I had my test on Tuesday. 640 (46;31)
I have just looked through the Evensflow's story. Friend, just do not give up. May be the day was not very good for test taking at all.
Back to my experience, I have started to prepare for the GMAT about 6 month ago, but the real work lasted for 3-4 month. Saying real work I mean at least 3 hours a day including weekends.
My Cats gave me the hope of nice final score.
's were 570, 640, 650.
Math was 49 and 50 on two last tests, verbal not so good, but Kaplan
's verbal is believed to be harder than the real thing. (In my case it was closer to the real test than anything else)
PowerPrep 680, 690. Again math was 50 and 51.
I'm not a math man. I have a post where I mentioned that had had no math experience for about 10 years. (that half year study must have done it's job)
The real show gave me the insight that I overestimated myself. The most part of math section was arithmetic containing lots of problems with variables. They were everywhere word problems, geometry and even combination stuff. I was thinking about two or three problems for 4 mins. That was the gravestone of my Math section. I'm almost sure that I did them right, but as a result I didnтАЩt have enough time and was to guess at the end. Last 5 problems were not difficult, but I had time only to click the answer at random. Another proof of the theory (Leave if you canтАЩt do it in 3 minutes)
Verbal was very much like evensflowтАЩs. RC started to show up from the 2 question.
I think that my main problem was the thought that I failed math (because of that guessing), I didnтАЩt manage to completely forget it . As a result I simply didnтАЩt give the full throttle to verbal.
And to tell the truth verbal was more difficult then PP, somewhere in the region of Kaplan