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Just finished with my exam, scored 710,need retake?

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Just finished with my exam, scored 710,need retake? [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2013, 10:50
Hi All,

Just finished with my exam today , official score with AWA and IR is yet to come. Scored 710(Quant 48,verbal 38). Quant score is bit disappointing as I was expecting 50. Got 50 or 49 in all my practice scores. I got an probability question on 24th question, and thought it was a good sign. Then from that point lost my focus and ended up rushing last 7 questions in 4 min. Probably all of them got wrong, not sure.

Any suggestions on retaking the exam. Perhaps a bit of time management would improve my score. i was expecting around 730-740.

Not sure if 710 is good enough score to get into ISB for an average candidate like me who has 5 years of IT experience.

Please help!!

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Re: Just finished with my exam, scored 710,need retake? [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2013, 11:15
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Hi,

Congrats on a solid score. Retaking a GMAT when you already have a great score is a tough decision. If you feel like:

1. Your score will hurt your chances of admission to the school where you want to apply

2. Something obvious went wrong on that particular test day (Timing, stress...)

3. Your score is significantly below your practice test scores

Then it may be a good idea to seriously consider a re-take. Is this your fist GMAT?

The obvious area for improvement is verbal. You may want to target your weak areas in verbal to try to get a few more points there. On the quant it sounds like you have a solid grasp of things but timing was an issue there in the end. And perhaps it wasn't just time management but managing your attitude/motivation/energy/focus through to the end of the exam. What CATs have you used so far for your practice?

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Re: Just finished with my exam, scored 710,need retake? [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2013, 11:20
I took Manhattan test but didnot take it in timely manner. Took Gmat prep in timely manner and got 720 and 740 respectively.I am targeting for Indian School of Business and scoring above 730 would have boosted my application .
I worried about my chances in getting into ISB since there will always be a large pool of applicant to choose from since my background is IT.
Re: Just finished with my exam, scored 710,need retake?   [#permalink] 05 Feb 2013, 11:20
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