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Took the first MGMAT Practice CAT and received a low score of 560

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New post 09 Jul 2017, 16:38
Hi all,

I just took the first Practice CAT from MGMAT to get a baseline of where I stand today as I start my preparation for the GMAT. I got an overall score of 560, with a score of 38 in Quant and 29 in Verbal. I'm planning to take the GMAT in the first week of September and in the 2 months leading to it, I will mainly be able to study on weekends and put in 1-2 hours on weekdays.

I'm aiming to score 750+ is that a possibility with such a low baseline score?

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New post 09 Jul 2017, 20:40
Yes. It is possible. However inly about 0.5% of GMAT club members improve 200 points and usually it takes about 3.5 months. Just fyi for you. Average improvement is around 70 points. Working hard you can get 150 but it takes more to improve 200.

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New post 09 Jul 2017, 20:48
Hi, i had given a test from gmat prep before starting studying for gmat and scored a 480. I didn't study for a few months post that and right now i have been studying for over 4 months and the last 2 months more seriously. I am currently in the 620 range aiming for 680 to 700. Having said that it's easier to go from 480 to a 680 than 560 to 760.

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Hi kc247,

A 560 is a solid initial CAT score (the average score on the Official GMAT hovers around 540-550 most years). That having been said, raising this score to a 750+ will take a significant amount of work - and you'll have to make big improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. With your current planned Test Date, you have about 2 months of potential study time, but the 190+ points that you're looking for will likely require at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study. This is meant to say that you would likely need more time than you've allotted, so you might need to consider pushing back your Test Date. Another thing to consider is that you probably don't "need" a 750+ to get into your first choice Business School, so you have to be mindful of the REAL goal in all of this.

1) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
2) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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New post 10 Jul 2017, 07:46
Overall score of 560 is a good start. Go through Manhattan guides thoroughly and practice from gmatclub to solidify the concepts you have learnt in the guides.
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