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Joined: 13 Aug 2012
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Screwed up... Please guide [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2012, 04:15
I appeared for my first GMAT test today after 2 months of preparation. My score was 620 (Q48, V28). I totally screwed up in verbal. I was looking forward for 700+ score. I am very very disappointed. I want to get admission in INSEAD and I am preparing just for that.

I am not a native English speaker. And I always have this 'English'-phobia. Whenever i study about SC, I understand everything and can solve examples provided there, but as soon as I start answering actual questions, my mind totally goes blank.

Now first round of admission deadline for INSEAD for SEP13 intake is 3rd October, which is almost month away. I have one month to prepare and re-appear for GMAT to improve my score to 700+ and also work on essays and admission kit in the meantime.

I know if I work hard on verbal, I can improve my score. But one month for both (preparing essays and study for GMAT) is feasible?

And also please guide me how to overcome this 'English'-phobia?

Trying hard!!!

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Re: Screwed up... Please guide [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2012, 05:12
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Re: Screwed up... Please guide [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2012, 05:43
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I am sorry to hear that you could not score as expected on the GMAT. First of all, to score 700 you would need to improve by 7 points on Verbal. Having applied to B-schools in the past, I know that completing the application is quite demanding as well. Assuming you are working full time, I would recommend that you first focus on getting a good GMAT score and then apply for the second round.

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Re: Screwed up... Please guide   [#permalink] 29 Aug 2012, 05:43
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