Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases

It is currently 26 May 2017, 07:28


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.


Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Testing Consistency

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 27 Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 2

Testing Consistency [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2014, 14:51
First GMAT Q45 V40, Total 690. I've gotten Q47s/48s in practice and wanted more than a Q45 on my application...
Second GMAT Q42 V40. Total 660. My quant actually went down! I signed up GMATClub tests...
Third GMAT Q49 V31. Total 660. My timing was off on Verbal. I got signed in late and lost time off the clock and just mentally was off.

I know I am capable of a higher score because taking my highest, I'm at Q49 V40 which is a 720.... I just need to do this on test day... Any advice for how to stay consistent? I have one more determined shot left in me. Thinking of re-taking in two months (but first a break for a few weeks!)
Expert Post
Economist GMAT Tutor Representative
User avatar
Affiliations: Economist GMAT Tutor
Joined: 22 Aug 2013
Posts: 425
Location: United States
Followers: 34

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 3

Premium Member
Re: Testing Consistency [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Feb 2014, 10:12
You mentioned that in your last attempt, your timing was perhaps if there is not a particular academic area in which you feel you should improve, you should focus on your test taking skills.

You will have about two minutes to answer each question on the Quant section, and slightly less than two minutes per question on the Verbal.

A tactic you can employ to develop your time management skills is to group five Quant questions together and spend no more more than ten minutes on them. For Verbal, give yourself nine minutes to answer five questions. You can use this strategy on both practice questions and simulation exams.

If during a ten minute stretch, you find yourself falling behind schedule, make a strategic guess or two to catch up. Make strategic guesses on questions about which you aren’t confident or that would take you much longer than two minutes to answer. By making strategic guesses, you can recover precious time that you can spend on questions on which you have a better chance of answering correctly.

To sum up the basics of time management on the GMAT: keep track of your time, and if you start to fall behind, make an educated guess or two to ensure that you will not run out of time and leave questions unanswered.
For free GMAT practice questions, follow us @econgmat_qs
Economist GMAT Tutor
(866) 292-0660

Re: Testing Consistency   [#permalink] 21 Feb 2014, 10:12
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Experts publish their posts in the topic Went from 3 consistent 700+ practice tests to 640. What can I do? okavishi 3 13 Oct 2016, 06:54
Experts publish their posts in the topic Consistent 540 in prep tests. Can anyone provide input? atrac 1 08 Jan 2014, 14:28
Test next week. Scores are not consistent. Please help. gmatprep1982 0 14 May 2013, 18:23
4 Need an innovative advice/idea for consistent preparation mission2009 7 11 Apr 2011, 03:07
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Test goodbyeboy 2 24 Feb 2011, 20:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Testing Consistency

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HiLine


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.