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# Quick Decision: 690 (M49, V35)

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18 Jun 2005, 10:45
Initially scheduled my exam on July 09 - but something happenned to me over the long weekend - and decided to use ETS GMAT as a practice test
rescheduled the test for today (18th June)

Just completed the GMAT with 690!

In all I would have got 22 sentence correction questions, out of which 18 were in the first 22!!!...I didn't know what was happenning! and was really worried that my time plan got screwed up..I had 15 min for around 18 questions, when I thought I desperately need to race. Just then a long RC got my way, though I just skimmed the RC through before answering the questions, I think the questions were not very difficult! This was followed by a stretch of 3 bold face CRs (with 8mins left)...I did whatever the best I could think of for the first one - was not able to focus on the next one, though I remember spending around 2 min staring at what it was trying to explain. Wild guessed the 3rd bold face!. Then again, around 3 SC's and more couple of CRs - finally the test ended with a RC and a SC.
I had never encountered so many SC's (that too at a stretch) before! But thankfully, SC was one of my little strengths and hence my near 700 score!

Thanks to Hong, Paul, MA,Ywilfred, bb(not sure if he remembers me now!),praet,McKenna,Bhai,Banerjee, jpv and all the other great ppl who have encouraged me along with giving a good company over the past few months
cloudz9 - I remembered the "It's all good" before the exam! - and I really think this helped me keep my spirits up!
Sparky - thanks for the last min-dumb-question-answer series (though the only thing that I couldn't ask came up in the exam)

I just want to give one advice here - have a never say die attitude! Things don't always go right, but staying focussed on what you want to achieve is the only thing that is going to make you cross the river.

This site has always motivated me - right from the days when bb used to participate in discussions until today, I have never seen the enthu of this group fade in any way!!

Don't know whether I should call it The End or give it another shot! As I have taken only one Kaplan (with the essay) and two princeton tests until now(atleast I gotto get my money back on all the books that I have bought and have used so little! - but I guess this is more than compensated with whatever I got from this site - more than what I can ever pay!)

I shall keep contributing to this site in whatever way I can!

Thanks everyone!
Vithal

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18 Jun 2005, 13:24
Congratrs, great score!

Was the verbal tougher than OG, LSAT level?
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18 Jun 2005, 13:27
Verbal CR was OG level (except for the bold face) - RC was about the same level (no where near kaplan though!)
SC - was confusing at times, but mostly at the OG level
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18 Jun 2005, 15:17
Vithal, fantastic news! Great score and with that, you can apply anywhere now. Three cheers for you.
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18 Jun 2005, 16:17
Good Show Vithal. Congratulations. Keep moving forward and come back here as often as you can.

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18 Jun 2005, 16:36
Vithal,

thats a great score indeed. You deserve more than that...
Congratulations .
Have a big party and fun..
all the best....

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18 Jun 2005, 16:44
Vithal,

Congratulations.

I am really happy to see your score. you got a nice score but that doesnot justify your efforts. Anyway, you scored sufficiently to apply anywhere.

Enjoy your party and have a long vacation from Gmat world....

All best for your all application processes.

goodluck....
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18 Jun 2005, 19:45
Congrats... Good job!!!
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18 Jun 2005, 20:42
V,

Good stuff. I haven't taken the test yet, but my only advice to you is this - It is better to spend a few more weeks and take it again if you believe you can do much better (say 740+)

Anyway, congrats once again and good luck in your application process.
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19 Jun 2005, 09:58
That's a nice score Vithal. Most schools will be open to you with that score, and if you back that up with a solid resume, you're good to go ! Congratulations once more !
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19 Jun 2005, 10:16
Good Job Vithal!! Congratulations on your score.

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19 Jun 2005, 13:34
Vithal: Congratulations.....690 is a very good score as everyone has written . But if you want to get into the 7XX league then give another practise test Just kidding....With this score you can apply anywhere I believe...How are your other credentials like work ex...GPA and stuff?
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19 Jun 2005, 17:47
Thank you everyone!
I know it is not the best of the scores, but I have decided say "The End".

My Profile:
Name: Vithal
Undergrad GPA: 3/4 from IIT Madras (one of the institutes in India) in Civil Engg
Total Work Ex: 5 1/2 years till date in Software developement and proj. management
Was not involved in any community/societal activities (apart from Crane counting, and some undocumented help that I have offered to the poor and the helpless.)

But I think my USP for my application package will be persistance - it is similar to one of the ads that I have seen for describing Lincoln:
Failed,
Failed,
Failed,
and then...Persistence Pays! (this was the ad for an investment company!)
but, I still have to do a lot of introspection to determine my strengths and weaknesses!...
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19 Jun 2005, 18:12
Congrats Vithal on ur good score ! I wud say, based on ur potential, u can do better. Assuming this was ur first attempt, it doesn't hurt to go for 2nd attempt, if u want.
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19 Jun 2005, 19:58
Vithal wrote:
Thank you everyone!
I know it is not the best of the scores, but I have decided say "The End".

My Profile:
Name: Vithal
Undergrad GPA: 3/4 from IIT Madras (one of the institutes in India) in Civil Engg
Total Work Ex: 5 1/2 years till date in Software developement and proj. management
Was not involved in any community/societal activities (apart from Crane counting, and some undocumented help that I have offered to the poor and the helpless.)

But I think my USP for my application package will be persistance - it is similar to one of the ads that I have seen for describing Lincoln:
Failed,
Failed,
Failed,
and then...Persistence Pays! (this was the ad for an investment company!)
but, I still have to do a lot of introspection to determine my strengths and weaknesses!...

As I mentioned, 690 is a decent enough score and with a work ex of 5.5 yrs you should be THE GUY to be selected for any school.

Thanks !
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20 Jun 2005, 06:56
congrats vithal. that was a great score!
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20 Jun 2005, 08:58
congrats on ur great score !
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22 Jun 2005, 07:56
Congratulations buddy! One more time All the best
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23 Jun 2005, 11:26
You did it!!! congrats !. Please do stick around.

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26 Jun 2005, 17:41
Thanks Praveen (can you please pm me your contact? I am from Milwaukee and would like to get some apping fundaes from you)

Thank you Oksana! Good to hear from Old timers!

I am attaching my SC notes - this is Gayathri's notes, to which some more useful links and things to be remembered from webster have been added.

Also, I have around 20 full length tests (from one of the sites) along with 1000CR, 1000RC, 1000SC and lots of material - which I seldom used. Please let me know if anyone is interested in getting those.

Regards
Vithal
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26 Jun 2005, 17:41

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