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New post 15 Aug 2017, 06:16
Hi guys,

I just recently took the GMAT and scored horribly.

GMAT Q47 V20

I cancelled the score right away.
I'm to really expecting such low verbal score.

These were my recent score before taking the exam.

Mock Type/ Q / V
VeritasPrep CAT #4 / 46 / 30 / 620
VeritasPrep CAT #5 / 47/ /33 / 650
GMAT PREP P2 #5 / 47 / 32 / 650
GMAT PREP P2 #6 / 49 / 30 / 660 (Latest, 3 days before exam)

I didn't know what happened.
However, I felt really nervous the night before the test and couldn't sleep well.
Felt quite sluggish with some lack of sleep symptom in the morning.
However, I don't believe this could reduce my V score down this much!

Anyone has such experience before, having way lower score on the real exam than mocks taken only a few days prior.
I was so confidence that I could get 650+ after the last mock.


I cancelled the score right away without hesitation.
And on the bright side, I got to experience the 'real' test environments and procedures.
I found it more relaxed than I have though.

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New post 16 Aug 2017, 10:38
sobhark wrote:
Hi guys,

I just recently took the GMAT and scored horribly.

GMAT Q47 V20

I cancelled the score right away.
I'm to really expecting such low verbal score.

These were my recent score before taking the exam.

Mock Type/ Q / V
VeritasPrep CAT #4 / 46 / 30 / 620
VeritasPrep CAT #5 / 47/ /33 / 650
GMAT PREP P2 #5 / 47 / 32 / 650
GMAT PREP P2 #6 / 49 / 30 / 660 (Latest, 3 days before exam)

I didn't know what happened.
However, I felt really nervous the night before the test and couldn't sleep well.
Felt quite sluggish with some lack of sleep symptom in the morning.
However, I don't believe this could reduce my V score down this much!

Anyone has such experience before, having way lower score on the real exam than mocks taken only a few days prior.
I was so confidence that I could get 650+ after the last mock.


I cancelled the score right away without hesitation.
And on the bright side, I got to experience the 'real' test environments and procedures.
I found it more relaxed than I have though.

Thanks


Hi sobhark,

I am sorry that the test experience did not go as planned.
before I can offer some suggestions, it would be great if you can answer the questions below:

1. Did you follow a course material/book?
2. How long did you study for the gmat?
3. Did you take the mock CATs under the actual day like conditions?
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New post 16 Aug 2017, 14:27
Hi sobhark,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day did not go as well as hoped. Your Official Score is remarkably similar to the practice CAT scores that you reported earlier this year (in this post):

https://gmatclub.com/forum/need-some-ad ... l#p1865958

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 in the same 'order' as how you took the Official GMAT?
3) Did you take them at home?
4) Did you take them at the same time of day as when you plan to take your Official GMAT?
5) 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.)?
6) Did you ever take a CAT more than once? Had you seen any of the questions BEFORE?

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New post 16 Aug 2017, 18:20
Hi Janielle and Rich,

I have been study for 3 months.
As Rich has pointed out, I have take multiple CATs (over 10 CATs)
I believe this was the only reason I can finish the exam on time.

However, when I was taking the CAT, I only took the IR part for GMAT-Prep exams and skipped all the AWA.
But I don't think this really matter since I took the AWA on the final section of my real exam.

I have posted my recent CAT results, I was constantly hitting V30 (on both Veritas and GMATPrep).
It was a shocker to see V20 on my real exam.
I cancelled the score without hesitation.

All I want is my Verbal score to between 30 and 35.
The exam result is quite disheartening for me. :(

Any suggestions whether I should retake ASAP or wait for a few weeks?

PS
The night before the exam I was really.... really... nervous and couldn't sleep that well.
I know right away in the morning that I'm not in my best shape on that day.
There was too many unknown for me, including test centers, testing procedures, etc.
However, I found the testing environment much more relaxing than I have thought.

I believe that my low score was because of my exhaustion and anxiety.
In another hand, I don't think those factors could contribute to my lower than average score T____T

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New post 18 Aug 2017, 02:09
sobhark wrote:
I have posted my recent CAT results, I was constantly hitting V30 (on both Veritas and GMATPrep).
It was a shocker to see V20 on my real exam.

I believe that my low score was because of my exhaustion and anxiety.
In another hand, I don't think those factors could contribute to my lower than average score T____T
If the questions on your GMATPrep were "fresh", then the score estimate is almost certainly correct. And yes, exhaustion and anxiety can have a big impact on your score.
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New post 18 Aug 2017, 07:14
Hi Sobhark,

You can raise your quant score easily . Please use GMAT Club tests. These are the best in the industry.
No One can beat GMAT Club quant test. I raised my score to Q50 using these tests only.
Let me know if you need any material for verbal.
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New post 18 Aug 2017, 07:39
AjiteshArun wrote:
sobhark wrote:
I have posted my recent CAT results, I was constantly hitting V30 (on both Veritas and GMATPrep).
It was a shocker to see V20 on my real exam.

I believe that my low score was because of my exhaustion and anxiety.
In another hand, I don't think those factors could contribute to my lower than average score T____T
If the questions on your GMATPrep were "fresh", then the score estimate is almost certainly correct. And yes, exhaustion and anxiety can have a big impact on your score.


Thanks for your reply
I'm sure that
GMAT PREP P2 #6 / 49 / 30 / 660 (Latest, 3 days before exam) is fresh.

I did one in EP1 and scored 680, what I noticed 2-3 questions I already did.
But later I have become much more be careful to ensure that I don't do any question in EP2.

I'm looking for option whether I should retake ASAP or get back to the drawing board on Verbal.

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Hi Sobhark,
Can you share which materials are you following so that further study material can be suggested to you .
For ex:
SC: Manhattan SC guide and E-gmat sc topics
CR: Power score CR boble
RC : GMAT club RCs and Aristole RC99
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New post 18 Aug 2017, 07:43
mbaaspirant80 wrote:
Hi Sobhark,

You can raise your quant score easily . Please use GMAT Club tests. These are the best in the industry.
No One can beat GMAT Club quant test. I raised my score to Q50 using these tests only.
Let me know if you need any material for verbal.


Hi mbaaspirant80

Thanks for your reply.

I did quite a lot of Gmatclub tests already.
My score varies a lot.
I have attached the score below.
But I admit that I didn't pay much attention in reviewing those CATs.
Since I scored around Q47-49 on GMATPrep mocks, I think I there way many more points that I can pick up from Verbal section.


Test, 37 quantitative questions 40 Fri Aug 11, 2017 04:05 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 32 Wed Aug 09, 2017 06:36 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 39 Thu Aug 03, 2017 04:57 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 27 Thu Jul 27, 2017 03:57 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 35 Wed Jul 26, 2017 08:29 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 31 Mon Jul 24, 2017 09:29 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 42 Sat Jul 22, 2017 08:27 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 38 Fri Jul 21, 2017 09:41 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 48 Wed Jul 19, 2017 06:06 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 45 Mon Jul 17, 2017 08:06 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 42 Sat Jul 15, 2017 08:33 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 42 Sun Jul 02, 2017 01:46 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 41 Sat Jul 01, 2017 09:24 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 33 Mon Jun 19, 2017 09:21 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 36 Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:07 AM
Test, 37 quantitative questions 47 Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:29 AM
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mbaaspirant80 wrote:
Hi Sobhark,
Can you share which materials are you following so that further study material can be suggested to you .
For ex:
SC: Manhattan SC guide and E-gmat sc topics
CR: Power score CR boble
RC : GMAT club RCs and Aristole RC99


mbaaspirant80

SC : eGmat SC + Manatthan SC book as reference (I try to do SC in the past few days and I have believed I have most of the concepts, but I still don't understand what happened on the exam day)
CR : Manhattan CR (I have only glance the book before my real exam since I scored pretty ok in the CR section, but I'm planning to study it now)
RC : I read a few passages and did some question on gmatclub.com everyday (have really hard time understanding History, Humanities and Political passages)
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