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# 700 (51 Q, 32 Verbal) .. disappointed :(

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19 Apr 2004, 02:27
Got royally screwed in Verbal. CRs were tough. 2 boldface CRs at that.
RCs were manageable but because of lack of time towards the end of the exam had to rush thru one complete passage & 5-6 other questions. That I guess did me in.

Word of advice from today's experience -- Be sure of timings in the practice tests. I was always over confident as I finished even Kaplan practice tests atleast 10-12 min early in verbal section. but today in the real thing I was slow & in trying to be sure early on threw my progress off track. I am sure another 10 minutes & I would have scored much better.

Quants .. got a probability Qn first up. Got some real good questions in between. Quants level is definitely much above OG. But it was all manageable.

Verbal .. 5 straight SCs to start with followed by 4 CRs. The 2 4-Qn RCs. By the time I finished them, my timing had gone for a toss. Was an uphill battle after that. 2 supertough (atleast to me ) boldface CRs towards the end. SCs were not idiomatic but mainly tested grammar.

Anyways.. am dejected by the score. Dunno whether I need another attempt to push this up.

All out here at GMATclub .. a BIG thanx.. havent been a regular here but this forum has helped me tremendously during the shaky course of my prep'n.
Thanks to bb, Praetorian,Paul & others. you guys are doing a tremendous job of demystifying this exam here.
Keep it up.

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19 Apr 2004, 05:42
Congratz Capreal26. A 51Q is awesome. Wish you all the best for your applications!
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19 Apr 2004, 06:14
Dear Capreal

Wishing you the best
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19 Apr 2004, 08:07
with Praetorian. You have a very good overall score and an excellent quantitative score. A lof of people would want that kind of "disappointment". Per Praet's suggest, you should contact your prospective schools, or even search out the schools that "desire" strong quantitative GMAT score if you want to secure a better chance of acceptance.

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20 Apr 2004, 16:18
Agree and disagree with the earlier posts.

Agree because some schools give way more importance to quant, in which case you are a shoo-in. Some schools that do that are MIT, and maybe Columbia.

Disagree because some schools really want to see an 80% up on both sections particularly if you are an international applicant whose native language is not English. Again, one such school is Wharton.

It all depends on where you want to go. How did you do on verbal in practice? I personally think you have a lot of room for improvement with a 32V but you may be wasting your time if your applying to Quant heavy schools.

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22 Apr 2004, 04:43
First of all, thanks to Paul, Praetorian & others for wishes.. I am just getting back after the hangover..

now contemplating on the issue of retaking after a 700, I absolutely agree that it is a decent score for many schools.. Well roundedness of the overall application is what matters most...

But am surprised by something JD pointed out.. some schools (like Wharton, though not that am apping to W ) might reject on the basis of low verbal score itself (67%ile for a 32 scaled score).
Any other leads on this happening in the past.. as to some schools looking for sectional scores rather than the composite score .. Would love to hear that.

Also, isnt a retaking after 700 itself a testimony to the fact that applicant is trying to overemphasise the GMAT score's weightage in application (if the average gmat for the school <= 700). me thinks that would not go down well with some adcoms .. watchya say ??

as regards my verbal scores during practice.. it ranged from 32 (in Kaplan) to 44 (in Princeton) .. I definitely lost out because of timing & any other day,would have scored better on that verbal paper.
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22 Apr 2004, 05:02
capreal26 wrote:
First of all, thanks to Paul, Aejaz & others for wishes.. I am just getting back after the hangover..

now contemplating on the issue of retaking after a 700, I absolutely agree that it is a decent score for many schools.. Well roundedness of the overall application is what matters most...

But am surprised by something JD pointed out.. some schools (like Wharton, though not that am apping to W ) might reject on the basis of low verbal score itself (67%ile for a 32 scaled score).
Any other leads on this happening in the past.. as to some schools looking for sectional scores rather than the composite score .. Would love to hear that.

Also, isnt a retaking after 700 itself a testimony to the fact that applicant is trying to overemphasise the GMAT score's weightage in application (if the average gmat for the school <= 700). me thinks that would not go down well with some adcoms .. watchya say ??

as regards my verbal scores during practice.. it ranged from 32 (in Kaplan) to 44 (in Princeton) .. I definitely lost out because of timing & any other day,would have scored better on that verbal paper.

Dear Capreal

22 Apr 2004, 05:02
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