So finally it is done now.... got a nice 710 in first attempt and i am more than happy.
Here is the exp about the test:
The test was not in my town. It was in Mumbai. So I went at my friends place the night before test. The test center is just 8Kms from that place. The test was at 1100... So I left the place at 0900... I thought I will reach there by 0930, will have breakfast there only and then will go to the test center by 1000.
And they the worst thing happened.
I got stuck in the 5 Kms traffic jam.
No point in giving details. But I reached the test center at 1030... didn't get time to eat or even buy something.
The people there were very nice. Started with the test by 1100.
AWA was cool... Analysis of argument was one of the first ten that is explained in the 800score guide and I had prepared that. So that helped me ease my tension a little bit...
The Quant was bit easy. The credit goes to GMAT club.
The only quant material I used throughout my preparation is OG and Gmat club. Finished quant 7 mins before time.... that again helped to ease the tension....
Then the lack of breakfast started creating problem. I was feeling very hungry. And Verbal is not something I am great with. But anyway started with verbal. it was a bit hard to concentrate with empty stomach. So I started lagging behind time and the tension started to build up. finally I hide the clock at the 5th Q and decided to look at it only after 20th Q. I always find SC questions hard. and here they were looking harder. But I am very comfortable with CR and my hit ratio for CR was always more than 90% during my preparation. But here I was not able to select one of the lase two remaining choices. I took lot of time solving CRs. RCs were ok. Passages were short and fine. Then when I opened the clock after 20th Q again my eyes poped out.
I took 50 mins to solve 20 Qs. And I was left with only 25 mins for 20 Q. Here Kaplan
helped me. I used many tactics they explained for quick solving, specially for RC. I guessed last 3 question. Filled the survey. When the software asked whether to cancel the score or not, I hesitated for a while. Then I selected to get the score and hide my face behind my hands....
I haven't had guts to look at the score screen. After a 3 min administrator came and asked me if I have finished the test. I look ahead to answer her and saw 710 on screen.........
..........GREAT RELIEF after a bad hair day.... and if end is well all is well....
Well this is very big story.... here is some data about my test....
Kaplan verbal workbook
800score AWA guide
GMAT Club maths challenge... and thatz all....
OG PS 94%
OG DS 90%
OG SC 70%
OG RC 87%
OG CR 90%
KA SC 75%
KS RC 75%
KA CR 85%
GMAT Prep1 700
GMAT Prep2 700
GMAT Prep3 730
GMAC Test 14 700
GMAC Test 25 680
GMAC Test 28 740
GMAC Test 37 690
I studied for only 1 hour a day for four months. I had to take some gaps during week days but covered them on week end. Overall I studied for exactly 125 Hrs.
Well I think this is enough for nowâ€¦. I will read this post again tomorrow and will edit and add some more info if required.
But I can not finish this post without thanking you all guys for your help and encouragement. During these 4 months I visited this club almost everyday. And that helped me a lot. Keep the good work up guysâ€¦ see you around.
All the bestâ€¦.