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# GMAT beats me again... from 620 to 670

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Hi,
I wrote my second GMAT today and scored 670 (Q49 V32) another dismal performance. The focus area of my preparation this time was on verbals but i guess the effort wasn't enough.

I wrote 6 MGMATS:-
MGMAT1-660(45/35)
MGMAT2-630(46/31)
MGMAT3-670(45/36)
MGMAT4-700(47/38) - Taken on 09/17
MGMAT5-700(44/41) - Taken on 09/24
MGMAT6-730(48/41) - Taken on 10/10

The mba.com prep results were
Prep Test1- 750(49/44) - Taken on 10/01
Prep Test2- 680(48/35) - Taken on 10/09
** All these test were taken with AWA.

Well the verbal score in the real exam is really disheartening and I am really not sure what went wrong, i got 4 RCs, and i missed the last question - dont really know the penalty for that but it should not be more than 2 points at max.

Please suggest should i prepare for another GMAT and App next year or should i apply with these scores?
I am an Indian male with 6.5+ yrs of exp in IT product development domain.

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11 Oct 2011, 07:47
You're verbal score is very inconsistent. You score well and then don't score well.

Not answering a question averages to 3 percentile points per unanswered question.
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11 Oct 2011, 08:35
First of all, congrats for doing so well on the quant section. I am your evil twin, my quant has let me down on more than one occasion, but everything changed, once I got tutoring from Haakon Brown (Manhattan GMAT) and Brent Hanneson . Brent especially, helped me frame my weaknesses and helped me mitigate them, which raised my comfort level as well. I ended up spending about 800\$ in process, in the grand scheme of things it was well worth it. So don't throw in towel, GMAT is a beast and it can be conquered, but to do so you should try minimize your weaknesses (your Verbal/RC muscles may need more of the good stuff), because this beast pounces on any opportunity that you yield, be it Quant or Verbal. Additionally, the extra help can be in the form a friend as well, but he or she has to be someone who can not only tell you what you're doing wrong, but also how you end up choosing the wrong answer. You may also post your mistakes on GMC forums and let your peers tell you the why and how. Above all stay positive, because you can still take another stab at the GMAT.

Unfortunately, you belong to an over represented demographic (Indian/IT/Male) and its not uncommon see scores in excess of 740+ from your competitors (other Indian/IT/Males). If you're targeting top 20 schools then you may need to bring up that GMAT score to bolster your chances of getting in.

Good luck with the rest of your MBA application.
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