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Second GMAT - 540 -> 590 w/37V. Mixed feelings.

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Second GMAT - 540 -> 590 w/37V. Mixed feelings. [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2013, 04:20
I'm not sure if this is in the right section.

Just came out of my second GMAT, still think I can do better.

First GMAT: 540, Q36, V28. AWA 5, IR 3.

Second GMAT: 590, Q34 :(, V37, AWA?, IR 4.

Must say that I hate IR. Few practice resources available, and the time constraints makes no sense.

Here's my story:
- First exam I solely studied from MGMAT. Bought the whole set, went through it as well as OG13 in more than 3 months.
I only took one GMAT prep test before that and scored 570.


- Second exam, I decided to go through MGMAT quickly for Quant. Took one GMAT Prep test, and one MGMAT.

For verbal, I started eGMAT one week before the exam for SC. YES. I improved 9 points solely using eGMAT which is crazy. :shock: Even I didn't believe them before. SC isn't confusing at all nowadays. CR from PS Bible, RC reading Economist articles only.


I didn't have a time to test for the second time after studying Verbal, so I was pleasantly surprised to see V37 which is 82%.

What's really pissing me off, is that I keep scoring 40Q in my MGMAT and GMAT prep, but my highest on the real thing is 36Q.

If I score 640, 40Q, 37Q I'd be extremely happy. My background is quite unique (Middle East, entrepreneur) and I don't need to score 700+ for a good school.


My question for you guys is, does it make sense to apply to round 2 with my low Quant? Or should I retake it and score 640 and apply in round 3? I know that seats are very limited in round 3 and they only pick 20% from round 3, but I really think it'll boost my chances.
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Re: Second GMAT - 540 -> 590 w/37V. Mixed feelings. [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2014, 11:48
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Hi there,

I'd say it depends on the average GMAT score of the schools to which you are applying. Are their averages around 640? If that's the case, you may want to wait. Of course, that's always a gamble, as you have a very short amount of time in which to boost your score 50 points. Is it an option to take your time prepping for your next GMAT sitting and apply next year?

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Re: Second GMAT - 540 -> 590 w/37V. Mixed feelings.   [#permalink] 24 Jan 2014, 11:48
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