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Dip in Verbal score from V40 to V32 in the last 3 weeks

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Hi All,

I have my GMAT on 12th August.

I took the 1st test from the GMAT Exam Pack 1 today and scored 680(V-32/Q-50).

I am highly disappointed with the Verbal score specially since in the last free GMAT Prep which I took 3 weeks back I had scored V40. I totally mismanaged the timings today and to top it got two large RCs for the last 8 questions and I had to guess almost all of them since I had just around 5 minutes left. In Verbal there were 13 mistakes today vs 11 mistakes in the previous GMAT prep free test.

The analysis of the Verbal section reveals that I did fairly well in SC and CR with 97th percentile and 84th percentile respectively while in RC it's a dismal 21 percentile. These percentiles were much more balanced in the previous mock I took(SC-87th percentile, CR-82 percentile and RC-85 percentile). I took more or less similar time for SCs in both(1 minute 38 secs) but in today's test the CR questions seemed to be way harder and I ended up spending 2 minute 30 secs per CR question on average vs 2 minutes in the previous mock. This messed up my timings for sure, in retrospect probably I should have guessed and moved on in a few questions but it seems to be a bit of a mindset issue too and I somehow find it incredibly hard to guess and move on.

Any advice on how to utilize the next 2 weeks to address this? How and to what degree should I practice CRs and RCs? Should I take 4-5 mocks in verbal only to sort out the timing issue? My target score is 730.

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Arnabsuave
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Hey arnabsuave ,

I would suggest calm down now and stop taking too many mocks. The main reason in drop is that you are feeling tensed or taking too much stress.

Try to calm down and analyse your mistakes. I am sure you are doing lots of silly mistakes under pressure.

I would suggest revise everything now and give only one more mock.

All the best. :)
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