Took the GMAT yesterday. I got a 670.
Quant - 49 & Verbal - 31.
Was disappointed with my verbal score, coz I was always doing way better in all practise tests.
Powerprep - I got a 650 on both tests but a more balanced Quant/Verbal score on them.
Was fairly decent, 5th question was a probability and got P&C and Prob sums as part of DS and PS. 2 Sums on Std Deviation, testing the basic concept. Lot of word problems and some questions were written in a very twisted manner, had to read them twice to figure out what was being asked. Got a question on modulus and one on functions.
In practise tests Id have atleast 10 mins to spare, on the real thing, I couldnt answer the last question.(It seems like time flies on Test Day much much faster!!!) My opinion:The whole section was way easier than Kaplan
, more like a healthy mix of OG and PR.
First question was a SC, and then an RC. I had 4 RC's in all with 3 -4 questions in each. Most of the SCs were very long - the entire part was underlined often - and Id often be in doubt b/w two choices. CR too was very lengthy. 2 Bold Face. I was drained by the time I reached the 30th question as I started thinking that the section was going badly plus the clock was steadily ticking away. I finished the section with a minute to spare. I guess not expecting the 4th RC made me miscalculate my time and on a few questions I did rush along. Dont expect anything on the GMAT!!
I always considered Verbal as my strength and Maths as something at which I was very average. Guess I did the other way around!!! In hindsight, I think that I may have worked less on the Verbal when compared to Math as I thought I was fairly good at Verbal.
Im planning to take the GRE too in a months time. (The course I want to pursue requires a GRE or GMAT depending on the Univ.) I have a big question now - if anyone has done both the GRE and GMAT - pls let me know - how is GRE verbal comparable to GMAT verbal?
Id like to thank all of you out here...I owe a good part of of my scores to some of the amazing questions posted here. Stolyar for the numerous sums posted, Akami for asking us to depend a little less on formulae, thank you!!!