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I gave my first GMAT today after preparing for 3 weeks. I gave a manhattan mock before starting prep 620 ( Q35 V39 ). I never got below 30 in verbal in all the 7 princeton tests i took till now. But today i scored a disappointing 560 (Q47,V21) in my official test.Really shocked with my verbal score. I'm planning to give another test next month. Please advice me what to do now. I never got above 40 in quant in all my mocks.
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Where you nervous during the verbal section? Many people face this issue. I myself got a 640 in my first attempt with a v27 . i used to get between 35-40 in my mocks. A combination of fatigue and stress could lead to such a discrepancy in your score. Also lack of proper sleep or a strategy to answer a question could lead to a huge problem. Could you elaborate your test day experiece? I gave my gmat a week ago and got a 720 with a v40.
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Hi Spyder,

Based on what you've described, there are 2 immediate 'issues' with how you chose to study:

1) Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores, so if you really studied for just 3 weeks, then it's likely that you just have not put in enough time and effort yet.
2) Each CAT is really just a 'measuring device' - when used correctly, it will give you a realistic score and help define your strengths and weaknesses, but it will NOT help you to fix any of those weaknesses. When used incorrectly, it will not give you a proper assessment (and might convince you that you're scoring at a higher level than you actually will on Test Day). To raise your scores, you have to put in the necessary practice and repetitions. The CAT will show you whether your studies are helping you to improve or not. As such, you really shouldn't take more than 1 FULL CAT per week. Taking 7 CATs in 3 weeks would not have been beneficial - and would have significantly 'eaten' into your actual study time.

1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
3) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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New post 25 Jul 2017, 18:57
Spyder wrote:
Hello all

I gave my first GMAT today after preparing for 3 weeks. I gave a manhattan mock before starting prep 620 ( Q35 V39 ). I never got below 30 in verbal in all the 7 princeton tests i took till now. But today i scored a disappointing 560 (Q47,V21) in my official test.Really shocked with my verbal score. I'm planning to give another test next month. Please advice me what to do now. I never got above 40 in quant in all my mocks.


ohh. sorry for what has happend..
May be you were nervous or not in the best of the moods on the test day..
Give yourself a couple of days time and start you preparation again

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