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# What is frustration??? Not able to score 7XX

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What is frustration??? Not able to score 7XX [#permalink]

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30 Dec 2005, 14:13
Hi guys,
I failed.. Seems like the end of the world....Scored a pathetic 670(M49,V31)

I started my preparation in Oct mid with the dreams of making it atleast in the 700 circle..But destiny had it otherwise..The preparation started with Princeton Review..After completing its chapters when i gave the first full test i was shocked. 500...thats it..Tests in which fellow boarders where hitting 700+ and saying that Priceton is the easiest, i cudnt even manage to salvage some pride... Then i intensifed my efforts by hitting Kaplan, taking a test once in a while, but the scores somehow were not improving..In Nov end i decided to hit the OG as everyone here has suggested....Practiced OG for almost a month , reviewed the problem..once in a while surfed GMATclub, but not much for solving problems, but for reading stories about how others scored and trying to find a boarder who scored less like me , but still was able to hit the magic mark...

Here are my practice scores..
Princeton 1 10.16 Q42 V18 500
Kaplan Diag 10.16 Q38 V37 620
KaplanCD1 11.06 Q39 V26 550
Kaplan CD3 11.12 Q46 V24 570
Princeton2 11.13 Q41 580
GMATPrep1 11.2 Q47 V28 620
Kaplan CD2 10.27 Q50 V28 570
GMATPrep2 12.04 Q45 V33 640
PowerPrep1 12.17 Q49 V42 750
Kaplan Online 12.18 Q42 V39 670
Crack GMAT 12.25 Q40 V16 550
GMATPrep1 12.26 Q49 V41 740
PowerPrep2 12.29 Q50 V35 700

GMAT 12.30 Q49 V31 670

I dont know what to do..To give it a shot again or forget about it...The heart says that its possible, it was just that i panicked...and the mind says that forget it, you cant improve beyond a limit...Thats your limit...

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Andy
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30 Dec 2005, 16:35
Before considering whether to retake the GMAT, ask yourself - what are the ave and median scores for those schools that you are targeting? How are the rest of your portfolio (GPA, recommendations, essays, etc.)? If other aspects of your portfolio is quite strong, a 670 should be good enough.

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30 Dec 2005, 16:41
tkkoh wrote:
Before considering whether to retake the GMAT, ask yourself - what are the ave and median scores for those schools that you are targeting? How are the rest of your portfolio (GPA, recommendations, essays, etc.)? If other aspects of your portfolio is quite strong, a 670 should be good enough.

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tk

Very nicely said.

670 is a very good score...consider this is your first time.

Take a break from it and enjoy the new years! Come back next year with a vengence!
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30 Dec 2005, 17:27
I saw your score THCM and i am also going through the same feelings that you would be in. Now its not a question of seeking admission, it has become a question of proving to oneself...For 2 months i was just dreaming of that magic figure.I wont say that my efforts were optimum, but they were decent enough..Somehow i am getting this feeling to try it one more time and nail it down... What are your plans?
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30 Dec 2005, 17:31
I am an engineer(Computer Science) with a master degree (Information Technology) to credit.. GPA in undergrad and masters is 3.6

5 years of work experience in IT
Currently working as a Proj Manager / Functional Consultant.
The schools that i was targetting was Univ Of Chicago , Kellogs and Insead.
Any ideas what would be the score they might expect?
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30 Dec 2005, 20:22
670 is not at all a bad score, very decent score.

Congratulations, I feel you can pull it to 700+ in your 2nd attempt, you can go for the kill again.

Congrats again!
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31 Dec 2005, 15:28
Congrats dude!

You do have a decent score. Evaluate your overall application strength and apply if you think you have a good career background.

Since you came so CLOSE to the summit, there is no reason why you cannot CONQUER it.

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01 Jan 2006, 12:49
Thanks giddi,
thats what i am doing..I took my test dates for 31st jan and this time i am planning to hit this forum more often in my studies..
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01 Jan 2006, 23:27
andy, 670 is a great score for your first attempt, congrats! Lets take this beast again
01 Jan 2006, 23:27
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