I just sat my GMAT exam today, scoring 740 (Q48 V42). I'm definitely very happy with the overall score but worried about the low quant score (Q48 = 76th percentile).
I'm aiming to apply to US top 10 b-schools (targeting HSW). Assuming the rest of my application is up to scratch, should I be retaking the GMAT to get a higher percentile for quant? Or is the overall score more important?
Would appreciate advice from those who have been in a similar situation as me (high overall but low quant score).
Thank you for your help in advance!
To start off - almost all MBA aspirants, even to top schools, would kill to have your score.
If you have the patience and confidence that you'll have a higher quant score (GMATPrep, MGMAT tests or Kaplan
etc.) and that you did not do a well as you EXPECTED and of course have
"Extra" $250, the go for it. Even if you get a lower score, schools (all top programs) look at your best score.
That said, you already have a great score and would do better to spend time researching schools and figuring out where you'd be the best fit. (Believe me, I still sometimes WANT
to get a V40 on the GMAT instead of the V39 which I managed - but I know that my time is better spent writing essays and researching schools and improving other aspects of my application). The 1 or 2 extra points on the quant probably wont be worth the time and trouble unless your college GPA is really low and you need the extra quant points to show the school that you're ready for the intellectual challenges posed by the program (actually a IMHO a 740 already justifies that
). And I'd rather spend the $250 on another university application where I fit than on the GMAT.
Do give http://www.mbaapplicant.com/1_gmat_score.htm
a quick look....
Hope that this helps instead of
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