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690 - Down but not out [#permalink]
11 Feb 2008, 08:46
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I just got back home a few minutes ago from the test centre. I didn't manage to get a score I wanted. I was aiming for 720+, heck anything over 700 would have been satisfying. My score in the end was a 690 (Q47 V36). I started studying on 1st November 2007, but not until mid December did I step it up a few notches.
I was hoping to write a success story for many paragraphs long, but I won’t bother, since I don’t call this a success. I have a tough decision to make now. I am applying to Cambridge Round 3 (yes to heard me right), and the deadline for this is 7th March. I do not know whether to apply or defer until round 4 and aim for a better score?
The funny thing is I actually thought just before I clicked “Report Score” that I had done very well. I thought my effort was a 710 minimum. But it wasn’t so. I have posted my practice scores below. I do not know what went wrong. I have posted my practice CAT scores below. I need guidance on how to get on the 700 ladder. Look forward to some feedback.
Re: 690 - Down but not out [#permalink]
13 Feb 2008, 05:43
Thanks for the replies all,
Now that I've had a chance to think things through and reflect a bit on my performance, I will retake the GMAT after I get these applications out. So more on that later.
finance423, I am not sure how the final score gets calculated, but what you mention seems rather odd.
StartupAddict, I definitely think that there were two factors with my high GMATPrep scores. I think for the Quant, I was far far more relaxed while doing GMATPrep. I did see a few repeats, but not more than 2-3 on Quant. But because I was relazed, i was never under pressure. The exam pressure i think overwhelmed me. For the verbal, you are definitely right. Its easier to remember an answer for verbal, especially whole RC passages repeat for verbal at times.
So I am about to go to the B-School Application forum and post there for a few tips.