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700 and 710 on GMATPrep but 620 on the actual exam:(

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Hi I just take the GMAT. It was bad actually I got 47Q and 28V which make 620. On GMATPrep, I had like 49Q and 38V, and I did AWA, but ion the test it was a disaster. In my opinion the real verbal questions are much harder, or I don't know what happend.
The thing is, that I have used the 10-th edition of official guide for GMAT for praparation which is old one, but have actual GMATPrep.

Should I retake,what do you think?

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Re: 700 and 710 on GMATPrep but 620 on the actual exam:( [#permalink]

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New post 18 Nov 2008, 08:30
Your decision to retake depends upon many variables.
    Which schools are you targeting?
    What is the average GMAT for accepted students to those schools?
    Do you have time to adequately prepare for the verbal section?
    If you're applying to schools where a 620 is much lower than their average, do you have a stellar application package that can make up the difference in GMAT score for these schools?

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Hi I just take the GMAT. It was bad actually I got 47Q and 28V which make 620. On GMATPrep, I had like 49Q and 38V, and I did AWA, but ion the test it was a disaster. In my opinion the real verbal questions are much harder, or I don't know what happend.
The thing is, that I have used the 10-th edition of official guide for GMAT for praparation which is old one, but have actual GMATPrep.

Should I retake,what do you think?

Thanks
Radek

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Re: 700 and 710 on GMATPrep but 620 on the actual exam:( [#permalink]

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New post 18 Nov 2008, 10:54
Thank you for comments,
I would like to apply best in europe 1 year MBA programs, where approx. 80% addmited have over 650 - so I had probably no choice, but retake. I think I have some assets (Ph.D. in biochemistry) but I would not take a chance and apply with 620. The problem is, that I strongly believe that verbal part on the actual exam I had was much harder than in GMATPrep tool. I hope I am wrong and just had a bad day.

I would appreciate any comments on that.

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rkaczanowski wrote:
Thank you for comments,
I would like to apply best in europe 1 year MBA programs, where approx. 80% addmited have over 650 - so I had probably no choice, but retake. I think I have some assets (Ph.D. in biochemistry) but I would not take a chance and apply with 620. The problem is, that I strongly believe that verbal part on the actual exam I had was much harder than in GMATPrep tool. I hope I am wrong and just had a bad day.

I would appreciate any comments on that.

Thanks
Radek


I had the same feeling after i took the real test. My GPrep scores were quite decent, but in the real test, I had no clue what happened in the verbal part and ended up with a 31. This time around, I am practicing differently
- For CR I am using Powerscore
- For RC, I will try active reading and summarizing after each para

Hope I do better this time.
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New post 23 Nov 2008, 12:48
I suggest retaking. Most second round deadlines aren't until early-mid January anyway, so you could put up a new score in time. Most schools will accept the unofficial report until the official is ready. For earlier deadlines, I've heard that some schools will let you send your first test score with a note that another test score is coming. You could call and ask if they'll accept a late GMAT score or just send the new score late and hope they consider it.

Good luck!
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New post 25 Nov 2008, 02:46
You are strong in Q, so you must improve your verbal skils. I had the same problem and I took a 41 on V, after 32 4 months ago. For sentence correction use MGMAT book, but also spidey notes and, on the forum, you will find Gaythara notes, i,m not sure that it is the corect name, but is something like this. But the secret for CR and RC is to rephrase. Practice this and you will not have problems with CR and RC. Other tips: practice on forum and two or three weeks before the exam practice on GMATPrep. On the other hand, ia had the same problem: i had 720-760 on GMATPrep and only 670 in the official. I had 41 in Q and 41 in V. Good luck.
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I would say you need to re take it.

IMD or INSEAD will be hard with that score. but you never know.
IE will be a good option, I think that score would be good enough.
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New post 01 Dec 2008, 13:10
welcome to hell :evil:

the same happens to me, but in my case I think I got right in verbal the same that I failed in math... see my signature :oops:

IMO you should retake, if you have reached those scores during your training, you're able to score that on the real thing.

Unfortunately, you have to wait 31 days...

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how can it be so much diff.?
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