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# devastating 1st attempt: 550 ( Q-45, V-20)

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15 Sep 2013, 10:32
After a prep of almost 2-2.5 months I was scoring 700 in undiluted gmat prep. MGMAT score started from 620 and rose upto 670 in 5th test. So finally i was expecting a 680+ score as I was had extensively tuned myself so that environmental factors dont become obstacle for me. On the test day I was properly keeping the pace until during last 15 min in quants section where I got a bit too relaxed and got lost in a question. Sudden time up with 3 unanswered questions ...thats it!! I felt like leaving the rest of it, but then somehow started verbal half heartedly. The score is as u can see.

I am planning on retaking the test by October end or mid- november. So need some advice on what material ( specially tests ) should I go for as most of the tests like veritas, mgmat, kaplan are exhausted. Any suggestions pls?
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30 Sep 2013, 00:21
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After a prep of almost 2-2.5 months I was scoring 700 in undiluted gmat prep. MGMAT score started from 620 and rose upto 670 in 5th test. So finally i was expecting a 680+ score as I was had extensively tuned myself so that environmental factors dont become obstacle for me. On the test day I was properly keeping the pace until during last 15 min in quants section where I got a bit too relaxed and got lost in a question. Sudden time up with 3 unanswered questions ...thats it!! I felt like leaving the rest of it, but then somehow started verbal half heartedly. The score is as u can see.

I am planning on retaking the test by October end or mid- november. So need some advice on what material ( specially tests ) should I go for as most of the tests like veritas, mgmat, kaplan are exhausted. Any suggestions pls?

Hey Mate , Even i am in a situation you are in.My MGMAT scored ranges from 600 - 650 and GMATPrep - 670-670 each.However on the G-Day i messed it up royally.
580 .... But now I am planning to have a second go at it and plan to retake it sometime around november. Lets see how it pans out ... This time i am mighty determined to crack 700 barrier ...

ATB to you.

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02 Oct 2013, 15:55
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After a prep of almost 2-2.5 months I was scoring 700 in undiluted gmat prep. MGMAT score started from 620 and rose upto 670 in 5th test. So finally i was expecting a 680+ score as I was had extensively tuned myself so that environmental factors dont become obstacle for me. On the test day I was properly keeping the pace until during last 15 min in quants section where I got a bit too relaxed and got lost in a question. Sudden time up with 3 unanswered questions ...thats it!! I felt like leaving the rest of it, but then somehow started verbal half heartedly. The score is as u can see.

I am planning on retaking the test by October end or mid- november. So need some advice on what material ( specially tests ) should I go for as most of the tests like veritas, mgmat, kaplan are exhausted. Any suggestions pls?

It sounds like you took a lot of practice tests and during your quant section, you "zoned out" - make sure you are sleeping well and eating well. This might be a sign of exhaustion - you want to be 110% alert on the actual exam marathon.

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Don't worry, you're not alone. I got a 550 last time I took the GMAT too and after two and a half months of studying I'm retaking it in a week from today. I went back to the basics and read each book in the Manhattan GMAT series, did all of the practice problems in OG 12 and OG 13, and now I'm taking several practice tests. For me, doing practice problems has been the most helpful because it forces me to apply the concepts that I've learned. Good luck! Let's both get a 700!
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Hi,

Just keep up your hard work and I'm sure you'll do better next time. Looks like you have the hang of the quant section. Just a few little things to improve. Looks like your verbal is the section you should focus the most on. If you want to improve your quant further, you could get the gmatclub tests. They helped boost my score alot =).
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04 Dec 2013, 11:16
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Hi,

Just keep up your hard work and I'm sure you'll do better next time. Looks like you have the hang of the quant section. Just a few little things to improve. Looks like your verbal is the section you should focus the most on. If you want to improve your quant further, you could get the gmatclub tests. They helped boost my score alot =).

thanks a lot for consolation ...yeah!! i need to improve in verbal ...one thing i noticed is in a fresh test when i read a question i get anxious and take more than aimed ...will have to work in that area.
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