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Hi all, I have been preparing for GMAT from last 5 months and when I took my first GMAT prep test it was 610 V24 Q48 and till yesterday my Mocks were varying from 690 to 720. I was confident to get a 710 atleast if not 720. I had targetted for 740 but settled at 720 as target score.

After this long preparation , I was only at 630 today with V28 and Q49. It was disastrous as I was just at home while preparations and was dilligent to complete my course materials. Test wasn't difficult and no glitch I could face but I still ended up at V28 and 630. Please guide me.

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Sorry to hear about the test-day letdown, mbamm19!

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New post 27 Sep 2018, 12:35
Sorry to hear that, I have faced a similar experience my mocks on MGMAT were 660-690 and one GMATprep (the only one I took back then) was 710. However on the actual test I scored 610 (50Q/24V) I’m sure if you look at your ESR it would provide you some guidance.

In my particular case and according to my ESR I really did awful on the verbal on the second quarter (if we treat them in 4 quarters) I know I had some issues in 2nd and 4th quarter.

I can share my ESR in this post or send it to you if it would help you understand how my experience went. The sad part for me is that on all my mocks my verbal was consistently above 34.

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Salsanousi wrote:
Sorry to hear that, I have faced a similar experience my mocks on MGMAT were 660-690 and one GMATprep (the only one I took back then) was 710. However on the actual test I scored 610 (50Q/24V) I’m sure if you look at your ESR it would provide you some guidance.

In my particular case and according to my ESR I really did awful on the verbal on the second quarter (if we treat them in 4 quarters) I know I had some issues in 2nd and 4th quarter.

I can share my ESR in this post or send it to you if it would help you understand how my experience went. The sad part for me is that on all my mocks my verbal was consistently above 34.

All the best!

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Please share , may be it will help. And even I was consistent with my Verbal at 35-37 in mocks. but test day had a bad picture
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Salsanousi wrote:
Sorry to hear that, I have faced a similar experience my mocks on MGMAT were 660-690 and one GMATprep (the only one I took back then) was 710. However on the actual test I scored 610 (50Q/24V) I’m sure if you look at your ESR it would provide you some guidance.

In my particular case and according to my ESR I really did awful on the verbal on the second quarter (if we treat them in 4 quarters) I know I had some issues in 2nd and 4th quarter.

I can share my ESR in this post or send it to you if it would help you understand how my experience went. The sad part for me is that on all my mocks my verbal was consistently above 34.

All the best!

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Please share , may be it will help. And even I was consistent with my Verbal at 35-37 in mocks. but test day had a bad picture


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New post 27 Sep 2018, 19:49
Hi mbamm19,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day didn't go as well as planned. When these types of score drops occur, the two likely "causes" involve either something that was unrealistic during practice or something that was surprising (or not accounted for) on Test Day. If you can answer a few questions, then we should be able to figure this out:

When you took your CATs:
1) On what date did you take each CAT and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
2) Did you take the ENTIRE CAT each time (including the Essay and IR sections)?
3) Did you take them at home?
4) Did you take them at the same time of day as when you took your Official GMAT?
5) Did you ever do ANYTHING during your CATs that you couldn't do on Test Day (pause the CAT, skip sections, take longer breaks, etc.)?
6) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE (re: on a prior CAT, in an online forum or in a practice set)?

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Hi mbamm19,

I am sorry that your scores were not in line with your expectations. I would recommend that you use your ESR to plan your way forward. You may find this article on Analyze your ESR in 3 steps helpful to draw insights from your ESR. On completing this, you should look at this article on Retaking the GMAT – 5 step strategy. This article will help you with a structured approach to reach your target score. Here are a few success stories of students who went on to achieve their target score of around 700+ in GMAT:

• Rohan improved from 610 (Q46 V25) to 750 (Q50 V40). Click here to watch his very inspiring video interview.
• Nishant improved from 570 to 740 on the GMAT. Click here to read about his incredible GMAT journey. Click here to watch his very inspiring video interview.
• Jaqueline, mother of a 6-month old, improved her score from 640 (Q45 V32) to 720 (Q49 V40). Click here to watch her very inspiring video interview.

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Hi mbamm19,

I’m sorry to hear how things went with your GMAT. I’m happy to provide advice on how to move forward, but it would be helpful to first learn more about your situation with the GMAT.

Once you answer the questions already asked, I can follow up with some specific advice.
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