Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 24 Oct 2014, 13:32

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Location: Nepal
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [1] , given: 1

My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do? [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2012, 22:26
1
This post received
KUDOS
Hello!! i had a really bad experience with GMAT. I had studied from 2 months, by the end of 2 months, i was doing great, was scoring 690+ in manhattan in my practice tests. was getting around 35+ in verbal. So, i gave my test on 6th sept, and unfortuantly score 660 (49,31) . by the time i reached verbal i had blacked out and couldnt concentrate so verbal went bad.

So i took another date for 9th oct. i was preparing well for the next test. gave a few practice test, was consistently scoring 700+ in princton review and veritas got 36+ in verbal in both of them. I practiced alot for verbal, and knew that i would do well in verbal. But was shocked to see my score on the GMAT 650 (50, 28). my concentration was good during the test . i got lower than last time in verbal, quant improved but verbal went really bad. so now im scared, what should i do? should i give a test again. what materials should i study, does this happen to alot of people. My family says that whatever happens happens for good (i belong to a religious family). but im not satisfied with my score. Should i give it again, what should i study this time, what new materials should i refer to?

what i practiced for verbal:
OG 10
OG 13
Manhattan tests
kaplan tests
1000 series
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2009
Posts: 271
GMAT 1: 750 Q V
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 6

Re: My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2012, 00:23
Hi Ankurjjw,

Doing well in Verbal is key to obtaining a decent score as you are no doubt aware of.

For sentence correction, two big resources are:
1) Ron's videos (esp. those on parallelism, verb-ing, comparisons, and modifiers). Link: http://www.manhattangmat.com/thursdays-with-ron.cfm

2) e-GMAT SC articles on the Verbal Advantage thread. They really simplify SC by working you through some wonderful and colorful articles replete with great illustrations. Highly recommended.
gmat-club-verbal-advantage-133953.html

P.S. The more you know the fundamentals concepts of SC (pretty much Modifiers), everything looks easy and you can increase your hit rate to ~95% on actual GMAT SC questions, and those so-called meaning-based SC questions start looking like any other SC question.

Cheers,
Der alte Fritz.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Location: Nepal
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 1

Re: My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2012, 01:25
thank you for ur reply OldFritz!! i have been doing good in SC, usually have accuracy of 90%, but will surely look thru the link you sent!!!! but my CR is bad, please do suggest some material for CR! also, what do u suggest should i give it again? what went wrong, what could be the possible explanation?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Oct 2012
Posts: 124
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 30

Re: My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do? [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 10:52
I would retake the GMAT. Your verbal scores on the practice tests show that you are capable of doing much better on the GMAT. I would get the Manhattan GMAT verbal guides and study hard to learn the fundamentals. If you decide to retake the test, it will be your third GMAT. For this reason, I don't think that you should retake the test until you see some serious improvement on the verbal aspect. Best of luck. Let us know what you decide to do.
_________________

Give Kudos if my post was helpful!

Director
Director
User avatar
Affiliations: Columbia, Wharton, LBS
Joined: 02 Nov 2009
Posts: 592
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, LBS, Columbia, Wharton, HEC Paris
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 1

Re: My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do? [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 11:33
If you showed repeatedly that you are capable of getting 700 on practice exams, there is no reason why you should not have that score to submit to business schools. I recommend taking the test again. To prepare, focus on those areas that are challenging on the actual test. You might want to consider hiring a tutor who can help you focus and develop appropriate strategies.

Good luck and keep focused.

Kimberly Plaga
Senior Admissions Consultant
Manhattan Review
_________________

Manhattan Review GMAT Prep & MBA Admissions Consulting
Web: http://www.manhattanreview.com | Phone: +1.212.316.2000
Receive 20% off Admissions Consultings as GMATClub member!

Re: My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do?   [#permalink] 29 Oct 2012, 11:33
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic What should I do to increase my chance? Changexpert 1 01 May 2014, 09:13
600 in GMAT.What should i do? parikshit1232007 2 23 May 2012, 10:44
GMAT in 5 days..... what should I do? bb2 2 08 Jun 2011, 08:31
What should I do? mary_m 3 26 Jan 2007, 20:16
Experts publish their posts in the topic My Profile - What should I do ? Wren 4 14 Nov 2004, 18:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

My unfortunate GMAT, what should i do?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.