I have taken my GMAT and got my official scores today.
660( v 35, q 47), AWA -5.5 and IR -3(25%)
I was planning to apply to schools likes Smeal, Univ of Maryland, Fox school of business among others.Even though my overall score is average, it falls in the averages for these schools. As you can tell, my IR score is another story.
I have been reading forums on how IR will not be important for 1-2 yrs. But I dont want to lose out based on this section's score.
Can someone advice whether I need to retake my exam or if I can apply using the above scores.
I have 5 yrs experience working as a support analyst in brokerage operations services and have worked in India, UK and US. Nothing special with regard to my profile.
Thanks in advance
I am on the same boat. I got a 640 in GMAT ( Q:47 ; V: 30 ; AWA : 5.5 ) . Now here is the the part where I goofed up. I got 1 on IR ( thats a 0 Percentile!). I am really not sure how that happened.
Now here is some more information about myself :
1) IT - 4years Exp with an MNC
2) I cant go above 650 in GMAT, that's pretty much what I can get ( Not sounding pessimistic here, Its just that I realize my strengths and my weaknesses too very well ) . So even If I retake , I dont think I can improve the GMAT score ( there are chances that I may get lower as well !!)
3) I think my AWA score is decent and there is no necessity for improving that.
So should i retake the GMAT ONLY for the sake of IR ? I keep reading on the internet that the IR is not important atleast for this years admission. And I read the blog where one of the top B school in US ( I think it was stanford, im not very sure) said that it is not going to weigh the IR section.
Any update from the above post ?