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I just Beat The GMAT- Not Quite

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I just Beat The GMAT- Not Quite

Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:50 am
My GMAT journey began in 2007 after graduating from Engineering College I was looking at masters programs abroad , found difficult to memorize word-lists so thought GMAT could be easier but No idea how to prepare.
1st attempt July 2007 Official-500 ( Quant 35 , Verbal 25) Preparation Official Guides 1 month or something
2nd attempt Oct 2007 Official- 460 (Quant 31 , Verbal-23 ) Preparation -1 month or something
Left my GMAT dream,moved onto College Diploma course abroad in 2008 and came back to native country after 3 years.Studied in 2011 again on and off for months but cancelled my GMAT few days before due to personal reasons.
Fast forward to 2013 I decided to study again this time put stress on Maths part studying for months.
3rd attempt Nov 2013 Official-520(Quant-39,Verbal-23) , IR -2 disheartened but thought better to prepare for verbal , Bought Egmat Subscription started preparing for Verbal making notes etc for verbal.
A week before my Official GMAT scored 620 in GMATprep (Quant-44 , Verbal -32) got some short-lived confidence.
4th Attempt - March 2014 Official-530( Quant-32 , Verbal-28)IR-2 , Booked another Test for August 2014 but could not prepare religiously and cancelled few days before test. Dinged twice from Universities in 2013-2014.
2016 bought E-gmat subscription again started preparing verbal and quant simultaneously this time. After preparing for months and giving tests from GMATPrep, Exam Pack1 and Exam Pack2 where 640 ( Quant- 46, Verbal-32, IR-6) was highest score. Had applied to a University in April 2016 but delayed giving exam until June End
5th Attempt June 2016-610( Quant-43 , Verbal-32 ,IR-5) , Dinged from University again as average score- 650.

Now I am appearing for GMAT again in 2 months , In fact I have booked a GMAT test date in Sept 2016. This is going to be my last GMAT chance, will apply to few universities within my GMAT range next session.Looking to increase my GMAT score to 650-700 level
Preparation Material Used in 2016-GMATPrep questions for Verbal, Egmat for Verbal and Quant, GMATClub Tests for Quant,Jamboree weekly Maths Webinars, Perfect Scores YouTube Videos Did not get time to cover Official guides for verbal , did Official Guide for Maths part

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Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:22 am
Hi Sukhman,

While it's understandable that you would want to retake the GMAT, you've assumed that the only reason why you got 'dinged' by the Schools that you applied to was your GMAT score. Business Schools look for strong OVERALL applicants, so you have to consider that there might have been other areas of your application that were not necessarily great (or were not effectively presented to the Admissions Committees).

That all having been said, you've made some nice progress over the years of study. Your scores 'hint' at certain issues that you can improve on though, so if you're looking to score at a much higher level this time, then you'll have to make some fundamental changes to how you deal with the GMAT (and that will require that you learn/practice some new Tactics).

1) What is your exact Test Date?
2) When are you say that you're planning to apply to Business School "next session", do you mean Round 1 this year?

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
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Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:59 am
1.Took 8th Sept but I am willing to move it 3 weeks further
2 Yes

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Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:59 am
Both times I applied program average score was higher than mine first time it was 610-620 then next time 670-680.



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Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:03 pm
Resources still left - Official Guides 10,11,13 VROG, QOG both editions , Egmat scholaranium Questions,GMAT Question Pack , few GMATprep questions

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Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:14 pm
Hi All,

For anyone who's interested, there's a longer conversation on this original post taking place here:

http://www.beatthegmat.com/looking-to-increase-my-gmat-score-to-650-700-level-t291847.html#778940

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