I have been a silent reader for the past month, and now I belive is a good time to jump in and make my first post. I took my first Gmat exam yesterday and unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get the score I was aiming for and will be retaking it in one month from now.
I got a 630 with a split of 40Q 34V.
I was really confident on my skills and knowledge, since I had been scoring between 660 and 750 on Gmatprep tests
the previews week to my exam day.
As a non native English speaker I knew that V was going to be my weakness in the exam, but I know I could have done much better than that.
My exam day experience:
I was actually relax and positive about my chances of getting a 660+. Half way through the Quant I started to feel the need of taking a “bio break”, as time passed that need just became painful; I had 15 questions left and about 32ish min to go, the need to take a piss right away made me rush through those last questions which I’m sure made my score drop significantly (no shit Sherlock, as some might think
After that everything just went down the road, I couldn’t stop thinking that I was going to get a bad score on Q because of those last questions, this made me lose my concentration on the part of the exam I knew I was weaker.
Yesterday I was kind of wasted and felt really disappointed, but after a good night sleep, I believe I have come stronger from this exam experience and with a very valuable lesson learned (make sure to empty the deposit before the exam j\k), if I had focused on the verbal instead of undermining myself about the previous section, I could have score better and maybe avoid retaking it.
Anyway, thanks for reading, and hope the lesson I learn helps others even if it is common sense
Ps. For that exam I cover the OG 11th and the OG verb and quat books, also did some of the gmatclub tests
, what material should I get to start/continue with my Gmat prep?