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# Disappointed with 550 !!

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03 Aug 2012, 08:30
Hi Guys,

This is my first post in GMAT club. I have been following the forum for more than a month, took many free tests available here too.
I'll keep it short and sweet and please bear with my silly questions if any.

Took GMAT today and highly disappointed with 550 (Q42, V24) [though I like palindrome's but I will hate that one for my whole life ]
I have been preparing for GMAT over a couple of months and these have been my mock scores -

MGMAT1 - 650 (Q47,V32)
MGMAT2 - 640 (Q47,V31)
MGMAT3 - 700 (Q47,V32)
MGMAT4 - 660 (Q43,V37)
MGMAT5 - 710 (Q48,V38)
MGMAT6 - 680 (Q48,V34)

GMAT Prep 2.1.79 -
Exam 1 - 610 (Q49,V23)
Exam 2 - 640 (Q48,V30)

All above with AWA and IR

MGMAT5, MGMAT6 and GMAT Prep 2 were the recent ones before the exam.

Materials Followed - OG12, OG10, Manhattan - SC,RC & CR Guides, Aristotle Bible for CR

Definitely reappearing in a couple of months

I have some quick questions now -

1. I never had such terrible score in any of my mocks and specially V24 is disgusting looking at my mocks. Though it is said that GMAT Prep are the closest to the actual exam but there also I scored at least 600+. I admit that I got little nervous in my maths section but didn't expect Q42 in rarest of my dreams. So what should be the strategy now, should I stick to my material and dissect my weak points using the same material or any extra resources will help ???

2. I had seen somewhere in the forum that members were getting lower score than MGMAT's so now the doubt comes on the credibility of these exams, should I purchase some more of these or look out elsewhere ??

3. Very basic query about re-taking GMAT. When we apply for the first time with new score to any of the schools, which were also chosen to be sent the GMAT scores in earlier exams. The school admin people also take the previous scores into consideration ??

Please Respond.. Need some quick feedback to make my strategy for the next exam.

Many Thanks !!
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07 Aug 2012, 02:08
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HI,

Please check out this first as that's how I will be responding below
570-to-700-my-gmat-journey-133461.html

1. I never had such terrible score in any of my mocks and specially V24 is disgusting looking at my mocks. Though it is said that GMAT Prep are the closest to the actual exam but there also I scored at least 600+. I admit that I got little nervous in my maths section but didn't expect Q42 in rarest of my dreams. So what should be the strategy now, should I stick to my material and dissect my weak points using the same material or any extra resources will help ???

The first thing which I had noticed with me is that you get such deviating scores only when your concepts are weak!

Am not sure if you should change the study material but these are the materials which i followed
how-to-start-gmat-preperations-136048.html

Prepare a xls sheet (topic by topic).. and keep a track of your progress on a daily basis. Use color coding (Red,Orange,Green).
Red: You are weak in theory - brush up your concepts.
Orange - Done with theory but weak in application of the concepts
Green - Done with the topic

How to improve Verbal :-- Watch Thursday's with Ron
How to improve Quant :-- Register in grockit.com and practice, practice and practice!

2. I had seen somewhere in the forum that members were getting lower score than MGMAT's so now the doubt comes on the credibility of these exams, should I purchase some more of these or look out elsewhere ??

Am not srue about the credibility of MGMAT. I had taken only MGMAT and GmatPrep and my actual result was within +-30 range from my avg MGMAT test results!

3. Very basic query about re-taking GMAT. When we apply for the first time with new score to any of the schools, which were also chosen to be sent the GMAT scores in earlier exams. The school admin people also take the previous scores into consideration ??

Am not very sure about this. But as far as i have heard the universities take the altest score!

Hope it helps!
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09 Aug 2012, 08:37

I have already started my prep in the similar fashion as you have mentioned.
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09 Aug 2012, 19:55
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Practice, practice, practice! Practice as many questions as you can...the GMAT is about tricks, and with a lot of practice you'll be able to recognize them under the time constraints quickly.
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