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# I got 510(1st attempt) & I need advice for retaking GMAT

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I got 510(1st attempt) & I need advice for retaking GMAT [#permalink]

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12 Jul 2013, 09:05
Hello all,
I took the GMAT on the 9th of July after preparing for close to 4 months. My score was a 510-42 in Quants(57 Percentile- is this extremely bad?) and a 19 in Verbal (17 Percentile- I know this is extremely bad). Anyway, I prepared using the material I was given by my coaching centre and I deserve that Verbal score because I concentrated more on Quant than I did on verbal.

I wrote my essay with no issues. Finished it and had time to check it again. My problem was in the IR. I really needed to have a toilet break and took an unscheduled break for 2 minutes, which was a bad decision as I had close to 4 minutes left with 4 questions to go. I guessed the very last question of the IR section and as I was about to press Confirm, I ran out of time. I'm sure this brought down my score-- I'm not sure by how much though.

I got through the Quant section which got quite challenging as it wore on. Could not answer a few questions but tried them and picked the best answers.

My problem with Verbal was that there were many SC, RC and CR questions for which I wasn't sure about the answers.

Anyway, I'm planning on taking it again soon. But I want to give myself atleast a month or two to prepare. Also, I'd like to apply to the UK for my MBA which I plan to do in 2014. Any suggestions as to how to go about planning and taking the test?

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Re: I got 510(1st attempt) & I need advice for retaking GMAT [#permalink]

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12 Jul 2013, 12:47
What are you using for prep materials? Do you have access to any CATs?
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12 Jul 2013, 12:54
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Hey buddy, first of all, keep ur head up! Thats just what the GMAT sometimes does to people. U just gotta stay strong and study hard for the next time!!!

bharatkumaraswami wrote:
Hello all,
My problem was in the IR. I really needed to have a toilet break and took an unscheduled break for 2 minutes, which was a bad decision as I had close to 4 minutes left with 4 questions to go. I guessed the very last question of the IR section and as I was about to press Confirm, I ran out of time. I'm sure this brought down my score-- I'm not sure by how much though.

Secondly, I think you should buy the MGMAT books and at first get acquainted with the GMAT structure... --> The IR cannot bring down ur score because it does not affect it in any way. U are scored according to ur performance on verbal and quant, but NOT on IR and AWA.

If you got any questions, here is the place to ask

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Re: I got 510(1st attempt) & I need advice for retaking GMAT   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2013, 12:54
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