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Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 00:17
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Hey guys i gave GMAT yesterday and got a 760........


This was my second attempt got a 680 in the first one .

Thx to all the Gmatclub members for your support and invaluable suggestions without which i wouldn't have scored this much

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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 00:54
Very good score. Looking for a debrief.
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 01:00
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Very good score. Looking for a debrief.


Congratulations and second the debrief request, after the celebrations end of course :wink:

Thank you for sharing the good news!
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 01:03
from 680 to 760, thats certainly a huge jump and requires lot of patience and hard work. Congratulations to you, and all the best for your applications.
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 01:21
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 07:43
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First of all i m not a good writer and i m also tired of grammar rules ,so pls bear with me ...

I gave GMAT for the first time on 3rd august and got 680 Q50, v30. I messed up the verbal section badly. Wht i realised after my first attempt was that a good night sleep before the test is very very important. Before my first attempt i couldn't sleep on the night before the exam. Juz got 3-4 hours of sleep and beleive me I was not able to concentrate on any verbal question. I was juz guessing and rushing through the questions. So a humble request, pls try to maintain a schedule atleast 15-20 days before the exam. However i still didnt learn from my past mistakes and didnt maintained a schedule, so i had to take a pill on the night before the gmat. Thank God, it worked and i got a decent sleep. Again if u want to take a pill, try it out alteast once before the exam to be sure that u would not feel sleepy during the exam.


Anyways feeling fresh and charged up,I got to the test center 30 mins early, after completing all the formalities the lady at the center alloted me a system.

After some instructional screens the game began, Argument was pretty ok i wrote a lot in argument, but issue was kind of
weird but i beleive i managed to write enough to get atleast a 5.0 in AWA

Quant section: Being an engineer, i am pretty good in quant. Started of well in the quant section . It was going well all
through the section uptill the end where i got 2-3 very very difficult D.S problems. I didnt have too much time left so
have to rush through them. Finished the section just on tym. About the quant section i beleive that inequalities and absolute value are two concept where GMAT can cause big problems. Although its my personal opinion but ill recommend that if u r not that comfortable with these concepts than juz try to go through them properly.

During the break, I was bit disappointed feeling that i screwed up the quant section but somehow managed to organise myself for the verbal section. Ate something, had a sip of redbull and i was ready to go.

Verbal started, Last time what i did wrong was i was really rushing through the questions in the Verbal sections .And i
finished my Verbal section last time with 4-5 minutes to spare. What i have analysed through practice tests was that i
was not doing that good in initial 10-12 questions. So i decided ill give these initial 10-12 questions a little more time. .
Verbal section was pretty easy. Other than 2-3 questions, sentence correction was pretty straight forward. About C.R, got some paradoxy questions and a Bold face question in the middle. The Bold face question increased my confidence that i m doing pretty well in the section. 3 RC's were pretty easy and one that i got at the end was really a monster. Although the last RC was easy to comprehend but the questions were quite difficult. Anyways finished my verbal section just on time.

Was very nervous after finishing my test. Just rushed through all the screens to see my score. And boom, it was 760 i couldnt beleive that i got a 760. In Quant i was in the range of 50-51 in all my practice tests. But i was not expecting that much in verbal. I didnt even pressed the next button after seeing the score juz rushed through to the invigilator at the center. She had to press the next button and finish my test. While getting the unofficial report card i was literally shivering and what more, the lady out there asked me Have u cancelled ur score???? :shock: :shock: :shock: I was lyk are u serious i juz got a 760 why would i cancel my score. Anyways she apologized and handed over my report. I had to look at the score card for 10-12 time to confirm that i really got 760. Only after calling my parents did i stopped shivering. And it took me about half an hour to settle down.

Anyways I was very happy and partied all night long yesterday. 8-) 8-)

About the material : For AWA, How to get 6.0 AWA....my guide by chinese democracy is a must read for everyone. For Quant, I dint worked that much on Quant section. Took 2 GMATClub Quant challenges, by far the hardest questions u could get for ur Quant preparation. Other than that i just concentrated on improving my verbal skills. Improving the verbal score was really a daunting challenge for me. For sc, 1000sc and OG along with Manhattan Gmat Sc guide are more than enough. 1000 sc is a very good resource specially for someone who is not that good in SC. About RC and CR, I found Kaplan Solved LSAT papers a very good resource and they helped me a lot specially in improving my Reading Comprehension. However the best resouce are these online forums, i improved my verbal skills juz bcoz of GmatClub and other forums.

I would like to thank everyone who has responded to my post although i didnt posted that much. I have been a silent visitor out here at GMAT club but i have learnt a lot by veiwing people posts . Good luck to everyone appearing for GMAT - beleive me its not that difficult. With some hard work and faith in yourself u can rock on G-DAY.

Regards
Ambar

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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 08:29
Nice job! What are your target schools?
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 09:06
great job on the test! and i agree 100% with your strategy about taking more time at the start of verbal - it worked for me too. good luck on all your apps
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 09:22
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 10:30
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 10:32
That's a great score...congrats.
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 11:40
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Congrats for a superb score! What were your practice scores like?
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 12:07
amb2512 wrote:
First of all i m not a good writer and i m also tired of grammar rules ,so pls bear with me ...

I gave GMAT for the first time on 3rd august and got 680 Q50, v30. I messed up the verbal section badly. Wht i realised after my first attempt was that a good night sleep before the test is very very important. Before my first attempt i couldn't sleep on the night before the exam. Juz got 3-4 hours of sleep and beleive me I was not able to concentrate on any verbal question. I was juz guessing and rushing through the questions. So a humble request, pls try to maintain a schedule atleast 15-20 days before the exam. However i still didnt learn from my past mistakes and didnt maintained a schedule, so i had to take a pill on the night before the gmat. Thank God, it worked and i got a decent sleep. Again if u want to take a pill, try it out alteast once before the exam to be sure that u would not feel sleepy during the exam.


Anyways feeling fresh and charged up,I got to the test center 30 mins early, after completing all the formalities the lady at the center alloted me a system.

After some instructional screens the game began, Argument was pretty ok i wrote a lot in argument, but issue was kind of
weird but i beleive i managed to write enough to get atleast a 5.0 in AWA

Quant section: Being an engineer, i am pretty good in quant. Started of well in the quant section . It was going well all
through the section uptill the end where i got 2-3 very very difficult D.S problems. I didnt have too much time left so
have to rush through them. Finished the section just on tym. About the quant section i beleive that inequalities and absolute value are two concept where GMAT can cause big problems. Although its my personal opinion but ill recommend that if u r not that comfortable with these concepts than juz try to go through them properly.

During the break, I was bit disappointed feeling that i screwed up the quant section but somehow managed to organise myself for the verbal section. Ate something, had a sip of redbull and i was ready to go.

Verbal started, Last time what i did wrong was i was really rushing through the questions in the Verbal sections .And i
finished my Verbal section last time with 4-5 minutes to spare. What i have analysed through practice tests was that i
was not doing that good in initial 10-12 questions. So i decided ill give these initial 10-12 questions a little more time. .
Verbal section was pretty easy. Other than 2-3 questions, sentence correction was pretty straight forward. About C.R, got some paradoxy questions and a Bold face question in the middle. The Bold face question increased my confidence that i m doing pretty well in the section. 3 RC's were pretty easy and one that i got at the end was really a monster. Although the last RC was easy to comprehend but the questions were quite difficult. Anyways finished my verbal section just on time.

Was very nervous after finishing my test. Just rushed through all the screens to see my score. And boom, it was 760 i couldnt beleive that i got a 760. In Quant i was in the range of 50-51 in all my practice tests. But i was not expecting that much in verbal. I didnt even pressed the next button after seeing the score juz rushed through to the invigilator at the center. She had to press the next button and finish my test. While getting the unofficial report card i was literally shivering and what more, the lady out there asked me Have u cancelled ur score???? :shock: :shock: :shock: I was lyk are u serious i juz got a 760 why would i cancel my score. Anyways she apologized and handed over my report. I had to look at the score card for 10-12 time to confirm that i really got 760. Only after calling my parents did i stopped shivering. And it took me about half an hour to settle down.

Anyways I was very happy and partied all night long yesterday. 8-) 8-)

About the material : For AWA, How to get 6.0 AWA....my guide by chinese democracy is a must read for everyone. For Quant, I dint worked that much on Quant section. Took 2 GMATClub Quant challenges, by far the hardest questions u could get for ur Quant preparation. Other than that i just concentrated on improving my verbal skills. Improving the verbal score was really a daunting challenge for me. For sc, 1000sc and OG along with Manhattan Gmat Sc guide are more than enough. 1000 sc is a very good resource specially for someone who is not that good in SC. About RC and CR, I found Kaplan Solved LSAT papers a very good resource and they helped me a lot specially in improving my Reading Comprehension. However the best resouce are these online forums, i improved my verbal skills juz bcoz of GmatClub and other forums.

I would like to thank everyone who has responded to my post although i didnt posted that much. I have been a silent visitor out here at GMAT club but i have learnt a lot by veiwing people posts . Good luck to everyone appearing for GMAT - beleive me its not that difficult. With some hard work and faith in yourself u can rock on G-DAY.

Regards
Ambar


Hi dude,

thanks so much for sharing your experience, and I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions since I think we have things in common.

I also got a 680 (Q50 V31- AWA 4.5) last August in my first attempt, and I´m planning to take it again in December, so I have 3 months to go.
Like you, I am an engineer, and I feel very comfortable with quant section. Nevertheless, I´m a not native speaker, and verbal section is a big monster for me. How did you improve so much in so little time???

Your comments are much appreciated.
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 12:33
Incredible score and progression,
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 13:08
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Hi dude,

thanks so much for sharing your experience, and I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions since I think we have things in common.

I also got a 680 (Q50 V31- AWA 4.5) last August in my first attempt, and I´m planning to take it again in December, so I have 3 months to go.
Like you, I am an engineer, and I feel very comfortable with quant section. Nevertheless, I´m a not native speaker, and verbal section is a big monster for me. How did you improve so much in so little time???

Your comments are much appreciated.


hey nuburu


In order to improve you have to figure out what went wrong during your last attempt and than make sure that you improve on that particlular thing this time around.

As far as RC's and CR's are concerned i worked on Rc's for 1 month and 36 official lsat test papers are a great resource for them. Each passage has been explained very nicely so i beleive if u go through them than u can get a good hold of RC's. For Cr's also these papers are worth doing. LSAT RC's and CR's are a bit difficult than GMAT one's so they can prepare you for difficult GMAT questions .

About SC other than OG i did 1000 sc and Brutal SC's. SC will improve with practice only. Prepare your own notes ,write down each concept you learn from different forums or books and the mistakes u generally make and go through them on regular basis.

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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 13:10
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Congrats for a superb score! What were your practice scores like?

Thx getmba these were my practice scores
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Cat1-650 Q47,V32
Cat2-680 Q48,V34
cat3-740 Q50,V41
cat4-740 Q51,V40
cat5-770 Q50,V44
Cat6-730 Q51,V38

Kaplan Cat1-650 q51 v35
Kaplan Cat2- 660 q50, v 38
Kaplan Cat3-650 q50,v36

Princeton Cat1-720 q51 v 38
Princeton Cat2-730 q51,v39

Gmat prep1-720 q51,v38---repeat 760
Gmat prep2-740 q51,v40---repeat 770
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 16:37
amb512, Can you please tell me what pill you took previous night to sleep.....but biggest fear is that I won't be able to sleep well the previous night........and I don't want ruin the test just because of lack of sleep.

I understand that the pill might not have the same effect on everyone, and I wont hold you accountable for any mishaps... :)
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 19:39
Awsome score and goodluck with ur applications.
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Re: Finally done with GMAT 760--Q50,V42 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2009, 01:42
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amb512, Can you please tell me what pill you took previous night to sleep.....but biggest fear is that I won't be able to sleep well the previous night........and I don't want ruin the test just because of lack of sleep.

I understand that the pill might not have the same effect on everyone, and I wont hold you accountable for any mishaps... :)


I took a 25 mg tranquilizer. I m from india so i dont think that u'll be getting the same pill at ur end. Ask any doctor about some tranquilizer.

Dude but remember to try it out atleast once before the exam..

All the best for ur Exam...
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