GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 19 Feb 2019, 05:14

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

## Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in February
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272812
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### Free GMAT Prep Hour

February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019

08:00 PM EST

09:00 PM EST

Strategies and techniques for approaching featured GMAT topics. Wednesday, February 20th at 8 PM EST

February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019

10:00 PM PST

11:00 PM PST

Kick off your 2019 GMAT prep with a free 7-day boot camp that includes free online lessons, webinars, and a full GMAT course access. Limited for the first 99 registrants! Feb. 21st until the 27th.

# My GMAT experience (Q50, V39, IR 4)

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 16 Apr 2017
Posts: 17
My GMAT experience (Q50, V39, IR 4)  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 31 Dec 2017, 00:54
Hi guys,

First of all, please let me thank GMAT club for everything that I have received here. Ever since I opened my account on GMAT club, it has really been my guide for everything pertaining to GMAT.

It's been quite a while since I came here. But even though I was keenly following the club, I was not really serious about my GMAT preparation.

I gave my first GMAT on the last week of December, 2017, hoping to get a good insight into the exam and gain confidence for any future attempts.

Overall Exam Experience

I think my Quant section went off well. I was stuck with a word problem ( a linear equation) for sometime ( ~6 mins) and had to hurry towards the end. At 10 mins, I came comfortably close to wrapping up my GMAT. However, the penultimate question was one on hemispheres and I skipped it, hoping to answer the last question, which my mock tests tell me, are usually simple. It was simple too ( a permutation question) and I selected the option but did not submit it. The time expired and I am uncertain whether my last question was considered answered.

The Quant section did sap my strength and stamina. This was consistently true for my mock tests too. Verbal went swooshing! After the first 20 questions, in which I think stumbled quite a while, a two-paragraph RC really drained me. I think I must lingered over it for 10-12 mins at least without gaining much. I had to hurry up and I had nearly 17 questions left to do in the last 20 mins. Needless to say, I guessed on most of them. The CRs went like a lightning flash and I had a blackout. Unlike Quant, Verbal left me completely unsatisfied and diffident. I consoled myself saying it was only a warm-up but that hardly helped.

I began my IR section with much apprehension and justifiably so. I had very little IR practice and even poorer grasp of the otherworldly IR Multi-Source Questions. IR punished me severely for my complacence. I got a 4 and going by my mocks, I think I had got no more than 3 questions correct.

As regards AWA is concerned, I began writing at a very slow pace after 10 mins had elapsed. I had almost made up my mind that as this GMAT had fared so badly, I would have to retake one soon. But I think I had fared well on AWA although I could not revise eventually. I followed the ChineseBurned template and I am awaiting my AWA scores.

Preparation

I practised Bunuel's set on GMAT club. I am forever indebted to Bunuel. For quant, I did not do much other than GMAT Club exercises. The Manhattan tests were excellent.

Verbal gave me a tough time. I read some chapters of the invaluable Power Score Bible and practised passages from OG and Veritas books. These books helped me a lot and I certainly do not blame them for losing my nerves half way through my Verbal paper.

I really neglected IR and I am all the worse for it.

For AWA, I just skimmed through ChineseBurned Template on the exam eve.

P.S: I am planning to buckle up for GMAT and give it more seriously next time ( towards March). Would like your suggestions for preparation, especially for my arch-nemesis, Verbal.

Originally posted by newfolder on 30 Dec 2017, 09:31.
Last edited by newfolder on 31 Dec 2017, 00:54, edited 2 times in total.
Manager
Joined: 11 Feb 2016
Posts: 86
GMAT 1: 600 Q47 V25
Re: My GMAT experience (Q50, V39, IR 4)  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Dec 2017, 14:11
Congratulation and you're not far behind as you need only few points improvement on verbal.
What are the additional resources you are planning to follow to improve on verbal?
Intern
Joined: 16 Apr 2017
Posts: 17
Re: My GMAT experience (Q50, V39, IR 4)  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Dec 2017, 17:02
AndyDufresne wrote:
Congratulation and you're not far behind as you need only few points improvement on verbal.
What are the additional resources you are planning to follow to improve on verbal?

Hi Andy,

I do not have much idea about it. A few fora tell me hat E-GMAT is good but I'm uncertain if it would be of any help at this stage. My understanding of Inference and Assumption questions mostly leaves a lot to be desired.

But RC compounds my troubles too. Given adequate time, I think I will be able to crack CR questions. So, any advice on RC would be invaluable for me.
Re: My GMAT experience (Q50, V39, IR 4)   [#permalink] 30 Dec 2017, 17:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# My GMAT experience (Q50, V39, IR 4)

Moderators: chetan2u, bb, EMPOWERgmatRichC

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.