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I first attempted GMAT in Aug 2012. I was preparing for the exam a lot. I had office from 9 to 9.
I used to study for 3-4 hours everyday. I prepared for over two months and then gave the exam.
But I bombed it. I got only 640. Obviously, I thought too much of myself. I was down for a long time.

Again I started preparing for it. I was going good in the tests. It was Mar 2013.
I went to GMAT centre for exam. For identification proof, I was asked to produce my passport (I am from India. Here we have to produce passport as id proof).
Well, I had bought my driving license (thinking that it is enough for id proof).
But the lady told me, unless I produce passport, I can't give the exam.
I was staying 4 hours away from the exam centre. So, as you would have thought, I couldn't give the exam.

I was overly frustrated with myself cause it was all my fault. I couldn't blame anyone but myself.
I thought that's it. No more GMAT. Just continue with your job.

Few days before, I was watching the "Last Lecture". I have watched it quite a number of times.
Suddenly, it hit me that I must give it a try one more time.

So, here I am. Starting fresh. I hope to well this time.

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Good luck - indeed the security procedures at the testing center are quite intense. They can make airport security checks seem like kid's play.

Motivation is key - when you know you want something - put your mind to it. If you get stuck, seek the guidance of others who have been there, and make it happen---that's the way to do it.

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New post 28 Feb 2014, 08:10
Good luck! And sorry to hear of the security issue the last time you attempted to take the test. That must have been so frustrating. :(

A 640 is certainly not a bad score at all. It's a great baseline. Many courses (such as ours -- Economist GMAT Tutor) offer a score guarantee, so that may be something worth looking into. We offer a score improvement guarantee of 50 or 70 points, or your money back. In fact, we just conducted a survey of our past Students and were so pleased to learn that about a quarter of our Students reported that they improved 90 points or more!

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