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GMAT PREP 770. Still a concern? Next 5 day strategy?

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Dear Experts,

I need some expert suggestions. GMATNinja bb VeritasKarishma mikemcgarry Bunuel abhimahna carcass DavidTutorexamPAL daagh chetan2u

I took gmat prep mock 3 exam (new format) and scored 770 (Q50,V45) in test like conditions. This was a fresh mock and I saw all the questions for the first time. While I am comfortable with Quants score (50), I am not convinced about verbal score (45). During the test I had the feeling that verbal section is getting messed up (especially SC) but the score is very contrary to what I was feeling/expecting. I was expecting a 35-36 but ended up getting 45.

Apart from giving mock 4, which is the last unsolved mock test I have remaining, what other advice/suggestions will you give? How can I calm down my mind and what should be the strategy for next 5 days? I have tons of GMAT Club questions pending.

My exam is on 17th...Target score is 740... Thanks in advance !
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Dear Experts,

I need some expert suggestions. GMATNinja bb VeritasKarishma mikemcgarry Bunuel abhimahna carcass DavidTutorexamPAL daagh chetan2u

I took gmat prep mock 3 exam (new format) and scored 770 (Q50,V45) in test like conditions. This was a fresh mock and I saw all the questions for the first time. While I am comfortable with Quants score (50), I am not convinced about verbal score (45). During the test I had the feeling that verbal section is getting messed up (especially SC) but the score is very contrary to what I was feeling/expecting. I was expecting a 35-36 but ended up getting 45.

Apart from giving mock 4, which is the last unsolved mock test I have remaining, what other advice/suggestions will you give? How can I calm down my mind and what should be the strategy for next 5 days? I have tons of GMAT Club questions pending.

My exam is on 17th...Target score is 740... Thanks in advance !


First of all - great job on mock test! good or you!
the fact that you didn't feel you did great, but actually did, shouldn't be a concern. what you should work on now is analysing your test and understanding what you did right, and how you can repeat it.
You may find this atricle helpful: Get Psyched! How to Put Yourself in the GMAT Zone?
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Hi HarshBazooka,

Great job on your practice test -- 770 is awesome!

So, besides taking and analyzing another practice test, I honestly would not do too much. If anything, stick to light studying of notes/flash cards to ensure that knowledge has not slipped through the cracks. It’s clear that you have what it takes to get a GREAT score, so the best thing you can do is try to relax and keep your mind off the GMAT. Go out to dinner, go to the movies, binge-watch Netflix, go for a run… Do whatever you have to so you don’t spend the days leading up to your exam worrying about how things will go.

You also may find it helpful to read this article with more advice on how to treat the final week leading up to your exam as well as some test day tip.

Feel free to reach out with any further questions.

Good luck!
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Hi HarshBazooka,

Great job on your practice test -- 770 is awesome!

So, besides taking and analyzing another practice test, I honestly would not do too much. If anything, stick to light studying of notes/flash cards to ensure that knowledge has not slipped through the cracks. It’s clear that you have what it takes to get a GREAT score, so the best thing you can do is try to relax and keep your mind off the GMAT. Go out to dinner, go to the movies, binge-watch Netflix, go for a run… Do whatever you have to so you don’t spend the days leading up to your exam worrying about how things will go.

You also may find it helpful to read this article with more advice on how to treat the final week leading up to your exam as well as some test day tip.

Feel free to reach out with any further questions.

Good luck!
Thanks for your reply ScottTargetTestPrep. Sure, sounds fair. I have two major concerns though. I appeared for last gmat prep (4) mock today and score a 760 (Q51, V42) but my verbal timing is not optimal.. In all tests I get in panick mode and play catch up. In today's exam I couldn't even get to the final question and time ran out. What will you recommend?

Second concern is IR. I am getting most of the questions wrong. Sounds counter-intuitive. Any solid material/practice questions that imitates gmat IR well? Thanks in advance.

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Hi HarshBzooka,

So, the good news is that despite panicking at the beginning of the verbal section and guessing on the last question, you still had an amazing score, right? A 760 and 770 is AWESOME!!

That being said, could you further elaborate on what exactly you mean by “panic mode”? Do you panic the moment the first question comes on the screen or do you panic after you have completed much of the section and find that you are behind on the clock?

Regarding IR, since you are crushing GMAT quant, you really should be OK answering IR questions. If not, the best thing you can do is practice with some official IR questions, so you can get more familiar answering the various IR question types.

Other than that, my friend, go kick some butt on test day!! Please report back to let me know how things end up.

Let’s do this!!
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Hi HarshBzooka,

So, the good news is that despite panicking at the beginning of the verbal section and guessing on the last question, you still had an amazing score, right? A 760 and 770 is AWESOME!!

That being said, could you further elaborate on what exactly you mean by “panic mode”? Do you panic the moment the first question comes on the screen or do you panic after you have completed much of the section and find that you are behind on the clock?

Regarding IR, since you are crushing GMAT quant, you really should be OK answering IR questions. If not, the best thing you can do is practice with some official IR questions, so you can get more familiar answering the various IR question types.

Other than that, my friend, go kick some butt on test day!! Please report back to let me know how things end up.

Let’s do this!!
Hi ScottTargetTestPrep ,

I am sorry to tell you that I could only manage an abysmal and embarrassing 710 (Q50, V35 IR8). Verbal killed me because I got a feeling that I am not able to comprehend a single word in most of the questions.. The entire Verbal section felt like a punishment and from question 2-3 onwards I was playing catch up... Constantly looking at the clock... I am completely shattered and I even contemplated hitting a vehicle that was on the other side of the road. Only my mother's memory stopped me from doing this. I called her Bangalore to be with me in last few days of prep as I was feeling low. I disappointed her and myself. This all might sound dramatic but I am a victim of my own ambitions. I believe anything apart from an admit to Booth/CBS/MIT etc. is useless... I would even consider UNC, Darden waste of time. I hate my current job and people around me. I managed to clear Cfa just for the sake of it and I hoped that will give me some opportunities. I am clueless and don't know what to do. There are deeper problems than a Low gmat score in my life currently (as u can infer here) and I have no place to go or no guideline. What do u suggest? I will sincerely appreciate if we can talk and I could get an unbiased alternative viewpoint from you. At this moment I am planning to order ESR asap. My previous gmat attempt was 690 (Q49, V35).

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New post 17 Oct 2018, 18:01
Hi Harshbazooka,

First off, 710 is an awesome score, so you have NOTHING to be ashamed of. Second, I’d love to chat further. Please DM me, and we can hop on a call to discuss your situation. I’ve got your back, my friend.

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