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Please HELP, low GMAT score, will a switch to GRE help?

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Hello, I feel very depressed. Yesterday was my 3rd attempt on GMAT exam and I completely failed. I need to have 690-700 score for the schools I'm applying to.

My first official GMAT score was 460, then 560 and yesterday - 540.

My last 5 prep tests I took at home were 670 (Manhattan), 620, 660, 640, 640 - official. Tests were taken under 100% test conditions (with all the relevant breaks in between, though I wasn't writing an essay during most of them).

I have been studying since February now and using all the materials available (Manhattan books, Kaplan GMAT 800, OG, gmatclub questions, etc). I have taken almost all prep exams (Manhattan, Kaplan, official, etc.) At this point I have no tests left to practice. My quant is about 42-45, my verbal is awful 31-32 (on prep tests and the highest on official test was 27)! I don't have a lot of mistakes when I solve problems on Qbanks (all timed), but in the real exam I can not perform. I can not sleep the night before the exam and get extremely nervous at least a week before it. I have no problems with time management, I use all the time I have during the exam with no rush.

I started to think that it's my nerves that prevent me from performing good on the real test. I have decided to take the next 2 weeks on analyzing the GRE. I've read on blogs that it's a better option as the exam is less stressful. I'm not a native speaker and I know that it will be tough for me to ace the Vocab part, but I don't want to give up. MBA is my biggest dream. I feel that I have strength inside to continue to study and I will do anything for it. Please help me.

Do you think I should try GRE? If I realize that GRE is even harder for me because of the verbal part, what should I do about GMAT?

Thank you very much for your time!
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Ok so sounds like a dilemma I faced couple of hours ago. My first mock scored 560 , my second mock scored 720 and third mock which I attempted today ,I scored 590 ! Just like your score, an awful score in verbal 26!
With this unsettling anxiety I thought if I should rethink of going for GMAT and try Gre instead.
So then I decided to analyse it again , 1. Why is that I am a terrible performer at RC ? Why is my SC percentile above 90 always in every mock ! What makes my verbal so weak ?

And the answers I found were
1. For SC I have a note book with proper notes , I always maximised my accuracy and potential in SC . I gave SC a month's time for learning logics , strategies to solve the questions and I still don't fail to attempt SC questions every single day before going to bed . Result? SC pampers me back.

2. But RC , always taken up as a mundane task.Read but never comprehend . Read lot of stuff , but never comprehend again . So RC screws me and my scores everytime.
After those tears that rolled down third time from my eyes , today ,I decided no second thought about GRE or CAT . I will make sure I screw RC with right answers and make it afraid of me ! So I will give it a month's time. Yes may be I will miss my deadlines for applying to b schools but I'm not missing my life ! Because my dream is not only to do an MBA but do it from one of the top b schools.

I know you have already spent enough of your money ,but at the same time you have spent enough of your effort. If you ditch GMAT and go to a new examination altogether probably you will waste your time and effort both on something you need to start again. Rather why don't you chose fighting back ? Paying some extra money and pruning your weaknesses. Take your time. Work on it. Start living GMAT :) I know you will get through. It's not easy but it isn't impossible. :)
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Hi Speedmaster,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How long did you study before each attempt at the GMAT?
2) What study materials did you use for each attempt?
3) Have you taken any of the practice CATs more than once?
4) On what dates did you take the Official GMAT? What were the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each attempt?

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5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Speedmaster wrote:
Hello, I feel very depressed. Yesterday was my 3rd attempt on GMAT exam and I completely failed. I need to have 690-700 score for the schools I'm applying to.

My first official GMAT score was 460, then 560 and yesterday - 540.

My last 5 prep tests I took at home were 670 (Manhattan), 620, 660, 640, 640 - official. Tests were taken under 100% test conditions (with all the relevant breaks in between, though I wasn't writing an essay during most of them).

I have been studying since February now and using all the materials available (Manhattan books, Kaplan GMAT 800, OG, gmatclub questions, etc). I have taken almost all prep exams (Manhattan, Kaplan, official, etc.) At this point I have no tests left to practice. My quant is about 42-45, my verbal is awful 31-32 (on prep tests and the highest on official test was 27)! I don't have a lot of mistakes when I solve problems on Qbanks (all timed), but in the real exam I can not perform. I can not sleep the night before the exam and get extremely nervous at least a week before it. I have no problems with time management, I use all the time I have during the exam with no rush.

I started to think that it's my nerves that prevent me from performing good on the real test. I have decided to take the next 2 weeks on analyzing the GRE. I've read on blogs that it's a better option as the exam is less stressful. I'm not a native speaker and I know that it will be tough for me to ace the Vocab part, but I don't want to give up. MBA is my biggest dream. I feel that I have strength inside to continue to study and I will do anything for it. Please help me.

Do you think I should try GRE? If I realize that GRE is even harder for me because of the verbal part, what should I do about GMAT?

Thank you very much for your time!
The GMAT and the GRE are actually quite similar, and it's a good idea to take a practice GRE test to see how comfortable you are with that exam. Try to work on coping with exam pressure as well, as what you faced before your GMAT might be related to test anxiety in general.
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Speedmaster wrote:
Hello, I feel very depressed. Yesterday was my 3rd attempt on GMAT exam and I completely failed. I need to have 690-700 score for the schools I'm applying to.

My first official GMAT score was 460, then 560 and yesterday - 540.

My last 5 prep tests I took at home were 670 (Manhattan), 620, 660, 640, 640 - official. Tests were taken under 100% test conditions (with all the relevant breaks in between, though I wasn't writing an essay during most of them).

I have been studying since February now and using all the materials available (Manhattan books, Kaplan GMAT 800, OG, gmatclub questions, etc). I have taken almost all prep exams (Manhattan, Kaplan, official, etc.) At this point I have no tests left to practice. My quant is about 42-45, my verbal is awful 31-32 (on prep tests and the highest on official test was 27)! I don't have a lot of mistakes when I solve problems on Qbanks (all timed), but in the real exam I can not perform. I can not sleep the night before the exam and get extremely nervous at least a week before it. I have no problems with time management, I use all the time I have during the exam with no rush.

I started to think that it's my nerves that prevent me from performing good on the real test. I have decided to take the next 2 weeks on analyzing the GRE. I've read on blogs that it's a better option as the exam is less stressful. I'm not a native speaker and I know that it will be tough for me to ace the Vocab part, but I don't want to give up. MBA is my biggest dream. I feel that I have strength inside to continue to study and I will do anything for it. Please help me.

Do you think I should try GRE? If I realize that GRE is even harder for me because of the verbal part, what should I do about GMAT?

Thank you very much for your time!



Hi,

IMO if you have not spent much time preparing GMAT, then you can see if GRE works for you or not by trying a free mock. But if you have given enough of your life to GMAT and dreaming to B schools then stick to it with right strategies. All the other things are mentioned in above posts.

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New post 06 Jul 2018, 07:27
Hi Speedmaster,

I’m glad you reached out and I’m happy to help. For starters, try to stay positive. With some more smart, dedicated prep, you can get on the path to GMAT success.

With that said, the first thing that jumps out at me is that you never broke a 660 on any official practice exams, so I am not surprised that you did not achieve your 690+ score goal on the actual GMAT.

I’d love to learn more about you and your GMAT goals. Once you respond with some more details, I’d be happy to provide tailored advice.
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