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

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 19:18

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 on Monday april 12th

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
Posts: 316
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 33

GMAT Tests User
GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2010, 16:21
Hi folks,
My GMAT is scheduled on Monday at 8am. So far im not too nervous, only regret being i wish i had found this forum earlier. Anyway i booked my date on April 4th and then on 5th i fell ill. What luck! so the last week i have been taking it lightly for lack of a choice. When i gave my GmatPrep exam 2 today i was so rusty; and sleepy and hungry during the verbal section.

I scored a 690. q 47, v 37. The quant section went off ok except for 3 silly mistakes which were completely avoidable. Im still having trouble preventing myself from spending more than 4 minutes on those one or two questions on the test. GMATPrep doesnt show the time either per question in the review section.

The verbal is a whole different story. I was doing it brilliantly till the 28th question. I had about 4 wrong till there. And then i had about 15 minutes left i think. I panicked. From 28 to 41 i got 9 wrong!! On the MGMAT tests i was able to complete verbal in time. So i think this is a one off case.

My plan for the next two days is as follows:
My final test will be tomorrow GMATPrep 3. Tomorrow evening i will revise some quant and SC, i also want to work on CR especially the inference questions. On Sunday, i will glance through as much theory as possible and look over my past exams- especially MGMAT.

My scores in MGMAT are as below:

1) MGMAT1 680
2) MGMAT2 650
1) MGMAT3 650
1) MGMAT4 650- at this point i was so frustrated and BB gave me some really good advise regarding word translations
1) MGMAT5 700
1) MGMAT6 690 I was ill taking this one so not too bad i guess.

GMAT power Prep2 690,

The GMAT CLub test was ok i guess i scored 8 wrong in verbal and 13 wrong in quant.

Finally, any words of wisdom that may help me break the 700 barrier?

Thanks

Yikes! seems like i posted in the wrong forum! can someone help me move this where it is appropriate?
Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Dec 2009
Posts: 172
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 3

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2010, 10:12
Best of luck...
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 131
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 14

Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 09:38
hey, how did it go?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
Posts: 316
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 33

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 11:46
Just got back- i am a little disappointed.
660
Q 45 and V 36.
I was scoring 700s in the practice tests. I guess i gave lesser importance to verbal which cost me in the end. The timing was ok, especially verbal. Quant, i walked in 2 minutes after the time had started and that caused me to panic a bit.
Any clue if applying with this score to Haas makes sense?
If not i will probably re-do it around Nov.

thanks
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 131
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 14

Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 11:56
mbafall2011 wrote:
Just got back- i am a little disappointed.
660
Q 45 and V 36.
I was scoring 700s in the practice tests. I guess i gave lesser importance to verbal which cost me in the end. The timing was ok, especially verbal. Quant, i walked in 2 minutes after the time had started and that caused me to panic a bit.
Any clue if applying with this score to Haas makes sense?
If not i will probably re-do it around Nov.

thanks


don't worry, I think you still have plenty of time. I am a class of 2013 hopeful as well and have just started studying! Will sit for it in around June/July I guess.

As far as Haas is concerned, their median GMAT score should be somewhere around 710- however your profile as a whole is actually important here- you know the story...

best,
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
Posts: 316
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 33

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 12:02
widerangeinput wrote:
mbafall2011 wrote:
Just got back- i am a little disappointed.
660
Q 45 and V 36.
I was scoring 700s in the practice tests. I guess i gave lesser importance to verbal which cost me in the end. The timing was ok, especially verbal. Quant, i walked in 2 minutes after the time had started and that caused me to panic a bit.
Any clue if applying with this score to Haas makes sense?
If not i will probably re-do it around Nov.

thanks


don't worry, I think you still have plenty of time. I am a class of 2013 hopeful as well and have just started studying! Will sit for it in around June/July I guess.

As far as Haas is concerned, their median GMAT score should be somewhere around 710- however your profile as a whole is actually important here- you know the story...

best,


Thanks for the wishes. I plan to concentrate on the entire app process rather than the GMAT score alone. Let me see how that goes! I just realised that my MGMAT scores were very accurate for verbal. My quant - may be because of my nerves dropped on the real test. MGMAT rocks! especially their assessment reports
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 131
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 14

Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 12:10
mbafall2011 wrote:
widerangeinput wrote:
mbafall2011 wrote:
Just got back- i am a little disappointed.
660
Q 45 and V 36.
I was scoring 700s in the practice tests. I guess i gave lesser importance to verbal which cost me in the end. The timing was ok, especially verbal. Quant, i walked in 2 minutes after the time had started and that caused me to panic a bit.
Any clue if applying with this score to Haas makes sense?
If not i will probably re-do it around Nov.

thanks


don't worry, I think you still have plenty of time. I am a class of 2013 hopeful as well and have just started studying! Will sit for it in around June/July I guess.

As far as Haas is concerned, their median GMAT score should be somewhere around 710- however your profile as a whole is actually important here- you know the story...

best,


Thanks for the wishes. I plan to concentrate on the entire app process rather than the GMAT score alone. Let me see how that goes! I just realised that my MGMAT scores were very accurate for verbal. My quant - may be because of my nerves dropped on the real test. MGMAT rocks! especially their assessment reports


that sounds great. you know what, at this exact very same moment I was trying to pick a book/study set. Which MGMAT book-set have you been using? assessment report?? i assume you have been using something online or on a CD? Actually that's the sort of thing that I've been looking for... thanks-
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
Posts: 316
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 33

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 12:36
I went through the entire MGMAT set. If you buy one book, you will get 6 tests online. These tests are very good and close to the real one. Other than GMAT prep nothing else comes close. (Buying more book does not give you more tests. after 6 tests the questions may repeat) Kaplan seemed very difficult.
Of the 7 guides, i would say that FDPs and Geometry are the least useful. Some of them are available for download for free although i don't know about the legality of such a download. You can generate an assessment report of every exam you take which will show you the trends and particular areas where you are weak. OG is a good measure of how difficult questions can get. Besides these two,1012 GMAT is good as the questions are grouped based on topics.

Finally gmatclub is a great resource. Although i took it lightly, i would strongly suggest that you make 200 posts and get free access to the sample tests or pay for it and take the tests. I probably have to give it again myself. Just need to think of 3 months as an additional semester required to get my MBA!

Good Luck
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 131
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 14

Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 12:46
mbafall2011 wrote:
I went through the entire MGMAT set. If you buy one book, you will get 6 tests online. These tests are very good and close to the real one. Other than GMAT prep nothing else comes close. (Buying more book does not give you more tests. after 6 tests the questions may repeat) Kaplan seemed very difficult.
Of the 7 guides, i would say that FDPs and Geometry are the least useful. Some of them are available for download for free although i don't know about the legality of such a download. You can generate an assessment report of every exam you take which will show you the trends and particular areas where you are weak. OG is a good measure of how difficult questions can get. Besides these two,1012 GMAT is good as the questions are grouped based on topics.

Finally gmatclub is a great resource. Although i took it lightly, i would strongly suggest that you make 200 posts and get free access to the sample tests or pay for it and take the tests. I probably have to give it again myself. Just need to think of 3 months as an additional semester required to get my MBA!

Good Luck


thanks a lot. so, if I get this right- have you gone through kaplan, 1012 PR and MGMAT guides? what about the OG? Where would you put that into this grouping?

i.e. If I start with MGMAT guides and exams, should I then proceed into OG or what? I am really confused- and losing a lot of time deciding on these sh*t. thanks in advance pal.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
Posts: 316
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 33

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 13:58
I started with Kaplan basics, worked through OG and kaplan exercised and discovered the MGMAT much later. In retrospect, i would say
1) Use MGMAT for Word translations, Number properties, Sentence correction , Inequalities and Geometry and FDP (The first 4 guides are excellent.) CR and FDP are ok.
Once done with the MGMAT sections start doing the OG and Kaplan exercises. Stay away from the kaplan theory as there is nothing to gain except may be RC.
Once you have enough practice, start giving the MGMAT. You could also try to give the gmat club tests before the MGMAT. Use the first2 MGMATs to assess your weaknesses. The assessment reports are an amazing tool. I improved 40 points on quant with that tool- sadly i didnt pay heed to the verbal section.

Once you re-revise those weak areas, try working more problems as suggested in gmatclub forums. Use 1012 GMAT to identify problems based on a particular topic. Repeat 2 MGMAT tests and reiterate. Two weeks before the final exam, give the final 2 MGMATs and also the 2-3 powerprep tests.

In my experience, you should be getting 40 points above your target score in order to account for test day factors- which basically means you could panic during the real deal. Sadly, i have to do this again but hey! who is not up for a challenge!



thanks a lot. so, if I get this right- have you gone through kaplan, 1012 PR and MGMAT guides? what about the OG? Where would you put that into this grouping?

i.e. If I start with MGMAT guides and exams, should I then proceed into OG or what? I am really confused- and losing a lot of time deciding on these sh*t. thanks in advance pal.[/quote]
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 180
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 48 [0], given: 2

Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 14:48
Hi,

do you really think that MGMAT test are close to the real one??

I did a MGMAT yesterday and found the math section very hard, yet i ended up with 43!!! on the other hand, I did a GMAT practice test last week and i got 36 in math!!
very big difference

what do you think?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
Posts: 316
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 33

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 14:52
MontrealLady, i see what you are saying. The MGMAT is just slightly more tougher especially in number properties and probability but trust me that will help during the exam. It helped me to settle down even though i was behind and then i caught up. As you can see, i lose a chunk of points on my verbal.

The difference is very negligible!
Re: GMAT on Monday april 12th   [#permalink] 12 Apr 2010, 14:52
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Kaplan or GMAT official 12th edition review?? cynthiap 1 13 Dec 2011, 09:29
Possible Error GMAT Review 12th edition asch13 2 03 Jun 2010, 21:05
Experts publish their posts in the topic GMAT Review 12th Ed. snkrhed 1 25 May 2010, 11:29
1 gmat 12th edition review book question srjonz 2 06 Dec 2009, 08:32
Display posts from previous: Sort by

GMAT on Monday april 12th

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



cron

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®.