I just came home from the GMAT test and I scored only 600 (Q42 57%, V30 56%)
My preparation was five weeks of which I studied the first three weeks around 5 hours a day and the the last two weeks around 7 hours a day.
Because I just finished all my undergraduate exams, there was nothing else during these 5 weeks and I could exclusively focus on the GMAT.
I used all the Manhattan Strategy Guides (except the CR and the RC guides), went through the Kaplan Premier
and of course, I practiced with the OG.
I am definitely better in the verbal part and CR and RC seemed pretty straight forwarding to me, that's why I didn't use the CR and RC Manhattan guides.
I spent roughly 70 % of the time on quant and even though I have improved a lot, verbal was still easier and my results always better.
My score is really disappointing for me because I was able to achieve the following prep test results (under realistic conditions) in the last week before the actual test:GMAT Prep1: 640 (Q44 66%, V34 69%)
GMAT Prep2: 690 (Q45 71%, V40 89%)
I thought with these results I am ready for the actual test and I could achieve at least 630 and my goal of 650+
is definitely realistic!
Personally, It's really hard to understand the score, because I felt really good, slept enough and was not too nervous.
After the Quant section, I realized that my performance was worse compared to the quant sections of the preps because I just guessed more and did some stupid time consuming mistakes.
The low score in the verbal section, however, is really disappointing and much worse than what I expected. Now, I would appreciate some advices on how to proceed concerning the use of study material as well as the amount of time I need to achieve my goal of 650+.
Is the volatility of your scores that high or were my expectations just too high?
Thanks a lot for any advice!