OP : Posted on 9 th November 2011
Happy Guru Nanak Dev JI's Birthday to all who believe in Him .
I am just back and drunk after the "ordeal"
I am writing this "last" post on GmatClub with mixed feelings . Dont know whether to be happy or sad with a 740 . My circumstances are different .
I had dreamt of writing a post in this section after the test . So Here i am .
Had i not spoken to some people who wanted a 750 and got a 750 i would have been written this post differently.
The maximum i got in my mocks among the veritas
Cats and MGMAT cats was 750 in MGMAT CAT 4 . Veritas
740. Lowest score 680 which was because i got into a fight with someone .
GmatPrep 1 :770
Gmatprep 2 :770
I had different expectations after i spoke to someone who was intent on getting a 750 .That was when i knew how important it was to get a 750 . Though i always knew getting a 750 + on the real deal was different from getting the same on a Gmat Prep . This stems from my feelings as a bschool aspirant - the guy coming second hardly has any recognition .Having potential is different from having a concrete figure on a piece of paper and officially recognized by the test administrator.You might have the potential to get an 800 but if you dont attain the figure officially , you stand nowhere .
I am a guy with extreme OCD . I have always got into uneven fights . So , for people who find the going tough can get some relief,although i havent really got into the desired bschool yet. That remains to be seen .
For those people who want to obtain some info about the gmat prep , the best advice that i can give u is that you take the Gmat prep 2 7 days from the d-day so that you can practice the scs and crs from the huge gmat prep question bank. 108 CRs and 200 Scs and some figure of Rcs.
One thing that i have realized is getting a good GMAT score shouldn't make you feel as if you have climbed the Mt. Everest and you must remain humble at all times .
Luck is something that counts to a great extent on any exam whether it is gmat or some other b school exam. All those people who get above average scores must pay some respect to luck because when you have 7-8 minutes left and 4 verbal questions still left . Getting them right depends on whether the answer choices jump out at you out of the page . With the clock ticking at the back of your mind , you find it more and more difficult to think and keep your mind straight.
On no account did i expect anything less than 50 on quant . I still remember 1 question which i missed because i wasnt used to the new pen . I missed the exponent in spite of having deduced the correct answer .I was attempting the quant at a scorching pace and i guess that was the reason i missed the 50 . I would have been happier with a 50 .
My experience on the verbal was that i found myself attempting the questions mechanically after the first 10 .not because i was mentally exhausted but it was the time running out of my hands. I found myself relying more on my intuition and the spntaneity obtained from practicing questions.
Its possible to crack the RCS if you are comfortable with combining thoughts that more seem like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle without you having the luxury of time.
I wasn't comfortable while attempting my Verbal and i was relieved when i saw the score but then i felt disappointed for my quant .
So i am going to relax for the mean time. a 750 would have left me content. with a 730 i would i felt like attepting the test again . with a 740 , i am left with mixed feelings .But without doubt i am grateful to Guru Nanak Dev Ji for keeping me from feeling embarassed after the struggle that i have been through .
Stay Hungry , continue to persevere , yet remain Humble.
Kisi Ko Mukammal Jahan Nahi Milta
Kisi Ko zameen , Kisi ko aasmaan nahi milta.
Grateful to bb,Ron , Mitch (GmatGuruNY ) ,Greg and David ,brothers Bblast , Rishi (Maharaj) and , nishant . & the guy who wrote the 760 post and gave examples of sun tzu .
and the countless others on BTG and Gmat Club . GmatClub & BTG Rock .
Guys you need any material let me know
Books usedPowerscore CR
+ Mgmat CR
. MGmat CR
completed the pictureKaplan Premier
( skimmed + Vics skimmed + numbers skimmed )mgmat sc
I have a huge archive of notes(every Ron/gmatguruNY.stacey discussion on GMAT Club excluding gmatprep ,adamjohns,800 Bob , spidey, jharia, gmatclub papguest ) that i thought i ll go thru but found myself rushing at the last moment
Congrats on your great score. a 740 is nothing to be ashamed of.