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Alas!! It's over!!

by dumb.doofus » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:36 pm
Hello ppl,

Just gave my GMAT.. and scored a decent 720 (49Q, 40V).. 20 - 30 points less than what I expected.. but then that's what I deserved and so this is the end of story.

It was an amazing journey in the last few months.. I was very active in the group in may and june..although I joined BTG in sep last year..

I gave GMAT on 29th June and that was a debacle. Scored 690 because of some unfortunate circumstances. You can read more about that: https://dreambigdreamhigh.blogspot.com/2 ... -june.html

and so I had to retake the exam. I thought that I'll give it in exactly 31 days (that's what GMAC permits) and so had registered for 30th July.
I started studying again and increased my pace and at the same time my office work too increased.. and after a week, I wasn't able to practice. In the last 31 days I could give only two mock tests and that too on this last weekend. Practice is a must and that's what I couldn't do.

I want to thank a lot of people on this forum with whom I had a mutually symbiotic relationship.. whether in terms of the questions they asked me and I tried to answer or the great answers/solutions that they posted. Both were very beneficial to me.

In the last few months I also started my own grammar collection blog. For every question that I didnt understand well, I researched on the topic on net and posted the underlying concept on the blog. That really helped me and few other folks too.. Although I am not going to update that blog anymore, I shall keep it open, in case any one of you want to access it for your own benefit. The blog is: https://gmattoughies.blogspot.com/

Thank you all again.. and all the best to future aspirants.

Dumb.Doofus

P.S.: If I can be of any help to anyone, please feel free to contact me at dumb.doofus@gmail.com or drop in a msg on BTG
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by indir0ver » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:39 pm
great one!! good...better is your positive thought for scores even if you coundt make it to 750. 720 is among the top too!

Good thign is your gmattoughies and other blogs are in my bookmarked list.gmattoughies is always opened in a tab in my opera alltimes:)

thx for hard work.

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by BlindVision » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:36 pm
I'm glad to hear that you did it! I can tell that you worked really hard for this. Congrats champ, and may a lot of doors open for you!!!

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by goelmohit2002 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:22 am
Hi DD,

Congrats !!! Many good wishes for your future journey ahead !!!!

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by sg1928 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:12 am
Congrats buddy..u made it. 720 is quite a good score. All the best for ur apps.

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by hk » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:16 am
Congratulations my friend.. 720 is a great score!!! Hard work does pay off!!!
Good luck with your applications.
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by dumb.doofus » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:07 am
Hello all,

thanks for the good wishes..

Please take care of one thing. GMAC has reduced the break time to 8 mins from 10 mins. I would suggest that all of you while taking mock tests practice with 8 mins break only.

I didn't know about this and came to know only at the test center.

Good luck to everyone.

DD
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by dmateer25 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:03 pm
Congrats on the great score!

Just curious was the 40V 90%?

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by dumb.doofus » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:18 pm
dmateer25 wrote:Congrats on the great score!

Just curious was the 40V 90%?
Thanks buddy. 89%
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by JeffB » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:14 pm
Has to be a great relief - Congrats.

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by btg760 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:13 am
Congrats Buddy!!!

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by ssmiles08 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:48 pm
Congrats! Good luck for your upcoming apps!

By the way, I really liked your quote: "We are like tea bags. We don't know our strengths until we're in hot water."

SOO true... :)
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