I have been quite infrequent on this forum. Wish I had found this earlier.
My score breakup is:
Q - 48 (86%)
V - 38 (85%)
Total - 700 (93%)
Unfortunately I couldn't get much sleep the previous night. Had just 3 hrs of sleep and had to get ready for the test. I was yawning so much while filling out the pre-requisite forms. Believe me, a good night's sleep is really very important before the test.
AWA - To start off, the AWA was fairly simple and I had 5 minutes to spare after both essays.
Break - Went out, drank some water and came back. Put on the ear plugs as some candidates were still furiously typing.
Quant - The questions were fairly simple and I began to wonder if I were making too many mistakes. By the 6-7th question I was double checking each answer and got pretty nervous. After seeing a few tough questions later I calmed down
.The rest of the quant section was OK. I had a tendency to mull over difficult questions during my prep tests, so this time I made sure I don't spend more than 2-3 minutes for a tough question. I guessed and moved on. I finished the section with 2 minutes to spare.
Verbal - Typical OG style questions. Finished it with 5 minutes to spare.
Was happy to see a 7XX in my final score though I was expecting more.
Prep tests scores:
PowerPrep1 - 680 (Before OG)
PowerPrep2 - 740 (After 2 weeks of study)
PR - 690 (After 2.5 weeks)
Kaplan1 - 550 (After 3 weeks )
Kaplan2 - 600 (2 days after Kaplan1)
GMATPrep1 - 680
GMATPrep2 - 740 (3 days before GMAt)
I didn't find Kaplan
very useful especially the Verbal section. I used OG 11
for SC. The explanations are pretty good there. I found GMATPrep to be slightly more difficult than PowerPrep.
1) Master OG
2) If you have problems with timing, take smaller tests of 30 min each to ensure uniform pace. During prep tests, I ran out of time almost always in Quants section. I then took 5-6 mini tests of 30 minutes/ 15 questions each to improve my timing. Was pretty useful.
2) Very imp - Get plenty of rest before the actual test
All the best to prospective test takers.