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# A Tight slap on face :)

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I took my GMAT today and scored a disappointing 580 . I was expecting any thing near or near abouts 650 but was devastated to see this low score.

I started preparations in November 2012 and was on and off with the prep because of job Switch. I Started with mocks and below are my scores for mock tests

PRincetone 600 Q43 V 30
MGMAT 1 580 Q44 V25
MGMAT 2 590 Q44 V28
GMAPREP1 590 Q46 V25
MGMAT 3 690 Q44 V39 (That was really an off day )
MGMAT 4 630 Q46 V31
GMATPREP2 650 Q48 V31

Real GMAT 580 Q47 V24

I was getting too many easy questions in Quant and thought I have already **** up in my strong part.
No excuses I was and is weak in Verbal till date, it has been my Achilles heel. I dont know where does this embarrassing score leads me too . But I will try my best again and at least will score better than this score. A Low score like this means I have no chance of applying in R3 deadlines for some schools but on a positive side it means I have more time to improve my score and apply next year. I hope I will do justice to my preparations.

Any experts comments to increase my Verbal Score and increase my Quant till 49 - 50 level
I will start again from next week any suggestions are warmly welcome.

Thanks,
Abhinav
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abhinav11 wrote:
I took my GMAT today and scored a disappointing 580 . I was expecting any thing near or near abouts 650 but was devastated to see this low score.

I started preparations in November 2012 and was on and off with the prep because of job Switch. I Started with mocks and below are my scores for mock tests

PRincetone 600 Q43 V 30
MGMAT 1 580 Q44 V25
MGMAT 2 590 Q44 V28
GMAPREP1 590 Q46 V25
MGMAT 3 690 Q44 V39 (That was really an off day )
MGMAT 4 630 Q46 V31
GMATPREP2 650 Q48 V31

Real GMAT 580 Q47 V24

I was getting too many easy questions in Quant and thought I have already **** up in my strong part.
No excuses I was and is weak in Verbal till date, it has been my Achilles heel. I dont know where does this embarrassing score leads me too . But I will try my best again and at least will score better than this score. A Low score like this means I have no chance of applying in R3 deadlines for some schools but on a positive side it means I have more time to improve my score and apply next year. I hope I will do justice to my preparations.

Any experts comments to increase my Verbal Score and increase my Quant till 49 - 50 level
I will start again from next week any suggestions are warmly welcome.

Thanks,
Abhinav

Hi Abhinav, it actually looks like your prep scores were pretty accurate on their own. You got a quant score that was only slightly above your test scores and a quant score that unfortunately was below your test scores. The good news is, you already have an idea what you need to work on: the verbal part. If you can boost your quant score from 48 to 49 or 50, great, but it's the verbal score that's going to show you big increases in your score.

When people perform more poorly on the verbal section on the real GMAT than in the practice tests, it's often because they were tired or stressed. Given that the verbal section is the last part of a four hour exam, the mental fatigue can start to weigh on you. When you practice, are you putting in full GMATs with the AWA and IR? That can make a difference as to your body's preparedness to excel at the exam. Much like a runner who always runs 5 kms in practice and then tries to do a 10 km race, you might start feeling tired towards the end. If you think this may have happened, try the next couple of practice tests full length with the AWA and IR and see how you feel in the verbal section.

Some people also get nervous on tests, or sleep poorly the night before. This has caused more than a few students to underperform on the exam. Test day pressure can be unnerving. At least you've taken the exam once now, so the butterflies may be a little less present the next time you take the exam.

If neither of these issues seem correct, then maybe just review the verbal section theory and questions. You underperformed on one test vs your practice scores, but I don't think it requires a major overhaul of your strategy. You're already doing really well in quant, now you just need to get the verbal section up a bit and you'll hit that 650 you want.

Hope this helps!
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22 Mar 2013, 01:01
hello Ron,

Thanks for your insights, you are right in a way nerves was the main reason may be. I am actually not that bad in verbal, I agree I am bad but not that bad. I considered my self good in SCs and weak in CRs and RCs...I simply dont know how to improve RCs. Will reading one editorial from Wall street daily help me, in any way ??

If yes how ? and will LSAT CRs will help in improving my thinking level in CRs?

Also I ll start working on Quants as soon as my verbal score is above 30s constantly :\

Regards,
Abhinav
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02 Apr 2013, 03:33
Hi Abhinav

Read your story and really I have the same story. I have appeared twice in gmat(630 & 590) but my scores are very less. I am really concerned about improving my verbal score. I believe i am in good in SC but CR & RC i dont understand how to improve on those lines. For SC we have rules which we can grasp and do well but how to overcome CR & RC. I am really worried because unless we get into 30's in verbal it will a same story again.
Please provide me some guidance in case you get any suggestions to improve on Verbal Part.

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12 Dec 2015, 06:56
Hi Abhinav,
went through your post...i have an exam due on a few days from now..and still my scores are literally yo-yo..just today i gave a diagnostic test on gmat pill..and managed to score pretty low...i dont even know what else i am supposed to do in these last 2-3 days to improve it...
i am feeling like i am ****ed up...
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Hi nandinibasu27,

How have you scored on your last few CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)? After reviewing this latest CAT, do you have a better sense of WHY you're getting questions wrong? With these last few days, you shouldn't plan to do too much work (NO CRAMMING! and no more CATs), but you can do some review and work to keep the little mistakes from happening.

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21 Dec 2015, 19:40
Hey Rich...
it feels good to be validated
well, I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and have 5 years work experience. I want to specialize in Finance, but then honestly, i also want to keep my options open. and yeah..there is this whole issue of not wanting to devote 2 years for MBA...
so...what would you suggest? i have picked up IE, HKUST, NUS, NTU and ISB as my options...
about when..i'd like to start as soon as possible..maybe by 2016...dont wanna wait too long...

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Hi Nandini,

Since you know which Schools you're interested in, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of them here:

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14 Jan 2016, 20:32
Sometimes that tight slap on the face is what is needed to encourage the pursuit of hard work and improvement! It certainly si the case for me!
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