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Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 18:50
Hi all,

First time i didnt prepare properly so scored 400.. This is fine because i dont know seriousness of GMAT at that time.

I used to get average of 600 during my practice tests....
In MGMAT from 590 to 640 i used to get duing my practice tests.
In kaplan 580 -590.

Then for second time i had quit my job.
Did dedicated preparation for 3 months.
I wrote GMAT last month score 400 (Q44, V6)
Problem was i got tensed during my verbal section.

Yesterday i tool GMAT scored 470 (Q38, V18)
This time some pressure was there throughout my exam. I was not able to concentrate on exam.
I was expecting atleast of 600-630 ( i knew this is not too tough, but i worry that i'm not even able to get that :( )

Did any one faced like this. How to tackle this?

Already i missed most of Schools deadlines... Still if i take again that will be of no use !

I lost all my confidence now. I'm totally exhausted.
Dont know will i have guts to take again!
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Re: Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 20:26
shanmugamgsn wrote:
Hi all,

First time i didnt prepare properly so scored 400.. This is fine because i dont know seriousness of GMAT at that time.

I used to get average of 600 during my practice tests....
In MGMAT from 590 to 640 i used to get duing my practice tests.
In kaplan 580 -590.

Then for second time i had quit my job.
Did dedicated preparation for 3 months.
I wrote GMAT last month score 400 (Q44, V6)
Problem was i got tensed during my verbal section.

Yesterday i tool GMAT scored 470 (Q38, V18)
This time some pressure was there throughout my exam. I was not able to concentrate on exam.
I was expecting atleast of 600-630 ( i knew this is not too tough, but i worry that i'm not even able to get that :( )

Did any one faced like this. How to tackle this?

Already i missed most of Schools deadlines... Still if i take again that will be of no use !

I lost all my confidence now. I'm totally exhausted.
Dont know will i have guts to take again!


Look at the positive side. There is a 12 point jump in your verbal score within a month. Probably it shows that you were moving in right direction but jumped off the preparation bus too soon. take a break and relax for few days.
Once recharged, prepare for a few months, consider taking a tutor or course as per your budget. Practice on few mock tests. You'd definitely see the improvement in score. Another positive is that you now have 8-9 months for your apps. so dont rush. take your own sweet time.
On the flip side, you lost 6 points on quant so make sure, when u work on one section you dont ignore other.

All the best! :-D
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Re: Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 21:40
Thanks vipss
thanks for ur positive words..
but I dont y im not even able to score myy practicetest scorecore even.
how 8 months for appss? Alreadyround 2 over?
frustrated :( vipsss

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Re: Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 21:53
I guess R2 IS over for all schools.. Quants 44 is not a bad score.. I guess you concentrated too much on the verbal part and ignored the quants.. But yes.. You do need to work hard on your verbal and bring it up to at least the higher 30s and at the same time also work on your quants.. The low score could even have been a blessing in disguise.. Even if you had got a good score you could only have applied in R3, which is not a very good time to apply for international candidates.. A couple of months preparation should hopefully get you GMAT ready and by that time R1 for fall 2014 would also have commenced.. That way you would be applying in the right round and would have sufficient time for your essays.. I do not need to tell you to not give up hope.. Your signature itself puts forward that message more strongly... All the best.. :)
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Re: Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 00:42
Spending 250$ on GMAT without any preparation doesn't sound wise to me. You can get a woodland leather jacket for that amount :). Rome was not built in a day and neither is a good GMAT score. I would suggest you change your study style - get a study buddy/keep a journal on this forum/get some help from some tutor. You seem to be in a hurry to finish this GMAT thing and get an MBA. If you have heard Geeta quote "Enjoy the process and donot worry about the end result". Donot consider GMAT as a burden rather an opportunity to show the world that you know how to work hard.
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Re: Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 01:45
shanmugamgsn wrote:
Thanks vipss
thanks for ur positive words..
but I dont y im not even able to score myy practicetest scorecore even.
how 8 months for appss? Alreadyround 2 over?
frustrated :( vipsss

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I guess I found one of the reasons.. I am not judging you, but I think you might be a little impatient :)
If this is one of the reason, just tell urself to read and understand the question before solving it. At times there are silly mistakes because you probably dint read imporant keywords.
Also to answer how 8 months for apps: Considering the deadlines for this year is over for international students, I believe now you'd apply in Sept for EA/Rd1. Therefore 8 months :-D
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Re: Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 11:12
Keep your head up.

I scored a 480 the first time studied for 3 months and eventually scored a 660....

My goal was to break 700 but 660 was still in the 80 percentile range and got me into the ballpark for the school I want to go to.

my biggest advice for you is to get your english skills up. if you're not doing anything you may even want to move to the united states (since the gmat is an american test). because as it is now, your english is not very good. And there are a lot of minute english intricacies that you will not be able to get correct on the GMAT simply because it is so idiomatic (unless you memorize). For example, in regards to tests, we don't lose or win them, as suggested by your title, another example I see a lot of people say on the board is that they "gave" the test, whereas the idiom should be to "take" the test.

Keep your head up man, if I can do it, so can you... not that I was able to do it (since 700 was my goal) but you can def get significantly higher than what you already got.
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Re: Lost GMAT again.. Need assistance [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2013, 09:10
Try having some caffeine and taking a practice test? See if it helps. Keep at it, you will do well.
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