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Got 610 in my second attempt : Need suggestion

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I took my second GMAT test yesterday. But the score 610 was a surprise to me. In my practice tests I used to score 680 to 720. So could not first believe myself that I just scored 610. The test center was 3 hours drive away and exam was from 12 PM. I was physically exhausted but I am not sure that had any effect on this or not , since I had tried my level best not to be distracted by physical exhaustion. My score in Maths is 49 and in Verbal , it is 24.I got 4 passages out of them two were big and esoteric but structure of the passages were same as in GMAT OG 12. So I was full confident I did well in verbal.But result reflects otherwise. I have now total 9 years experience. I have already completed one part time 2 years corporate MBA course from one of the reputed Indian Business school. Also I have completed PMP (Professional certification for Project Management).I am a senior consultant by profession for reputed US based MNC. I had a good academic background. I have always targeted at getting into a top tire MBA institute. But my score 610 has shattered my all hopes.
So I am looking for some suggestion whether I should give one more attempt or start searching for some school for one year course (I am interested in one year course only) . I know getting into top tire MBA school is one life time experience. So I am still after this even after my 9 years of experience . Hope I can see my dream through.Please also suggest for verbal what should be my next approach if I have to appear for my 3rd attempt. Also how many times can I take GMAT? Whether multiple attempts can have any negative effect on the selection process?
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Hello there!
First of all, I think you can take it a bit easy. If you have been testing so much higher, then maybe you just got nervous or something happened. Anyhow, don't let your hopes be "shattered". The glass just fell on the floor, but didn't break!
Now just pick it up and try again.
You can definitely get higher, and retaking the GMAT is totally OKAY, even three four times. So continue studying, practice a bit more, and get that score you are aiming for.

It's a slight delay, but in the scope of things, no big deal!!
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Yes, it can be pretty frustrating but don't lose hope, just make sure that the mistakes are not repeated next time.

A few points:
a) Your 3 hour drive is definitely having an impact on your score. No matter how much you try to disregard the physical exhaustion, it brings down your efficiency. I don't know if you have any way of reducing the travel time but do not underestimate this point.

b) Are you sitting down continuously for 4 hrs during your practice tests? Conditioning is the most important factor here: take a look at my blog post on this.

c) To me, you should go for another try. A 100 point difference is too much too ignore. And you already have a higher than average experience + an MBA, so you really do not want a lower than average GMAT.

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