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# what quant concepts to master

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09 Feb 2018, 11:42

what quant concepts to master to go through the first 10 questions? what are the most frequent topic areas. last time I must have messed up these at the beginning as I didnt get to see any hard questions.

I have been consistently scoring 45+ on all quants (except for GMAT Club test, which varied a lot) what to do to more or less make sure a score of 48+ ?

I have done tonns of practice CATs, questions, M guides, GMAT club book, and so on.

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09 Feb 2018, 18:35
My 2 cents ->
If you really want to get a Q49, make sure you do Number properties(including inequalities) and Statistics.
You can leave out P and C if you think its getting a bit tricky. To be honest, the P and C questions on the test would be easier than what you encounter in the test prep software. Make sure you know the basic questions such as committee selection from a bunch of guys...

Do yourself a favour and start by reading this post-->
https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-ultimate ... 09801.html

It could be a GAME CHANGER.

All the best
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09 Feb 2018, 19:34
NewGuy12

(to improve your grasp on the concepts), make sure you read this post
https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 41670.html

Additionally, if you have not already subscribed for the GMATClub tests, I would recommend
you to purchase them(you could redeem your kudos/points also). The questions in these tests
will give you an idea of the various traps that the GMAT incorporates in the Quant Section.

Hope this helps you!
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10 Feb 2018, 22:36
Hi NewGuy12,

In a prior post, you stated that you scored Q39 on the Official GMAT about 2 weeks ago - and that's a considerable drop from the Q45s that you claim to have repeatedly scored during your practice. Since that Q39 is the Official Score, we have to better define how you've been studying, whether you've been taking your CATs in a realistic way OR not and if there are any aspects to Test Day that you're not properly preparing for. 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 study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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

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10 Feb 2018, 23:14
Thanks guys for the support ! I appreciate it !

1) I have studied for 6 months before taking the exam

2) OG, Manhattan Guides, Testtarget prep, and a whole bunch of CATs

3) I have taken more than 50 CATs the lowest was 630 and the highest 740.

Official gmat prep ep1 690 - 710
Ep 2 700-710

Quant 45-47
GMAT club tests low but a few high ones as well (48,49 and even 50 once) but usually 42-43

Verbal 40 in all

My ideal score is 740
I am planning to retake the exam in March (increase verbal to 42 and quant I hoping to get 48 at least)

I was hoping to make it this year but I have a feeling that train has left the station.

Thank you guys again !

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11 Feb 2018, 12:31
Hi NewGuy12,

It's important to remember that a CAT is really a 'measuring device' - when used correctly, it will give you a realistic score and help define your strengths and weaknesses, but it will NOT help you to fix any of those weaknesses. To raise your scores, you have to put in the necessary practice and repetitions. The CAT will show you whether your studies are helping you to improve or not. As such, you really shouldn't take more than 1 FULL CAT per week at the most. Based on what you described, you took FIFTY CATs in 6 months (meaning that you averaged about 2 CATs/week) - and that was far too many CATs for that timeframe.

Since you took so many CATs, it's not practical to think about ALL of those Exams, so I'd like to focus on the last 6 CATs that you took before you took the Official GMAT. When you took those CATs:

1) Did you take the ENTIRE CAT each time (including the Essay and IR sections)?
2) Did you take them at home?
3) Did you take them at the same time of day as when you took your Official GMAT?
4) 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.)?
5) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE (re: in an online forum or in a practice set)?

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