... -3-months/
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