I just want to share my disappointing GMAT experience. I have been preparing for the test for the last 4 months. I took Kaplan
's premium online class and completed all the assignments (required plus recommended) and all of the 7 required Kaplan
CATs including the Ultimate Practice test. My scores averaged from 480 to 530. While I was preparing with Kaplan
I completed all of the questions in OG 11
and OG 12
twice plus I spent even more time reviewing all of my wrong answers to make sure I understand my mistakes. I also took each of the GMAT Prep tests 5 times each and scores between 470 - 580 on them.
When I was taking the test today I felt as the actual GMAT test was much harder than any of the 18 Kaplan
+ GMAT Prep tests that I have taken. It felt as the questions on the actual GMAT Test were much longer and complicated than the questions in any of the OG 11
/12 books or the prep tests. I also felt as I had to guess on about 1/3 of all the questions on the actual GMAT since I was running out of time. Once I saw my score of 350 I couldn't believe I did so badly. Very depressed and disappointed right now. Did not expect this at all.
Did anyone have similar experience? I am not sure what to do next. I would appreciate any advice.
Here are my scores in case you were wondering:
Manhatten 470 Kaplan
Diagnostic 470 Q29 V 40 Kaplan
CAT 1 480 Q31 V33 Kaplan
CAT 2 520 Q38 V36 Kaplan
CAT 3 500 Q34 V36 Kaplan
CAT 4 490 Q38 V29 Kaplan
CAT 5 530 Q34 V50 Kaplan
CAT 6 500 Q29 V53
Ultimate Practice Test 480 Q30 V33
Gmat Prep 1 470 Q26 V29
Gmat Prep 1 re take 480 Q28 V29
Gmat Prep 1 re take 540 Q36 V28
Gmat Prep 1 re take 510 Q42 V20
Gmat Prep 1 re take 520 Q39 V 23
Gmat Prep 1 re take 540 Q42 V22
Gmat Prep 2 500 Q 32 V29
Gmat Prep 2 re take 540 Q 35 V 29
Gmat Prep 2 re take 580 Q 41 V29
Actual GMAT 1 st attempt 350
Thank you all in advance!!!