After 2 months of diligent preparation and a 9 week session with Manhattan GMAT
, I took my test yesterday and got an abysmal score of 490.
I had taken the PowerPrep over the weekend and scored a 590 and felt confident since that was my highest score to date on all the practice test.
On test day I was very anxious, even though I tried to relax as much as possible. On thing I noticed was time was a factor for me during the test.
On the quantitative section I came across many problems that I could have solved, but was forced to guess since I didn't want to leave any questions unanswered. Even when I hurried along I barely had any time remaining by the end of both the math and verbal sections.
As for my MBA, I am very keen on doing a part-time program at NYU, but not sure on what score I should be content with. I would be happy with anything over 600.
My take away from the test is that I need to get faster at problem solving and improve my verba. Because I've always had a phobia about math, I focused more on the quantitative section than verbal.
Needless to say I am quite disheartend given the time and energy I have put into my efforts.
I have scheduled to take the test again in a month, and would appreciate any advice / insight you all could provide.