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Catastrophic GMAT score 570(Q49,V20), How RC can literally kill you.

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23 Sep 2017, 17:57
I appeared for my GMAT today and was utterly devastated by the score that popped up on the screen. a 570(Q49,V20).

I know its a long story but that's that, my roller coaster day. I am literally shaking even now, about how badly I had performed today. I really need advice as to from where I should start my prep again, I think I need a birds eye view of my shortcomings and where I can improve, because one thing I have realised with GMAT, the amount of practice does not work, its the right approached practice, assimilative practice, I know I am going nowhere if I practice a thousand questions and still have 50-60% accuracy. It's a desperate call to all. I am in some serious need of help.

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23 Sep 2017, 19:16
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I feel you very well.
I had the same problem. However, it is not impossible. Just take a look at my last exam, i ruined my Quantitative section but got a good score on my verbal. Having said that, i chose, Q, V, IR and AWA. The Q section really killed my focus and ate up my energy. Otherwise, i could have passed the 700 mark and V 40.
You can do it either. I share two links for you, i hope they are helpful.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... l#p1643215

https://gmatclub.com/forum/experts-topi ... l#p1847645

If needed more focused advice, then i am willing to give a half hour of my time only to guide you how to improve your verbal. RC is everybody's problem but if you perfect your CR and SC, you can overcome RC but getting more focused on the passage. My RC is not good either after receiving my ESR, i saw that i was in 58 Percentile. In order to break to 40 or higher, one needs to at least be in 70 percentile in RC and 90 percentile in SC and 80 percentile in CR.
Best of luck with your GMAT Journey.

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23 Sep 2017, 20:21
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I appeared for my GMAT today and was utterly devastated by the score that popped up on the screen. a 570(Q49,V20).

This was the first time I appeared for the GMAT and to be honest the simulation is nowhere near the real thing.
This really sounds like a case of (major) exam pressure. You don't have to analyze your test immediately, but when you do, just keep in mind that exam pressure can make even very simple questions look very difficult. That is, anxiety can take away a big chunk of the "processing power" that is needed to solve questions.

Also, for RC: don't worry about implementing any specific "strategies". Almost of all of it comes down to your ability to (a) read and (b) comprehend (!), and apart from good old practice (maybe with notes to help with the comprehension), there is nothing that has a significant effect on how well you do on RC questions.
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24 Sep 2017, 01:29
Yes it was absolutely exam pressure. Remember the easiest way to beat the gmat is to love it. Stop hating rc passages. Think you are learning something new through that passage. Also your entire verbal was an issue. I would suggest you to be confident the next time. Think of the real exam as a mock exam, as a challenge . Next time before giving the real exam ensure that your verbal hits 40+. Make your verbal like your math . In my gmat attempt i got a 720 q49v40, I started with verbal and i had to guess the last 3. I was so disappointed in the break that i gave math half heartedly and still scored a 49 . My mocks were q49-50 v40-43 (720-760) so even on a bad day i got something good. Best of luck i am sure you will manage. If you need tips message me

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