Monday, May 4, 2009

My GMAT journey continues.....

Oh boy what a weekend it was!!! LAst saturday i took my GMAT and score a 640 (76 percentile) with Quant 44 (70 percentile) and Verbal 34 (69th percentile). Needless to say, i'm a bit disappointed with the score, but since i cant change the past, I've decided to tame my future and hence I'm planning to re-take it in a month or a month and a half.

But the most difficult part of retaking is that i have absolutely no idea how to change my prep or how to improve. Planning to take a couple of days to come up with a plan B that would improve my score the next time. But there is one thing that i know to improve my score. By being healthy!!! I was actually coughing my lungs out at the test center!!!

Ah anyways, I would appreciate any input from my peers at the blogosphere!!!


  1. don't dispair! and keep the faith!
    most gmat takers take the exam more than once. the 2nd or 3rd time around is usually better because you'll have experience to fall back on. I'm living proof.

    As for improving on your score, have you tried keeping an error log? has a useful template for that. And judging from the breakdown of your score, I would suggest you focus on verbal. Most schools like an even distribution in your score. Hope this helps.

  2. Thanks a lot xick. Thats so nice of you.

  3. Hi Hari,

    A lot of students retake GMAT so there is nothing to be worried about. As it is, Business Schools would be opening their applications in the month of July so you have ample time to retake the test. A lot of Business Schools consider 80+percentile in each section so concenterate on filling up the loops in each section.

    Revise the basic errors of sentence correction, go through the formula books in Quant, solve the questions only after you have gone through your basics etc. Why don't you start with retaking the GMAT prep? This you would be able to identify your weaker areas. Make daily time table and stick with it.

    Good Luck. :) let me know if you need any other help.

  4. Hi Hari,

    Thank you for adding TotalGadha GMAT on your blogroll. I have done the same for you. :)

  5. Thanks Dagny, i found your blog very informative!!

  6. Hi Hari,
    Thanks for sharing your experiences.
    I have started my preps for GMAT last week.This is my first attempt,targetting GMAT on July last week.I need some advice from you wrt preps,Abt books,strategies.I am targeting 700+ .

  7. It has even brought around something good for the students and they would almost be able to understand about the vital facts to be followed immediately.