I took GMAT twice.
First - around 3 years ago and second - Today.
Last time, I scored 590 [Q49, V22] and today 530[Q44, V20].
It was so hard to see clearly while driving back home.
Last few months, I thought I was focused, I knew what I had to do to improve especially verbal.
I thought I had tools in my repertoire this time, unlike last time.
For last 5-6 months, I have been reading NY Times and Economist
, though, I admit I didn't really analyze the paragraphs.
To improve on verbal, I referred following books-
1: PowerScore CR
2: Manhattan SC
3: PowerScore Bible
4: Manhattan RC
I spent last 2 days on 700+ level SC questions and the success rate was around 80% - it seems all the questions I got wrong were in that I didn't understand the meaning clearly.
In last 2-3 months, I took following practice test -
MGMAT CAT 1 - 650 Q44, V35
MGMAT CAT2 - 630 Q42, V34
MGMAT CAT 3 - 660 Q43, V37
MGMAT CAT4 - 600 Q42, V32
In last month-
GMATPrep 1- 710 , 740 (I think scored were inflated as I'd already worked on 700+ Quant questions and as there were quite a few repeat questions.)
For some reason, I was quite anxious today. I think I wrote a pretty good (awa-argument) but got out of time
; hit 'Next' button too late. I guess I will know when official score arrives in a week or so.
Also I exceeded my break time, after AWA, by 1 min and 38 seconds
I don't know what to do now. I am in my 30's. May be to obtain MBA degree from a reputed school will remain a dream.