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One question ... Ideally how much time do you think is required for the complete preparation

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One question ... Ideally how much time do you think is required for the complete preparation

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Duration has multiple aspects to it :
1. where do you stand when you take your first CAT
2. How good you are in quant and verbal already (like are you a quant person already or you are a active reader)
3. How determined and disciplined are you in preparation
4. How do you plan your study, mocks, practice and review rather than doing ton of questions haphazardly

Anyone already good in first two would need 2-3 months. Anyone good or not in 1 & 2 would need 3 & 4 for sure else GMAT is going to be a dream. Ideally it is told that GMAT is 3-6 months journey. But Depending on these factors people take from 1 month to 1 year to get the score.

Go ahead and take the GMATPrep. See where do you stand.
Write down the reasons why did you get that score. You would not know that just by staring at that score but would need to review each and every question be it right or wrong. The purpose is to enlighten yourself with your Approach, Knowledge of Concepts, How do you perform in stress, How do you manage time and How much ready are you for 4 long hours test.

Hope this clarifies the question :D
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Thanks for clarifying

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My quant score is almost always consistent with 47 however my verbal score is not increasing beyond 25 .... It will be very helpful if you could suggest some other resources for verbal

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My quant score is almost always consistent with 47 however my verbal score is not increasing beyond 25 .... It will be very helpful if you could suggest some other resources for verbal

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What books, courses, classes have you used till now in your prep? For which course if any do you still have access to?

Can you please elaborate about the duration of your prep and mock scores that you have taken?
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I have taken a cat yesterday and ended up with q47 and v21 ... I have access to GMAT club ... From book I have studied og 2015 ... I have around one month time to write again would be spending 90percent of time on GMAT

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I have given my GMAT exam twice
First attempt 510 - Q42 V19
Second attempt 600 - Q47 V26
Not able to understand if I should retake the exam ... As currently I am able to score around 650 in my mocks
Any suggestions

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Which mocks are you taking? GMATPrep? If so, I would recommend to keep studying and retake (GMAT Prep exams are supposed to be +/- 30 points of true skill). I.e. you "should" be somewhere between 620-680 on the actual according to your mocks (assuming your mocks are the GMAT Prep).
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Hi jyotiramaraju,

Based on the other information that you've provided in the thread here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/should-i-ret ... l#p1862893

It certainly appears that you might be "stuck" at the "600-level." With a score goal of 700+, you're likely going to need at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study - so you might need to consider pushing back your Test Date. Thankfully, you still have time to put in that work before you plan to work on your applications (in August). However, you're going to have to be really efficient with your studies during that time.

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I have taken a cat yesterday and ended up with q47 and v21 ... I have access to GMAT club ... From book I have studied og 2015 ... I have around one month time to write again would be spending 90percent of time on GMAT

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Hi jyotiramaraju,

30 days and almost all time dedicated to GMAT. Here what you can follow:

Verbal:
Do ONLY official questions. Here are the sources:
1. OG-10,11,13,15,16,17
2. Verbal Review guide
3. GMAPT Prep - Find all the questions in PDFs (https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-most-comprehensive-collection-of-everything-official-sc-140372.html). You will find links for CR,RC,DS,PS as well on this link. so download all pdfs. These are the questions that you see in GMATPrep-1&2
4. Question Pack-1 (more than 400 official questions)
5. For more official CATs : Exam-Pack-1&2

To learn concepts:
e-gmat SC course is good. So you may buy that.
To learn a particular concept you may also watch RONs videos (Free). Best learning can come from these. here is the link:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/mgmat-study-hall-thursdays-with-ron-verbal-videos-209197.html
READ every day for 2 hours - this will help you in RC immensly.

Quant:
Do less but learn more tricks and traps.
Start with a concept and do 5-5 questions in both PS and DS from glub tests and then from official sources as well. You will see same concepts tested in multiple questions. You will get used to recognizing them.

Keep taking FULL CATs.

Use time wisely. Do less but try to learn more. Every officail problem has alot of learning in it and the same learning you can use in multiple questions.


Hope this helps you :D
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Thank you soo much for the valuable information.... Will take these inputs and continu my preparation..
Hope things go well this time :)

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