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i guess that could happen, the schools not only wanna get more highly competitive students, but they also wanna make sure if the applicants are taking them seriously. like if you scored 760 on gmat but applied to one of these third tier schools, they would probably think you were applying to them for any uncertainties.
so that guy who scored 800 and did a phd in maths solved fermats last theorem..
i think the difference between may be 770+ to 800 is luck difference between 650-750 is may be some extra info & skills difference between 550-650 is educational system(some country's average itself is very low...) difference between 450+-550 is lack of practice.. below 400 may be negligence....
so gmat doesnt and cannot decide it all...
In future you may be many successful entreprenuers who are from poor educational system countries and do well in real world business....then people will start discounting gmat ..... so only time can tell
What is the incentive anyone might have to really push a 770 or 780 score to 800 ? From all I have read so far, it doesnt seem to make a huge different to your admit once you are about 750 or above.
If lets say tomorrow, GMAC said anyone getting 790-800 gets 100% refund of test fee, I would imagine that number of 800 scorers will go up. Everything needs the right incentive in my opinion.
Well, I was a bit disappointed when I got 770, because on each test I had been doing one week prior to exam date, I got scores of 780 and above (GMAT Prep and MGMAT CATs)... And I did awesome job of panicking and messing up the beginning of quant session on the test day
IMO it's insane to try to push up to 800 - 'cause nobody really needs it
There is one guy here on GMATClub, who tries to hunt down the perfect score each year; he gets 790 with perfect consistency and I wish him all the luck in his pursuit. But, he's GMAT instructor and it's kind of his job.
For the others, I believe there are more important things to do - polishing essays, for instance
I think one reason 800ers may be rejected is the probable arrogance they may show when applying. One of my friends got a simple 700 and wrote to stanford "Waive the application fee or I won't apply". CRAZY
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Re: Has anyone scored 800 in gmat?
28 May 2011, 03:33