It is currently 10 Dec 2017, 19:21

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27)

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Oct 2017, 14:30
Took the gmat today after three months (Aug to Oct) of studying and totally bombed it. Got a 500 (q31 v27), which is the lowest in each category out of my CATs.

Study Materials:
Magoosh Premium (score calculator had me at 42-45q and 31-38v but I do recognize that this isn't some hard fast rule)
OG12 and Quant RevieManhatten Sc and # Properties

CATs
Early Sept. Gmat Prep #1 570 33q 36v
Mid Sept. Gmat Prep # 2 570 42q 28v
early OCT Vetaris Prep #1 590 37q 35v

My CATs were never stellar but still not as abysmal as what occurred today. All CATs were taken in an empty class room. Breaks were not used, nothing out of the ordinary was done and I simulated test conditions to the best of my ability.
Testing site 1.5 hours from my house. The previous 3 days before the exam I flew in and out of town for a campus visit (this might have been an issue). Got a full 8 hours of sleep prior to exam.

Another issue I think I ran into is that the first two practice tests were with little OG work and all Magoosh. After reading several posts reccomending that OG be my main source (and considering I felt that a change was needing since my score wasn't really improving between the two gmat prep tests) I switched to primarily OG12 material for the last 4 weeks of exam preparation.

Quant wise, I traditionally do better on DS than on PS (I don't know why this is a reoccurring theme). CR and RC have never been an issue, but SC gives me trouble. I went through OG12 and answered 71% of the SC problems correctly before going through and reviewing them in depth and I thought I had a solid hold on the concepts, and I went through the MGMAT sentence correction book.

The question is where do I go from here? How long should I wait for retake if just a 600+ is my goal. Could it have been a bad day and my out of town trip threw me out of whack? I also took an adderall before which is different from my previous CATs. Should I invest in more Gmat question/exam packs? Thanks

Posted from my mobile device

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Magoosh Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 29 Mar 2011
Posts: 116

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 8

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Oct 2017, 20:07
Andreezy wrote:
Took the gmat today after three months (Aug to Oct) of studying and totally bombed it. Got a 500 (q31 v27), which is the lowest in each category out of my CATs.

Study Materials:
Magoosh Premium (score calculator had me at 42-45q and 31-38v but I do recognize that this isn't some hard fast rule)
OG12 and Quant RevieManhatten Sc and # Properties

CATs
Early Sept. Gmat Prep #1 570 33q 36v
Mid Sept. Gmat Prep # 2 570 42q 28v
early OCT Vetaris Prep #1 590 37q 35v

My CATs were never stellar but still not as abysmal as what occurred today. All CATs were taken in an empty class room. Breaks were not used, nothing out of the ordinary was done and I simulated test conditions to the best of my ability.
Testing site 1.5 hours from my house. The previous 3 days before the exam I flew in and out of town for a campus visit (this might have been an issue). Got a full 8 hours of sleep prior to exam.

Another issue I think I ran into is that the first two practice tests were with little OG work and all Magoosh. After reading several posts reccomending that OG be my main source (and considering I felt that a change was needing since my score wasn't really improving between the two gmat prep tests) I switched to primarily OG12 material for the last 4 weeks of exam preparation.

Quant wise, I traditionally do better on DS than on PS (I don't know why this is a reoccurring theme). CR and RC have never been an issue, but SC gives me trouble. I went through OG12 and answered 71% of the SC problems correctly before going through and reviewing them in depth and I thought I had a solid hold on the concepts, and I went through the MGMAT sentence correction book.

The question is where do I go from here? How long should I wait for retake if just a 600+ is my goal. Could it have been a bad day and my out of town trip threw me out of whack? I also took an adderall before which is different from my previous CATs. Should I invest in more Gmat question/exam packs? Thanks

Posted from my mobile device


I think you should order an ESR as the first step.

This will give you an idea about the areas where you slipped up majorly. Then you can develop a study plan based on the weaknesses you have identified from the ESR.
_________________

+1 kudos if you find this useful
GMAT 1: 750 (Q50; V40; IR 8; AWA 5.5)
Debrief: https://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-750-q50-v40-ir-8-awa-245721.html

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 8

VP
VP
User avatar
V
Status: Preparing for the GMAT
Joined: 02 Nov 2016
Posts: 1298

Kudos [?]: 1126 [0], given: 547

Location: Pakistan
GPA: 3.4
Premium Member
Re: Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Nov 2017, 11:27
Andreezy wrote:
Took the gmat today after three months (Aug to Oct) of studying and totally bombed it. Got a 500 (q31 v27), which is the lowest in each category out of my CATs.

Study Materials:
Magoosh Premium (score calculator had me at 42-45q and 31-38v but I do recognize that this isn't some hard fast rule)
OG12 and Quant RevieManhatten Sc and # Properties

CATs
Early Sept. Gmat Prep #1 570 33q 36v
Mid Sept. Gmat Prep # 2 570 42q 28v
early OCT Vetaris Prep #1 590 37q 35v

My CATs were never stellar but still not as abysmal as what occurred today. All CATs were taken in an empty class room. Breaks were not used, nothing out of the ordinary was done and I simulated test conditions to the best of my ability.
Testing site 1.5 hours from my house. The previous 3 days before the exam I flew in and out of town for a campus visit (this might have been an issue). Got a full 8 hours of sleep prior to exam.

Another issue I think I ran into is that the first two practice tests were with little OG work and all Magoosh. After reading several posts reccomending that OG be my main source (and considering I felt that a change was needing since my score wasn't really improving between the two gmat prep tests) I switched to primarily OG12 material for the last 4 weeks of exam preparation.

Quant wise, I traditionally do better on DS than on PS (I don't know why this is a reoccurring theme). CR and RC have never been an issue, but SC gives me trouble. I went through OG12 and answered 71% of the SC problems correctly before going through and reviewing them in depth and I thought I had a solid hold on the concepts, and I went through the MGMAT sentence correction book.

The question is where do I go from here? How long should I wait for retake if just a 600+ is my goal. Could it have been a bad day and my out of town trip threw me out of whack? I also took an adderall before which is different from my previous CATs. Should I invest in more Gmat question/exam packs? Thanks

Posted from my mobile device



Best Books

1. Manhattan GMAT Quant Guides 2. Manhattan GMAT Verbal guides or Aristotle Verbal Guide for CR critical reasoning bible is best book with 300+ pages of comprehensive Data

Strategy

Start with Quant, learn the concepts tested on GMAT. After learning, practice your learned section with timed practice. You can also take quizzes to meet the pace of GMAT. 1 Month for learning concepts and 15 days of practice and same with the verbal. When completed all the concepts learning and handsome practice. Take full lenght CATs, know your estimated score. Analyze the result with Correct/incorrect questions, pacing analysis trace your mistakes and learn from them, make an error log to know your mistakes in the previously attempted questions

Best Mocks

1. Official GMAC (50+50$) 2. Manhattan GMAT (49$) 3. GMAT Club Quant CATs (80$) 4. Veritas CATs (49$ but you can buy at 15-20$ During sale period)

Good Luck
_________________

Official PS Practice Questions
Press +1 Kudos if this post is helpful

Kudos [?]: 1126 [0], given: 547

BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
D
Joined: 26 Feb 2016
Posts: 1686

Kudos [?]: 737 [0], given: 19

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Leadership
WE: Sales (Retail)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Nov 2017, 23:32
Andreezy

I will second nishantd88 on ordering the ESR at the earliest.
Once you have the ESR, the experts on the forum will be able to detail the best strategy to help take out the GMAT

Here are a few links which I would suggest you to read in order to
understand where you might be going wrong :

1.GMAT Quantitative Megathread
2.V30 -> V40
3.Reading Comprehension Guide

For your next attempt I would suggest you to buy the GMATPrep Combo - QP1,EP1 and EP2

For more details and to buy this combo you can visit the following link
https://www.mba.com/india/store/store-c ... ction.aspx

Make sure to practice these questions and analyze your mistakes diligently and
this alone will help you improve your score considerably.

Hope this helps you!
_________________

Stay hungry, Stay foolish

2017-2018 MBA Deadlines

Class of 2020: Rotman Thread | Schulich Thread
Class of 2019: Sauder Thread

Kudos [?]: 737 [0], given: 19

Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 29 Jan 2015
Posts: 522

Kudos [?]: 343 [0], given: 31

Location: India
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Nov 2017, 02:22
Andreezy wrote:
Took the gmat today after three months (Aug to Oct) of studying and totally bombed it. Got a 500 (q31 v27), which is the lowest in each category out of my CATs.

Study Materials:
Magoosh Premium (score calculator had me at 42-45q and 31-38v but I do recognize that this isn't some hard fast rule)
OG12 and Quant RevieManhatten Sc and # Properties

CATs
Early Sept. Gmat Prep #1 570 33q 36v
Mid Sept. Gmat Prep # 2 570 42q 28v
early OCT Vetaris Prep #1 590 37q 35v

My CATs were never stellar but still not as abysmal as what occurred today. All CATs were taken in an empty class room. Breaks were not used, nothing out of the ordinary was done and I simulated test conditions to the best of my ability.
Testing site 1.5 hours from my house. The previous 3 days before the exam I flew in and out of town for a campus visit (this might have been an issue). Got a full 8 hours of sleep prior to exam.

Another issue I think I ran into is that the first two practice tests were with little OG work and all Magoosh. After reading several posts reccomending that OG be my main source (and considering I felt that a change was needing since my score wasn't really improving between the two gmat prep tests) I switched to primarily OG12 material for the last 4 weeks of exam preparation.

Quant wise, I traditionally do better on DS than on PS (I don't know why this is a reoccurring theme). CR and RC have never been an issue, but SC gives me trouble. I went through OG12 and answered 71% of the SC problems correctly before going through and reviewing them in depth and I thought I had a solid hold on the concepts, and I went through the MGMAT sentence correction book.

The question is where do I go from here? How long should I wait for retake if just a 600+ is my goal. Could it have been a bad day and my out of town trip threw me out of whack? I also took an adderall before which is different from my previous CATs. Should I invest in more Gmat question/exam packs? Thanks

Posted from my mobile device


Hi ,

It seems you would need to work on your Quant a little more. For Quant you can try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. Just by going through these guides and solving the OG will help you reach 600+. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them. Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have a good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Lastly I would also encourage you to purchase the latest version of the verbal review and GMAPREP QP 1 for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Hope this helps. All the best.
_________________

If you liked my post, kindly give me a Kudos. Thanks.

Kudos [?]: 343 [0], given: 31

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 01 Oct 2017
Posts: 47

Kudos [?]: 39 [1], given: 32

CAT Tests
Re: Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27) [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Nov 2017, 02:55
1
This post received
KUDOS
Andreezy wrote:
Took the gmat today after three months (Aug to Oct) of studying and totally bombed it. Got a 500 (q31 v27), which is the lowest in each category out of my CATs.

Study Materials:
Magoosh Premium (score calculator had me at 42-45q and 31-38v but I do recognize that this isn't some hard fast rule)
OG12 and Quant RevieManhatten Sc and # Properties

CATs
Early Sept. Gmat Prep #1 570 33q 36v
Mid Sept. Gmat Prep # 2 570 42q 28v
early OCT Vetaris Prep #1 590 37q 35v

My CATs were never stellar but still not as abysmal as what occurred today. All CATs were taken in an empty class room. Breaks were not used, nothing out of the ordinary was done and I simulated test conditions to the best of my ability.
Testing site 1.5 hours from my house. The previous 3 days before the exam I flew in and out of town for a campus visit (this might have been an issue). Got a full 8 hours of sleep prior to exam.

Another issue I think I ran into is that the first two practice tests were with little OG work and all Magoosh. After reading several posts reccomending that OG be my main source (and considering I felt that a change was needing since my score wasn't really improving between the two gmat prep tests) I switched to primarily OG12 material for the last 4 weeks of exam preparation.

Quant wise, I traditionally do better on DS than on PS (I don't know why this is a reoccurring theme). CR and RC have never been an issue, but SC gives me trouble. I went through OG12 and answered 71% of the SC problems correctly before going through and reviewing them in depth and I thought I had a solid hold on the concepts, and I went through the MGMAT sentence correction book.

The question is where do I go from here? How long should I wait for retake if just a 600+ is my goal. Could it have been a bad day and my out of town trip threw me out of whack? I also took an adderall before which is different from my previous CATs. Should I invest in more Gmat question/exam packs? Thanks

Posted from my mobile device


Hope you have got your extended report and worked on it. I think you never looked at your error logs that might restrict your progress

Kudos [?]: 39 [1], given: 32

Re: Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27)   [#permalink] 05 Nov 2017, 02:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Bombed GMAT 500 (q31 v27)

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HKD1710

HOT DEALS FOR NOVEMBER
Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test
Kaplan Courses - Save $475 $225 Discount + $250 Bonus
Target Test Prep - $800 $50 Discount + $750 Bonus [GMAT Club
Tests and Premium MBA Bundle]
EMPOWERgmat - $99/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month
GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchase
of $149 or more - Full List is here


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.