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Anyone who got the GOOD score in August please respond!!! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2003, 00:28
Hey anyone who received on the real test score better or at least as good as (correct idiom btw :-D ) than he or she expected please respond!!!

I saw a lot of posts saying that test changed a lot in July-August and that now OG is irrelevant preparation material. So, please respond, I really need to talk to you before my exam in September and listen to your opinion about this problem.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2003, 08:52
If the OG has become irrelevant, that is really very bad news for me because I'm not utilising any other material at all.

However, we keep hearing news of the GMAT changing almost every year. I don't know how much of this is reality and how much perception because everyone has varying GMAT experiences. I think in the end all one can do is prepare to the best of his/her abilities and take it as it comes, there's really nothing to do if the test has upped it's levels, ofcourse one can have a look and then retake the GMAT but thats a whole different story :)
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2003, 18:45
The math questions seemed similar in difficulty to the questions in OG. However, the question types were very different from the ones I saw in the official guide. There didn't seem to be as many word problems, rate problems, etc. ETS seemed to be trying to use questions whose format would be unfamiliar and yet no more difficult. Did they succeed? I think they probably raised the difficulty a hair. This can probably be mostly accounted for by the fact that I had never seen many of the quant question types. This does not however mean that traditional test prep materials won't help you get ready. The more you prepare, the more likely it is that you'll be quick on your feet when it's called for.
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My experience [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2003, 18:51
I gave one GMATin March and I came across atleast 3 such problems for which I couldnot find a solution, And I gave a GMAT today and especially in Q i did not feel there was a single question for which I felt any problem. Rest is upto you to decide. And let me tell you I still remember those 3 questions and I still cannot solve them.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2003, 20:17
Hello Dmitry,

I took the GMAT last week and received a 700 (v34 m50), which was 90 points higher than my GMAT last month. The score is not that great but okay for me to apply to the schools I want (hopefully). I felt that I got more combination questions this time on Math. But thanks to all you brilliant minds in the math forum, these questions were cake in comparsion! I was very happy to barely break the 700, but was a bit disappointed on my verbal performance. I screwed up badly on the last RC, which was extremely long. I was afraid of running out of time, so I skimmed and guessed.

Overall, I felt that math was not as bad as some people have described. Yes, it is tricky, but not unreasonable. However, do be careful with your pace. Keep an eye on the clock, which I forgot to do last month. POE when necessary. You don't have to get everything right to get a good score!! Most importantly, keep the composure and maintain the confidence. Lastly, we all have studied hard for this sucker, so don't let the emotions take over at the last minute .

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2003, 00:15
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Hello Dmitry,

I took the GMAT last week and received a 700 (v34 m50), which was 90 points higher than my GMAT last month. The score is not that great but okay for me to apply to the schools I want (hopefully). I felt that I got more combination questions this time on Math. But thanks to all you brilliant minds in the math forum, these questions were cake in comparsion! I was very happy to barely break the 700, but was a bit disappointed on my verbal performance. I screwed up badly on the last RC, which was extremely long. I was afraid of running out of time, so I skimmed and guessed.

Overall, I felt that math was not as bad as some people have described. Yes, it is tricky, but not unreasonable. However, do be careful with your pace. Keep an eye on the clock, which I forgot to do last month. POE when necessary. You don't have to get everything right to get a good score!! Most importantly, keep the composure and maintain the confidence. Lastly, we all have studied hard for this sucker, so don't let the emotions take over at the last minute .

Good luck to you all!


Hey boarderlee!!

Congrats with 700 score! :kiss :shock:

Could you please share your thoughts regarding the verbal part ( :wall ) . Was it like PP and OG? Was it more difficult that it was on your previous attempt? What were your PP scores?
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Re: My experience [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2003, 00:20
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I gave one GMATin March and I came across atleast 3 such problems for which I couldnot find a solution, And I gave a GMAT today and especially in Q i did not feel there was a single question for which I felt any problem. Rest is upto you to decide. And let me tell you I still remember those 3 questions and I still cannot solve them.


Yee, I saw your posts with 640 :?

I am rather good at math. Thus, let's try to solve those three problems together. Maybe it will be helpfull for you in your next GMAT attempt!
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2003, 00:26
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The math questions seemed similar in difficulty to the questions in OG. However, the question types were very different from the ones I saw in the official guide. There didn't seem to be as many word problems, rate problems, etc. ETS seemed to be trying to use questions whose format would be unfamiliar and yet no more difficult. Did they succeed? I think they probably raised the difficulty a hair. This can probably be mostly accounted for by the fact that I had never seen many of the quant question types. This does not however mean that traditional test prep materials won't help you get ready. The more you prepare, the more likely it is that you'll be quick on your feet when it's called for.


Good point! Anything about verbal part? BTW, what were your scores?
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2003, 20:09
I have a post in this section below. My verbal score was the same as it always is, 41. I never seem to be able to break through to a higher verbal score. My quant score was 45, about 4-5 points lower than I typically score. I'm not sure that I can account for this completely. The section was not more difficult than the powerpreps, just different. I also took a bathroom break in the middle of the quant (lost 3 and a half minutes). That might have been a factor. I had one or two weird questions early in the math that I think broke my confidence as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2003, 20:15
Oh I thought the verbal part was representative of the OG. It was definitely tough, but I think it always is. I know I missed some SC, but I never have a clue how I'm doing on the verbal until it's over with. I think that the verbal does not appear to have mutated as much as the math.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2003, 02:00
41 is a good verbal score. Dmitry, my verbal is not so good. My input maybe limited. I felt that the verbal was harder than my last attempt in that some CR was longer. Also, my last RC was super long-90 lines+.

However, I felt that OG was a bit easier than the real thing in both verbal and math. 2 RC in the real thing were much longer than any OG RC, but not as long as the practice RC on PP. SC was longer but the type of questions were similiar to OG. You just need to be careful with your pacing since some of these questions are long.

My PP score was not representative because I did OG first. Good luck to you.
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