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Hello everyone.

I have already taken GMAT once and my score was 650. I realised that my weakness is CR and I am working on it with egmat materials.
However managing time, pre-thinking, logical structure etc are all not going along well. My concepts are good and I am practicing on with OG questions. If I get 3 minutes I could make majority of questions right. Could someone help me with some valuable suggestions to improve my speed?
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Hi sarathgopinath,

First off, a 650/Q49 is a strong score (it's right around the 80th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. Depending on the Schools that you plan to apply to, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of them here:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admission ... tants-124/

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?

Goals:
3) What is your 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?

With a V29, you lost significant points in 2 of the 3 major Verbal categories (SC, RC and CR), so while you've identified CR as an area that you need to work on, it can't be the only opportunity that you have to pick up points in the Verbal section. Have you considering purchasing the Enhanced Score Report? While the ESR doesn't provide much information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define the areas that you need to work on. If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

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Originally posted by EMPOWERgmatRichC on 14 Jul 2017, 07:10.
Last edited by EMPOWERgmatRichC on 14 Jul 2017, 07:29, edited 1 time in total.
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Hi. I have prepared for almost like 6 months and I am planning to take it again by September. I haven't purchased ESR.
I am planning to apply for 2018 intake.
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Hi sarathgopinath,

To provide the type of specific advice that you're looking for, I really need answers to all of my prior questions. Furthermore, I have a few additional questions:

1) How long ago did you take the Official GMAT?
2) How have you scored on each of your practice CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)? When did you take your last practice CAT?

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi sarathgopinath,

First off, a 650/Q49 is a strong score (it's right around the 80th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. Depending on the Schools that you plan to apply to, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of them here:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admission ... tants-124/

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?

Goals:
3) What is your 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?

With a V29, you lost significant points in 2 of the 3 major Verbal categories (SC, RC and CR), so while you've identified CR as an area that you need to work on, it can't be the only opportunity that you have to pick up points in the Verbal section. Have you considering purchasing the Enhanced Score Report? While the ESR doesn't provide much information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define the areas that you need to work on. If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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I am aiming for a score around 700-710.
My last CAT was the actual GMAT which I took in June 16th.
I am planning to apply to ISB, NUS,XLRI's, and SP Jain.
My usual split up is like this Q 49 or 50. V anywhere between 30 to 37.
I have taken atleast 20 tests and so far my highest is a 690 with a Q51 V37 but that was PR test.
Manhattan test scores are usually around 640 with scores like Q45 V 35.

I had taken GMAT once in Jan 2016 too. That time my score was Q49 and V27. I am struggling to improve my verbal. As I told CR is where I am struggling. I am comfortable with SC. RC again is a problem.
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Hi sarathgopinath,

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. By extension, your two Official GMAT Scores are essentially the same score, so even though it's been almost 1.5 years between your two attempts, you continue to handle the GMAT in the same general way as before. This implies that you've gotten "stuck" at this score level (and "your way" of approaching the GMAT will likely continue to earn you a score in the mid-600s). Thus, to score at a much higher level, you're going to have to learn and practice some new Tactics (in addition to fixing any "bad habits" that you may have developed during your studies.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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New post 16 Jul 2017, 20:59
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi sarathgopinath,

GMAC has publicly stated that the Official Score that you earn on Test Day is within +/- 30 points of actual ability. By extension, your two Official GMAT Scores are essentially the same score, so even though it's been almost 1.5 years between your two attempts, you continue to handle the GMAT in the same general way as before. This implies that you've gotten "stuck" at this score level (and "your way" of approaching the GMAT will likely continue to earn you a score in the mid-600s). Thus, to score at a much higher level, you're going to have to learn and practice some new Tactics (in addition to fixing any "bad habits" that you may have developed during your studies.

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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I can assign 15 hours a week. And yes I am stuck in mid 600's.
Now I have started withnew material and I'm trying to change my strategy thoroughly.
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New post 17 Jul 2017, 17:10
Hi sarathgopinath,

If you have already invested in some new study materials, then perhaps you should use those for the time being and see how well they help you to improve. I'm concerned that you're simply going to continue working through practice questions in the same ways as before though... and that you'll end up with a similar GMAT Score. Based on your scores and experiences, I think that you will have to make a more significant series of adjustments to how you handle the Verbal section of the GMAT to hit your goal score (and that will require that you focus on changing the ways that you "see", and respond to, the Verbal section).

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi sarathgopinath,

If you have already invested in some new study materials, then perhaps you should use those for the time being and see how well they help you to improve. I'm concerned that you're simply going to continue working through practice questions in the same ways as before though... and that you'll end up with a similar GMAT Score. Based on your scores and experiences, I think that you will have to make a more significant series of adjustments to how you handle the Verbal section of the GMAT to hit your goal score (and that will require that you focus on changing the ways that you "see", and respond to, the Verbal section).

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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Hey there, I have downloaded the ESR of my GMAT exam.
It would be really nice if you could have a look and give me some suggestions.
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Hi sarathgopinath,

There were some formatting 'issues' with the information in your ESR, but I was able to pull out enough relevant data to do the analysis. I've sent you a PM with some notes/suggestions.

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