I retook GMAT for the second time yesterday and scored a disappointing 640 (Q49 V28). I appeared for GMAT for the first time a month back and scored 630 (Q48 V28). Let me try and narrate my experience and will appreciate any sort of guidance that can help me out from my current situation.GMAT 1st attempt:
Prepared for roughly 2 months with each day spending around 5 hours.
, OG13, Manhattan SC
and RC books, Aristotle SC book and few good materials provided by my friend.
I was good in Quants so, spent most of time in Verbal. My weak areas were RC and SC. During the last 2 weeks before taking GMAT i had a accuracy rate of around 60-70% in RC and SC. Scored on an average 670-690 in the Manhattan CATs and GMAT prep with an average verbal score of around 35.
On the test day, i got very anxious and screwed up SC - made lots of guess work. Because of the anxiety and tension, i couldn't think of even 1 grammer rule and was totally lost. The anxiety took its toll in my performance in RC and CR.
After my score, i decided to take up GMAT for the second time as i was sure that i didn't give my fullest.
GMAT 2nd attempt:
Prepared for 1 month with each day spending around 5 hours.
During this time, i completed Verbal review 2 and solved quite a-lot of GMAT prep question bank files that i got it from GMAT Club. I was under the perception that working out GMAT type questions will help me out during the actual test.
This time around, i was quite confident with my SC and RC - consistently maintained a accuracy of around 80%. I took couple of Manhattan CATs and scored 42 and 43 in verbal. This made me all the more confident.
On the test day, i was calm and relaxed. I really thought i did my verbal well. But ended up getting the exact score as that of last time (V28).
The biggest challenge that am facing now is that i am clueless about what went wrong during my GMAT or what should i focus now after the debacle? I desperately need some advice here. I am sure at least few of you could have been in a similar situation. Would really appreciate your guidance on this.
Thanks in advance.