Took the GMAT yesterday and scored 560 (Q - 45, V - 22)
I was working fulltime and studied for 1 1/2 month studying about 10 hours total over a week. Scored 640 and 660 in powerprep. Scored about 560 in Kaplan
. I was weak in sentence correction but quite ok in critical reasoning and reading comprehension. Went over a lot of exercises and went over every possible rule.
Went into the test center and Started with the essays, which were quite easy and moved on to the quant section. I thought, i did reasonably well and saw some tough question right in middle including some permutation and combination. But i ran out of time and had to guess the last four to five questions.
Moved on to the verbal. I knew this was my weak area and concentrated really hard on the first 10 questions. I was absolutely confident that I did the RC questions right....but may be...my gut feeling and intitution or so bad....because...my score doesnt reflect even a mediocre performance in the verbal..section
Eventually, I ran out of time and end up atleast guessing 9 questions in the last part.....
My heart was beating so fast...and I was not prepared to see the score on the screen. I saw a score of 560 and I was absolutely...frustrated, dejected, dissapointed...with my abysmal...performance.
But more than that...i was dissapointed..because...i didnt know what went wrong....i stared hopelessly at my screen ......and ...the test score....brought my morale...down to new levels....
I partly believe in the accuracy of the ETS scores....and I am not sure...if taking the test again....will help me much...but deep inside...me I know I am way better than the score in the screen that blinked so coldly against me....