Just took the GMAT yesterday, comes down to a 92 percentile overall but the quant percentile was horrendous, only 78. The verbal was a 90 which was probably my saving grace.
My study prep was the OG 13th edition, OG Quant 2nd Edition. I'm an avid non-fiction reader and run a blog for my school's investment club so I guess the verbal wasn't much of an issue, although more on that later. What sucks is that I literally spent all my study time on quant, and only pulled off a 78 percentile, I've only taken two practice tests (GMATPrep software and a GMATClub practice exam) and got a 720/690 on both so it's within line of what I got.
As for the verbal, I'm confident I can easily score above an 80% especially if I have some focused study in sentence correction. My reading comp passages on the exam were chemistry, and another one on futures. I used to be a chemistry major before jumping to finance, so while the test says that you don't need to know the content to do well, I flew through those passages pretty quickly.
I'm currently a senior in UG right now, I took the GMAT just to get it out of the way and maybe to put it on a resume (it is 700+, so I'm happy with that). The main issue I have is that quant is below the 80% ranking, and I'm just unsure if I can really break that barrier without the extra study taking away from my CFA prep in December. On the same note, what kind of sick fuk algorithm test gives me 3 Probability and Combinations problems in a row?
- 710 (48Q/40V) GMAT - 92% Overall - 78% quant - 90% Verbal
- worried about how quant subscore will look
- am interested in a top 15 2-3 years down the line but I'm a senior in UG, eventually want to work in distressed
- take a step back, dedicate a full 2-3 months of study with good rep, and have at it?
- Should I stop worrying, be a senior, #yolo??