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670 Q50 V31- 8th December 2012

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670 Q50 V31- 8th December 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 02:46
Hey Guys,
I did my Gmat today and got a score of 670 Q50 V31.

Just want to share my experience with ya'll.

Age- 26
Acads-
Degree - Bachelor in Arts & Humanities
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing)

Let me come right to the point. My first Gmat attempt today. I gave 5 Manhattan Gmats 590,620,620,590,620 and Gmat prep 1st attempt-620,660 2nd time 660

Strength - Quant, SC
Weaknesses - RC & CR

I wanted a score of 700 and knew that the mock tests dont support me for dat. So, I decided to go with a plan.

AWA-
Read AWA essay which is rated 6 in OG. Copied the 1st and last para so that i have a strong structure. Along with that i evaluated the essay well. So essay went fine(NOT too well)

IR-
Strategy was to ignore the section as it does not weigh too much in application process right now but it was f***ing easy. I passed out in the second question and took 4 mins to do it. But gained a lot of momentum moving forward and i think i nailed it with a min on the clock. Score not out yet.

Quant-
It was a strength area for me(except Probability and some difficult inequality+absolute value probs)..
I had a plan to tackle question which were my strength and make an educated guess for prob areas(in 60 secs). It was just too easy man. I had read that if u dnt get probability quest then you probably wont get a high score but believe me NOT EVEN a single prob question. I had a good feeling when i completed the section.
Strategy for quant - I WROTE on every f***ing page of scratch pad -- WHAT IS THE QUESTION ASKING. Believe me it helped. I paced the section well and checked the clock every 5-7 questions and twice i realized that i was moving too fast. But what to do, the section was god damn easy. Still, went to Plan B i.e do every calculation on paper and cross check the answer. So i implemented the strategy effectively. Guys plz check the inequality section for relationship between x, 1/x, x2 for numbers b/w -1 and 1. PLZ do it, its gonna help to score well.

Verbal-
It was not a strength area and i knew the facts. Only thing i reminded myself of was the fact that i have to implement the plan, i.e RC- Focus on only structure and major directions, rest everything is details. CR- Dnt assume even a tiny thing. SC- It was a strength for me, so spend 60 secs max on SC probs.

Now it opened with a SC and moved on with CR probs. I got 4 RCS. I actually thought that i was doing a decent job but a few nasty CR's threw me off track completely. Then i got a BIGG RC but i focussed only on structure. To be very honest, you have to be a master to judge if your last ans was right or wrong in Verbal. Things seemed to be moving well and i completed the section with 60 secs to go. I knew that verbal had blown me but was expecting 34-35 in verbal.

In the end when i checked my score I had mixed feelings. Happy with the fact that i performed well than the Mock tests but a little unhappy that i got less than 700.

Guys, I went with a plan coz i knew that I am not too intellect or too good in verbal. So i implemented the same. I think the 2 red bulls and snickers did help me. Watched Limitless overnight to stay motivated and listened to TRANCE before the exam. :twisted:

Now its your turn. Please assist me and tell me which schools to apply. Have sent my score to
SDA Bocconi
IPADE Mexico
Rotterdam
Vlerick
EADA Barcelona ( Only coz of FCB)

Cheers and thanks Gmatclub community.
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Re: 670 Q50 V31- 8th December 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 09:22
Hi, I am new here. I do not understand how the scores are valuated. If I am not wrong I had seen some other person with the same Quantitative and Verbal scores scoring above 700+.
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Re: 670 Q50 V31- 8th December 2012 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 18:31
puneetrocking07,
Congrats on your score! can you tell us the breakdown of each of your Manhattan CATS? verbal and Quant? I want to see how that compares
to your actual score breakdown.
Re: 670 Q50 V31- 8th December 2012   [#permalink] 10 Dec 2012, 18:31
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