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Hi ManavMistry,

I think your plan is solid! If you want any additional advice, feel free to reach out to us on live chat.
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Hi ManavMistry,

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) On what date did you take your 2 Official GMATs?
2) How long have you studied in total? How many hours do you typically study each week?
3) On what dates (or approximate dates) did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School and what Schools are you planning to apply to?

If you took your 2nd Official GMAT at a Test Center, then you might also choose to purchase the Enhanced Score Report. While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

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Re: Strategies to improve my GMAT Score (610 to 700+) [#permalink]
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi ManavMistry,

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) On what date did you take your 2 Official GMATs?
2) How long have you studied in total? How many hours do you typically study each week?
3) On what dates (or approximate dates) did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School and what Schools are you planning to apply to?

If you took your 2nd Official GMAT at a Test Center, then you might also choose to purchase the Enhanced Score Report. While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com
www.empowergmat.com



Hi!

1) I took the first official test on 8th April 2023 (with a very weak 2 months of prep, with unclear concepts)
The second official test was on 21st October 2023 ( with roughly 3.5 months of prep, with better concept clarity)

2) I have studied for roughly 295-300 hours till now. More than 12 hours per week.

3) I took 6 official mocks between the last week of September and third week of October. 2-3 days gap in between 2 mocks to analyse and work on the weak areas.
Scores started with 530 and went up till 690.

4) I'm planning to apply in ISB, India as of now. I'm targeting Round 3 which ends on 21st January 2024. I have to take my 3rd official test before that date.

Yes, I do have an ESR for my 2nd official test. How and where should I send it to you?

Thanks for the reply. I got caught up with stuff, that is the reason for responding so late to your reply.
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Re: Strategies to improve my GMAT Score (610 to 700+) [#permalink]
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Hi ManavMistry,

I think your plan is solid! If you want any additional advice, feel free to reach out to us on live chat.


Hi Scott!

I'd love to reach out on live chat. Please tell me when will you be available for the same?
I'm in the Indian time zone, just to let you know.
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Re: Strategies to improve my GMAT Score (610 to 700+) [#permalink]
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ManavMistry wrote:
Hello!

I am taking a third GMAT attempt in mid-January 2024. Currently I have a score of 610 (Q41 V33) and I wish to cross the 700 mark.

To score a 610, I used Target Test Prep, Manhattan Prep All the Verbal book, GMAT Official Guide and GMAT Official Practice Tests 1 to 6.

Considering today, I have a month and a half to improve my score.

I'm seeking advice/suggestions regarding the strategies and prep material I can utilise for the score improvement.

I'm going to continue using TTP's material as i have certain chapter tests left unsolved, same for OG.
What else do you guys recommend?
Please advise.

Thanks!


A key step now is to analyze your 610 score in detail. Identify the areas, especially in Quant and Verbal, where you're losing points. Is it certain types of questions? Time management? Once you've pinpointed these, focus on practicing questions across different difficulty levels in these areas.

Remember, it's not just about practicing more questions, but also understanding why you're getting them wrong. This analysis will help you avoid similar mistakes in the future.
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Hi Manav,

You've got a lot of hours of prep under your belt. Unfortunately, repeating the same process again isn't going to be very efficient at getting you to your target score. The truth is the practice problem/ practice test cycle drops drastically in effectiveness UNLESS you know exactly where your gaps are. It could be concepts but most likely there's equally big gaps in advanced skills and test taking approach. It's hard to diagnose it yourself, a coach who looks at your gaps in 'test-like conditions' can accelerate that process.

Our free diagnostic session with a live coach might help. Let me know if your interested and we can setup a quick intro call to set it up.
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