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Hi Everyone,

I am soo worried that when I first took first GMAT mock test. I scored only 250 :cry: I have gone through many posts in this forum and thought to focus on either quant or verbal, whichever I score less. But the overall score doesn't seem so good. So I need suggestions on how to improve my score. I have seen various plans of e-gmat, magoosh, manhattan gmat etc... but I am not sure which one will give me confidence and good score improvement if I follow.

Verbal questions I am able to face them but when I face quant questions my heartbeat raises a bit :cry: even if I get this low score I wanna take it as a challenge

I saw there are many experts in this forum, please someone help me with this problem


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Hi Everyone,

I am soo worried that when I first took first GMAT mock test. I scored only 250 :cry: I have gone through many posts in this forum and thought to focus on either quant or verbal, whichever I score less. But the overall score doesn't seem so good. So I need suggestions on how to improve my score. I have seen various plans of e-gmat, magoosh, manhattan gmat etc... but I am not sure which one will give me confidence and good score improvement if I follow.

Verbal questions I am able to face them but when I face quant questions my heartbeat raises a bit :cry: even if I get this low score I wanna take it as a challenge

I saw there are many experts in this forum, please someone help me with this problem


Regards,
Anila


Dear anila1632,

I would suggest opt for trial accounts of all the courses you mentioned and check which one suits you better.

Quant is all about Practice and Practice.

You need to do atleast 20-30 questions of Quant everyday on weekdays and a couple more on weekends. Try to make a habit of doing questions on this forum regularly.

For Verbal, I would suggest go ahead and buy MGMAT Series and OG. Try to understand the concept and the approach and then implement the same while doing any question.

Remember, if you have your determination intact, you can slowly and gradually reach to your dream score.

Take every failure as an opportunity to learn more. :)

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anila1632 wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I am soo worried that when I first took first GMAT mock test. I scored only 250 :cry: I have gone through many posts in this forum and thought to focus on either quant or verbal, whichever I score less. But the overall score doesn't seem so good. So I need suggestions on how to improve my score. I have seen various plans of e-gmat, magoosh, manhattan gmat etc... but I am not sure which one will give me confidence and good score improvement if I follow.

Verbal questions I am able to face them but when I face quant questions my heartbeat raises a bit :cry: even if I get this low score I wanna take it as a challenge

I saw there are many experts in this forum, please someone help me with this problem


Regards,
Anila



Hi Anila,

Few points which I have advised to students in your position earlier too..
the score in both Quant and Verbal requires a lot of improvement BUT good thing is that you have just started with your preps so there should be a good scope of improvement..
the best judge for taking an online course or an inperson classes or self study is you and would depend on your ability to grasp things...
there are many who have done self study and reached their score and there are very many who have gone through couple of courses and are still there from where they started..

You have following at your disposal..
1) self study... If you can pick finer points when you have been given theory or some videos and notes..
2) online course.. if you can learn from the videos and few techniques put across via video and othe rmaterial..
3) in person classes.. you have a chance to clear your doubts in class one to one but ofcourse the time in a class is limited and you do not have to be a person shy to ask doubts in front of others. And a lot depends on the type of instructors and courses where you are staying..
4) Private tutor.. a lot depends on instructor but you can ask doubts and a lot of attention gets paid on your preparation.

If you have to invest, invest wisely because more than money you are investing your time. take some time, do your homework and select what is best for you. do not get carried away by reviews or persuasion without giving it a proper thought..
The most important is to realize your weaknesses and what it will take to overcome.

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Hi Anila,

Many Test Takers are unhappy about their initial Diagnostic CAT scores, so you're not alone. While this score is low, it's worth noting that you don't really know that much about the GMAT just yet, so you will naturally improve as you learn more about the content and practice the proper Tactics. That having been said, raising this score to a respectable level (so that you can apply to the Schools that you listed in your profile) will take some serious work - and you'll have to make some BIG improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections.

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 your studies and goals:

1) Did you run out of time on this CAT and leave any questions unanswered?
2) Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?
3) What is your goal score?
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Anila,

Many Test Takers are unhappy about their initial Diagnostic CAT scores, so you're not alone. While this score is low, it's worth noting that you don't really know that much about the GMAT just yet, so you will naturally improve as you learn more about the content and practice the proper Tactics. That having been said, raising this score to a respectable level (so that you can apply to the Schools that you listed in your profile) will take some serious work - and you'll have to make some BIG improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections.

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 your studies and goals:

1) Did you run out of time on this CAT and leave any questions unanswered?
2) Did you take the FULL CAT (with the Essay and IR sections)?
3) What is your goal score?
4) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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1-> while taking test, yes I ran out of time and made guesses on most of questions
2-> yes I took the full length test. AWA -> I felt difficult to interpret what exactly the question is expecting me to do.
before taking test I felt good about verbal. i mean i am able to face the question or atleast try to solve it. its the same feeling even after taking test.
BUT, Quants i feel its the fear of mathematics or lack of confidence that i can solve

3-> my goal score is 700-720.
4-> planning to join for 2018/19 batch.
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Hi Anila,

Raising a 250 to a 700+ will take some significant effort - and that work will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. You also appear to have plenty of time before you plan to apply for Business School, so you can use that time and commit to a structured Study Plan. All things considered, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

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

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Anila,

Raising a 250 to a 700+ will take some significant effort - and that work will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. You also appear to have plenty of time before you plan to apply for Business School, so you can use that time and commit to a structured Study Plan. All things considered, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led).

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

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Hi Rich,

I have planned to take a study period of 3 months before I take the exam. :idea: In that, first month -> its like quant and verbal for every two alternate days in a week. so when 1 month is completed, i will take another mock test. if there is any score improvement then i will continue with current plan and try to solve 500-600 or even high level questions. if not I try to modify the plan.

So for this, per day i have max 4-5 hours of time...including breaks.

hmm, so tell me how dis plan luks..what do u think i should actually add into the plan? :)
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Hi Anila,

Since you're going to have to work on so many different areas of the GMAT, you should NOT try to 'master' everything during that first month (since that would not be a realistic goal). In general, your plan for the first month sounds fine - general practice in both Quant and Verbal should help you to build up some of your skills (and learn necessary concepts) during that time. One of the 'keys' to improving is to eliminate any little mistakes that you made during this first practice CAT. In real basic terms, if there's a question that you can get correct (without spending too much time on it), then you must do everything in your power to get it correct. If a question is too hard or too weird, then you should not worry about it just yet.

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Anila,

Since you're going to have to work on so many different areas of the GMAT, you should NOT try to 'master' everything during that first month (since that would not be a realistic goal). In general, your plan for the first month sounds fine - general practice in both Quant and Verbal should help you to build up some of your skills (and learn necessary concepts) during that time. One of the 'keys' to improving is to eliminate any little mistakes that you made during this first practice CAT. In real basic terms, if there's a question that you can get correct (without spending too much time on it), then you must do everything in your power to get it correct. If a question is too hard or too weird, then you should not worry about it just yet.

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Thank you Rich..I will keep all ur advice in my mind ...

I may get back to you in case of any doubts
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