I guess I did OK (770, Q49/V47)

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I guess I did OK (770, Q49/V47)

by LtDrogo » Sat May 17, 2008 11:50 am
I took the GMAT today here in Texas: total score is 770, scaled scores are 49Q and 47V. Some background: 32yrs old Turkish national living in the US for 10 years, B.Sc/M.Sc/Ph.D in Electrical Engineering. Targeting to enter a top full-time or executive MBA program. This is the second time I took the exam: I scored a 730 back in 2002, but decided not to apply for an MBA back then. I am fairly happy with my score; but at the risk of sounding ungrateful I have to say that I probably could have scored better: I ran out of time before I had a chance to answer the last two quantitative questions.

I have been preparing for the last couple of months and only used the last edition of the GMAT official guide and the two free online tests at mba.com. I think the official guide is all you need for a good GMAT score. Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: I guess I did OK (770, Q49/V47)

by ElleBee » Sat May 17, 2008 3:31 pm
Congratulations! That's a great score, even without those last two questions. :)

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by smkrn » Sat May 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Well done! Do you think the harder OG 11 questions are representative of the quant questions you saw on the actual GMAT?

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by mbadrew » Sat May 17, 2008 9:07 pm

Are the questions in the GMAT prep tests similar to the real GMAT test questions?


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by thegmatbeater » Sun May 18, 2008 5:59 am
Hey, tebrikler..Umarim bende 700 gibi bir skor alabilirim:)

As you predict I am a Turkish gmatter and wish to have a score over 700!

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by LtDrogo » Sun May 18, 2008 7:12 am
Thanks! I think the range of difficulty of the questions in OG11 reflects that of the real GMAT pretty closely. I can't say that the questions in the book were easier or harder than the real test; the mix and distribution is just right. I guess the adaptive nature of the test makes it almost impossible to even guess what kind of questions you will get: It threw me increasingly harder questions in the beginning, but the last 12 or so questions were pretty easy. I happened to spend to much time on some of the harder ones though, hence the two questions at the end that I missed.. <deep>

Looking back, I believe that preparing with harder questions like those in the Kaplan/Manhattan books would have helped me control the time better. I can't complain about my score; but if I had to do it again I would put more emphasis on time control.

Good luck to everyone studying for the GMAT!

thegmatbeater: Kolay gelsin, umarim istediginiz gibi bir skor elde edebilirsiniz. Basarilar.[/i]