Thursday, December 30, 2010

580 (q38 v31) (50%,58%)

I want to remain that it was my third attempt. In first one in May of 2010 I did 540 (q48,v17), in the second one in the October of 2010 I did 610 (q47,v27). So I improved my verbal score (although I want to do better) but math.... I can imagine how can I fail it.   Maybe partly because i've caught a cold.... I've never do math so bad. Furthermore unlike my first or second attempt when I prepared to math very little in this month spending to it a lot of time...

Conclusion: my low gmat properly reflects level of my exhaustion. I've two work in last month, because I had to collect $1500 for applications fee and flights for interviews and in last days I could not do math in time at all, although there were not questions that I could not solve without time limit.

My chances to be admitted to MIT (the only one BS to which i'll apply this year) are very low. (((( but I will apply. In optional essay I'll honestly explain why I fail math in the last attempt. In fact I did all that I could in this year for being admitted...
BUT this awful result in GMAT did not spoil my mood greatly. Thousand of hours and a lot of energy that I spent to preparation will not not disappear but they'll bring into the life another opportunity. For example when I began to prepare to GMAT my English was relay weak, but now I read press and books and speak almost fluently. Therefore I am able to go for a 3 mouth to developing country as volunteer to tech children math. It costs little, I 'll do good deal (and I like to do good deals), and i'll improve my speaking English for free because i'll be able to live among volunteers from USA and another English speaking countries. In addition I can find new experience... In second during preparation I met a lot of interesting people which experience developed me, etc.

In the second part of February I'll go to Nepal as volunteer to teach children computer literacy and math. I'll live in Nepal for a 3 month. Surely, if i've not prepared to GMAT i would not be able to do so. No doubts that my work, not decision of MIT's admission comity makes me better. In addition my goal is not to be admitted to top business school. It is more deep, and more important. And MBA is only tool for achieving this goal. So I will be able to achieve it without admission to MIT this year but after admission to it or atother top BS next year. I am sure that after relaxation I will be able to do in GMAT more better than today. But I hope that this attempt is the last. Nevertheless my chance to be admitted to MIT is weak it exists.

(from Moscow coffee, before train, after failing GMAT)

6 comments:

Naveen said...

Is this your 3rd attempt at the official GMAT?

Nick said...

yes

pOppins said...

Ohh.. Nick, I'm so sorry to hear this.. :( I'm really sad.. your verbal score improved a lot but quant let you down. If you could have maintained quant 48 and V31 your score could have been around 650. But as you mentioned in the post you improved a lot on English, it's good. You have bright future and I think with 610 you can get into good score just concentrate on your essays.

Anyways are you thinking about 4th attempt? I think it wouldn't be good idea though...

Also, tell me how you improved your verbal score from 17 to 31. It's really amazing! Please give me your email id or write a post here on this...

Good luck with your essays and keep us updated.

Nick said...

HI,
thanks, for comment
if i will be not admitted to MIT i'll have 4th attempt! I know that it is ridiculously but i want to be admitted so i do not have another way))) Or may be i'll do not gmat but GRE. I do not want to think about next attempt)))) i realy hope that this one is the lust!

" tell me how you improved your verbal score from 17 to 31"
I wrote you letter!

Netravathi said...

Nick, stumbled upon your blog and loved it- you have expressed genuinely.Can you please share your email id ( I want to know about the volunteering part and how you increased your verbal score) .Thanks,
Regards,
Netra.

Nick said...
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