I just got back home from the GMAT test center. I scored a 700 (Q49 - 85th% and V36- 79% percentile) and I am a little disappointed. My target was a 720 but I guess I will have to settle with a 700. I have been regularly following the posts on GMAT club and wanted to convey a big thank you for everything. I prepared for about 6-7 weeks for this beast.Suggestions for Future Test-takers:Please stay as calm and composed as possible.
I was a bit nervous/anxious during the exam and this lowered my score by atleast 20-30 points. As mentioned by several others, the closest thing to GMAT is the OG and GMAT Prep. I spent the last 10 days or so practicing questions from OG12
. I think this helped me a lot. My weakest area was SC in Verbal. I went through the Manhattan SC guide once but did not gain as much as I should have. I then bought the Aristotle SC guide. I think it was a lot easier to follow than the Manhattan SC guide and also helped in boosting my confidence. In the last 5 days, I did about 50 SC questions per day from the OG10
. The questions were similar to the SC questions on the GMAT. Make sure that you thoroughly understand the concepts explained in the OG.
I never had any trouble with Quant in any of the practice exams. I consistently scored around 49 (MGMAT)-50 GMAT Prep) on pretty much all my practice exams. My score of 49 was a bit disappointing but I guess there is not much I can do about it now.
Prep Material Used: OG12
, Verbal Review 2nd edition, Aristotle SC Guide, Manhattan SC Guide, MGMAT Tests, Kaplan
(not too useful)Feedback needed:
I have an undergraduate degree in Engineering from University of Mumbai and a Masters Degree in Math from Michigan State. I have worked with one of the Big 4 accounting firms as a consultant for a little over a year and currently working for a health insurance company as an Actuary for about 3.5 years. I am planning to apply to the following schools:
London Business School
Can someone please comment on my chances of admission to any of the above schools? Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.