i scored 640 today. Felling really shit... verbal really let me down.
Before i write about my experience one appeal to all GMAT aspirants: Make sure u get the first 5-10 questions right even if it means to spend 5-10 minutes extra.
I started with AWA and were pretty easy. One argument esssay happened to be the one that i read yesterday night...
I had done enough practise in quant and was aiming for 50. But the score was really bad considering that in last 20 minutes i had 15 questions left..
The quant questions were similar to that in GMAT+ and kaplan
CD. I made sure that i got first 15 correct ( and it seems i did) cause i guessed majorly after 25th question. Lesson learnt 1
: First 15 questions are really imporatant - i dont need to emphasize it much. Also, in the beginning be prepared to get some tough questions on combinations/perm or probability. My second question was on combinations and it was not easy.
In the middle of quant i felt as if i wud never be able to finish and really screwed it up. But i kept cool, guessed on tough ones and made sure to get easy one right. Lesson learnt 2
: even if u feel u are going down.. never loose cool. It will only make things worse. What has happened has happened... just focus on the questions ahead and finish in time without making many errors in line. I got one probability question somewhere on 32nd question.
Then came verbal. i am still not able to comprehend why i scored so low. I aced almost all CR's and RC's. Only thing that could have let my score down is SC. I don't know...
On 6th question i got two RC's back to back. One 25-30 lines other 35-40 lines. Lesson learnt 3
: expect the unexpected. I made sure that i got them right. But before these two essays i had about 4 or 5 SC's (i dont remember exactly). i feel this where i screwed my verbal.. in the begining. I had done enough practise on all kinds of CR's and RC's and i am sure that i got them right in actual test. But, i got first 5 questions in my weakest area SC. result: i am damned....
i was aiming for top 5-10 schools in US/Europe and now it seems a distant dream. I am really dejected... no idea where i will go from where.
As for work exp. I have 2.5 years (3 by fall 2003) in GE aircraft engines.
My undergrad is from one of the best enginering colleges in Asia.
but damn it GMAT score is shity...
any useful advise
is welcome. Kindly keep critical comment to yourself. thanks