Hi guys! I am Fiorella, from Paraguay, a small country in the center of South America. I took the GMAT yesterday and scored 530 Qt 45 (59Perc), Vb 21 (23Perc)
. I am very disillusioned with my result because I expected a score of around 600.
I'll tell you a little about myself so you can properly advise me on what to do....
My mother tongue is Spanish and I have been studying English for about three years, that includes 3 months in Australia doing an intensive English course. My English level is intermediate, I have an IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 which means "Good user" (the highest score is 9).
I am 25 years old, have a bachelor degree in Business Studies and 6 years of work experience (3 years in managerial positions).
I have been studying for the GMAT for 3 months. I studied between 20 and 25 hours per week and used different books. Here in Paraguay we don't have institues that prepare people for GMAT, so I prepared myself without a tutor.
The scores of the tests that I took while preparing for the GMAT are these:8/06/11 - GMATPrep CAT1 : 500 Qt 35, Vb 23
29/06/11 - Veritas prep
: 490 Qt 31, Vb 24
4/07/11 - Manhattan CAT1 : 500 Qt 29, Vb 30
11/07/11 - GMATPrep CAT1 (again) : 610 Qt 45 Vb 29
15/07/11 - Kaplan
CAT1 : 540 Qt 29 Vb 29
18/07/11 - Kaplan
CAT2 : 550 Qt 36 Vb 2922/07/11 - GMATPrep CAT2 : 610 Qt 46 Vb 28
25/07/11 - Manhattan CAT2: 640 Qt 41 Vb 36
29/07/11 - Manhattan CAT3: 670 Qt 47 Vb 34
3/08/11 - Manhattan CAT4: 590 Qt 44 Vb 28
5/08/11 - Kaplan
CAT3: 550 Qt 38 Vb 27
11/08/11 - Manhattan CAT5: 660 Qt 45 Vb 35
As you can see I improved a lot through the time and as I said I expected a score of about 600. 530 is too bad for me because doesn't give me the chance to apply to any university that ask for GMAT. I am planning to apply to some Australian Universities for doing an MBA the next year. They requeire at least a score of 550...
I didn't feel yesterday that the test was too complicated, and maybe I didn't put more effort on the first 5 questions. I guessed a lot in Qt but in Vb I thought I was doing well.. anyway, I feel that I don't deserve this score!
I have two posibilities now, taking the GMAT again in a month (because otherwais I will not have time to pressent the new results to the Universities) or dischard the GMAT and apply only to universities that do not require this test.
If I took the GMAT again I will have less time to prepare myself for the next test because I am working full time and I will not have license again to study...
What do you think I should do???? Please! Help me...