I took the GMAT for the first time in September 2011 and got a 580 (q42, v28). A lot of things went wrong on test day and I was determined to retake the test. So I booked in for November. Last week I retook the exam and came out with a 580 again. The break down is a bit different q 47 v25. I was completely shocked as this time around I thought I was doing great. My overall profile is quite unique and I am applying as an Australian (not a very competetive pool). I am applying to a couple of schools with this score (trying my luck). I read somewhere that a low verbal score on the GMAT can be offset by strong essays and recommendations and a high GPA. I have strong essays and a GPA of 3.5. However, I would like to get your advice. Do you think GMAT for the 3rd time is the right move?
I am facing the same situation.
1st Attempt : 570 Q42 V 26
2nd attempt : 570 Q 36 V 31
I am going to give it the third time. My main concentration will be on quant. I think it is very important to have a good GMAT score beacuse the competition is so intense & no matter how unique we are , there are loads of people who has a better profile. So I would suggest you to take it one more time. Let me know if you are interested in prep together.