I took GMAT yesterday and scored 630 (Q48 V28). My first attempt GMAT score is 530 (Q47, Q17) taken last month. I was quite satisfied with the +100 in a short period. Right now I'm thinking whether I should give it one more time. Maybe there's a chance to reach 700.
My second attempt was full of stress and anxiety. I planned to score about 48-50 in quantitative because quan is always my strong point. Verbal is my weakness and I have no idea whether I will screw this past as I did last time. What happened during the test time was a disaster. The first three questions were so easy that I could finish them 100% correct within 2 minutes. After that came a nightmare, GMAT threw me several questions of the topic I'm not good at e.g. Statistics, Divisibility and prime and consecutive integer, etc.. I was under stressed and frankly speaking I couldn't do any of them especially DS. At that time I started to think about retaking once more. Since quan has always been my strong point, not being able to do it well was so devastated. I lost my confidence question after question and ended up not having enough time to finish the last 5 questions (I guessed all of them)
During the 8-minute break, I went to the toilet and tried to calm myself. Of course it didn't work. Generally I panic easily so when it comes to this kind of situation, I'm completely lost. I started to think about cancelling my score ( I wasn't exaggerated, at that time I thought I might score on 3x something on quan ). Anyway, I went back and started the verbal part. Because I was already freak out about my quan, I wasn't concentrate in solving verbal problems that much. I thought since I'm gonna retake it once more, just get it done and go home. I know this is really bad but I was so devastated at that time and didn't have any drive to do the verbal part. For some CR question, I picked the answer without reading all the answers. (For example, I read A B and C and felt like C maybe correct, I picked it without reading D and E). I think I did best in SC (Thanks e-gmat
for that!). Anyway, the point was I didn't concentrate enough because I thought I screwed the quan part so there's no way for me to get more than 600.
I finished verbal in time and started again to think whether I should cancel my score. In the end, I was like it's better to know and be disappointed than not to know and always wonder. I covered my eyes with my hand at first. When I saw the score I was so SHOCKED! I mean how the hell I scored quan this high! Even higher than the last time and the point was I thought I screwed the entire part! Verbal was as expected since I didn't concentrate enough. ( If I concentrated on it more, I guess I could get 30-32)
Now I'm not sure whether I should give it a third attempt but 630 is quite enough for me to apply for the school I want.
Please let me know what you think! Thank you!