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Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 07:16
Just came back form test center.Scored a meagre 630(Q39,V37) :(
Score is heavily skewed and the ironical part is i felt like i was doing well in quant. Plz suggest to me how can i improve my quant score.I was in control of quant till around 28th question and then got stuck in a exponents question.However,i faced around 3 combinations and around 2 probability questions and thus thought i am doing well but alas it wasnt to be :(
I was getting most of the questions correct in quant but i am sure that was just my illusion.I finally guessed around 3 questions in quant since i was running out of time.
Plz guys suggest how do i improve my quant score within 1 month since i need to apply for fall 2013.If anyone here can give me some guidance,il be more than happy!
Should i apply with this poor score to any of the colleges?

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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 11:07
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Now that u have improved on quant....try one last time dnt waste ur verbal talents.....as it is that colls use best of all the scores.....still GMAT is first prefernce of almost all adcoms...

I think 680 is around the corner.....
just try to be consisitent with ur quant score....

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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2012, 01:48
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My 2 cents.

First of all, if you get a particular kind of question on the test, that doesn't mean that you are doing good.
Secondly, I see that your verbal is already at a very good level from a non-native point of view.
Thirdly, Quant is one thing, as per me, which could be very easily improved.

Had you got something like Q48 or Q49 with the same verbal score, then you would have hit something like 690-700 overall.
So I would suggest you to take one more shot at it.


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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 20:13
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shreerajp99 wrote:
Thanks,as u said,quant can be improved easily.Can u share strategies for the same?

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Don t waste time go for
MGMAT maths complete set of books you will feel the difference...and yes it was a time issue nt your concept prob kkk so d not get carried away that your concepts are missing.

Yes but its good take it positively stand up for the final battle...Now tht you scored 38 in Verbal try for 40+ ....God does something for good the good here is after your quant improves you will see your score hovering somewhere around 730..
Do not get discouraged you are blessed with such a good verbal score....
Pick up MGMAT strategy guides give 1 month side by side improve verbal.
Yes one more uggestion to fix the time issue take up grockit membership it comes for just for Rs 700...

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Hi Shreeraj,

I would like to know your test scores of GMATprep, the first time when you took those to benchmark your performance and the second time when you took them after completing your preparation.

I also want to know that do you review your tests to see what kind of mistakes you do.

The mistakes can be broadly classified into two categories - conceptual and careless.
If they are careless mistakes, then you don't need to worry much. Just pay attention on the way GMAC tries to trick you with their traps.

If they are conceptual mistakes, then it's a grave issue. It's a worrisome issue for you.
I would suggest you to do the MGMAT maths guides and then jump over to the official GMAT questions from OG12 and OG13.

The first two-third questions of OG in both PS and DS are relatively easy. The last one-third questions replicate the actual GMAT questions especially DS questions.

I would also like you to pay major attention on Number properties and Geometry. Number properties is the one topic from which you would find the maximum number of questions on GMAT.

Plus GMAT loves a lot to play in the ZIP(Zero, Integer/Fraction, Positive/Negative) zone. So beware of that.

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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 11:02
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I retook GMAT today and scored 620(Q45,V31).
My quant score increased by 6 points from my last attempt whereas my verbal score decreased by 6 points.
Few things that annoyed me about the exam today:
1.After both IR and quant breaks,when the proctor logged into the system,it showed not responding and thus in quant i was docked around 1min 5secs and in verbal 1min 26secs.
2.1 DS question in quant gave all details about value of K and eventually asked about n,i didn't know gmac makes typos.
3.1 verbal CR question was from gmatprep,it was a 1 bold faced question with a single sentence underlined,but trust me guys this question was same with same answer choices(not that im complaining but i believe gmac spends $5000/question so that would be laziness on their part,nothing else).

I felt quant was very difficult,gmatclub tests level i feel and verbal seemed easy but eventually i got screwed so doesnt matter.
Whoever planning to take this exam in the future,few suggestions:
1.Get gmatprep documents and just solve them in and out(gmat must be recycling many of its questions,i am sure about it,now i feel i shouldve just done those documents,nothing else)
2.OG is nothing but old representation of GMAT(except new quant questions).

For now,i am taking a break from this exam(I feel i have been studying this exam wrongly all this while).I have applied to 6 colleges with my old score of 630(got 3 rejects).As soon as my final reject comes in,i will decide what to do with my MBA plans(whether to take GRE this time or again attempt GMAT).btw i had scored 1420 in gre during my college days but i had given it just coz everyone was giving it hehe!

Thanks,
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 11:16
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Cool. All the best. I would suggest you to take a break and apply again.

Make sure you don't study for your GMAT at all :)
Just work on your profile, have some fun time, go run some marathons, do some mountain climbing, join some NGOs, :)
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 19:59
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Hi shreerajp99, it's always unfortunate when you take the test another time and one score goes up while the other goes down by the same amount. On the plus side, you know you are capable of achieving these scores, it's just a question of getting both of them on the same test. Don't get discouraged, you can take the exam again if you want, or maybe see how things work out this fall and then decide whether to take the exam again for a subsequent semester. This way you'll either get into the school you want (and forgo doing the exam again) or have extra motivation to try it again. Pretty good win/win scenario, at least.

Best of luck and please keep us posted on your future successes.
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 20:17
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There are many components of an application. GMAT score is one of them. If you think you have a stellar work record and application (essay) then be comfortable with your score. Also what is your target school?

As someone has already suggested go with MGMAT books, will take 2 weeks full. That will surely boost your quant score.

Read this, see if you can take anything out.

gmat-score-630-to-710-in-5-weeks-146954.html?fl=similar

Good luck for future.
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 07:16
Thanks,as u said,quant can be improved easily.Can u share strategies for the same?

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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 15:07
Quant is easy to score over 45. You can Get a 700. Get a GOOD tutor (Stats Master/phd) to teach you short cuts and to fast track.
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 11:08
Had your verbal remained the same, you would have got a 660-670. What was your target score?

And to which all schools did you apply by the way?
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 11:11
yes i agree with ur point.My target score was 680,i had purchased manhattan tests after my previous attempt,was consistently getting 660-670 and hence went ahead and scheduled the test.i have applied to carlson,katz,north eastern(safe ones i believe) and 3 ambitious(olin,cornell and emory)
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 11:12
Great. Did you get interview invites from any one of them?
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2013, 11:14
Only Katz as of now,lets see how it goes!
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 17:23
shreerajp99 wrote:
I retook GMAT today and scored 620(Q45,V31).
My quant score increased by 6 points from my last attempt whereas my verbal score decreased by 6 points.
Few things that annoyed me about the exam today:
1.After both IR and quant breaks,when the proctor logged into the system,it showed not responding and thus in quant i was docked around 1min 5secs and in verbal 1min 26secs.
2.1 DS question in quant gave all details about value of K and eventually asked about n,i didn't know gmac makes typos.
3.1 verbal CR question was from gmatprep,it was a 1 bold faced question with a single sentence underlined,but trust me guys this question was same with same answer choices(not that im complaining but i believe gmac spends $5000/question so that would be laziness on their part,nothing else).

I felt quant was very difficult,gmatclub tests level i feel and verbal seemed easy but eventually i got screwed so doesnt matter.
Whoever planning to take this exam in the future,few suggestions:
1.Get gmatprep documents and just solve them in and out(gmat must be recycling many of its questions,i am sure about it,now i feel i shouldve just done those documents,nothing else)
2.OG is nothing but old representation of GMAT(except new quant questions).

For now,i am taking a break from this exam(I feel i have been studying this exam wrongly all this while).I have applied to 6 colleges with my old score of 630(got 3 rejects).As soon as my final reject comes in,i will decide what to do with my MBA plans(whether to take GRE this time or again attempt GMAT).btw i had scored 1420 in gre during my college days but i had given it just coz everyone was giving it hehe!

Thanks,
Shreeraj


This happened with me as well. Verbal dropped 5 points.. I don't understand how can there be so drastic difference in verbal abilities.. GMAT for sure is not a fool proof indicator of one's ability and the sad thing is that our future depends, to some extent, on GMAT.
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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 10:22
shreerajp99 wrote:
I retook GMAT today and scored 620(Q45,V31).
My quant score increased by 6 points from my last attempt whereas my verbal score decreased by 6 points.
Few things that annoyed me about the exam today:
1.After both IR and quant breaks,when the proctor logged into the system,it showed not responding and thus in quant i was docked around 1min 5secs and in verbal 1min 26secs.
2.1 DS question in quant gave all details about value of K and eventually asked about n,i didn't know gmac makes typos.
3.1 verbal CR question was from gmatprep,it was a 1 bold faced question with a single sentence underlined,but trust me guys this question was same with same answer choices(not that im complaining but i believe gmac spends $5000/question so that would be laziness on their part,nothing else).

I felt quant was very difficult,gmatclub tests level i feel and verbal seemed easy but eventually i got screwed so doesnt matter.
Whoever planning to take this exam in the future,few suggestions:
1.Get gmatprep documents and just solve them in and out(gmat must be recycling many of its questions,i am sure about it,now i feel i shouldve just done those documents,nothing else)
2.OG is nothing but old representation of GMAT(except new quant questions).

For now,i am taking a break from this exam(I feel i have been studying this exam wrongly all this while).I have applied to 6 colleges with my old score of 630(got 3 rejects).As soon as my final reject comes in,i will decide what to do with my MBA plans(whether to take GRE this time or again attempt GMAT).btw i had scored 1420 in gre during my college days but i had given it just coz everyone was giving it hehe!

Thanks,
Shreeraj


Hi shree,

I need to understand what do you understand by Gmat prep documents? please clarify.

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Re: Scored just 630 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 10:58
Thanks for ur replies.
@anu-i meant gmatprep tests documents.U can download them from gmatclub and solve from those docs(especially sentence correcn).
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