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Should i retake GMAT for the 4th Time ?

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Should i retake GMAT for the 4th Time ? [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 23:38
Hi,

I'm an Indian Male 25yrs and not from IT background.

These are my GMAT results

1st attempt - 640 (q48 v29) - Aug 2010
2nd attempt - 570 (q45 v24) - Oct 2010
3rd attempt - 580 (q46 v25) - Aug 2011

Due to my work, I was out of the city traveling and couldn't spend much time preparing for GMAT. Hence the low scores.
Should I retake GMAT. Will the admissions board judge me on the number of attempts and the declining scores. Is it advisable taking GMAT ?

I'm trying for the following schools

Indiana University: Kelley
Boston University School of Management
University of Southern California: Marshall
University of Rochester: Simon
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rice University: Jones
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper

I have 3yrs of we.

Kindly Advise.
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Re: Should i retake GMAT for the 4th Time ? [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 14:19
In my opinion, you are going to have problems with the application process given your current stats. Regarding the more you take the GMAT you're score dropped, I would recommend taking the GMAT again only on one condition. YOU MAKE THE TIME TO PREPARE. If you don't spend the time trying to prepare for the GMAT the test will eat you alive, and quite frankly it will not be pretty a fourth time. At this point it seems like its just going to be a problem unless you dedicate the time.
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Re: Should i retake GMAT for the 4th Time ? [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 09:13
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If you are going to have the same travel schedule and again be unable to prepare, then do NOT retake. Nothing will change. If you can change the amount of time you devote to preparation for the GMAT, then you have reason to believe your score will go up and a higher score will significantly improve your chances, even on the 4th try.

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