Just took my GMAT and scored 530. Q42 V24. A little disappointed as I scored 660 on one of the practice exams. Quantitative seems to be in line with what I am capable with my engineering background. Btw scored a 46 on my practice. But I hope the agreement is that I'm just simply weak in Verbal.
I've been studying on and off for the first 1.5 months and consistently for the past two. Took one practice two weeks ago and one quantitative practice last week. Almost read and studied the entire MGMAT study pack and did several practice problems out of MGMAT study guides and OG guides
I was feeling fairly content until the verbal. AWA went smooth. IR seemed to click ok. Quantitative was decent, but I did have to guess the last 6-7 because I was out of time. Once the verbal hit, I was like a zombie. Everything looked the same and I couldn't even concentrate. The passages looked uninteresting and heavy with all the mumbo jumbo verbiage. Approaching the end of verbal I wasted so much time on previous problems that I had to guess the last 10-11 problems.
I might have to really evaluate if this is for me. I know I have the math knowledge but verbal is far from good. Being that I was fairly nervous didn't help either. I'm thinking take a few weeks off and really evaluate if I can do this. In the mean times all the suggestions are welcome. Maybe I need a good prep course.
No matter what the score was, take a break and have fun
When u come back concentrate on quant first and try to get even better with it.. know ur strengths and try not to timeout the exams.. u can try GMATCLub exams for practice.. once u get 48-50 on regular basis, work on verbal .. also if u like u can work on reading while working on quants.. check recommended reading for RC and CR http://gmatclub.com/forum/books-to-read-improve-verbal-score-and-enjoy-a-good-read-76079.html
I think ur quant went well with 42 and if u practice harder it can go up even further
for verbal I suggest u read this one : [url]For verbal use this study plan study-plan-for-verbal-gmat-98342.html
Anyways don't worry..in a long life we all hit ups and downs..its important to get up when ur down and continue working hard..
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