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Finally I appeared - 710!!

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New post 13 Apr 2006, 16:58
Finally I appeared ......but the result was way beyond my expectations.

Here is the breakdown:

Q49 - 90%
V38 - 85%

710 - 94%

I was planning to appear for the test around last week of April but because of a mandatory certification exam (schedule by my employer) in the third week of April..i had to reschedule my test this week ( 2nd week).

Which means I hardly prepared for 5 weeks in total. I was afraid that I will score less than 650 but the Princeton/Kaplan tests help me build my confidence.

I took 3 Kaplan CATs: 580, 610,and 710.

4 Princeton Review CATs: 650, 650, 710, 680.

My appointment was at 8:00 am and I reached the center around 7:25. The clerk gave me a hard time.She asked for my passport although I had a valid US drivers licence. My appointment letter never mentioned about carrying a pssport.She showed me a GMAT booklet requiring non-citizens to produce passport. She said that I can start the test late but I need to get my passport. Lucky for me though that I stay hardly 10 miles from the test center. I went home, grabbed my passport and returned . I started the test around 8:30. (Well not a good way to start an important day!!!)

AWA essays were ok and I spent around 25 minutes on each.After the section I didnt take any break and started Quants.

The first question was pretty tough (geometry- i spent around 8 minutes) still couldn't reach a solution so decided to skip it.Next question was tough as well. Spent around 7 minutes. SO in total I spent 15 minutes for the first 2 questions. I thought I won't do good in the test.I was nervous. But after that somehow the flow came. Rest 35 questions I completed in around 54 minutes. Probably I could have scored more in this section but somehow since I lost so much time solving the initial 2 questions, I was not willing to spend more than 2 minutes on any other question.

After quants I took a break, the clerk started to show me some more documents proving that she was correct and she didnt mean to bother me..blah blah!!!! Anyways I returned back in 5 minutes for the next section.

It started with 2 SCs, one on subject-verb agreement and another on misplaced modifier.These was followed by CRs, SC , again CR, etc etc....I completed the section in 73 minutes. Was not convinced with my performance.Even thought of cancelling my test once !! Lucky I didnt!!!

Finally , I viewed my score and to my delight the score was 710.....I am very happy since I didnt put much effort....5 weeks with just 2 hours of effort on weekdays and 4 hours on weekends.

Now I need your precious advice on where to apply. I have 5.5 yrs of work exp ( 4 yrs in US) ..have a GPA > 3.8.
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New post 14 Apr 2006, 09:14
710..5 weeks prep..:done too good buddy,

:band now have a party, and take a break of a week before thinking of applying... :dnd
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New post 14 Apr 2006, 09:18
reapit you rock! 5 weeks of prep and 710 hmm ... Great score!
That pushes me hard to take my test soon! It party time :woohoo

Lemme get back to my prep :2gunfire:
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New post 16 Apr 2006, 21:28
It must be the 'brain food' . Was it wendy's or Mcdonald. In all seriousness, you've achieved something quite extraordinary. 5 week worth of training and an outstanding score. You're surely cut for the graduate programme.

Party on ....

GMAT the final frontie!!!.

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New post 17 Apr 2006, 01:44
Take my congratulations about your results!

It's great: for 5 weeks such exciting result.
Good done!

I hope your result will help you to enter into the business school, which you choose for you.

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New post 17 Apr 2006, 03:53
Congrats for your great score


"5 weeks with just 2 hours of effort on weekdays and 4 hours at weekends" :wow

It seems that you are gifted..

Good luck with your apps and all the best..

Don't forget to have a party :band
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