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Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2012, 06:12
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I got realy bad score today.. that is 480 (Q:36,V19) .. my decision was in haste as i was totaly fade up with the preparations but i was geting 580 in MGMAT CAT test, i did 4 test from six of those tests.

MGMAT 1 - 480 (Q:35)
mGMAT2- 500(Q:41)
MGMAT-3... 580 (Q:43)
MGMAT-4.. 580 (Q:45,V:26)
GMAT PREP-480
GMAT -480 AGAIN..

I was frustrated with the preparation, since last 6 months, from 10am to 8pm I used to be in library ,because of this GMAT i m not doing job because i want to get 650 + then i l do job ,and after one or one and half year experience I l apply abroad for MS finance..

I did practise from..
MGMAT- (eight series book including ..MGMAT-SC)
OG-10
OG-12
Kaplan (but it was old series ,not very tough questions )..


I decided to give second attempt, so plz guyzz telll me what should i do? I m bad at RC.. which mat should i use?? which test should i buy??

Ur Response will be appreciated..
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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2012, 12:55
Can you give details about your test experience? Could mental fatigue have been a factor during your test?
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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2012, 18:25
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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2012, 21:11
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Can you give details about your test experience? Could mental fatigue have been a factor during your test?


No ..no mental fatigue..even i was relax..no stresss.. but just in the end when i had 15 questions were remaining in my verbal section, i was feeeling nausea, but that did affect on my RC because i cudnt concentrate on my RC...

I think i studied and practised alot..but i was not focusing on my weakness ..I Did OG 2 to 3 times all question from Q section to all verbal section..from OG 10 and OG 12 edition ..

I dont think so Q section was tough... but still i got only 36 percentile whereas i used to get 43 or 44 at home..

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Have you seen my post about GMAT Fiction?


Bb.. no ..I didnt..i m cheking it out now..

but guyz plz do tell me which SC and CR buk shud i go thtough except MGMAT... i want to give second atempt with in month..
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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2012, 22:55
Well, my GMAT Verbal also went down the drain. :(

Why don't you check out Thursdays With Ron? One of the forum members suggested me, i am just going through it but i am already feeling good about it. :)
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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2012, 23:10
Hi Sanjoo,

I am no GMAT expert, nor do have I taken the test yet.
But below are some advice from my side.

1. Take some break, relax for few weeks, do what ever you like to recharge your batteries to the fullest. This is not the end of the world.
2. Get prepared mentally to take the test again. The test doesn't have limited attempts, because many of us don't do it right at the 1st attempt.
3. Take a diagnostic test again - this time instead of focusing on 5 parts of GMAT(PS,DS, SC, CR, RC), focus on sub-areas such as for PS - Number theory, Combination, Time and Work etc. For SC - S-V agreement, Modifiers, Comparisons, Parallelism etc. Find out your strong and weak sub-areas and work accordingly.
4. For RCs: Make a habit of reading regularly. I would suggest "The New York Times". Read the daily opinion page. Since you are an Indian, I am sure you will find the language and style of writing strikingly different from what we read here - "Times of India" or "Hindu". This will make you familiar with the language used in GMAT RCs. Once you read the opinion, write a quick summary paragraph. This would ensure you comprehend the text properly.
The GMAT fiction prescribed here is good, but it is time consuming and recommended only if you have 1 year in hand. Reading 1 or 2 non-fiction management books would be good for your knowledge. So it is up to you.
5. For CRs: Consider each as an AWA. Before attacking the question, find out what are the possible assumptions, given facts of the argument and conclusions. Then read the question and mark your answer.
Generally people read the question 1st, but that is recommended once you are apt in the above strategy.
6. For SCs: you need to : understand basic rules , practice a lot and revisit error logs.
7. For PS and DS: Number Theory, Powers, Ratio, Time and Work, Percentages, Interests, Mixtures - Buy Quick Arithmetic by Asish Agarwal - S Chand publications. This is really a very good book, which provides some tricks and fundamentals very useful in GMAT. For : Sets, Inequalities, Statistics and Probability - I have not found any basics book yet. But while practicing problems you use google and note down solution methods.

I am sure, you have done most of the materials. So you definitely need a break to erase all the wrong concepts and to start all over again.
And get a job. I think by studying 10-12 hrs daily, you have over-prepared and this fatigue led to your low score.

All the best.
Don't loose hope.
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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2012, 11:31
Hi Sanjo

I've not taken my test, but I've certainly ridden the highs and lows that go along with the prep tests. I've thrown my two cents in below, I hope it's of some use.

It seems like quant is your strength, although you didn't do as well as you'd hoped in the actual test. So focus on the verbal. From your writing style it's clear that english isn't your native language, so practice reading and writing in proper english. When you participate in the forum, such as when you did above, try and use correct grammar rather than 'txt' language (e.g. 'Ur'). Once you've written what you want to say, go back through it and try and correct it. The faster you become fluent, the faster you will learn, the sooner you will destroy the verbal section.

A few easy wins that I've had so far:
1) Read lots - Even though I'm an native english speaker, I've found that reading a lot has helped my 'reading fitness', so when I'm tackling the 3rd or 4th RC passage I can still take most of it in.
2) Learn what is in scope and out of scope in terms of CR question types and their respective answers.
3) Although I'm a native english speaker, my SC was rubbish! I used MGMAT SC initially, which helped but was probably more detail than I needed at first. I really like the PowerScore SC guide for a simpler approach to begin.
4) Finally, there are a lot of common bits of advice (e.g. error logs, simulated test conditions etc) in peoples debriefs. They're common for a reason so employ them.

Good luck my man, hopefully we'll see you post a 650+ debrief in the coming months!

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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2012, 10:17
How helpfull and cooperative u ppl r ...!!!..


nice to see all coments guyz..

bradfris wrote:
Hi Sanjo

I've not taken my test, but I've certainly ridden the highs and lows that go along with the prep tests. I've thrown my two cents in below, I hope it's of some use.

It seems like quant is your strength, although you didn't do as well as you'd hoped in the actual test. So focus on the verbal. From your writing style it's clear that english isn't your native language, so practice reading and writing in proper english. When you participate in the forum, such as when you did above, try and use correct grammar rather than 'txt' language (e.g. 'Ur'). Once you've written what you want to say, go back through it and try and correct it. The faster you become fluent, the faster you will learn, the sooner you will destroy the verbal section.

A few easy wins that I've had so far:
1) Read lots - Even though I'm an native english speaker, I've found that reading a lot has helped my 'reading fitness', so when I'm tackling the 3rd or 4th RC passage I can still take most of it in.
2) Learn what is in scope and out of scope in terms of CR question types and their respective answers.
3) Although I'm a native english speaker, my SC was rubbish! I used MGMAT SC initially, which helped but was probably more detail than I needed at first. I really like the PowerScore SC guide for a simpler approach to begin.
4) Finally, there are a lot of common bits of advice (e.g. error logs, simulated test conditions etc) in peoples debriefs. They're common for a reason so employ them.

Good luck my man, hopefully we'll see you post a 650+ debrief in the coming months!

B.


Thank u bradfris...!!.. yeah i m going to start novels and wsg economist..!! Yup i.. m trying my best to reach 650+...
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Hi Sanjoo,

I am no GMAT expert, nor do have I taken the test yet.
But below are some advice from my side.

1. Take some break, relax for few weeks, do what ever you like to recharge your batteries to the fullest. This is not the end of the world.
2. Get prepared mentally to take the test again. The test doesn't have limited attempts, because many of us don't do it right at the 1st attempt.
3. Take a diagnostic test again - this time instead of focusing on 5 parts of GMAT(PS,DS, SC, CR, RC), focus on sub-areas such as for PS - Number theory, Combination, Time and Work etc. For SC - S-V agreement, Modifiers, Comparisons, Parallelism etc. Find out your strong and weak sub-areas and work accordingly.
4. For RCs: Make a habit of reading regularly. I would suggest "The New York Times". Read the daily opinion page. Since you are an Indian, I am sure you will find the language and style of writing strikingly different from what we read here - "Times of India" or "Hindu". This will make you familiar with the language used in GMAT RCs. Once you read the opinion, write a quick summary paragraph. This would ensure you comprehend the text properly.
The GMAT fiction prescribed here is good, but it is time consuming and recommended only if you have 1 year in hand. Reading 1 or 2 non-fiction management books would be good for your knowledge. So it is up to you.
5. For CRs: Consider each as an AWA. Before attacking the question, find out what are the possible assumptions, given facts of the argument and conclusions. Then read the question and mark your answer.
Generally people read the question 1st, but that is recommended once you are apt in the above strategy.
6. For SCs: you need to : understand basic rules , practice a lot and revisit error logs.
7. For PS and DS: Number Theory, Powers, Ratio, Time and Work, Percentages, Interests, Mixtures - Buy Quick Arithmetic by Asish Agarwal - S Chand publications. This is really a very good book, which provides some tricks and fundamentals very useful in GMAT. For : Sets, Inequalities, Statistics and Probability - I have not found any basics book yet. But while practicing problems you use google and note down solution methods.

I am sure, you have done most of the materials. So you definitely need a break to erase all the wrong concepts and to start all over again.
And get a job. I think by studying 10-12 hrs daily, you have over-prepared and this fatigue led to your low score.

All the best.
Don't loose hope.


Thanks alot..Helpfull tips..!!..
Yup .. i m not going to read anything now for a week.. will strt after a weekkk with full passion..

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Well, my GMAT Verbal also went down the drain. :(

Why don't you check out Thursdays With Ron? One of the forum members suggested me, i am just going through it but i am already feeling good about it. :)


Yup frnd..gmat verbal is realy tough for non native..!!..
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Re: Six months journey stoped at 480 today..its stoped not ended [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2012, 05:25
If you have some time, just give a look at my debrief: I did exactly like you did and studied 12hr/day and I assure you that's the best way to bomb your Gmat.

You have huge willpower and I respect you for that. Just relax a little, clear your head and start again.

You will probably assimilate more if you do have a job and have sheer fun from time to time.
And read well written magazines (Science, Nature) and Papers (Financial Times, Tribune) etc. just like the other posters advised you.

Wish you the best, cheers.
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