Well, I had a full time job, so during workdays i studied 3-5 hrs a day and on weekends it ws 5-8 hrs. I used the followinf materials:
1- Barron's How to prepare for the GMAT.
2- Cracking The GMAT
The Princeton Review
3- Master the GMAT CAT by ARCO.
i solved all the practice exam in the above materials. I was scoring very high on quantitative and CR section.
had some weaknesses in RC and SC, but took care of that with more practice online.
On the contratry to what i was expecting, i didnt have any problem with time in the EXAM, there was plenty of it.
AWA section was great, i finished with time to spare.
But it all started out with the Quantitative section. Since i come from an engineering background i didnt have anyt problem with the 1st 5 questions. But after that i dunno wt happen, my mind suddenly went blank. To an extent i couldnt even understand the questions. i was taking about 3 minutes to solve a question and after discovering that am running out of time i started to guess.
Then came the verbal section. English is not my native language, but i\ve been taking english since i ws in 4th grade, i got a A on IGCSE englilsh and 270 in TOEFL. But going through the verbal question proved to me i know nothin in english. I coudlnt understand the passages, nor the logic in CR, even SCs i couldnt find any errors.
I honestly dunno what went wrong with me, everything just came tumbling down all over.