I took my GMAT the second time a couple of weeks ago. This time I scored 710. (Q 50 and V 36 and AWA 5.0) While the score is better than 690, I still fell behind my expectation of 730 based on my GMAT prep scores of 730 or better.
But, I am not going to take my GMAT again for fear of the possibilty of scoring less next time.
This time I bought Kaplan
book (with CD). I practised on the four CATs in the CD. I did all 4 within the 2 week period prior to the test.
I consistently obtained Q 50 and V36 in all 4 tests, even though the scores ranged from 660 to 670.
I felt that Kaplan
Reading comprehension passages were harder than the actual GMAT passages.
As usual, I could sleep only 4 hours the night before the exam and got nervous thinking about the lack of sleep.
My principal advice to you all is to get 8 hours of sleep. IMO, this is crucial and could add upto 20 points in your exam.
It is all about how the neurons are firing during those 4 hours. In order to get the neurons to fire at their best capacity, sound sleep is a must.
Good Luck to you all.