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Hey guys, I need several suggestions for test day. My exam is scheduled tomorrow and want to hear some advices about sleep, food plan and general strategy.

Also want to know whether gmatprep score corresponds to actual score and question difficulties are same.
Also want to know whether gmatprep score calculation is correct, 2 days ago in gmatprep2 test 1 I got Q50, V37 with 14 wrong in verbal and 8 wrong in quant (I was sleepless and little tired of practicing before). tomorrow I got Q49 , V41 with 4 wrong in quant and 8 wrong in verbal ( out of 8, 7 was SC ;( ) . So what is the logic there, I even knew during test, I was doing better in quant but got lower score. I know number of questions doesn't matter but still if I get 49 on actual exam with 4 questions, I will die there.

Still want some useful last day tips to improve my SC (I think biggest problem is time, I spend about 1 minute on each easy question in order to save time for RC, but get some silly mistakes because of that strategy.


thanks in advance and wish me luck :)

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hey hooligan ,

All the best for your exam.

Don't think too much :)

Try to be as calm as possible.

Try to sleep early.

Food Plan: Don't eat too heavy and carry some protein rich diet with you. Make sure you don't drink alot. I suffered due to this. :)

Remain focused and forget about the world during your exam.

If you want, you can read success stories of people (including me :P )

Keep us posted.

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Successful stories really help to reduce stress and I will definitely read. I hope that if everything goes wrong I will not score below 700, but don't know whether 700 or 720 will be enough for best universities. I only live once and want to study among the best people.

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Just got 720 feeling ambiguous, test was easier than expected but because of bad strategy and less experience couldn't score more. Verbal 39, quant 49 (last question on quant unanswered and last 4-5 questions on verbal guessed ). Feeling incomplete knowing could score way higher, had good start in both but spent unnecesarily more time on some questions :(

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Just got 720 feeling ambiguous, test was easier than expected but because of bad strategy and less experience couldn't score more. Verbal 39, quant 49 (last question on quant unanswered and last 4-5 questions on verbal guessed ). Feeling incomplete knowing could score way higher, had good start in both but spent unnecesarily more time on some questions :(
720 is a very good score, and is in line with your GMATPrep scores.

Is there a reason you feel your score could hold you back?
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Hi hooligan

Congrats on getting the GMAT out of the way(at least for now)
I feel that the GMAT score is in line with the target you had set for yourself.
Keep this score as is, and put a conscious effort regularly to improve
your grasp on the language. Read as much as you can(Scientific American/Economist etc.)
Keep in touch with the GMAT Quant and give the exam again before applying

You might want to read this post(with regard to improving reading)
https://gmatclub.com/forum/books-to-rea ... 76079.html

Read debriefs of people who have scored 760+(Will help you in the journey for the next 30-40 points)

All the best with you MBA journey. Keep us posted!
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RC is not my weakness, but SC. If I decide to retake I will improve that part, but should I retake? I know 720 is not enough for top schools but with 2 years of experience do I have any chance in top schools regardless GMAT score?

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hooligan wrote:
RC is not my weakness, but SC. If I decide to retake I will improve that part, but should I retake? I know 720 is not enough for top schools but with 2 years of experience do I have any chance in top schools regardless GMAT score?
It's true that average GMAT scores at the top schools have been going up, but a 720 remains a very good score. Your score will not be what keeps you out (though it won't stand out at the top schools either). Work with admissions consultants (perhaps the ones here) and check whether they have a different opinion.
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