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I took the test yesterday....
performance was pathetic...
was scoring
730 gmat prep test 2- q49 v41
710 gmat prep test 1 q48 v 38
no retakes....
and score is actual gmat -590 q 45 v 26
i just dont understand
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please can somebody suggest ...next course....
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Hi! The gap in Verbal score is especially a shocker! Did you feel during the exam that Verbal was not going well? Or was it a specific section on Verbal?

Also, is it possible that your GMATPrep scores were inflated because you would already have done few of those questions, during your regular practice?
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I took the test yesterday....
performance was pathetic...
was scoring
730 gmat prep test 2- q49 v41
710 gmat prep test 1 q48 v 38
no retakes....
and score is actual gmat -590 q 45 v 26
i just dont understand


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dewdrops909 wrote:
I took the test yesterday....
performance was pathetic...
was scoring
730 gmat prep test 2- q49 v41
710 gmat prep test 1 q48 v 38
no retakes....
and score is actual gmat -590 q 45 v 26
i just dont understand


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Sorry that your GMAT didn't go well. Really the difference in actual test and GMAT prep tests is worth noticing. While taking the tests did you noticed any questions that were repeating. Then your gmatprep tests can be inflated. You can order ESR to know your weak areas and then you can start working on them.
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New post 18 Apr 2018, 12:31
dewdrops909 wrote:
I took the test yesterday....
performance was pathetic...
was scoring
730 gmat prep test 2- q49 v41
710 gmat prep test 1 q48 v 38
no retakes....
and score is actual gmat -590 q 45 v 26
i just dont understand


Hi dewdrops909,

Sorry to hear about your expeirnece. If you were scoring really well on your GMATPREP's then i guess 2 months is good enough to improve your score. It’s a good thing you have taken your GMAT once. You now know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 3 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

It seems you need to work a little towards your verbal. For verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase the GMATPREP QP 1 for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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Hi dewdrops909,

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) Did you take the ENTIRE CAT each time (including the Essay and IR sections)?
2) Did you take them at home?
3) Did you take them at the same time of day as when you plan to take your Official GMAT?
4) 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.)?
5) 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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souvonik2k wrote:
dewdrops909 wrote:
I took the test yesterday....
performance was pathetic...
was scoring
730 gmat prep test 2- q49 v41
710 gmat prep test 1 q48 v 38
no retakes....
and score is actual gmat -590 q 45 v 26
i just dont understand


Hi
Sorry that your GMAT didn't go well. Really the difference in actual test and GMAT prep tests is worth noticing. While taking the tests did you noticed any questions that were repeating. Then your gmatprep tests can be inflated. You can order ESR to know your weak areas and then you can start working on them.


no...actually ..there were no repeats....i have my ESRs and find sentence correction the weakest..
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New post 19 Apr 2018, 21:21
rohan2345 wrote:
dewdrops909 wrote:
I took the test yesterday....
performance was pathetic...
was scoring
730 gmat prep test 2- q49 v41
710 gmat prep test 1 q48 v 38
no retakes....
and score is actual gmat -590 q 45 v 26
i just dont understand


Hi dewdrops909,

Sorry to hear about your expeirnece. If you were scoring really well on your GMATPREP's then i guess 2 months is good enough to improve your score. It’s a good thing you have taken your GMAT once. You now know your weaknesses and work on them. If you are willing to study dedicatedly for 3 months, you are sure to achieve your goal. I believe you may benefit from taking a GMATPREP course. If you are willing, there are some great GMAT prep companies that can help you with your preparation.

It seems you need to work a little towards your verbal. For verbal, I would highly encourage you to consider e-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live course. They are both amazing courses especially designed for non-natives. They offer almost 25% of their courses for free so you can try out their free trial to decide which one you want to go for. Plus the e-gmat Scholaranium which is included in both the courses is one of the best verbal practice tools in the market. You can easily track your progress in that you can identify your strengths and analyze and improve on your weak areas.

You can also try out the MGMAT guides they are phenomenal and cover the entire syllabus really well. I must add that if you are particularly looking to discover and improve on your weak areas in Quant; a subscription to GMATCLUB tests is the best way to do that. They are indeed phenomenal and will not only pinpoint your weak areas but also help you improve on them.

Further taking multiple mocks might help. Apart from the GMATPREP, Manhattan GMAT tests and Veritas Prep Tests in my experience have good verbal and Quant section and will certainly help you point out and improve your weak areas.

Further another advantage of taking many mocks is to build up your stamina. Apart from the GMATPREP tests, taking practise tests of any major GMATPREP company ought to do that.

I would also encourage you to purchase the GMATPREP QP 1 for some great additional practice. Here is a link that will help you with your decision.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/best-gmat-ve ... 68383.html

Lastly, you can check out a very interesting article by Mike McGarry from Magoosh detailing a 3 month study plan

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/3-month-g ... -students/. You will find it very helpful as it gives out a study plan as per your needs.

Hope this helps. All the best.




actually i had been using egmat to study...sentence correction...
i know the concepts..but i guess i have'nt mastered them.

i was giving kaplan test and was scoring 690-700..
Have bought veritas tests...now...
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