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Scored 400 in my GMAT practice exam. Studied for 10 days

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Scored 400 in my GMAT practice exam. Studied for 10 days

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I started studying from June 15 onwards and gave my first practice exam today (June 26, 2018) and scored 400. I am planning to give GMAT in September, haven't filled the application though. Is it a good decision? or shall I devote one more month. I am aiming at 750.

I am facing major issues in Reading Comprehensions.

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Hi svartika10,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so this initial score isn't too bad if you've only been studying for 10 days. Raising a 400 to a 750+ will be a challenging task - 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.

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 study materials have you used so far?
2) What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for this CAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

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1) What study materials have you used so far? - Manhattan Quant, no verbal yet
2) What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for this CAT?
Quants - 20/31
Verbal - 14/31 (major gap in CR and reading comprehensions)

3) When are you planning to apply to Business School? I am planning in September

4) What Schools are you planning to apply to? ISB, NUS, Yale but priority is GMAT



Rich.C@EMPOWERgmat.com wrote:
Hi svartika10,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so this initial score isn't too bad if you've only been studying for 10 days. Raising a 400 to a 750+ will be a challenging task - 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.

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 study materials have you used so far?
2) What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for this CAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
4) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

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Hi svartika10,

You've named some highly-competitive Schools, so a strong GMAT Score AND a strong OVERALL profile will be a must. I'll be happy to answer any GMAT questions that you might have; for Admissions Advice, you would likely find it useful to discuss your profile and plans with an Admissions Expert. There's a forum full of those Experts here:

https://www.beatthegmat.com/ask-an-mba-admissions-consultant-f40.html

1) Do you currently have any other practice materials besides the books you mentioned?
2) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

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HI svartika10,

We haven’t heard from you in about a month. Are you still studying for your GMAT? Do you need further advice?

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