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590 Q44 V27 - I'm shocked :( - SOS !!

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New post 23 Nov 2011, 09:18
Hello people

Today morning I thought I'll be writing a happy gmat experience post, but I had an abysmal experience...bizarre !!
Today I gave my GMAT for the 2nd time and unfortunately I scored a dismal 590 Q44 V27 !!
I gave my previous attempt almost a couple of years ago and back then I scored a 560 Q44 V25. Though, I wasn't disappointed with the score I got on my first attempt because my preparation was not up to the mark at all, but for my second attempt I was pretty well prepared. I thought if not 700, I'll at least touch a 650+ score this time.
In my mock tests I did much better than what I did in the real gmat today, here are my scores from the mocks-

MGMAT CAT 1- 640, Q44 V34
MGMAT CAT 2- 670, Q45, V36
MGMAT CAT 3- 670, Q48, V36
GMAT PREP CAT 1- 660, Q49, V32
KNEWTON's FREE CAT- 650, Q49, V31
MGMAT CAT 4- 710, Q49, V38
GMAT PREP CAT 2- 680, Q50, V31 (Just 3 days before the actual GMAT)

THE GMAT(Today) - 590, Q44, V27 !!

I'm shattered !! I thought I was well in control of the GMAT this time around, but after seeing my score in the real gmat I'm so very much depressed...In the Quant section I felt I was doing fine, in fact I only guessed 1 or 2 questions. I completed the test just about at the right time and paced nicely throughout the test.
Verbal is surely my weak area but I've not scored a lesser score than 31 throughout this season what I did today at the actual GMAT.

I'll really appreciate your views, I've to retake the gmat (Yet to decide when). Please advice what strategy should I follow. Also, if there is some special recommendation that you want to give me please feel free. At present, I'm sad, clueless and depressed. I hope you all will guide me to the right direction.

Thanks !!

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New post 23 Feb 2012, 01:51

If I go through your mock test scores, clearly, your verbal scores on the GMATPrep tests have been far lower than those on your MGMAT tests. I think that's telling. My personal belief is that the scoring algorithm for MGMAT (both quants and verbals) is more lenient and can lull you into a false sense of security.

I think, with hard work, you CAN notch up your verbal score significantly. A 650+ score should be a distinct possibility then, given there's a lot of room for improvement in your verbal score.

I think you should concentrate on doing your verbal prep differently, as your current method has not worked twice.

I think you can have a look at e-GMAT. It's relatively cheap and is targeted at non-native speakers primarily, but there's a good chance you may be benefited as well. People who have taken the course seem to recommend it highly. You could possibly try their free sessions first and see whether you like them.

Please go through the Brutal SC, CR documents on GMATClub - and also the verbal notes by whiplash, Gayathri, spidey etc - all are free downloads. You can download them here: download.php

You could go through the GMATClub SC, CR and RC and PS, DS discussion threads, which are broken down into 700-level questions and 600-level questions. You can find these links here: viewforumtags.php

Also, please go to whiplash's profile and download all the verbal documents you'll find in her signature.

All the best!


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New post 23 Feb 2012, 02:20
I had the same experience on Monday. Scored 150 points below my best prep test. I know exactly how you feel. Just take a couple of days off, book a new GMAT and get back in the game :) You will do just fine!

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New post 23 Feb 2012, 09:00
I think a re-take is in order. Based off your practice tests, you should score much higher than 590. Good luck in studying and the re-take!

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New post 02 Mar 2012, 13:09
I am in the same situation. In GMAT Practice - I got 640, today I got 560!!!! I was sure I was doing very well, my Quantitative was 40, but my Verbal was only 26!!!!!!!! I am actually not bad in Verbal!!!!! I feel miserable. I will not retake it, I simply will apply to other Uni now. So much time for preparation thrown out!!!!! One of the worst days of my life!!!!! :((((((((((( I am asking myself whether I am stupid..... Sorry for too much words, but I am completely down:(

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