Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Jul 2014, 23:08

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Took the GMAT today - 730 (Q46, V45)

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q46 V45
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Took the GMAT today - 730 (Q46, V45) [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 20:18
Today I did the GMAT! Since I’ve learned a lot from the collective wisdom of this forum’s participants, but have contributed very little, I thought I’d do a write-up of my GMAT experience. I had been preparing for 3 months and my pre-study (diagnostic?) GMATprep score was 660. I figured that I should be able to crack the 700 barrier with a few months of study. However, as I progressed through the weeks, my MGMAT CAT scores just wouldn’t budge, and in some cases they went backwards; they ranged from 640-670. Even just 4 days ago, when I took my 5th and final MGMAT CAT, I scored 650 despite having covered all the material and having a good grasp on most topics.

That night I realised that I had never finished reading the GMAT Roadmap (I had gotten about 2/3 of the way through before moving on). So I picked the book up again and soon discovered what not to do: do not put yourself in the position of having to rush or guess the last few questions of a section. “Duh!” is what many of you are probably thinking and that’s fair enough. So many people have mentioned the importance of timing, but for me it just didn’t hit home.

Anyway, the next day I decided to apply the “guess and move on!” strategy, and not let myself run out of time at the end of a section. I took the 2nd GMATprep CAT (3 days before the official exam!) and scored 720. I couldn’t believe it. Either GMATprep is substantially easier than MGMAT, or I had just discovered the importance of timing.

Skip ahead to game-day/today (I only did a little revision and a few timed sets in the 2 days before test day). I get a good 8-8.5 hour sleep and wake up at 5.45 am (exam is at 9). I head to my office where I change and go for a quick run and do some pullups/dips – whatever gets the blood flowing. I shower, eat a small 2nd breakfast and stroll over to the exam centre.
The AWA was pretty straightforward and I estimate that I wrote about 400 or so words and finished with 5 minutes to go. I hadn’t really prepared for the AWA but I think I understood what was required and how to structure the essay. Next, the IR pops up and I’m already busting (stupid bladder!). The questions were easier than MGMAT IR and I didn’t have to use the calculator even once, BUT I still had to guess on the last question. Overall, I don’t think I did very well on IR, but hopefully it wasn’t a disaster.

I found Quant to be quite tough and wasn’t very sure of many of my answers. Two or three times I had to guess-and-move-on just to stay on schedule. Anyway, at the end of the section my bladder was once again about to explode so I just moved on and got Quant out of my mind. Verbal felt good. Some questions were tough but I had been brushing up on sentence correction because that was my main weakness. I forced a guess on one question to stay ahead. I moved quickly through the remaining questions and had a couple of minutes remaining at the end (but I don’t regret guessing – it was part of the strategy).
The score came up on the screen: 730 (Q46, V45). I was ecstatic. Four days ago I couldn’t crack 650 on MGMAT CAT, and now I’ve scored in the 96th percentile!

So for those of you who have the exam coming up: I’m sure you’ve heard that timing is important, but are you aware of just how important it is? Read the MGMAT Roadmap.
Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Took the GMAT today - 730 (Q46, V45)   [#permalink] 09 Oct 2012, 20:18
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic 730 GMAT-45q46v---retake? Disha987 3 11 Jan 2014, 02:09
Experts publish their posts in the topic Today I took my GMAT exam and scored 730 (96 percentile) - acbejar 2 16 Sep 2011, 15:26
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic from 580 (q48 v23) to 730 (q46 v45) citivsaltivsfortivs 13 02 Feb 2010, 16:29
GMAT 720 (Q:46, V:45) - What do I do now? obeny81 9 05 Oct 2006, 05:48
Completed GMAT - 730 Q46 V 44 DJM 7 04 Oct 2006, 17:36
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Took the GMAT today - 730 (Q46, V45)

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: TGC



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.