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Wierd and surprising experience with the GMAT. Need advice.

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Wierd and surprising experience with the GMAT. Need advice. [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2013, 04:44
Recently I took the GMAT and managed to score only a 610 . Though I have been scoring 710-720 in the Manhattan CATS and 730-740 in the GMAT Prep CATS , I am still trying to analyse what went wrong. Verbal has always been a problematic area for me. Scored Verbal- 31 and Quant -43. Quant score was a shocker for me ..actually the paper itself shocked me. I found the 1st question on Quant to be too tough (had never seen such a problem in any of the CATs and had definitely not seen such a problem as the first question. What are your thoughts on this? ) Thereafter I couldn't build up my confidence throughout the paper. Apart from these mocks I was also practicing Quant from the GMAT club tests (which are considered to be of a decent level) and in the past 3-5 tests my quant score was 48-51. Infact I was pretty confident about quant and was relying on it to pull my score above 710. Even now I feel that I will be able to prepare well for quant in the next one month.
Now since I will be taking the GMAT for the second time , I want to give it my best shot and do not want to keep any stone unturned .

What do I do next? How do I prepare for the next one month.
I have the confidence and I know that I can score 720 + . But due to the previous gmat experience I am a bit dazed and confused. Looking forward to your valuable suggestions and thank you all for your time.
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Recently I took the GMAT and managed to score only a 610 . Though I have been scoring 710-720 in the Manhattan CATS and 730-740 in the GMAT Prep CATS , I am still trying to analyse what went wrong. Verbal has always been a problematic area for me. Scored Verbal- 31 and Quant -43. Quant score was a shocker for me ..actually the paper itself shocked me. I found the 1st question on Quant to be too tough (had never seen such a problem in any of the CATs and had definitely not seen such a problem as the first question. What are your thoughts on this? ) Thereafter I couldn't build up my confidence throughout the paper. Apart from these mocks I was also practicing Quant from the GMAT club tests (which are considered to be of a decent level) and in the past 3-5 tests my quant score was 48-51. In fact I was pretty confident about quant and was relying on it to pull my score above 710. Even now I feel that I will be able to prepare well for quant in the next one month.
Now since I will be taking the GMAT for the second time , I want to give it my best shot and do not want to keep any stone unturned .

What do I do next? How do I prepare for the next one month.
I have the confidence and I know that I can score 720 + . But due to the previous gmat experience I am a bit dazed and confused. Looking forward to your valuable suggestions and thank you all for your time.



When taking the test - it's important not to let any past performance affect your future performance. That first question should not have affected your confident afterwards.
Think of it like tennis - even if you lost the last point - theoretically, if you win the next point and keep doing that, you'll eventually win the game. Yes, the test is quite psychological in that respect.

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