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# The Final Climb: Quest for Q 50+ from Q47/48

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22 Apr 2012, 10:33
BN1989 wrote:
rajeevrks27 wrote:
Took powerprep 1 and 2 and score 50 and 51 in them respectively. Not overwhelmed because i know the lenient scoring system and the easy level of questions.
BTW, after having finished almost half the mgmat advanced quant, I have gained a lot and i highly recommend this book to be done before jumping onto the gmatclub tests and jeff sackmann's challenge sets( 1000 questions). The book is well structured , organised and practical. A must have to score 50+.
Good luck.

Have you done any MGMAT CAT's yet? And do you already have a test date?

I will write my test on Friday. Have done another MGMAT CAT today and scored a 48 again. Yesterday I did a GMATPrep CAT and only scored a 47. I still struggle with word probems and I got a couple of them wrong in the beginning. I tend to lose confidence really quickly and become frustrated when I miss a couple of questions at the beginning and completely lost my focus yesterday. I don't know what to expect for Friday, I think I'll be glad if I get a 49, although that's probably not enough for what I wanna do( LSE Msc F&E), if I don't get enough of word problems I might get lucky and score a 50, but that's pretty unlikely since I haven't scored one in a mock test yet.

I've done MGMAT 1 and MGMAT 2 and scored 47 and 48 in them respectively but those were done a month prior . Scored 48 in GMATPREP 1 almost two months prior. Saving the rest of the tests for the last one month.
All the very best for ur Actual. If you want to improve ur test day performance, you must remain relaxed and think that if i don't know a question, i would simply give an educated guess and move on. Afterall, it's not that one or two questions make or break our score but over anxiety and panic does bring the performance down. So simply remain cool and give ur best shot.
In the remaining days do only the official problems and review ur error log of official problems.
Good luck and god bless.
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A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies http://gmatclub.com/forum/three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html
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24 Apr 2012, 05:25
You're definitely right, timing is crucial and its one of my key weaknesses, I have a lot of trouble just skipping a problem and taking a random guess, especially if I've already invested around 2mins into a problem, because I somehow feel my confidence is shaken after skipping a problem. I've attached my last two MGMAT CATs and on those I'm still in the >95 percentile when I'm at around question 25. Although on one I completely misstimed the quant section and was 10min behind at question 25(although I doubt that test was GMAT like due to the number of 700-800 questions), on the other I was only behind 2min, and then still managed to drop back in the 87th percentile. I guess it's a combination of timing problems and stamina problems. I'm not too optimistic that I can improve on those areas in the last 3 days, but I will take another GMATPrep tomorrow and focus on my timing. I'd also appreciate some timing tips, if anybody has been through the same struggle.

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03 May 2012, 08:04
I would like to join in this marathon for a 50+ score. I would join you in this climb in a weeks time for sure .

Although i haven't take my GMAT yet. I'm sure i could go ahead with this serious preparation. Let me in if you are looking for study buddies
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03 May 2012, 08:08
BN1989 wrote:
I did another mock test yesterday, this time the real gmatprep test. I noticed how different the algorithm on the gmatprep software is compared to MGMAT CAT. On MGMAT's CAT you can clearly see whether you got a question or two in a row wrong, because the software will lower the difficulty of the questions pretty quickly. On GMATprep however, you get easier questions throughout the test, even though you have made no mistakes in prior questions. I think its really important to kind of understand the software's algorithm, because I really was a little confused during the test, thinking that I got a lot of questions wrong, because the test kept throwing 500-600 level questions at me from time to time. I didnt really get a really tough problem until question 25, up until that question I only had to incorrect ones( but thought I had a lot more wrong), but the really tough problems on the GMATprep software are even harder than the 700-800 level questions on MGMAT. I scored a 49 on the quant section yesterday and I think maybe I could have scored higher if I hadn't assumed that i already got a lot of questions wrong. I also have to focus on the really tough questions, so I guess the gmatclub sets are next for me.

The Test Engine uses are bumpy curve to judge your level.
It throws in an easy one to start with then a really tougher level and it keeps alternating between these two until it gauges your actual level. The real test does have few test questions too that would be used in future. Hence one shouldn't really rely on the level of question rather he/she should rely on the timing and keep working on the solving the question within time. I hope this tip does help you
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05 Jun 2012, 02:38
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You are already Bunuel's fan's that's a good start . Solve GMAT Prep Question Pack1 all 200 Quant problems, flag all the problems where you are taking more than 2.5 min and for these topics solve the 700 Level questions from the PS/DS Directory on GMAT Club.

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