I am still reeling from the shock of my GMAT exam. A mere 620 shocked the daylights out of me.. I kinda knew that I was digging my grave as I wrote my Quant section.
My experiences with academics - maths has been fantastic. I have a GRE of 1490/1600 with a 800 math/690 Verbal. ( alas, my score expired this year and hence could not use that to apply to an mba school) I have topped Mathematics always and was an editor. I was pretty confident about my abilities to take the GMAT. But my tryst with GMAT has never been so great. I started with a first time score of 600.. ( no preparation - just took the test to see where I stand). Then after a few months of effort and recently my scores have been such.Manhattan GMAT
At the least I was expecting a score of lower 700's.
I found the exam to be tough. I started my essays on a good note. But faltered through the first few sums by taking 20 min for 5 questions. That freaked me out and then started the debacle. During my verbal my mind was playing games about my math being less and me having to try really very hard to score on verbal. And that pressure got to me.
I have never gotten a score during my practice test which is 620. I am utterly disappointed in me. This score is not reflective on who I am - and my abilities. Very pained by such a performance.
On a side note, I realized that I need to work harder on
1) Number properties. My entire test was based on DS question on Number properties.
I was second guessing my self when i saw a few DS questions. Don't know why..
2) Verbal - I need to learn to break a question into different parts, go through the types ( eg SC - is it asub verb, parallel, tense etc) and then take an informed decision. I was not able to do that in the test. Can some1 tell me if they could help me with places to learn these systematic tricks?
What are some of the "SURE" exams to take before the actual test?
Currently I have Powerprep, GMAT Prep's 2 tests, Manhattan GMAT
. Should I buy any more tests? How is SETS? I am completely destroyed by my score today. As i write this long , sad post, I cant believe the score is mine.
Suggestions, advise , tips would be very helpful.