I don't remember where I read this but it seems to be stuck in my mind. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I read that a higher verbal score will boost the overall score more than a higher quant score would. For example, if someone scores 97% in V but 85% in Q they can still pull a high score.
I had a friend that did just that and scored a 750. Thoughts?
Definitely true. Higher verbal will help boost your score. Of course, once you start getting closer to the 99th%, you need to score high in both. For the low end of the 700s and high 600s, a higher verbal will boost your score.
I think it's the gmat's way of weeding out the IT quant specialists.