I just took my gmat and am very pleased with my score of 660, I have this website to thank for that score. I have been visiting this site on a daily basis for the past 3 months, but this is my first actual post. last December I received a score of only 530. For my first sitting I only studied with PR - no OG, no kaplan
, nothing else. For this test I took a kaplan class
and did every problem in the OG11
with a hit rate of 80-85% for PS, DS, RC, and CR, and a 65% hit rate on SC. I also took 6 practice tests with Kaplan
and 1 PP, and 1 gmatprep near the end of my preperation. I thoroughly reviewed my mistakes - which was very key. I also used mgmat SC
guide, which was great. On a daily basis I did problems on this site.
My practice test scores:
Kap1Diag - 560
Kap2 - 550
Kap3 - 630
Kap4 - 570
Kap5 - 590
Kap6 - 640
PP1 - 650 (after completing OG11
GMATprep1 - 600 (after completing OG11
The final days before the test have been an emotional rollercoaster for me, my grandmother had passed away and I flew home for the funeral, I got back on Tuesday night and I decided to not study the last 2 days. I decided last night to clear my mind and get a good night sleep- not easily done- as anyone on this site who has taken this beast of a test can attest to . Now I can rest and begin the next phase of preparing my apps - I have a little time since I plan on beginning b-school in fall of 2007. Schools I am considering include Notre Dame, Wisocnsin, Indiana, I am in the process of researching what school is best for me. I will also apply to Northwestern and U of Chicago. While I am very pleased with this score, I believe I can improve. I may take it again to attempt to break the 700 barrier.
Best advice I can give: Concentrate on the OG and Gmatprep test near the end of your preparation - it should get you in the right mindset. Be well rested and keep your mind clear the night before test. During the test, don't thing about the difficulty of the problems, just do them.
3 years experience in Insurance industry - underwriter.
Undergrad at University of Ill-Chicago, double major in Finance and IDS
And again, Thanks to all of the particpants and creators of this website. I couldn't have done it without you.