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GMAT HORROR 590 despite scoring 740 on GMAT Prep

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GMAT HORROR 590 despite scoring 740 on GMAT Prep

Post Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:53 am
Dear Instructors,

I have had a nightmare.. Have been preparing for gmat for the past 6 months now. Took GMAT once in May .. got a 620.. I realise the mistake there.. I messed up big time on time management and also realised that some of concepts were not strong... I took a break for 15 days and started re working. Started reading Economic times and ushistory.org for getting a better grasp on RC. worked super hard and score a 710, 730, 730 and 740 on GMAT Preps. Was confident That i will cross the 700 mark this time.
The D day: Things were fine, I had good sleep, flipped through a few pages in the morning so that i dont enter the exma hall cold. AWA dint go upto satisfaction. I felt I could have done that better. IR was always weak. The first two questionsm i took about 10 mins to solve. I panicked. Next was multisource reasoning. I decided to skip all questions of MSR and invest the time saved to other questions. MY BAD LUCK- The next 3 that is q6, 7, 8 were MSR again. My heart pounced and I decided to attempt it. I did poorly well on IR.

I told myself in the break that I am yet to trake the most important part of my test. The first question i attempted was basic algebra and I took 5 mins to solve it. Cdnt. then i took a guess nd moved on. Got naother question from means and averages, I guess i attempetd it correct and the third question I saw was to calculate the hypotenuse of a right triangle. That is where I lost it completely and couldnt attemot the rest of the exam properly. I could not control my negative thinking that I have lost it all and I this attempt is wasted and instead amidst my exam i was thinking what would other people think of me. All my exam I was thinking when will the tough questions come. I think i m doing too poorly.

The effect cascaded on verbal and At the end i was able to score a 590 q43 nd V 27 on Gmat.
I am all shattered now and dont understand how to fix this problem. I have done my study thouroghly and one part of me says take the exam i another 15 days , probably it was a bad day. The other part of me says Dont study anymore.

I dont really know whats ia good time for retake, given the application deadlines are approcahing. An admission consultant told me that i shoudl now focus on writing application and deal witht he GMAT score ina while.
I have no idea what should my next steps be and how should I be prepare now?

Instructors pls guide me , I am in a terrible fix. I ahd score a 660 each in manhattan and kaplan free test and680 twice on 2 cats from Manhattan. My Gmat Prep score have been mentioned . i am aiming a 700 plus.

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