This is the first time im posting on this forum so please be nice to me
Like everybody my aim was to get a 700+.
Unfortunately, I gave my GMAT today and scored just a 570. I always had a problem with verbal, but I expected to score at least 30. 26 was just a huge disappointment.
I studied for 2 months starting in October. Firstly I started with the Official Quant review, did all the questions and reviewed the wrong ones. Then Verbal review, did all the SC and CR questions and reviewed them (reviewed SC vaguely because I couldn't understand the grammatical terms used in the answers behind). I left out RC because I felt I was good at it. Then I started reading the MGMAT guides
for number properties, world problems and geometry (because I felt these were my weak points). After I was done reading them, I did the PS and DS questions that were related to these topics (question numbers were provided behind the MGMAT guides
) and then reviewed the ones i got wrong. After that I completed the CR questions in the Official Guide (accuracy of 71%). Then I read only half of the MGMAT SC
guide as I was getting confused reading it. Then I solved all the SC questions of the official guide and had an accuracy 68.8% ( not great I know). And again I left out all the RC's of the official guide as the time remaining was short. After completing the SC questions from the official guide, I did all the remaining PS and DS questions and their error logs as well.
I took GMATPrep practice tests and the results were as following:
GMATPracticetest1 : 550 (Q:36 V:29) - After quant and verbal review
GMAT Practicetest2: 650 (Q:42 V:36) - after official guide
GMAT Practicetest1 : 530 (Q:45 V 21)- 1 week before GMAT exam
I was pretty confident in quant and I managed to score above 40 + everytime. But verbal was just ups and downs all the time.
Giving the GMATPrac test a week before my date demotivated me and made me realize my verbal was WEAK.
During the actual exam I was in such a panic mode in the verbal section that I did every question in a hurry and in the end had about 10 minutes remaining. Is it because I went too fast that ruined my verbal accuracy or is it because of lack of practice.
I am thinking now of giving myself a 2 weeks rest and starting over again, reading each and every book of CR and SC recommended in some of the posts. Also, I want to increase my QUANT score from early 40s to atleast 49, so that a score of 37+ in verbal would get my score up to 700+.
Can I get some help and suggestions from people who have gone through a similar situation and have overcome it ?
Your help will be much appreciated !!