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My First actual GMAT experience

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I had posted my first GMAT experience in one of the forums. Now, I learnt that this is the right place to put the debrief.
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I gave my first attempt at GMAT on Sept 2016. I had faced a rather strange problem (at least for me:-)) during my real GMAT exam. I am not sure what happened but I felt as if I was completely blanked out during the entire test. Majorly in verbal section. I just couldn't make out the sentence though I read the words on the screen I was not able to join them and make a meaning out of them ( I felt like Darsheel Safari in "Tare Jameen Par").

My ability to solve any question plummeted. I am pretty sure I had solved much tougher questions during my preparation and mocks. Also, as part of my job, I read research journals, patents and other english technical articles quite regularly. I am certain that vocabulary was not the issue. I am sincerely worried how would I cope with this situation. Please advise what would have happened and how do I improve on this situation.

Your advise is highly appreciated.
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I sincerely appreciate the valuable comments provided by EMPOWERgmatRichC and ScottTargetTestPrep
am posting the link for the post to follow discussion. I hope my experience and discussions help other aspiring students.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/blanked-out-during-gmat-exam-225368.html#p1735099

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Balaji
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New post 10 Apr 2018, 10:54
Hi Balaji,

It's been over 1.5 years since we discussed that Official Score result, so it would help to know what you've been doing since then.

1) What studying - if any - have you done since then?
2) Did you retake the Official GMAT (and if so, then how did you score?)?
3) Is your Score Goal still 720+?
4) Did you end up applying to Business School? What are your application plans now?

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