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## GMAT 3rd try, same score...

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#### GMAT 3rd try, same score...

Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:30 pm
I did my first GMAT in January after studying diligently for 6 months. I didn't have my hopes up but thought to take the test anyways to acclimatize myself to real testing environment. Quant was tough I thought, and I remembered myself guessing many questions. Verbal was unassuring as well, with me completely guessing one RC passage to save time. When I saw the end score of 720 (Q49, V38). I actually felt pretty good and thought I would for sure ace it in two months.

Second try on Apr 1. and I got 720 again! (Q49; V40)

After putting in another 2 months of daily studying, I got 770 on GMAT prep CAT 1 4 weeks before the test and 770 on GMAT cat 6 2 weeks before the test. Testing day came, I aced the IR and achieved 100% accuracy. First quant question started with a obscure 3 circle overlapping set question which I did not know how to do. Overall, quant was absymal. On to the verabal, I thought I was flying and doing really well. As for RC, I actually finished reading every passage and found none to be too difficult to understand... Then the score came .... 720 (Q49; V40) far cry from my GMAT CAT 6 (Q49;V47). I have gone through OG 15-16's CR questions and plenty of gmatprep qbank questions in the word document, my accuracy on these has always been great. Just not sure how I bombed so hard on test day....

Any advise and thoughts would be great. I am planning to take the GMAT one last time Jul 11 ish, using the new test order of Verbal, quant, IR and AWA....

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Can I ask you what books you prepped with and that score is amazing, you could get into Harvard and UPenn, why would you want to retake??

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trlaxr Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Can I ask you what books you prepped with and that score is amazing, you could get into Harvard and UPenn, why would you want to retake??

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Bara wrote:
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