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GMAT experience - 590

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GMAT experience - 590

Post Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:46 pm
Hello Folks,
Just wanted to share my GMAT experience, not a memorable one though. I took my GMAT yesterday and scored a 590 (did't even bother to get the individual scores). I had prepared for about 3 months for about 2 hrs per day average. I guess that the reason for my failure is because I took the test for granted. From day one I was not serious. Now having said this, I would not say that I did not prepare well. I prepared well with a planned schedule and enough reading material and ampful practice tests.
I started with princeton reviews online class material and cruised through Kaplan material and OG 11.
I used to think Math was my strong point. So initially I spent most of the time on verbal. Half way through my preparation, about 1 month later I took a diagnostic test in Princeton review in which I got 520. I had done some careless mistakes in Math, so from that point on I started spending some time on Math as well.
Eventually, I took several tests from princeton, kaplan and GMAC. My highest score was 620 in practices. I thought that actual GMAT would be easier. But it was very similar to the GMAC tests and tiring. At the end of verbal section I was completely burnt out that I was not able to read the last few CR questions. It was pathetic.


So right now I am in a break, refresing my mind to figure out what went wrong. I am planning to restart the engine after a week. I would appreciate some suggestions to retake.

1) Are there any other good tests that I can use to practice (leave out princeton, OG11, kaplan)?

2) I am not able to get an appointment other than 9.00 am. Is this a fixed one?


Thanks

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Post Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:40 pm
jazzwillbe wrote:
Hello Folks,
Just wanted to share my GMAT experience, not a memorable one though. I took my GMAT yesterday and scored a 590 (did't even bother to get the individual scores). I had prepared for about 3 months for about 2 hrs per day average. I guess that the reason for my failure is because I took the test for granted. From day one I was not serious. Now having said this, I would not say that I did not prepare well. I prepared well with a planned schedule and enough reading material and ampful practice tests.
I started with princeton reviews online class material and cruised through Kaplan material and OG 11.
I used to think Math was my strong point. So initially I spent most of the time on verbal. Half way through my preparation, about 1 month later I took a diagnostic test in Princeton review in which I got 520. I had done some careless mistakes in Math, so from that point on I started spending some time on Math as well.
Eventually, I took several tests from princeton, kaplan and GMAC. My highest score was 620 in practices. I thought that actual GMAT would be easier. But it was very similar to the GMAC tests and tiring. At the end of verbal section I was completely burnt out that I was not able to read the last few CR questions. It was pathetic.


So right now I am in a break, refresing my mind to figure out what went wrong. I am planning to restart the engine after a week. I would appreciate some suggestions to retake.

1) Are there any other good tests that I can use to practice (leave out princeton, OG11, kaplan)?

2) I am not able to get an appointment other than 9.00 am. Is this a fixed one?


Thanks
Hi jazzwillbe:

Sorry to hear that you didn't reach your target GMAT score--what is your target GMAT score?

I was just about to recommend Manhattan GMAT tests as well, but greatman beat me to the punch. Smile With regards to the appointment time--try different test centers in your area (if there are any). I was able to find appointments in the morning and afternoon when I signed up for the test way back in the day.

Good luck!

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try Manhattan online tests

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