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New post 27 Jun 2019, 01:07
Hi All,

My GMAT is scheduled for 11th July 2019 and I have been preparing for the same for almost 2 months now.
I scored 600 (Q47,V26) in my diagnostic mock 1.
After studying for a month and going through all egmat verbal + MGMAT CR+SC books and GMAT VERBAL+QUANT OG18 I appeared for my second free mock and still scored 600(Q48,V23).
And in my 3rd mock also I scored 600 (Q45,V28)
I am not able to figure out what am I doing wrong as while solving questions my accuracy is somewhere around 70% , but in mock score there is no significant change.
Experts Bunuel , AjiteshArun , GMATNinja , generis , egmat , carcass , souvik101990
please suggest what should be my plan of action with only 14 days to go?

Should I deffer my GMAT EXAM?

Guys sorry if there are any errors or any rules are broken by me while posting this.
And due to rules I am unable to attach the analysis of my latest mock.

Thanks
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New post 27 Jun 2019, 06:36
bratbg wrote:
Hi All,

My GMAT is scheduled for 11th July 2019 and I have been preparing for the same for almost 2 months now.
I scored 600 (Q47,V26) in my diagnostic mock 1.
After studying for a month and going through all egmat verbal + MGMAT CR+SC books and GMAT VERBAL+QUANT OG18 I appeared for my second free mock and still scored 600(Q48,V23).
And in my 3rd mock also I scored 600 (Q45,V28)
I am not able to figure out what am I doing wrong as while solving questions my accuracy is somewhere around 70% , but in mock score there is no significant change.
Experts Bunuel , AjiteshArun , GMATNinja , generis , egmat , carcass , souvik101990
please suggest what should be my plan of action with only 14 days to go?

Should I deffer my GMAT EXAM?

Guys sorry if there are any errors or any rules are broken by me while posting this.
And due to rules I am unable to attach the analysis of my latest mock.

Thanks
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New post 27 Jun 2019, 07:31
bratbg wrote:
Hi All,

My GMAT is scheduled for 11th July 2019 and I have been preparing for the same for almost 2 months now.
I scored 600 (Q47,V26) in my diagnostic mock 1.
After studying for a month and going through all egmat verbal + MGMAT CR+SC books and GMAT VERBAL+QUANT OG18 I appeared for my second free mock and still scored 600(Q48,V23).
And in my 3rd mock also I scored 600 (Q45,V28)
I am not able to figure out what am I doing wrong as while solving questions my accuracy is somewhere around 70% , but in mock score there is no significant change.
Experts Bunuel , AjiteshArun , GMATNinja , generis , egmat , carcass , souvik101990
please suggest what should be my plan of action with only 14 days to go?

Should I deffer my GMAT EXAM?

Guys sorry if there are any errors or any rules are broken by me while posting this.
And due to rules I am unable to attach the analysis of my latest mock.

Thanks
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Hi bratbg,

It may be a good idea to push your GMAT date back. What is your target score?
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AjiteshArun I am targeting a score of atleast 700+
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New post 27 Jun 2019, 08:23
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AjiteshArun I am targeting a score of atleast 700+
A +100 won't be easy in just 2 weeks. I'd push my exam back and work on my concepts/test-taking skills if I were you.

It is likely that you still need to work on your concepts (especially verbal, as you already have a Q47 and a Q48 on your practice tests).
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New post 27 Jun 2019, 10:18
Hi, I will suggest you push your exam date because it's all pointing to the same flaw. It may not even be the concepts, it may be your nerves getting the better of you. You need to be patient to find out what is wrong. From another view, your 70% accuracy may not be good enough for your target score. I suggest you raise the bar to like 85% to 100%.

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New post 27 Jun 2019, 11:02
Hi bratbg,

The mock tests you mentioned, are those the official CATs from mba.com?

For verbal, I'd recommend to concentrate on SC. If you're done with both free official mock tests, you can start the questions from the gmatprep question bank:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/awesome-comp ... 60107.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-most-com ... 40372.html

Stick to the official SC questions, and read expert explanations for each question on gmatclub, manhattanprep (explanations by Ron), etc:
https://www.gmatninja.com/2016/10/26/of ... cost-3000/

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New post 27 Jun 2019, 11:26
Akela yes the mocks I mentioned are the official CATs from MBA com.
Thanks for your insight, I will surely cover these next.
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New post 27 Jun 2019, 15:53
Hi bratbg,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so since you've been studying for just 2 months, then that might help to explain why you have not scored higher yet.

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. Assuming a similar 'swing' in how your CATs function, your 3 CAT score results show that you essentially performed the same each time (600 +/- a few Scaled Score points). You handle certain aspects of the GMAT consistently well, but you also make certain consistent mistakes. Raising a 600 to the point that you can consistently score 700+ 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. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. By extension, you should consider paying the re-scheduling fee and pushing back your Exam. There's no harm in taking the GMAT as scheduled, but you can save some money and aggravation by rescheduling.

Before I can offer you any additional advice for your studies, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

1) What type of study routine have you been following? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
3) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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New post 28 Jun 2019, 16:28
Hi bratbg,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. First off, it’s going to be difficult to make any sort of major improvement in your verbal skills in just 14 days. What is your GMAT (and verbal) score goal? Would you like some general advice on how to improve your GMAT verbal skills?
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