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Gmat prep 740

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Ruca Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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Gmat prep 740

Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:07 am
Hello,

I took the first gmat prep test today and got 740. 50 Quant en 41 Verb.
I was astounded by the result (at first I thought the software just showed me an example of what the score result would look like). I didn't know what to expect but I thought I would have gotten a score between 500 and 600 or maybe 650 at most. Especially since I thought I was doing quite bad during the exam. I got 7 out of 12 correct in IR, 26 out of 37 in Quant and 29 out of 41 in Verb. So in that respect I thought that would lead to a much lower score. What I don't really understand is how I could get a score of 740 while the questions didn't realy look that difficult. The only source where I got practice questions is the official Gmat guide and the questions I got in the test didn't look more difficult than those. I thought I read that the official guide normally only helps you to get a score up to 700 and you should turn to other books for andvanced practice.
I didn't even do a lot of practice in the official guide (maybe 30-40% of the questions)

I was planning to give myself at least 2 or 3 months of preparation and would buy some other guides but from the result of the test it looks like I'm way further than I thought. So I don't know exactly what I will do now

I guess I don't really have a question. I'm just really surprised..

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Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:46 am
Congrats on the strong performance. I would still study. There is a lot that you can learn and try to improve your score into the high 700s - That can open a lot of doors (including a way to make some money to pay for school...).

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Ruca Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:07 am
'There is a lot that you can learn and try to improve your score into the high 700s - That can open a lot of doors (including a way to make some money to pay for school...).'

You mean like trying to get a scholarship? Any examples?

And just to be sure, the gmat prep software doesn't make mistakes does it? Does it look normal to get 740 with 7 out of 12 correct in IR, 26 out of 37 in Quant and 29 out of 41 in Verb?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:01 am
Excellent practice test results, Ruca.
This is exactly why I encourage students to take a practice test early in their studies. Many times in this forum, people will ask about what resources they need and how much prep time is required to get a 700+ score. My advice is always "take a practice test to see where you currently stand."

If your goal is to get a 700+ score, then you might want to take one more practice test (to rule out the possibility that you simply guessed well Smile), and then schedule your exam. If your target score is in the high 700's, then you might need a little extra practice.

Either way, this is a great start!

Cheers,
Brent

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VijitSingh Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Post Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:26 am
Ruca wrote:
Hello,

I took the first gmat prep test today and got 740. 50 Quant en 41 Verb.
I was astounded by the result (at first I thought the software just showed me an example of what the score result would look like). I didn't know what to expect but I thought I would have gotten a score between 500 and 600 or maybe 650 at most. Especially since I thought I was doing quite bad during the exam. I got 7 out of 12 correct in IR, 26 out of 37 in Quant and 29 out of 41 in Verb. So in that respect I thought that would lead to a much lower score. What I don't really understand is how I could get a score of 740 while the questions didn't realy look that difficult. The only source where I got practice questions is the official Gmat guide and the questions I got in the test didn't look more difficult than those. I thought I read that the official guide normally only helps you to get a score up to 700 and you should turn to other books for andvanced practice.
I didn't even do a lot of practice in the official guide (maybe 30-40% of the questions)

I was planning to give myself at least 2 or 3 months of preparation and would buy some other guides but from the result of the test it looks like I'm way further than I thought. So I don't know exactly what I will do now

I guess I don't really have a question. I'm just really surprised..
Hi Ruca,

I experienced the exact same thing. 740 (49Q 42V)! Really surprised because I had expected it to be much harder.

I know it's been 5 years since you posted this, but may I ask what was your final GMAT score? And When did you finally take it since the GMATprep test?

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