I had taken up princeton classroom tutoring and based my study plans strictly acc to it.
I followed OG11
, Princeton Manual, Princeton Online student centre wherein i had several timed drills on all the topics.
In last few weeks i started on with Kaplan
Priemier but cldnt cover the book.
I took many practice tests.. which included 5 CATs from princeton (score range: 520-630), Kaplan
diagnostic (630) kaplan
CAT(610), OG diagnostic (610), GMAT prep 1(610), GMAT prep 2 (630).
The areas where i lack are : quants ( Number theory : primes , factors , multiples etc usually the DS questions which includes this concept and probability)
Verbal ( my score shows i need to work on each verticle of verbal although i guess SC needs much more practice)
Something about me and my test experience:
Am actually...not an applicant for MBA but am intending to do MS in Integrated marketing Communication for which i need a score ranging b/w 610- 650 atleast. And Hence, am targeting for a score of 650+.
I intend to retake the test arnd end of August. so that means about 2 months of study time is there with me. I wanted to share my full GMAT test experience too :.
What went wrong on the day:
1. I was a bit nervous .. and to add to it in the very first Argument essay the time ran out.. n i cldnt complete the conclusion.
Although Issue essay was a cake walk n i scored 5.0 in AWA.
2. Due to a collapse in AWA argument i was a bit tensed but neverthless geared up for quants.. i was sure that m doing pretty much good in it as i faced good prob quest, and few standard deviation questions too. As told by princeton ppl u face these set of quest if u r sumwhere in 40's on GMAT quant section. But the turning point came when i got stuck in a Prob quest n lost time there... my timing got mis managed n i had to rush thru last few questions... few even w/o reading carefully.
3. U can imagine what mindset i had that time.. i took the break relaxed my self but still i sumwhere suffered frm a mental block.. n had a negativity in me..which resulted in poor conc in Verbal, i keprt rereading sentences again n again... n got highly confused.. it was as if nothing could work.
I knew i wont be scoring good but 480 i didnt expected despite of all this happening.
Nyways, there can be a bad day in one's life but then it made me learn many things too .
I now specifically knw where i need to work.. in quants my weakness lies in Number theory DS questions (Primes, factors, multiples etc) I usually get them wrong and ofcourse probability has been a struggle since, school days.
Verbal as u all can make out from my score needs hell lot of work in every aspect.
I was searching on net n i came across "Winner's Guide to GMAT math, CR, SC, RC" does ny1 out here knws abt it?
I found it good for fundamentals but still need sum reviews before buying it.
I am eagerly waiting for ur advices which can help me design a study plan for next two mnths and score of 650 atleast.