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490 - 620 - 600 -560 - 5th attempt worthwhile?

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17 Sep 2012, 05:21
I have just given my 4th attempt today and am totally dumbfounded. The first attempt was not a serious one has i had hardly done any prep. 2nd one was with good prep and i was happy to certain extent with my score. 3rd attempt, given this may. I was probably over confident. And now with the 4th attempt, i am confused. Gave it everything i got. Was scoring 760 in gmat prep just few days back. I had expected my actual score to be in the 690 - 700 range as i gave the gmat prep 3-4 times spanning over few months. But Cant understand such a huge difference in score. My break up was V 44 Q 23 For my 4th attempt, am disappointed with both quant and verbal scores. prior to my actual test, was scoring comfortably 48-49 in quant and 35-37 in verbal and in my second and third attempts, i had got 31 in verbal..Although i had used kaplan 800 and the mgmat tests for earlier attempts, i used only og , additional questions from the question pack available at mba website for my 4th attempt .. im now confused whether to stick with 620 or take a break and give it another go? If the latter, kindly suggest steps to push my score above 700.

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17 Sep 2012, 09:52
well , this is a diffuclt question to answer.

basically we have to take in account 2 things: on one side, many students report that even if they take a good cat (MGAMT KAPLAN) then during the exam there is a consistent difference with the real score. I guess because the concept are the same but the practice material, even the best is DIFFERENT, why ? I do not know. Considering also other elements: time pressure, nervosism and a bunch of variables.

On the other hand if you take too much exam MBA programs interpret this as a poor ability to process information quickly. Sincerely speaking I think that 4 times is a border line to take the GMAT. Moreover, is important to have a good balance between verbal and quant score, albeit is more important the verbal part.

maybe someone knows more than me about, but more or less this is the picture.

Good luck
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