It was a bad day again, or I would say a good day with some bad time.
I took my MGMAT #3 today and ended up with a hurtful Score. It was just.. just.. 550 (Q40, V27). – 20 from the previous result.
A +2 for Quant but a -3 for Verbal. I am completely out of clue about the results. Initially I thought there is some problem with the software, but no. How could that happen!!
It was a disappointing score with a decrease in performance. May be I need some rest from continuous studies.
After review of few problems. I realised few mistakes in my strategy. I definitely need to clear those mistakes.
It was my first Manhattan GMAT exam. I went through all the instructions carefully. I was not aware that the section details comes within the timeframe of the exam. Ok. New Experience!!
Selected 75 minutes for both Quantitative and Verbal as I do not want to take the exam lightly. I must practice the exam and complete it within the time frame similar to that of GMAT.
Gyan: The CAT exams must have the equal amount of time to that of GMAT for all the sections, this will help you to check your pace and the amount of stress you can handle.
I took this exam without AWA and IR. I started with good a pace but ended up wasting time in few of the questions. I Answered last 11 questions of quant in just 10 minutes and most of them were answered incorrectly.
This is part 2 of How it started.
You can find Part 1 here.
I did complete quant but consumed a lot of time because i was busy with some client deliverables. Because of that, office was over charged with lots of extra time to be spent on issues and solving them.
While studying quant I have realised that few questions are very easy to tackle with some small tricks. Like remembering squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots, and some basic formulas.
The GMAT exam is not about what have you studied for the preparation but it’s about your ability to apply some basic and useful steps in general management scenarios. After all you are studying to become an Manager.
I have taken my first GMAT prep on 26th February. The first score always becomes a surprise as we sometimes have over confidence being from engineering background. I also thought of scoring 600+ (at-least.) but was disappointed.
I managed a score of 540 (Q22, V22, IR6) and really struggled with time to complete the exam. It was tough to complete the exam on time as i had spent more time on few questions and made few silly mistakes which brought my score down.
This score made me think that I have to study much more and I have to work hard to get a 700+ score.