Finally it is over. Took the gmat today morning 9/13.
I was truly amazed by the score I got. I really did think it was not going as well as it finally turned out. I had read sigepuci's post about his gmat and was hoping mine would be similar.
In fact the test experience was pretty similar. (though my center did provide terrific headphones, could'nt even hear myself
I was pretty confident of the math. Somehow the test got tough pretty quickly. The first few questions were pretty easy. Then I got stuck on a probabiility question which seems easy now. I just got stuck on it for atleat 3 mins. After that the questions did get prety tough till about the 30th question or so. The last questions were pretty easy. So ended up finishing about 10 mins early. I was not too happy with the test so far. Anyway took a break .
The verbal was pretty easy especially the RC and the CRs. I had always had some trouble with SC but I felt the test went ok. Finished this sections about 4-5 mins early.
My prep was the usual guide books
I also browsed the kaplan 800
book at a border's.
I started preparing for the test mid-july though I guess it really picked up once I registered for the test around aug 10. Was able to take practise tests:
PP1 : aug 10 730
1 : aug 28 700
PP 2 : sep 4 740
2 : sep 11 730
Princeton 1 : sep 12 740
I was happy enough with the kaplan
tests as I had read here how tough they were but was sort of bummed with the Princeton and the PP2 result. My verbal score in the actual gmat was my highest ever.
I would like to express my thanks to all the people in this forum. I haven't really been an active participant with regards to posting. I tend to lurk more.
Anyway thanks again