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Real GMAT - 750 (Q50, V42) - May 4

Powerprep1 710 (Q49, V35) Apr 18 (Before OG)

Powerprep2 720 (Q50, V38) Apr 20 (Some part of [tooltip=Official Guide]OG[/tooltip] done)

Kaplan CAT1 580 (Q42, V28) Apr 19

Kaplan CAT 2 630 (Q50, V32) Apr 25

Kaplan CAT 3 610 (Q50, V30) Apr 28

Kaplan CAT 4 640 (Q42, V38 May 2

Princeton CAT 1 690 (Q45, V41) May 3

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Hi All,

 

I am new to this forum and I planning to appear for GMAT in the next three months. My quant is ok. Howerver, I would like to improve my English. I am very very bad in English. Eventhough I understand the parts of speech, I am having trouble in spotting the error. If I take three minutes to answer a question on Sentence Correction (i.e to on paper), then my hit ratio is around 70%. With in the time-limit on the computer, my hit ratio is less than 10% ( finding it diffcult to analyze the flaw). Any suggesions.

Thanks

subra

 

Many people ask this, so I've started a thread for it.

 

Please reply to this topic with your practice test scores. For example :

 

Real GMAT: 710 (Q48, V40)

 

PowerPrep: 590 (Q49, V23), 750 (Q50, V40)

 

GMAT Paper Tests: 730

 

Kaplan: 690

 

Princeton Review: 700

 

-other-

 

Thanks! I hope we get a lot of responses!

 

Please post ONLY your scores here. If you have other questions, please post them in the right place.

 

 

We will have to delete all off-topic posts. Thanks for helping! :)

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Arranged by date

 

PR 1 (19-Nov-2004) - 570

PP 1 (12-Feb-2005) - 610

PR 2 (09-Apr-2005) - 700

PR 3 (16-Apr-2005) - 730

Kap 1(17-Apr-2005) - 560

Kap 2(23-Apr-2005) - 690

Kap 3 (24-Apr-2005) - 560

PR 4 (30-Apr-2005) - 690

Kap4 (05-May-2005) - 590

PR 1 (07-May-2005) – 710

PP 1 (12-May-2005) - 780

PP 2 (14-May-2005) - 760

GMAT (16-May-2005) – 750 (51Q, 39V)

 

My Peterson scores were about 670 average. But I didn’t take these seriously

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Let me preface this by saying that I took the Kaplan classroom course and the Kaplan online CATs (not CD). I also did not use the [tooltip=Official Guide]OG[/tooltip]. I found that my early failures in math were mostly due to poor time management and careless mistakes.

Kaplan Diagnostic 590 (Q34, V38) Feb 22

Kaplan CAT 1 540 (Q28, V31) Mar 6

Kaplan CAT 2 540 (Q28, V33) Mar 12

Kaplan CAT 3 580 (Q37, V33) Mar 14

Kaplan CAT 4 560(Q33, V33 Mar 21

Kaplan CAT 5 560 (Q34, V34) Apr 8

 

Powerprep1 700 (Q47, V38) Apr 18

Powerprep2 720 (Q48, V41) Apr 20

 

Real GMAT - 690 (Q42, V42) AWA 5.0- Apr 22

Real GMAT - 750 (Q50, V42) AWA 5.0- May 6 (After discovery of Testmagic and use of Kaplan 800 book)

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my test date for g-mat is 18 june and i am an average student and want to get into a university with avg 580

my scores have varied a lot

paper test - 720,640,620

kaplan - 500(has been 500 in all the 4 tests)

princeton - 560,500

powerprep - 530,510

 

I have noticed one more thing that if any question out of the first five questions goes wrong the score automatically drops.Is it true???

I am in a great fix.

 

divya

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hi guys!!!!!!!!!

 

kindly advice me on my scores and how shud i improve them as my exam is scheduled to be on 18 th june,2005.

 

paper tests-720,640,620

kaplan -always 500

princeton -560,500

powerprep -510,530

 

I have aimed for a univ where the avg is 580

I always commit one or two mistakes in my first 5 questions.Does it have any effect on the score????

 

what shud i take as my real score?????????

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Test Name total score total % V V% Q Q%

 

PP1 750 99 42 95 49 93

Kaplan Diagnostic 680 93 40 92 44 93

Test code14 730 40 51

Kaplan CAT 1 710 96 39 50

Test code 31 740 41 50

Test code 55 760 43 51

Kaplan CAT 2 640 35 50

Test code 25 750 43 51

Kaplan CAT 3 630 35 40 (sleepy one)

K CAT 4 650 35 50

6 other paper tests 740-800

PP2 760 42 50

GMAT 760 42 50

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Let me preface this by saying that I took the Kaplan classroom course and the Kaplan online CATs (not CD). I also did not use the [tooltip=Official Guide]OG[/tooltip]. I found that my early failures in math were mostly due to poor time management and careless mistakes.

Kaplan Diagnostic 590 (Q34, V38) Feb 22

Kaplan CAT 1 540 (Q28, V31) Mar 6

Kaplan CAT 2 540 (Q28, V33) Mar 12

Kaplan CAT 3 580 (Q37, V33) Mar 14

Kaplan CAT 4 560(Q33, V33 Mar 21

Kaplan CAT 5 560 (Q34, V34) Apr 8

 

Powerprep1 700 (Q47, V38) Apr 18

Powerprep2 720 (Q48, V41) Apr 20

 

Real GMAT - 690 (Q42, V42) AWA 5.0- Apr 22

Real GMAT - 760 (Q49, V47) AWA 5.0- May 6 (After discovery of Testmagic and use of Kaplan 800 book)

 

Had a typo in my previous post and for some reason editing is not available.

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Hey Guys,

 

I joined this forum recently and have to so that the forum is asewome.

 

I have my GMAT scheduled on 06/17/2005 , I want to know views of some of you on whether I should postpone my test date or not.To give you an insight, following are the scores I have achieved in various practice tests ( I am aiming for at least 700 in real GMAT)

 

PP1 - 750

 

Kaplan GMAT CAT1- 590

 

KAPLAN GMAT CAT 2 - 680

 

KAPLAN GMAT CAT 3- 600

 

Princeton Review TEST 1- 650

 

I have heard that Princeton Review tests are the closest to actual GMAT test, considering that 650 is disappointing to me.

Please let me know what do you guys think.

 

zombie

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I took the GMAT last saturday and got a surprisingly low score - 630- Q47 V30. I prepared for GMAT for like 10-12 weeks (not regularly though, because of work travel etc.).

 

My practice test scores were:

PowerPrep-1 = 710 (before studying anything)

Princeton-1 = 710

Princeton-2 = 730

Kaplan-1 = 630

Kaplan-2 = 620

Kaplan-3 = 640

Kaplan-4 = 620

Princeton-3 = 690

Princeton-4 = 670

PowerPrep-2 = 770(I knew all the questions, as I had finished OG).

 

Based on these scores, I was expecting atleast 700+. I don't know what happened. It seemed like I was getting worse and worse in Verbal and I was really bad in the last 2-3 weeks of preparation. I could not focus on questions and found it very hard to concentrate and understand questions. The same happened on test day, it was as if I could not understand any question and it is weird as I was not bad at Verbal when I started studying for GMAT.

 

I am aiming for top 10 schools and hence need a score atleast above 700. I have a few questions and would appreciate it if you guys give me your advice.

 

1) Do the top 10 schools take the average of the GMAT scores or do they take the most recent score. If my retake score is above 700, would my old 630 score hinder my admission chances. It is a real shameful score for top 10 school standard.

 

2) I would appreciate any advice on what all I should study, especially to brush up Verbal. I need to understand grammer in a much better way. I have already done OG, Princeton, Kaplan, so there won't be any new questions for me in those books. Also how long do you guys think I should study. Any personal experiences?

 

Thanks

Amit

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REAL GMAT - 760 (Q 50, V 42)

 

1) Kaplan Diagnostic - 690

2) Powerprep 1 - 680

3) Kaplan CAT 1 - 590

4) Princeton CAT 1 - 570

5) Kaplan CAT 2 - 620

6) Princeton CAT 2 - 620

7) Kaplan CAT 3 - 580

8) Princeton CAT 3 - 590

8) Powerprep 2 - 760

10) Princeton CAT 4 - 760

11) Kaplan CAT 4 - 610

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GMAT: 740(Q51,V38)

 

 

 

Powerprep: 710,740

 

Kaplan Diag: 640

 

Kaplan Paper Test: 700

 

Kaplan CD: 630,550(Nadir), 660,630

 

Princeton CD Tests: 710,650,640,670 (scoring seems buggy for this s/w but tests are ok)

 

800score.com: 790,760,790,800,780

 

Arco: 680(did not care to take the rest 2 as I did not like their verbal questions)

crack-gmat diag: 620

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Actual GMAT 740 (Q48,V44)

 

Peterson: 760, 660 Did not like this one...a couple questions showed up with the answers

 

crack: 680, 685, 650, 685 My favorite one, learned the most...best official GMAT predictor...just add about 60 points

 

Powerprep: 720, 730 Just like the official test

 

Kaplan: 620, 610, 590, 640 My second favorite

 

800score: 700, 720, 790, 690

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