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Re: How to Improve Verbal from V30 to V40 [#permalink]
24 Jul 2014, 22:41
I am a working executive and have taken the GMAT second time around, yesterday, scoring 620 (Q41 V36). Although Quant has never been my forte, my scores in the verbal section were consistently above 40 in the mocks (GMAT prep and exam pack), due to which my scores were all above 670 in the mocks.
I was very surprised to see such a low score on the actual GMAT! A few facts about the test which I took yesterday: I got 4 RC passages- 2 long and 2 short : only 1 main idea question, and every other question was a detail question. Although I am not much of a skimmer, my accuracy on the detail questions is high, but I can't figure out what went wrong yesterday.
SC was fine!
CR: I got 2 BF questions, and only one weakener and strengthener each! Everything else was evaluate, fill in the blanks and zero assumption questions!
I wanted to know whether the scoring on the actual GMAT is different from the scoring which is followed in the GMAT prep software. Also, has the general content, as in the question mix in the actual test changed over the last one year? I usually work with only official material during verbal practice, is there any other option I should look for?
I was paced correctly on the test yesterday! fell back a bit during the 1st 20 questions,but caught up since I am faster at solving SC.
Your guidance would be of great help! I retake the test in a month's time!