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Done 730 (V40 Q49) [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2005, 21:33
Guys,
I took the test today and managed to get 730 (V40 Q 49). This is the first time I took GMAT.

First things first, Thanks to this great community, without your help I would have never got a 40 in verbal

Background: 29 yr old with bachelors from India and a masters in EE from US. Working for the past 5 yrs as an electrical engineer.

I was planning to give this test for a while but never really got the motivation. I found GMAT club in June of this year (thanks to Google) and started my prep.

I concentrated more on verbal as my math skills are ok. I used the following resources apart from GMAT club

OG guide 10th edition
Kaplan verbal workout
MGMAT SC guide-very good book to improve sc skills. My hit rate in OG improved from 60% to 85-90% after using this book.
SC 1000-very good. Completed all 1000 questions
CR 1000- managed to complete half
AWA template-ARCO

My test was at 11:30 am. Got up early after a 6 hr sleep and reviewed AWA template from ARCO.

AWA was pretty straight forward.. one was about balancing family and personal life and the other was about loan approval to some ice cream store. Used template for both and took 5 min break.

Quant; Started with fairly easy questions and after 7 or 8 question.. started getting hard bin questions. Lost timing on one fairly easy PS question and spent about 6 min but finally got the answer. Overall got about 2 perm & comb and 2 prob. Completed on time and took a short break.

Verbal. Started with 4 SC questions; 2 CR’s and 45 line RC and then CR & SC combinations. Lost my timing again one 80 line RC at around 17 question. Barely managed to complete on time.

My practice test scores:

Kaplan Web Free Test: 710
PP 1: 750
PP2: 750
Gmat Prep 1: 720
Gmat Prep 2: 720

-Rajesh
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2005, 22:07
Congratulations Rajesh....thats the way to go

are these your score after doing all the prep..or before it?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2005, 23:50
GREAT Score!!! You have been very active in forums.
Congratulations!!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 02:36
one more congratulation to you~!!! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 05:27
Congratulations!! Rajesh. You have been an active participant in these forums, and I have personally benefitted from some of the explanations you have given to the questions that I and many others have posted. I wish you all the best with your applications.

A quick question, Do all the AWA's come from the 2004 list of AWA's, which can be downloaded from the GMAC website.

Thanks in advance,
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 07:52
Darth_McDaddy wrote:
Congratulations!! Rajesh. You have been an active participant in these forums, and I have personally benefitted from some of the explanations you have given to the questions that I and many others have posted. I wish you all the best with your applications.

A quick question, Do all the AWA's come from the 2004 list of AWA's, which can be downloaded from the GMAC website.

Thanks in advance,
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Thanks for your wishes. For the AWA, I had ARCO answers to the real essay questions book from the local library and reviewed few essays. The essays are from the GMAC list.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 11:57
Hey, gotoknow3!!
That's an excellent score. Congrats!
You have been an active participant here and I am sure that would have definitely helped you!
Good luck with the next steps!
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where can I find tests? [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2005, 16:48
I tried the one on the kaplan'n website , they have one free for all but that's the one also in the book , so essentially no new tests.
Can you guys tell me where to find new tests , like the ones ppl on this board have been talking about .
I know the mba.com has PowerPrep which has 2 full scale tests.Dont know what is the GMATPrep? where can I get it?
I tried the 4 tests on the Princeton Review site for those who have the book.
The scores that I got are :
Princeton Review:580, 610 , 570
PowerPrep : 610 , 570
Arco (Thomson petersons):700
Dont know whats a correct measure of how does it correlates to the real test.
Do you guys know ?
My test date cannot be more closer :)
Thanks in adv
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2005, 17:30
Awesome!!!! Great score!!! All the best with your apps! :)
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worried about verbal ... [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2005, 18:34
how do i tackle verbal ... ??
In math I consistently get 49+ but verbal is a pain so my score avg to 600 ..
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2005, 21:01
Congratulations. you scored really good score.

all the best....
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Re: worried about verbal ... [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2005, 09:27
dcdude wrote:
how do i tackle verbal ... ??
In math I consistently get 49+ but verbal is a pain so my score avg to 600 ..


Check and see where you lack in verbal

If it is SC; then I would recommend you buy Manhattan SC guide and go through the OG questions at the end of each chapter. After tackling OG, go though the questions in the verbal forum and also do the 1000 SC question document.

For CR, again do questions in the verbal forum and the CR 1000 document.
Re: worried about verbal ...   [#permalink] 16 Nov 2005, 09:27
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