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Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 05:00
Hello all

I want to know your opinion on postponing GMAT.....I have scheduled it on 15 th SEP 2011.....

My Prep was going alright until yesterday when I gave my 2nd Gmat Prep Test ....

Gmat Prep 1-700----Q 49 V 36 gave on 31 july

Gmat Prep 2-620---Q43 V 34 :cry: gave on 28 th aug....

I am dissappointed with my gmat prep 2 score.......please suggest what to do........

problem area---700+ questions on both Q and V....

Thanks in advance
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Re: Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 05:14
i had to take gmat with few preparation last time. i got 540 in gmatprep 1 the day before my real test. and in real test i got 620. all the best
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Re: Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 05:20
Depends on what you are looking for in a target score, but I would say if you want 700+, I'd take another CAT just to make sure this one wasn't a fluke. If you're below 650-660, I'd postpone until mid-October and revamp your study plan.
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Re: Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 05:55
I am looking for a 700+ score..........when i reviewed my last test....I found that I commited too many silly mistakes in quant......I planning to give Gmat prep test one more time and then decide on that score............I am not sure whether retaking Gmat prep will inflate my score...Is there any diff betn the old gmatprep and the new software that is available for download now on the gmac site.???
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Re: Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 06:02
If I were you, I wouldn't postpone my GMAT. It is best if you have the deadline set before you - the fire will instill in you the confidence to go that extra mile in terms of preparation and give it your best shot. You should also focus on your problem areas at this point (including silly errors and time strategies). All the very best!
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Re: Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 06:22
ketan1 wrote:
If I were you, I wouldn't postpone my GMAT. It is best if you have the deadline set before you - the fire will instill in you the confidence to go that extra mile in terms of preparation and give it your best shot. You should also focus on your problem areas at this point (including silly errors and time strategies). All the very best!


I agree with you to a certain extent, and largely it depends on the individual. But I will say that for some types of people, silly or careless mistakes can be even easier to make on test day, because of nerves and anxiety. Not saying it's the case for this guy/gal, but it's worth considering. If you're tripping up on CATs and making mistakes, no reason to expect you won't do the same or worse on test day.
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Re: Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 10:53
hey gsd85,

first of all nothing to panic. 3 weeks before my gmat date, I scored good in GMAT prep 1, 1 week before my gmat date, I attempted gmat prep2 and could not complete it in time. I didn't postpone my gmat appointment and reattempted my gmat prep 2 two days later, and completed it within time.

It is your own decision whether to postpone your gmat appointment. As ketan pointed, I too am a kind of person who is fueled by my defeats. And the nervousness and anxiety on the exam date actually helps me perform better by helping me keep awake and stay focused all the time. ( just so you know I daydream a lot, and daydreamed in almost all of my practice tests, do not ask about what!!)

so as said, you know yourself. Based on your past experience with gmat/other exams, you can make a decision now. good luck !
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Re: Should I postpone my GMAT!!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 21:56
Thanks all for your encouraging words.............I will give my next gmat prep on sat ....and I am hoping do better......If i score close to my target score(700) i will proceed with my appointment........but you guys have motivated me :)
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