GMAC just reported stats of a .55 correlation between your IR score and your Verbal/Quant score.
See: http://www.gmatpill.com/gmac-reports-ir ... rrelation/
So what this means is that someone who does well on the 800 score does not necessarily do well on IR.
Given that employers/schools have indicated that they do find IR skills important, our best guess is that the importance of IR will be greater with each successive year. More data will be available over time and this additional data will help employers/admissions committees make better sense of the IR score.
In the immediate future, however, the 800 score remains the main score.
We also believe that if schools ever start publishing IR scores in all the bschool rankings, then the IR score will become ultra competitive. In the immediate future, the 800 score still remains the main show.
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