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High GMAT (770) but a low AWA (4.0). A reason to worry?

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High GMAT (770) but a low AWA (4.0). A reason to worry? [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 23:59
Hi All,

I got my official score report yesterday.

It reads as:
Verbal: 44
Quant: 51
Total: 770
AWA: 4.0 :(
IR: 7

Though I was happy with the overall score, a low AWA score is worrying me.

I just want to ask whether a low score on AWA will affect my prospects. Also, do schools, especially the top b-schools in the US, have any AWA score cut-off.

Please guide me.
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Re: High GMAT (770) but a low AWA (4.0). A reason to worry? [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 07:57
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More or less: It doesn't matter.
You have a 770!!!!! Go out and celebrate!
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Re: High GMAT (770) but a low AWA (4.0). A reason to worry? [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 08:56
Rasharma,

I agree with Jon: yYou done good. Schools don't try to read a lot into AWA scores, let alone a perfectly acceptable score of 4. Enjoy.

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Hi All,

I got my official score report yesterday.

It reads as:
Verbal: 44
Quant: 51
Total: 770
AWA: 4.0 :(
IR: 7

Though I was happy with the overall score, a low AWA score is worrying me.

I just want to ask whether a low score on AWA will affect my prospects. Also, do schools, especially the top b-schools in the US, have any AWA score cut-off.

Please guide me.

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Re: High GMAT (770) but a low AWA (4.0). A reason to worry? [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 10:48
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Hi rasharma, in fact you should be celebrating as mentioned by other posters. You shouldn't be worried for two reasons. The first of which is that a 4.0 AWA is not that bad. If you'd gotten a 3, you'd go from "Adequate" to "Limited", which is significantly worse. A 4.0 is perfectly acceptable. Secondly, and more importantly, you did extremely well in the Verbal section as well. 44 in Verbal is 97th percentile. You don't get 97th percentile in verbal by accident. You probably went a little off topic on the AWA or some other minor detail. Your candidature seems quite strong with the numbers you've posted. Go out and celebrate, and don't worry too much, you did well on the GMAT. :)
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Re: High GMAT (770) but a low AWA (4.0). A reason to worry? [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 02:40
Hi Everyone,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. I feel much relaxed now and will focus on other prospects of my application.

Regards,
Raghav Sharma
Re: High GMAT (770) but a low AWA (4.0). A reason to worry?   [#permalink] 21 Mar 2013, 02:40
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