Decided three and a half weeks ago to take the GMAT, to get a masters at a good school. My planning was really bad, and because I'm already doing a masters at another good school, my motivation wasn't on top.
Anyway, I had a real hard time doing practice tests. I only tried the quant-questions, and thought I was doing okay. I decided to only study quant. The problem was, that I had barely touched math in high school 5 or 6 years ago. Frankly, I sucked, and didn't even know how simple things such as how you simplify the sum of different fractions.
I used the MGMAT books
for quant, and just read them from time to time. I thought I was understanding, but just doing the problem sets were not really sufficient prep for the GMAT. I didn't touch the verbal section, even though I am a non-native english speaker in the early 20's.
So yesterday, after a couple of weeks of ineffective quant studying, I took the test. The quant section was really, really tough for me. I completely stressed out, and most of the questions were stuff I didn't recognize from the MGMAT material. I barely had time to finish, and some questions I just took a wild guess. An early evidence of my failure was that I didn't use much of my paper to do the math on.
Verbal, I actually thought it was really funny. I even finished with 20 minutes left.
Then my score showed up:
OVERALL: 500 (34% percentile)
QUANT: 24 (14% percentile)
VERBAL: 36 (73% percentile)
Well, as you can see, my quantscore really screwed the test. I thought it was kind of funny how big difference it was between the percentiles of quant and verbal.
I got until the 28th to do another GMAT, but I don't know if it's worth it. GMAT is pretty funny, but expensive and would ideally precede months of training.