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# The questions seem too close to call...

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01 Mar 2017, 07:32
I realize that the questions are a bit too close for me.. gave two gmapprep mocks with a 720 and 730 last month with V39 and V40 but am not able to gather the confidence in reading comprehension... During practise many questions are getting wrong... Any ideas experts???

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01 Mar 2017, 11:02
Hi deependra1234,

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:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
4) Did you take the FULL CAT each time (with the Essay and IR sections)?

Goals:
5) What is your goal score?
6) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
7) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
8) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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01 Mar 2017, 17:19
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi deependra1234,

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:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What materials have you used?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?
4) Did you take the FULL CAT each time (with the Essay and IR sections)?

Goals:
5) What is your goal score?
6) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
7) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
8) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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

Dear @empowergmatrichc

I have been studying for two months on and off..
Study material... I have done quiet a bit of OG and MGMat and Veritas books and gmatprepnow.. the study has not been systematic and organised ..But mostly have focused on finding answer choices on GC by experts which has helped me a lot..
I gave three mocks ..one at the start of prep in December got a 600 with Q44V32 and then have given two last month with split V40Q39 720 (without IR) V39Q50 with IR 5..essays were not attempted...

I find my self running extremely short of time in verbal and guess and move on in atleast one horrifying rc at the end...

50 percent of the wrong attempted questions appear in last 10 questions.
And typically I end up with 20-25 minutes for twenty questions in verbal..

I have not zeroed down on the colleges but the target score will be a 750 Rich.

I will be writing the exams in April mid which I guess should do if I manage to solve my present problems..

Thanks

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01 Mar 2017, 21:05
Hi deependra1234,

Since you skipped the Essay portion on each of these recent CATs (and the IR section on one of them), I'm concerned about how accurate these CAT scores are. As such, I have a few additional questions about how you took these CATs:

1) Did you take them at home?
2) Did you take them at the same time of day as your Official GMAT?
3) Did you ever do ANYTHING during your CATs that you couldn't do on Test Day (pause the CAT, skip sections, take longer breaks, etc.)?
4) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE?

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02 Mar 2017, 10:02
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi deependra1234,

Since you skipped the Essay portion on each of these recent CATs (and the IR section on one of them), I'm concerned about how accurate these CAT scores are. As such, I have a few additional questions about how you took these CATs:

1) Did you take them at home?
2) Did you take them at the same time of day as your Official GMAT?
3) Did you ever do ANYTHING during your CATs that you couldn't do on Test Day (pause the CAT, skip sections, take longer breaks, etc.)?
4) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE?

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

well home yes...timed like ill do in tests...no rests ... i gave after office so not the gmat timing...
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02 Mar 2017, 19:34
Hi deependra1234,

You did not provide much information in your last post, so based on what you did write, I have to assume that you took your CATs at your home, at night and without taking either of the two 8-minute breaks. Unfortunately, NONE of those details "matches up" with what you'll face on Test Day. When you combine all of that with the fact that you skipped sections, we cannot assume that any of these CAT scores is completely accurate. However you choose to study going forward, you really must try to take each CAT in as realistic a fashion as possible (so that you can get the most accurate assessment of your skills) - otherwise you will not know what specific areas you need to work on.

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