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Hey Guys,

I'd appreciate if any expert in the forum help me with a study plan for GMAT....I am based out in Haryana, India and Im working in a digital marketing agency. I'm Keen to purse MBA in marketing and management but with repetitive efforts I was never able to scrore more than 550 in GMAT mock(veritas). I kept average 25 days gap between all the mocks and finally just to get the taste of exam day I wrote GMAT exam couple of week back and scored only 370

I missed 10 verbal questions​ and somehow completed Qant and IR section.

With such a terrible score I have lost my focus and not sure where to start ....I intend to start back from scratch and cover the gap.

During my previous preparation (5 month with unscheduled timings) I used Manhattan guide and other reference materials and utilised OGs only during last 7 days of exam.

I'm also finding it difficult to strategically divide my time and pay attention to all of the sections.

My target is only 650+ and I know that's achievable with due diligence and consistency and im willing​ to put in both.

Kindly help.

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Hey Guys,

I'd appreciate if any expert in the forum help me with a study plan for GMAT....I am based out in Haryana, India and Im working in a digital marketing agency. I'm Keen to purse MBA in marketing and management but with repetitive efforts I was never able to scrore more than 550 in GMAT mock(veritas). I kept average 25 days gap between all the mocks and finally just to get the taste of exam day I wrote GMAT exam couple of week back and scored only 370

I missed 10 verbal questions​ and somehow completed Qant and IR section.

With such a terrible score I have lost my focus and not sure where to start ....I intend to start back from scratch and cover the gap.

During my previous preparation (5 month with unscheduled timings) I used Manhattan guide and other reference materials and utilised OGs only during last 7 days of exam.

I'm also finding it difficult to strategically divide my time and pay attention to all of the sections.

My target is only 650+ and I know that's achievable with due diligence and consistency and im willing​ to put in both.

Kindly help.

Thank You,
Prabhash

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In my opinion, you can try the Gmatclub self study plan. It contains a good mix of theory and practice. You need to improve on both Quant and Verbal. As you have already studied from MGMAT, you ought to know the basics. However, you need to revisit all the MGMAT guides as there must have been some gaps in your study. After studying from MGMAT guides, start practicing from the OG, Verbal review and Quant review. Refer to the explanation given and if in doubt, search the question on Gmatclub. You will surely get detailed explanations on all OG questions.
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Hey Prabhash470

With the score of 370, it is quite clear that you need to improve in both the sections.
Btw, did you give any mock during your last attempt? The reason I ask is that tests
play an important role in improving your score.

It makes sense to clear your concepts for every topic and then follow it up with some
practice.

Verbal Section Prep
You could use the PowerScore CR bible in order to get a basic understanding of how
the CR section works.
For RC, you could refer to the below-given link
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html
As for practice, you can find all the questions at GMATClub. You should use the Timer
to time yourself when solving questions once you are familiar with the concepts.

Quant Section Prep
Link to GMAT Quantitative Mega-Thread(beneficial in understanding concepts)
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html

Follow Bunuel. Solve all the questions in his signature. They contain some awesome
questions that give you the true taste of GMAT(Baker's Dozen, 12 Easy Pieces etc..)
Even otherwise, make sure you solve each and every question he puts up on the forum.

After a month of consistent study, you should take a test from the GMATPrep software
(available on mba.com). Once you have a score, you should decide which path to take
after that.

Last but not the least, you could check out our study plan(this will keep you in control)
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-study-plan-217827.html

Please message if you have any further queries. Hope this helps you!
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Hi Prabhash,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day did not go as well as hoped. Raising a 370 to a 650+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant 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 how you've been studying and your goals:

1) What type of study routine were you following? How many hours were you studying each week?
2) On what date did you take the Official GMAT?
3) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

While you're clearly disappointed with this Score, it's important to remember that the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level.

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Prabhash,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day did not go as well as hoped. Raising a 370 to a 650+ will likely take at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant 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 how you've been studying and your goals:

1) What type of study routine were you following? How many hours were you studying each week?
2) On what date did you take the Official GMAT?
3) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

While you're clearly disappointed with this Score, it's important to remember that the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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1) What type of study routine were you following? How many hours were you studying each week?
For couple of months I studied regular 2-3 hours a day, except on some days due to office work I couldn't study. Generally 2-3 Hour study for at least 3 days a week.
2) On what date did you take the Official GMAT?
24th March
3) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
As soon as I am ready. As an idea I am considering 2 more months.
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
I will put in applications in September 2018
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?
I havent finalized the school but I have shortlisted couple of colleges in Ireland and Germany.
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Hi Prabhash,

Since you're looking to improve your score 280+ points, you're likely going to need MORE than 2 months of additional study time. You don't have to change your plans right this minute, but it's almost certainly going to be necessary at some point. Since there's plenty of time before the Round 1 application deadlines will be due, you have plenty of time to continue studying and improving.

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

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EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi Prabhash,

Since you're looking to improve your score 280+ points, you're likely going to need MORE than 2 months of additional study time. You don't have to change your plans right this minute, but it's almost certainly going to be necessary at some point. Since there's plenty of time before the Round 1 application deadlines will be due, you have plenty of time to continue studying and improving.

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

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Thanks a lot for your prompt response,

I can dedicate 14-16 hours per week. Do you think this much time would suffice or I should be more aggressive ?

Regards,
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New post 05 Apr 2018, 16:01
Hi Prabhash,

14-16 hours of study each week is a good plan to start with; you can always adjust it later on as you improve in certain areas and need to focus more on others.

Given your score goal and needs, you would likely find it beneficial to invest in a GMAT Course of some type (either Guided Self-Study or instructor-led), so you should plan to look into the available options. Most GMAT Companies offer some type of free materials (practice problems, Trial Accounts, videos, etc.) that you can use to 'test out' a product before you buy it. We have a variety of those resources at our website (www.empowergmat.com). I suggest that you take advantage of all of them then choose the one that best matches your personality, timeline and budget.

If you have any additional questions, then you can feel free to contact me directly.

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