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Disaster Second attempt.. [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 10:00
Hi Folks,

I have been preparing for the GMAT for the past 5 months and have given it twice during that period.
First attempt : 660 ( 48 /34 split in Q /V )

Wanted to be break the 700 barrier, gave it again in exactly 33 days and completely screwed it up.
Second attempt : 600 ( 46 / 27 Split )


I feel thoroughly devastated and disgusted with the second attempt score. I have taken about 15 practice exams in all and have consistently crossed 700-720 range. Always scored 50-51 in math sections. Both these scores do not reflect my true capability. But, I am not giving it a third time. I felt slightly burned during preparation and have realized it is what it is !

My range of schools have def changed with this 660 score. I am looking to apply for 3 schools in round 2 and feel that during the next 3 months or so, I can come up with a quality essay. Assuming that I do come up with good essays, what do you experts thing about my realistic chances ?
I am potentially looking at Tepper, Duke, Cornell, UCLA....my profile is not helping me either :)
Male, 30 yrs, Indian, M.S in EE from Clemson University, 7 yrs experience in Semiconductor Industry in US.

Would appreciate any inputs.

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Re: Disaster Second attempt.. [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 20:10
Hi,

Am sad to hear that you were not able to cross the 700 barrier. But give it a second thought. Take a break for like 1-2 weeks and rethink about taking it again.

Watch thursdays with ROn Videos (link in my signature) for Verbal and trust me things will change!

Read the comeback stories and they will inspire you.
My story
570-to-700-my-gmat-journey-133461.html

And if nothing makes you change your mind then 660 is a good score with 7yrs of job ex as far as I think!

Good Luck!
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