Scored 580 today, my first attempt.
As I suspected, scored very well on verbal, not so well on quant'.
I did find the quant' section very hard; far more line graphs than I expected and some horrible looking algebra. I'm not really sure that this tests practical day-to-day math, as one would use in business.
In terms of resitting, I don't really see the point. I put in a good months study and gave it my best shot. I could spend two years study getting a 750 score or two years getting the MBA - no brainer!!
Questions - 1) is 580 good enough for most UK schools (I think Warwick ask for 600 though Bath is 550) and 2)should I worry about a low quant score?
If you are looking for quant stuff, you will probably get here more than you need
As to math, it varies from month to month - sometimes it is a killer and sometimes it is indeed a day-to-day (how many eggs or how much time...etc)
In the US programs, usually Quant is considered more valuable due to a heavy Fin/Acc/Econ/Stat/OM emphasis; thus a person with good quant skills is always considered more prone to succeed.
I dont' want to imply anything - we had a few of our strongest members butt's whopped, but quant tends to be easier to master. You could probably go up to 40-46 in about a month if you spend 2 hours a day, 3 days a week. The weakness of math is that it is limited in variety and can be approached without a strategy in contrast to CR and RC.
I am not sure what you used, but a few suggestions would be get a Kaplan
's workbook - always a good reference (also the Main book with CD has a nice and super consice review section of 138 points - recommended as well).
Also, don't try to emphasize on what you got the last time you took the test - it probably won't be there next time.
any logical fallacies in my reasoning?
P.S. if the admission is in the Fall and you have time, I would for sure invest a month into math; if it is July 1..... maybe.