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Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 05:58
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Computer Engg degree from one of India's reputed institute.
GPA 7.5/10
GMAT 700 Q50 V34 AWA 3.0 :cry: :cry:
Work Ex 4 + years primarily in Telecom industry (OSS/BSS consulting)
last 2 years at Oracle India

Some US exposure (2-3 months)

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1.Should i retake GMAT because of bad AWA?
I am planning to give IELTS and score good (>=8) to compensate for bad AWA.

I am targeting Melbourne Business School big time.
2.What other US B schools i should aim for at this gmat score(if i want to go without retaking gmat-this was my first GMAT attempt)?
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Re: Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 09:51
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Re: Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 14:22
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abhayinlove wrote:
My profile:
Computer Engg degree from one of India's reputed institute.
GPA 7.5/10
GMAT 700 Q50 V34 AWA 3.0 :cry: :cry:
Work Ex 4 + years primarily in Telecom industry (OSS/BSS consulting)
last 2 years at Oracle India

Some US exposure (2-3 months)

Questions:
1.Should i retake GMAT because of bad AWA?
I am planning to give IELTS and score good (>=8) to compensate for bad AWA.

I am targeting Melbourne Business School big time.
2.What other US B schools i should aim for at this gmat score(if i want to go without retaking gmat-this was my first GMAT attempt)?


were you doing consistently better at verbal during your practice exam? A score of 3 on AWA, in conjunction with a V34, really puts that red flag up there. However, keep in mind that a big part of your MBA application is in essay writing, you can most definitely ensure and convince the AdComs of your writing ability by blowing them away with your essays. If you don't think you'll be able to do super well on the essay, and you've been scoring higher in verbal on practice exams, I'd do a retake.

If you plan to do a retake, make sure you review ChineseBurned's essay analysis in the verbal section of this club. The outline is fairly generic, but because of all the buzzwords that you use, it makes readers feel like you can really write. Of course, you'd still have to develop your own reasonings in the argument and the issue essay, but it'll definitely help. I got a 6 both times on AWA (wrote GMAT twice) and it's really all thanks to ChineseBurned.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 19:17
Thanks nravi4 and bakfed.

I have not been exceptionally good at verbal and i was scoring in range of 34- 36 during practice tests.
First gmat mock cat was V-27 and after 1.5 months of study i was at V 34-36 range.

I guess i can improve on verbal during my second attempt and this time i should not take AWA lightly at all!!
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Re: Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 08:18
abhayinlove wrote:
Thanks nravi4 and bakfed.

I have not been exceptionally good at verbal and i was scoring in range of 34- 36 during practice tests.
First gmat mock cat was V-27 and after 1.5 months of study i was at V 34-36 range.

I guess i can improve on verbal during my second attempt and this time i should not take AWA lightly at all!!


good luck on your second attempt then!! Definitely visit the AWA section of GMATClub. Even if you don't want to use the general guideline that Chineseburned wrote, I still recommend just viewing it for your pleasure to see how you should write it. I don't think AWA is the most important section on the GMAT, but I'm sure it raises a flag if it's below a certain number.
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Re: Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 10:41
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Re: Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2011, 21:27
It is Sad that someone has to retake GMAT for AWA... This goes on to show that no section can be taken casually in the exam
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Re: Should i retake gmat? 700 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 19:13
you want to get above at least 4 in the AWA... at least that is what i have heard
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