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Wow. Congrats abhimahna. I'm guessing you got 740 as well. That is well above average for all the B-schools :) Now rock that applications.
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Wow, congratulations!! Though like many of the others here, I'm still itchy to see what that composite turned out to be. In any case: V21 to V40?!? AWESOME.

And I didn't know you back in the V21 days, but you've been an absolute blessing to this community over the past few months. I can't even count the number of times that I've seen a question on the forums, thought "oh, I'm going to respond by writing X, Y, and Z", only to find that you'd already written all of those things. You know your stuff, and you 100% deserve that 40+.

Now go kick some butt on your applications, and come see us in the verbal forums whenever you need a break from essay-writing. And congratulations again!!!
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abhimahna

Amazing score and a battle hard fought with flying colors.
Thanks for such a detailed debrief. Wishing you all the best for your apps.
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Congratulations mate! You really deserve that score and, along with that, the admission in your dream schools. Your hard work has really paid off and it will, for sure, pay off now in the final stages leading up to admissions.

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Congratulation.
Now, you can think of other aspects of application and start dreaming for the school you wish.
Unfortunately, i realized too late how valuable of a resource is GMAT. When realizing it was too late for me to secure a good score.
Hope to hear more good news from you in application season.
All the best.
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Wow, congratulations!! Though like many of the others here, I'm still itchy to see what that composite turned out to be. In any case: V21 to V40?!? AWESOME.

And I didn't know you back in the V21 days, but you've been an absolute blessing to this community over the past few months. I can't even count the number of times that I've seen a question on the forums, thought "oh, I'm going to respond by writing X, Y, and Z", only to find that you'd already written all of those things. You know your stuff, and you 100% deserve that 40+.

Now go kick some butt on your applications, and come see us in the verbal forums whenever you need a break from essay-writing. And congratulations again!!!



Hello GMATNinja,
I hope you remember me and welcome back it seems after a long break or something.
I had my exam on Saturday Sept9. Per your prediction my verbal score was 39, though not 40, but my Quant score was 42 and i ended up getting a 660. It was very disappointing after all of those hard work i did. I immediately registered for the exam for mid October.

The question is: Has the Quant portion of the exam changed since the new exam structure was put in place and are there questions that never been conceptually provided in the OG or i stressed out too much and couldn't figure out my first two questions?

I also appreciate if you throw me some wisdom regarding how to stay up to date with respect to my verbal and brush up my Quant to be ready for the exam once again. In my practice i used to get 50, 49, 48 and 47 for Quant and 35 to 40 for my verbal. Having said that, in the first two free exam provided i got the highest score with 700 and 710. While taking the exam, those questions that i though was repetitive i intentionally responded wrong to make sure i give myself a fair chance. My practice score range was from 710 to 660 and the dragging part in my score was verbal not Quant.

In your experience how should i treat that day?
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Congrats brother! Great score Amazing effort and all the best with your applications. Thanks for helping me with Quant!
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Hi abhimahna, Great debrief!

Congrats on the great score and taking us through that inspirational journey to V40
To improve from V21 to V40 takes a crazy amount of effort.
Wish you all the best for the application phase and wish that you crack the B-School of your choice!
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Bro, I am proud of you. Your story is inspirational and I can see how it affected you by how you help me and other people wanting to join their dream college. I am proud to be your friend and I hope that one day I can make a post like this because it means I win just like you won Abhishek! The way is still long so goodluck for your applications!
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Congratulations! Fantastic debrief - thank you but you are giving me way too much credit by even mentioning me. I am thrilled to hear this stage is over and it is now to the apps!

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Congrats abhimahna. Thanks for the brief V21 --> V40 :-)
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Congrats bro :-D Your story really inspires me :-D I now stuck at V30 and I'm really hungry for a V40 :-D

I agree with you that questions from OG are the best quality. However, while practicing with those questions, I'm always scared of running out of them :-( Really scare that I will have no remaining questions to take and have to practice known questions.
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Oh man oh man oh man! This is great, though I already knew this. For people who don't know abhimahna very well, he is one of the most dedicated people out there and sometimes he makes me think about problems in a way that helps me clarify my own assumptions.

BIG BIG congratulations man.

BTW, Fuqua will be lucky to have you. You should attach this with your application :)

See you on the other side!
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Heseraj wrote:
Hello GMATNinja,
I hope you remember me and welcome back it seems after a long break or something.
I had my exam on Saturday Sept9. Per your prediction my verbal score was 39, though not 40, but my Quant score was 42 and i ended up getting a 660. It was very disappointing after all of those hard work i did. I immediately registered for the exam for mid October.

The question is: Has the Quant portion of the exam changed since the new exam structure was put in place and are there questions that never been conceptually provided in the OG or i stressed out too much and couldn't figure out my first two questions?

I also appreciate if you throw me some wisdom regarding how to stay up to date with respect to my verbal and brush up my Quant to be ready for the exam once again. In my practice i used to get 50, 49, 48 and 47 for Quant and 35 to 40 for my verbal. Having said that, in the first two free exam provided i got the highest score with 700 and 710. While taking the exam, those questions that i though was repetitive i intentionally responded wrong to make sure i give myself a fair chance. My practice score range was from 710 to 660 and the dragging part in my score was verbal not Quant.

In your experience how should i treat that day?

I hope that you don't mind that we've hijacked your debrief, abhimahna! ;)

Heseraj, sorry to hear the bad news. I'm pretty happy with that 39 verbal, to be honest -- it sounds like you had a decent performance on that side, since you were near the upper end of your practice results. Keep working at it to see if you can move the needle a tiny bit more, but I'd call the V39 a good day.

And yup, I can pretty much guarantee that you made a few goofy errors on the quant section that you don't normally make. Your ESR would almost certainly tell you the same thing -- probably a handful of unnecessary mistakes, mostly toward the beginning of the quant section. It doesn't take many careless errors to completely ruin your day.

Check this out if you haven't seen it already: https://gmatclub.com/forum/experts-topi ... 46658.html. Maybe a couple of pieces of the article might ring a bell in terms of things to work on for next time?

Let us know how things go on the retake!
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Heartiest Congratulations!!! :) :) :) You deserve this!!!!

You know I am more or less on same journey.. Unfortunately, I was about to give up today, and then saw your post... your efforts made me think what I been through is nothing. This post gave me new hope !!!!

Thanks, abhimahna !!
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Awesome Dude !!!!

Realized about 15 min back that I was yet to read your de-brief !!!!

;) ;)


Very well laid out ...m sure many will get benefitted from this :-) :-)
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Congratulations,
Excellent debrief.
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