I took the GMAT today at 9 am in the morning and barely made it to the 700 club, but I'm happy.
Thanx a ton GMATCLUB !!!!
My verbal was quite disappointing
and I know exactly where I went wrong. It's those dreaded RC passages !! Of course, I was also guilty of not practising passages much.
The SCs were very similar to GMAPPrep and to a large extent the CRs too.. ..except for a couple which I could nail to two choices and then had to guess. I think I missed some RC questions early on, which brought my score down.
The quant section was a mix of number props, 3 coordinate geometry questions and ONLY 1 geometry, quite a few set and probability questions, the usual percent, ratios....
(VV Important !!!)
OF Verbal/Quant Guides
GMATPrep ( MOST IMPORTANT !!!
.....and OF COURSE - GMATCLUB
!!! 3 cheers !!!
Of the above guides, I found the Kaplan
Maths to be helpful in learning to handle trick questions. Princeton Review
was good for practising CAT like tests.
I didn't find the MGMAT to be that useful, except for the SC guide perhaps.
The most important of all were the OG, GMATPrep and the club !!!
I cannot stress the importance of OG and GMATPrep enough !!!!
I would like to reiterate what others in the club have said - do GMATPrep as many times a possible, till you exhaust all questions. The verbal doesn't help you much if you do repeats, since the RCs are repeated, but you're bound to get fresh SC questions.
My prep scores were:
V Q Overall
PR CAT1 10/09/2006 30 47 630
PR CAT2 10/12/2006 33 47 650
PR CAT3 10/20/2006 30 44 610
PR CAT4 11/06/2006 39 48 700
MGMAT Exam 1 10/29/2006 35 38 690
MGMAT Exam 2 11/01/2006 41 44 700
MGMAT Exam 3 11/07/2006 37 48 700
GMATPrep I 690
GMATPrep II 590 (disastrous with Verbal 27)
Took a week reviewing various topics in maths and verbal
GMATPrep I (Retake after reinstalling) 740 (RCs and some SCs repeated)
GMATPrep II (Retake after reinstalling) 750 (RCs were repeated)
GMATPrep I (again after resetting) 770