Completely devastated after my GMAT experience.. (480) : Share GMAT Experience
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 17 Jan 2017, 17:16

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Completely devastated after my GMAT experience.. (480)

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 18 Jun 2013
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Completely devastated after my GMAT experience.. (480) [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Dec 2013, 08:07
Hi everybody!

This is my first post here even though I have been reading a lot here. Today I did GMAT for the first time and after a devastating result I feel that I am in great need of your support to be able to tackle this experience and aim for a great improvement.

My first encounter with the GMAT was about one year ago. I had got the Kaplan Premier as a christmas present. I did some questions and a few CAT and got 540 at the best.

Because of intense studying this fall I was left with about 1,5 week before my GMAT today. I am aware of that this is not optimal but because of a deadline 15/1-2014 for my school of interest i figured that i would be able to do it again in "Worst case scenario" (which I apparently ended up in).

Due to shortage of time I decided to drop Kaplan and focus solely on GMAC material and bought the following;

Quant (Did about 150 PS and 60 DS)
Verbal (Ended up only reading the test-strategies)
OG
Exam pack

I thought to myself that the first thing to do is a GMATprep to figure out where my weaknesses were;

First test (Before intense studying of GMAT related stuff)
IR 7/81%
Q 32/30 %
V 35/74 %
->570

I was quite surprised with my verbal score (Not being a native speaker), and because of my aim 600-650 (MiM) I thought to myself that this could be done! Especially because of that the Quant was low and which i consider easier to develop in 1,5 week.

I did ONLY PS problems for a couple of days and got a;

2:
IR 5/52%
Q 40/ 52%
V 33/ 67 %
->600

I was clearly happy with my improvement but were worrying about my lowered verbal. But since my weakness still was quant i continued doing PS and started doing some DS for a couple of days. Yesterday I took another GMATprep and scored;

Third GMATprep;

IR 4/37%
Q 42/57%
V 30/56%
->600

I had actually managed to equalize my scores. Even though I was a bit disappointed about my verbal i thought to myself that I will manage it tomorrow.

Exam day(Today):
IR 5/52%
Q 36/ 38%
V 21/25 %
->480

What happened? I was in CHOCK while seeing the score on the screen... And now I am so embarrassed , I have told so many people about the D-day and I don't want to tell anyone about my score.

What could have gone wrong? What should i do to be better next time?

I can't decide yet wether i should book another exam in a month or just wait for next years round... I have done my Bachelor in Business in two years instead of standard 3 and i am considering doing a double degree in economics during the year instead..

If anyone have any input I would be thankful!

Thank You!
 Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes Jamboree Discount Codes Magoosh Discount Codes
GMAT Pill Representative
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 2050
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 386

Kudos [?]: 1327 [0], given: 8

Re: Completely devastated after my GMAT experience.. (480) [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Dec 2013, 08:22
Emanresuym wrote:
Due to shortage of time I decided to drop Kaplan and focus solely on GMAC material and bought the following;

Quant (Did about 150 PS and 60 DS)
Verbal (Ended up only reading the test-strategies)
OG
Exam pack

As you study the OG - you should record your answers and mark down which ones you got wrong. You can do this on paper or with our online tracker: http://www.gmatpill.com/official-guide

You can also see video explanations to compare your thought process with ours.

With your strong IR scores and weak Quant/Verbal scores - consider the possibility that you are losing steam as you progress through the test. Indeed, mental stamina and psychology is a huge aspect of the test. Please see our tips regarding this here: http://www.gmatpill.com/about/studying- ... trategies/
Re: Completely devastated after my GMAT experience.. (480)   [#permalink] 13 Dec 2013, 08:22
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Devastating experience on the day of my GMAT exam- Please check ID 0 11 Jan 2017, 05:45
Devastated after a poor 520 in GMAT 4 10 Aug 2014, 08:07
2 Devastating Second Gmat Experience 3 30 Jul 2014, 05:37
Completely devastated by GMAT 1 02 Oct 2011, 10:06
1 710-my complete experience 10 20 Jan 2010, 00:10
Display posts from previous: Sort by