I'm taking the GMAT for the first time tomorrow and I still can't decide on whether or not i should give the I.R part.
My concern is that those extra 30min spent in I.R might be a setback for both Quant and Verbal parts. Taking under consideration that I’m neither a native English speaker nor a graduate of an English speaking University, thus the AWA isn’t a walk in the park kind of deal for me either. Additionally, since my verbal part is rather week (average 10-15 mistakes/41) I want to give my all to the Quant part, since most Schools give substantial importance to it.
Also, it isn’t as I have prepared for the I.R at all. I’ve just done 2 tests, one in the tutoring class I was taking and another on the Manhattan GMAT
CAT, in which I scored 6. The fact of the matter is that there’s no chance to go over 700 and IF I do good on the I.R at least I can claim that despite my weak score on X part I did good on I.R, which, I believe, is important for the consulting companies, which I’m mostly interested in.
So, according to your experience, what do you recommend me to do? Take under consideration that I’m not planning to retake the GMAT, no matter my score and that as thoroughly as I’ve looked; none of the schools I’m interested in requires I.R. So my only concern is for future possible use of the I.R score, assumingly in a job interview.
Thanks all and happy holidays.