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# 510 (Q28V33) to 650 (Q39V41) in 3 months, test center review

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Joined: 05 Feb 2012
Posts: 21
Location: Uruguay
Concentration: Marketing, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.7
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
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15 Apr 2012, 06:26
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Dear Forum members,

First of all I want to thank GMAT club. Although I don't participate much in the forums, reading has helped me a lot.

Demographic info: 25 years old / male / Uruguayan
Work experience: I've been working since I was 18. Most of the time for government.

http://gmatclub.com/forum/from-510-to-650-on-the-gmatprep-real-test-next-friday-130425.html
To sum up, before studying I scored 510 Q28 V33 on the GMATPrep1 and then I studied for three months. A week before the test I scored 650 Q44 V36 on the GMATPrep2. The last week I studied A LOT to improve both my Q and V scores. The result on the real test was 650 Q39 V41. Why did I improved my V but my Q was so bad? I had a problem in the test center during my first break. This is a summary of what happened to me during the test and some parts of the complaint I already sent to GMAC:

When I saw the results in the screen I was very disappointed to see that the problem I had influenced so negatively in my Q result. I went upstairs and the unfriendly woman gave me the results without apologizing or saying a single word. The stamp on the border of the unofficial report paper says "LOSE THIS REPORT", because she was so careless and on such a bad mood that she stamped it without the "DO NOT" words that probably were on the stamp and she did not even looked at it before giving it to me.

Now I have the TOEFL next Friday. After that, I might take the GMAT again. The problem is that the only test-center in my country is the one with the unfriendly and inefficient woman. I wanted to take the GMAT and forget about all this so I could concentrate on researching business schools, applications, etc. Now I can't stop thinking about what happened to me and weather to take the GMAT again or not.
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15 Apr 2012, 12:43
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alfrep,

First of all I want to say that its awful that the proctor at the test center could be this lazy. First you pay 250 USD and then not even get the respect as an exam taker is beyond belief. These proctor know that GMAT is an important point of any MBA application and I don't understand how they could not respect that. It's like they penalized you for taking an allowed break.

Second, good luck on your TOFEL and the 2nd GMAT attempt. Hope you score 100 point higher than your first attempt.

Third, do you know the average score of your choice of school. From what I understand if your score with withing +/- 50 points of the average score, you are in pretty good shape. Other who read this, please chime in on this point.

Best of luck to you and and do post what the outcome from your complaint to GMAC was.
Intern
Joined: 05 Feb 2012
Posts: 21
Location: Uruguay
Concentration: Marketing, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.7
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 12

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20 Apr 2012, 13:29
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clicker wrote:
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Best of luck to you and and do post what the outcome from your complaint to GMAC was.

This is part of the response I got from GMAC:

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We have followed up with the test center regarding your concerns and they have confirmed that you were incorrectly told that you could not be checked in by the test administrator at the receptionist desk. As such, we would like to honor your request and allow you to retake your exam.

I took the TOEFL today (I did as good as I expected, probably something between 100-110) and after both exams in 2 weeks I feel very tired. I don't know when will I take the GMAT again.
Right now, I'm waiting for the response of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Government Scholarships because I want to go to study to Switzerland this year. My plan B is the US in 2013 but I don't know where to start looking...
Intern
Joined: 05 Feb 2012
Posts: 21
Location: Uruguay
Concentration: Marketing, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.7
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 12

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20 Apr 2012, 13:30
I forgot to say that my AWA score was 5.5, which was what I expected.
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20 Apr 2012, 18:14
Good luck with your university of choice. I to got 5.5 on AWA and on Verbal I did what I was expecting.
Quant surprised me. I got 3-4 back to back really hard long questions, reading these quant questions was like reading one of the verbal passage and this is where I messed up and shot myself in the foot. I'm re-taking the GMAT in 1 week.
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