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# I think i will call it a day now........

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30 Nov 2010, 11:15
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Hi guys

I think i am done with gmat now, although i dont have that 700, but chuck it!
I came back from the center today and was relieved to see
total score-690
quant-49
verbal-35

although one should get a 700 with these individual scores, but anyways.

I started my gmat story an year back, when i got a 650. I knew i had the potential but didnt get a good score. My preparation was not upto the mark.I went ahead and applied to a couple of colleges , got through 1 good US university with scholarship but i thought ,let me give the gmat another shot and see if i can get a better score.

I waited for an year, took classes, prepared really hard and in october 2010, i got a score of 650,again.
I was devasted, didnt know wht to do where to go, knowing i was prepared this time and was getting good scores on the practice exams, i felt shattered.
I never wanted to give the gmat again, but my father encouraged me to give it once more.

This time, i did not practise I just did a few tests of verbal and did few gmat club maths tests.

Some things that i learned about the gmat and want to share are:

1) Today i just concentrated on the first 20 questions of each section.I tried to get as many right out of the first 20 questions.Although i ran out of time in my verbal section as i took 45mins for first 20 questions but anyways i feel they are the most important to get a good score.

2) Preparation for gmat i believe is 2 fold-
2- mental preparation
I believe its very important to prepare yourself mentally for the exam and have the right mindset during the entire exam.

I know many people are stuck with their gmat.
All i can say for non native speakers:
2) Definitely do Manhattan sentence correction guide
3) one can do the CR bible for CR else manhattan has very good explanation for CR answers.
4)For maths i think gmat club tests is a good source.
5)Most important i believe, is the right mindset. Go in with the right mindset. Dont be overconfident and dont be underconfident. Keep your head on your shoulders for 4 hours and you will make it thru.

i think if i cant get into a good colg with 690, then even a 700 wont help me.
I will go ahead and apply with this score.
Peace Out!

Tc
Aman
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30 Nov 2010, 11:35
congrats Aman...I like your attitude at the end!
All the best with the apps.
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30 Nov 2010, 11:38
amma4u wrote:
congrats Aman...I like your attitude at the end!
All the best with the apps.

thanks buddy!
best of luck for ur gmat:)
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30 Nov 2010, 12:13
Hi Aman,
Congrats man.....Good luck with your applications.....Can you please tell into which school u could get into last year?
I got a 680 a week back with the same split as yours... . Preparing again. Want to know how competitive my present score is...

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30 Nov 2010, 15:34
Congrat man, good score. I would like to ask; how many question left in verbal because of the time and can you compare the difficulty level in real gmat math questions with gmat mat club exams

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01 Dec 2010, 10:29
mattapraveen wrote:
Hi Aman,
Congrats man.....Good luck with your applications.....Can you please tell into which school u could get into last year?
I got a 680 a week back with the same split as yours... . Preparing again. Want to know how competitive my present score is...

hey
i got into university of illinois-urbana champaign with a 20,000\$ scholarship at a score of 650 last year.

i think 680 is a decent score to get into any school, but if you are looking for a good scholarship, then 700 + is a must.

tc
aman
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01 Dec 2010, 10:38
Fairness wrote:
Congrat man, good score. I would like to ask; how many question left in verbal because of the time and can you compare the difficulty level in real gmat math questions with gmat mat club exams

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Hi

i was actually in a very bad state for the last 10-15 questions.
i did last 10 questions in about 8-10 minutes, and to make things worse i got an rc for my 33-37 questions, and then 2 crs and then 2 sc.i definitely screwed all questions from 33 onwards. I think i got the sentence correction right but rc and cr i doubt i got any right in the time crunch situation.

gmat club tests are very similar to real gmat exam, probably a bit tougher (some tests)

again i will say focus on getting as many right in the first 20 qustions, make sure u double check and get as many right as possible. if ur basics r good and do this much, u will get atleast 49. rest depends on ur capability.
the questions in real gmat were not very tough , just required some logical thinking at times, other times they were very straight forward.

tc
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02 Dec 2010, 19:40
aman1213 wrote:
Hi guys

I think i am done with gmat now, although i dont have that 700, but chuck it!
I came back from the center today and was relieved to see
total score-690
quant-49
verbal-35

although one should get a 700 with these individual scores, but anyways.

I started my gmat story an year back, when i got a 650. I knew i had the potential but didnt get a good score. My preparation was not upto the mark.I went ahead and applied to a couple of colleges , got through 1 good US university with scholarship but i thought ,let me give the gmat another shot and see if i can get a better score.

I waited for an year, took classes, prepared really hard and in october 2010, i got a score of 650,again.
I was devasted, didnt know wht to do where to go, knowing i was prepared this time and was getting good scores on the practice exams, i felt shattered.
I never wanted to give the gmat again, but my father encouraged me to give it once more.

This time, i did not practise I just did a few tests of verbal and did few gmat club maths tests.

Some things that i learned about the gmat and want to share are:

1) Today i just concentrated on the first 20 questions of each section.I tried to get as many right out of the first 20 questions.Although i ran out of time in my verbal section as i took 45mins for first 20 questions but anyways i feel they are the most important to get a good score.

2) Preparation for gmat i believe is 2 fold-
2- mental preparation
I believe its very important to prepare yourself mentally for the exam and have the right mindset during the entire exam.

I know many people are stuck with their gmat.
All i can say for non native speakers:
2) Definitely do Manhattan sentence correction guide
3) one can do the CR bible for CR else manhattan has very good explanation for CR answers.
4)For maths i think gmat club tests is a good source.
5)Most important i believe, is the right mindset. Go in with the right mindset. Dont be overconfident and dont be underconfident. Keep your head on your shoulders for 4 hours and you will make it thru.

i think if i cant get into a good colg with 690, then even a 700 wont help me.
I will go ahead and apply with this score.
Peace Out!

Tc
Aman

I also think so.
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03 Dec 2010, 15:30
Congratulations! I would be very happy if I scored 690.
I am confused about one thing: most sources recommend focusing on the first 5-10 Qs of each section to boost the score.
However, MGMAT tells that at any point of the test you can improve your score independently of the first 5-10 Qs.
Who is right?
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03 Dec 2010, 15:40
Well done man! 690 is an amazing score. Best of luck with the apps, let us know how you get on.
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04 Dec 2010, 10:13
And yes i will also share my profile

gmat score - 690 - percentile - 88
quant -49- percentile -86
verbal- 35 - percentile - 73
awa- 6 - percentile - 91

one of top 10 engineering colleges in India
cfa level 3 candidate
total experience 5+ years
3 yrs IT
last 1 year- financial analyst

so looking to get a finance mba

Hope to get a decent one:)

regards

aman
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04 Dec 2010, 10:25
Wish you all the best Aman!
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