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Right now my confidence is at an all time low because I just finished the Manhattan GMAT CAT 2 and got a 680 (Q47, V36)
My Q went up 3 pts from Q44 the last time I took it (a week ago), but my V went from 41 to 36, and I missed EIGHTEEN questions on the Verbal, including a lot of CR questions (which I shouldn't have missed).
I think it's probably because I tried taking 2 tests (PR earlier today, and Manhattan later) and my the middle of verbal, my brain was obviously having a hard time understanding passages and thinking clearly. I guess that means if I'm fresh, I should be able to do well.
I was trying to do 2 tests in a row just to see my stamina (since I haven't done the AWA yet), but I guess the max I can do is 3 or so sections before my brain dies... so I guess it's a good indicator. MGMAT quant is much harder than an hour of AWA, so I think I'm not in too bad of a shape.
Anyway, this will lower my confidence for the next few days as I do more practice questions on the OG... right now I just feel like crap...
I too feel that you will do a lot better when you are fresh, and i think your performance on PR CAT took a toll on your performance on MGMAT CAT. I would still suggest you to refrain from this strategy. Take full length CAT including AWA instead. Taknig 2 tests back to back will not help you and you wont be able to do proper analysis. If you take the tests one by one, then you have a good chance of leveraging your learnings in one test into other. Just my 2 cents. By the way, 680 on MGMAT CAT is till very good.
Thanks again trahul! Yeah, I think I will only do at most one per day from now on.
You're right, 680 is still pretty good. It's just a slight disappointment after a 770 and a 720 in my previous practice tests. At least now I know what my mental state is like when I'm exhausted. Will need lots of sleep, good food and a clear mind on test day!