From 500 to 690

Find out how Beat The GMAT members tackled GMAT test prep with positive results. Get tips on GMAT test prep materials, online courses, study tips, and more.
This topic has expert replies
Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
Posts: 2
Joined: 24 Feb 2020

From 500 to 690

by ariellelouise » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:58 pm

I've been studying for the GMAT for 2 months now and I'm stuck at 560 (kaplan test).
Do you think, there is a chance for me to reach a 650 - 690 in 3 weeks ?

Thanks everyone


User avatar
Elite Legendary Member
Posts: 10347
Joined: 23 Jun 2013
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Thanked: 2867 times
Followed by:508 members
GMAT Score:800

Re: From 500 to 690

by [email protected] » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Hi ariellelouise,

Statistically-speaking, raising a 560 to the point that you can consistently score 650+ will likely require at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study (and if your ultimate Score Goal is a 690+, then that would likely take at least another 3 months) - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level.

Since the Coronavirus has led to a number of temporary closures at the various Testing Facilities, many GMATers have had to push back their plans, so I have to assume that you're still studying. 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) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

4) What is your exact goal score?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School and what Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Contact Rich at [email protected]


User avatar
GMAT Instructor
Posts: 5998
Joined: 25 Apr 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Thanked: 43 times
Followed by:24 members

Re: From 500 to 690

by [email protected] » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Hi ariellelouise,

How did things end up with your GMAT?