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Joined: 01 Jan 2018
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GMAT 1: 570 Q42 V27
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New post 01 Jan 2018, 18:03

I took my gmat after a year long study and got 570 (Quant - 42 , Verbal 27)

From ESR:
CR - 64th
RC - 60th
SC - 25th

I was able to manage time well for Quant (followed Manhattan prep suggestion - having time remaining mentioned on bottom of pages 8 min increments for each 4 qns)
I did not follow anything for verbal and messed up with timing. After seeing 3rd RC, i thought no more RC, and final 7-8 questions had to rush

From Verbal ESR

First - 88% correct 12% incorrect
Second - 43% correct 57% incorrect
Third - 43% correct 57% incorrect
Fourth - 38% correct 62% incorrect

my study materials

Manhattan in person class completed early 2017
Official Guide ( completed 75% all quant practice questions, 60% of verbal practice questions) and supplement guides for quant and verbal (50%)
Manhattan guides
CR bible
Empower GMAT
Egmat verbal
Math Revolution (did not complete more than one section)

Some of the quant questions in exam seem to be very familiar but was unable to start/finish
Verbal, Sentence correction seems to be my biggest weakness. I tried egmat but may be because of my way of study, it did not help.

Here is some background information about me, I am a 38 yr old male (moved to USA from India 10 years back) working in technology department of a major bank. I got my masters in CS from University of Chicago part time few years back. Now I am considering a part time MBA either from University of Chicago Booth / Depaul. Some extra hours/weekends are expected for work like most finance jobs. Not sure if a 100 point increase is possible for me in couple of months by either private lessons / online courses. I am wondering if Powerscore SC and Reading Comprehension guides can help as their CR guide was of great help.

Average score for Depaul evening mba appears to be 570, so I could try that if the score improvement does not happen.

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New post 02 Jan 2018, 18:25
Hi John,

If you're interested, I'll be happy to analyze your ESR for you (you can PM or email it to me). Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

1) How much time did you spend with each of the Courses that you took?
2) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

3) What is your exact goal score?
4) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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New post 04 Jan 2018, 03:30

To raise your score 100+ points is possible with much dedication.

We here at examPAL recommend, for non native English speakers to take at least 12 weeks to prepare with 150 study hours within this time period. For native English speakers we recommend 6-8 weeks with 120 study hours. I would also recommend taking an online course, this way you feel comfortable taking the test come test day.

With examPAL's Free Account you have direct access to all of the Introductions and Lessons that we offer at examPAL. When you upgrade your account it gives you access to the most important part of examPAL: the Practice system which studies the way you think and adapts practice and solutions to your own way of thinking. Our system finds the best next question to improve your abilities and, based and your strengths and weaknesses, offer you the fastest way - for you - to solve each question.

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I wish you the best of luck!
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