Man, you did great!! Congrats...
After two and a half months of study, I am getting ready to present my GMAT on May 31st... I am a little bit nervous about the exam because I don't really know what my actual level is and how that is going to translate in the real score... I took the online Kaplan course
, which came with 9 CAT's and these are my scores.
CAT 1. 570
CAT 2. 660
CAT 3. 630
CAT 4. 660
CAT 5. 660
CAT 6. 650
CAT 7. 670
CAT 8. 700
CAT 9. 690
I was confident cuz I had read that Kaplan
's scores were way lower than the real ones... so I thought "Great, then I should expect a 720-above score in the real test" but then I started to read that the latest kaplan
's algorithm was different now and that it is not the case anymore in which one can be pretty confident about a potential increase in the real score, the thing is... I don't know how accurate it is.
This weekend I am going to take the GMAT Prep tests... and I had thought "well, this will give me a very good idea of where I am really standing"... but then I read that it has been an unreliable predictor for some people... so... I guess that I am really going to find out what my real level is in 10 days... by the way... I´ve been scoring consistently in the 99% in verbal... but only 60-70% in quant... I am an electronic engineer from Mexico... so I figured that quant, with its universal language, would be the easier part... but man I've been so wrong... I've been doing the same careless mistakes over and over in the quant section... not reading the stem thoroughly, missing some signs and just dumb stuff like that... really frustrating... I wonder if even with a score of 700 but with such an imbalance like mine, top schools would consider my GMAT as strong as another 700 with more balance.
Any suggestion on how to have a better idea of my real level??
I don't usually post messages... but sure I read a lot of posts from other people... really encouraging stories in this site!
It ain't over til it's over - Yogi Berra