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# Desperately need solid advise on how to prepare for GMAT exa

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14 Feb 2010, 08:04
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Hi Guys,
I took the GMAT exam on Dec10 of last year after about 2 months of study.
A month before my test, I couldn't prepare for the test at all as I fell sick.
The seizures were very disconcerting. I finally took the test on Dec10 and scored a paltry 610(Q44 V 30). My practice scores in GMAT prep and other
mock tests were around 640/650. I thought that math and SC were my strong points. reading comprehension and critical reasoning were always my weak areas.

On the day of the test, I had an upset stomach and loose motions. I had to visit the restroom 3 times during the test. The math portion started out alright, but started getting tougher and tougher. Some of the DS Geometry problems were too tough and time consuming. I had to guess the last 3/4 questions.

The verbal started with very cryptic SC. The SC's were long and confusing.
Got a small reading comprehension around the 7th question. My timing was so much off in the verbal section that I had to randomly guess the last `15 questions. The fact that I read very slowly only made things worse.

I thought my quant went well and verbal was a disaster. I was only expecting a score in the 500's but ended up with a 610. I thought SC and math were my strengths but they actually turned out to be disastrous for me. I got a 5.0 in the AWA section with no prior preparation at all.

I am planning to restart my GMAT preparation. I need solid advise on what study material to follow, how to improve my speed etc.

I would really appreciate a prompt response. I desperately want a score of 700+ as I wish to apply to top MBA programs.

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14 Feb 2010, 09:24
Focus on your weak points, you seem to know what they are, and focus on being in top shape for the test day.

The latter is very important as keeping focus is paramount to critical reasoning.

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14 Feb 2010, 15:49
Would also recommend you review this study plan: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html

And also see the book recommendations: top-gmat-prep-books-guides-reviews-comments-77703.html
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