MGAT is the anagram of GMAT which I have been using for sometime to communicate with people to circumvent the mail sniffer, if there are any. Anyways, MGAT stands for Minimum Guaranteed Aggregate Throughput, just in case! Lol!
I have tried them all except studying hard. I have all the material and prepared almost on all the sections and I finally got 570/800 yesterday. To describe in detail,
Verbal:- Raw Score 23 : Percentile 29%
Math:- Raw Score 47 : Percentile 79%
Total:- 570 : Percentile 57%
Where did I possibly go wrong?
One of the mistakes I did was to write a couple of Kaplan CD tests 2007 just 2 days before my exam. It shattered my CR confidence completely. Otherwise, I was expecting about 640 not more than that, honestly. My plan was to give my exam now and give my best shot in February and getting 640 would have been a nice boost nevertheless I will still go ahead with my plan with some changes, of course.
So whats the Plan now?
- Prepare by logging 5 hours a day even on weekdays.
- Log my daily work here in this blog next day, for myself and for others if they happen to find it useful.
What screwed up?
- CR no confidence at all. I am confident of getting about 2 questions right. That means about 10 Qns easily were wrong.
- SC I got most of them right. I had about 75%(approx.) hit rate. So, I would have got 3-4 Qns wrong.
- RC were all really easy because I use to screw up my CR qns. I must have made about 1-2 mistakes.
- Thats about a total of 16-18 wrong.
I need to put most of my effort here. Planning to put 80% of my time here.
- Prepare CR from CR Bible. [ About 6 days ]
- Mark all mistakes from OG and OG+. Go through them throughly for CR, SC and RC.
- Do workbooks again.
What screwed up?
- Word problems. I remember getting a word problem on ratio/percentage wrong.
- Inequality in the end.
- Word problems.
- Inequality – TIME material, Vertias etc.
- Timed exams to improve hit rate and reduce my silly mistakes.
Few more information that I found relevant:
- Raw score 49 in Math was 93%ile in 2007. If I relatively assume 48 to be 90%ile then 47 would have been 84%ile. Our percentile keeps reducing every coming year.
- Math: 48, Verb: 39 – Got my friend, 720.
- Math: 48, Verb: 35 – Got my friend, 650.
- Math: 47, Verb: 23 – Got me, 570.
- Math: 49, Verb: 42 – Should get me 750. – My Goal.
- Math: 48, Verb: 45 – Should get me 750. – My Goal.
My Exam Scores before my actual GMAT:
- Powerprep 1 :- V:29 Q:48 – Total:620
- Powerprep 2:- V:27 Q:49 – Total:640
- Powerprep 3:- V:26 Q:49 – Total:630
- Kaplan CAT1:- V:24 Q:38 – Total:540
- Kaplan CAT2:- V:23 Q:41 – Total:600
- 800Score Test 1:- V:27 Q:48 – Total:660
Aiming for Verbal > 40 will fetch 90+ percentile. Quant > 48 will fetch 93+ percentile.