Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 01 Aug 2014, 22:51

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: The only thing to fear is fear itself.
Joined: 17 Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 460 Q36 V17
GMAT 2: 580 Q47 V23
GMAT 3: Q0 V
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 43

GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 04:50
GMAT Experts and Veterans,

(1) I appeared for my second GMAT on 1st of July 2013 and ended up with a disastrous 580 (Q47/V23). I studied hardcore for 4 months focusing only on verbal during the last one and half months of my preparation. I had been consistently scoring around Q45/V34 in my last 3 mocks. Hence you can understand how flabbergasted I would have been when I saw a huge imbalance of 10+ points on the verbal section. I think I might have messed up with CR or RC. I am still under some shock... I have been aiming for a lower 700 at least. I am planning to retake GMAT in 5~6 weeks. Please can you suggest me what can I do differently to achieve my desired score.

Resources used:
MGMAT Guides 5th Edition (10 Strategy Guides)
Official Guide -13th Ed
Verbal Review - 2nd Ed
Quantitative Review - 2nd Ed
GMATPrep Practice Questions
MGMAT CATs

(2) Also, what do you think would be a safe score for a top 10 B-school? I am an Indian female, mechanical engineer by profession. I have 6+ years of work experience (inclusive of 1+ years of leadership experience in Engineering domain) with a leading diesel engine manufacturing MNC. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering; 72% from a premier college in India. I am not much of a extracurricular person. Do you think with a score of 720 I stand any chance at the top 10 schools? Or should I be contended with an executive MBA in India?

Thanks
Namrata
Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 10 May 2010
Posts: 812
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 305 [1] , given: 190

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2013, 00:45
1
This post received
KUDOS
You should not worry about where you want to apply unless you are <= 30 points from the target.
First thing would suggest is to get your quants upto Q50. How do you get to that is discussed in another GMATClub thread (How to go from Q45 to Q50).
How many full length tests did you give ? Verbal drop can happen if you have not given sufficient practice tests in actual testing conditions. It can be a stamina issue.
With a 720 and an Indian female you would be equivalent to an Indian male with 760 :) with similar profile as yours.
The reason being % of female applicants from India is quite low.
_________________

The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ?

1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 1226
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 61

Kudos [?]: 639 [1] , given: 116

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2013, 02:21
1
This post received
KUDOS
AbhiJ wrote:
You should not worry about where you want to apply unless you are <= 30 points from the target.
First thing would suggest is to get your quants upto Q50. How do you get to that is discussed in another GMATClub thread (How to go from Q45 to Q50).
How many full length tests did you give ? Verbal drop can happen if you have not given sufficient practice tests in actual testing conditions. It can be a stamina issue.
With a 720 and an Indian female you would be equivalent to an Indian male with 760 :) with similar profile as yours.
The reason being % of female applicants from India is quite low.


An Indian female Mechanical engineer.. After 4 years in mechancial engineering plus almost three years now in a mechanical engineering company, I didn't even know they existed.. :p... IMHO 720 would be more than enough....
_________________

Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button.

Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief

GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: The only thing to fear is fear itself.
Joined: 17 Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 460 Q36 V17
GMAT 2: 580 Q47 V23
GMAT 3: Q0 V
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [1] , given: 43

Re: GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2013, 04:08
1
This post received
KUDOS
@AbhiJ: Thanks for the suggestion. I would definitely try to get my quants up. You are right; I did not take a lot of mocks. Just took 4 of them... 3 MGMAT CATs and 1 GMATPrep. I am really not sure if the drop was a stamina issue... never felt fatigued after a CAT. I have this bad habit of agonizing over the mock results. I had rescheduled my G-date once because I got demotivated with the mock results. So I decided no mocks for me 2 weeks until the G-day. This time I am going to try giving more mocks.

@MacFauz: Even I did not know earlier that I would be one of the few women in the manufacturing sector :). Moving into this sector was a choice I made as I wanted to have a hardcore industrial experience. Your comment reminds me of my first day at work when I walked down the shop floor among the heavy machinery and at least 500 men stared at me as if I were an alien! I am hoping that I will get past 720 and someday I make a few more heads turn at the boardroom :)
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 1226
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 61

Kudos [?]: 639 [0], given: 116

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2013, 04:48
Haha....
Image
_________________

Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button.

Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief

GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Apr 2013
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 3

Re: GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2013, 12:55
I am just starting my 3 months "practice journey" to the GMAT. I am keen on reading experiences of other GMAT takers. Your Quant-score is really great. Adjusing your verbal just a little should boost your overall score, right?
I wish you all the best for your retake.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: The only thing to fear is fear itself.
Joined: 17 Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 460 Q36 V17
GMAT 2: 580 Q47 V23
GMAT 3: Q0 V
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 43

Re: GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2013, 21:59
xzarus wrote:
I am just starting my 3 months "practice journey" to the GMAT. I am keen on reading experiences of other GMAT takers. Your Quant-score is really great. Adjusing your verbal just a little should boost your overall score, right?
I wish you all the best for your retake.


Thanks xzarus... I think I need to pull up my Quant score at least by a couple of points. Verbal needs a major boost.
Re: GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice   [#permalink] 06 Jul 2013, 21:59
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic 580 (Q47, V23) Need help with verbal! Vegeta379 7 04 Apr 2014, 18:28
Profile evaluation - GMAT 590 (Q:47 V:23) shikhar0102 2 18 Sep 2013, 00:15
Profile evaluation - GMAT 590 (Q:47 V:23) shikhar0102 1 17 Sep 2013, 21:46
580: Q 47 , V 23 vishalgc 3 26 Oct 2008, 07:10
1 580..need advice on College Fasttrack 10 01 Sep 2008, 07:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

GMAT debacle - 580 (Q47/V23) : Need advice

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.