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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 21:12
you have to wait that period
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 03:36
Hi all, if I write a 4th time, they should only be able to see the last 3 scores, correct? Also, GMAC will inform them that it was my 4th attempt I'm guessing?
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 04:35
Hi all, for those considering multiple attempts, and also those with a disproportionate score (very high verbal very low math or vice versa) wishing to rewrite to balance it out, please view below response from Wharton on their website. Though specific to Wharton, mI'd think most of it applies to general re-takers too:

http://engage.wharton.upenn.edu/MBA/forums/p/3187/9073.aspx#9073

Let me know if you have problems accessing it. I will post the text. Hope its helpful!
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2011, 23:25
Hi all
I'm considering a 4th attempt. I wanted to know which scores get reported by GMAC. On my 4th attempt, if I select some schools at the center (or later), will they get all 4 of my scores, or just the last 3?

In case they get just the last 3, GMAC will inform them that it was my 4th attempt right, and then I might have to explain it later anyway? Can somebody explain this please?
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I took my GMAT yesterday, 20 Aug 2011 and got a score of 620 (Q-46, V-29).

I used MGMAT guides and tests & Kaplan premier 2010 (with CD) for my preparation.
During my practice my score were
MGMAT-1 (Jun 1st week) - 600
MGMAT-2 (Jun 2nd week) - 590
MGMAT-3 (Jun last week) - 610
MGMAT-4 (July last week) - 650
MGMAT-5 (Aug 1st week) - 710
MGMAT-6 (19 Aug) - 680 (took it casually)

Kaplan-1 (May Last week) - 630
Kaplan-2 (july 2nd week) - 650
Kaplan-3 (july 3rd week) - 650
Kaplan-4 (Aug 2nd week) - 680

GMAT prep-1 (Jun 2nd week) - 660
GMAT prep-2 (16th Aug) - 640 (Q50, V-27)

my avg score for Quant = 47-48
my avg score for Verbal = 35-36

I have used 1000 series for all five portions (PS,DS,CR,RC & SC)
Used MGMAT SC guide for SC & CR bible for CR

My target institution is ISB(India) and IIMs(India).

Guys after seeing such score I am broken
I know with this score I head for nowhere

Should I retake the test or prepare my application (I presently serve with Army, will this make a strong profile. But I don't that it will be strong enough to compensate for such a low score.)

and if I should prepare then which all material should I refer to and what should my strategy now.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 07:35
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I took my GMAT yesterday, 20 Aug 2011 and got a score of 620 (Q-46, V-29).

I used MGMAT guides and tests & Kaplan premier 2010 (with CD) for my preparation.
During my practice my score were
MGMAT-1 (Jun 1st week) - 600
MGMAT-2 (Jun 2nd week) - 590
MGMAT-3 (Jun last week) - 610
MGMAT-4 (July last week) - 650
MGMAT-5 (Aug 1st week) - 710
MGMAT-6 (19 Aug) - 680 (took it casually)

Kaplan-1 (May Last week) - 630
Kaplan-2 (july 2nd week) - 650
Kaplan-3 (july 3rd week) - 650
Kaplan-4 (Aug 2nd week) - 680

GMAT prep-1 (Jun 2nd week) - 660
GMAT prep-2 (16th Aug) - 640 (Q50, V-27)

my avg score for Quant = 47-48
my avg score for Verbal = 35-36

I have used 1000 series for all five portions (PS,DS,CR,RC & SC)
Used MGMAT SC guide for SC & CR bible for CR

My target institution is ISB(India) and IIMs(India).

Guys after seeing such score I am broken
I know with this score I head for nowhere

Should I retake the test or prepare my application (I presently serve with Army, will this make a strong profile. But I don't that it will be strong enough to compensate for such a low score.)

and if I should prepare then which all material should I refer to and what should my strategy now.



This is a really tough question.
I would also get a second opinion from ThinkAdmit in the Admissions Consulting forum.
I think for ISB you may want to retake since the competition is so fierce. Do get a second opinion though!
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 08:35
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 09:02
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage


Hi, sad news, but I would say: retake it without hesitation. Why? Because as I see you used pretty good materials and in most of cases your GMAT score is lower than that in practice CATs. Seems it was a bad luck.
Does retaking the test hurt you? I think no. So why not to take it again?!
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 09:25
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage


Regarding the materials. Try Knewton, they guarantee +50 points improvement or money back. It worked for me.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 09:32
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage


Regarding the materials. Try Knewton, they guarantee +50 points improvement or money back. It worked for me.

Thanks Pkit.....there is no harm taking the retest and in fact I have made up my mind to prepare again. Do you find knewton good?....how much does their course cost.....is there any way to get a cheaper deal....
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 09:59
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage


Regarding the materials. Try Knewton, they guarantee +50 points improvement or money back. It worked for me.

Thanks Pkit.....there is no harm taking the retest and in fact I have made up my mind to prepare again. Do you find knewton good?....how much does their course cost.....is there any way to get a cheaper deal....


Look here http://gmatclub.com/blog/courses/knewto ... e/?fl=menu -you will lso see some promo codes. Visit their site http://www.knewton.com/gmat/pricing/ they have a promo until Aug 26th.
I can't locate now the thread in which guys provided their feedback about the course, but for me it was good (I improved by more than 50 points).
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 10:06
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Look here http://gmatclub.com/blog/courses/knewto ... e/?fl=menu -you will lso see some promo codes. Visit their site http://www.knewton.com/gmat/pricing/ they have a promo until Aug 26th.
I can't locate now the thread in which guys provided their feedback about the course, but for me it was good (I improved by more than 50 points).


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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 04:41
Getting ready for Gmat this October and am still filled up with so many questions and worse of all every time I feel I`m getting right on track the next day comes up with too many new thing to go through with and I start to feel frustrated.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 01:32
Hi Pkit
I have recently purchased Knewton's GMAT course. Could you please suggest me some of the best strategies to use this course.

This is my third day with the course and last two days I had some some recorded class sessions. Will the course automatically provide me with sessions and material as I will progress with the course or I need to search for it in my knewton's dashboard.

Till now I have not been given any doc or pdf, will i have to search for it.

Plz advise me.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 06:44
Someone please explain "indian IT male" thing. I'm an "india IT male", a year and a half work ex, and GMAT 750. SHould i retake?? Advise...
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2011, 11:41
I will be retaking it... I got a 700 the first time around. But this time I will read the strategy books offered by MGMAT and some other resources and take MORE CATS!!! Some from MGMAT and Veritas. Hopefully doing this helps.
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Hi all,

I gave my GMAT on 2nd September and got a 680 (Q 46, V37). The debrief is quants-took-it-away-680-q46-v-120089.html

Now my question is should I retake?

My profile is: Indian (which puts me in the higher GMAT peer group), Female (which puts me in advantage :-D ) with 4.5 years of experience in banking and decent academic and extra curricular activities and some (not much) community experience and yes, very little international exposure.

The take here is that it would be my second MBA. The first one was 6 years 5 years ago and as many of you might know Indian MBAs are more academic and unless you do it from an IIM or ISB its not recognized globally. So I need to do another one. Now, my doubts are:

1. Given my background, should I retake GMAT (my reaction after looking at the score was I should, but I really want some expert opinions)? - please consider that since it would be my second MBA I would need everything to make my case strong.
2. If I should retake GMAT, what should be expected out of it? I mean how do schools take retakes and what do they expect out of retakes? Is s 30-40 point increase only will be considered good in the eyes of schools. Also what if my score comes down - how will the schools take that?
3. Again, I want to pursue a finance focused MBA, so should I focus on a better quants score and if yes- how much?

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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 01:24
yes I would say that you should try retaking it... improve your quant a little bit but also work on the verbal. Getting into the 40s on V will boost your score quite a bit. Once you are in the 700+ club, then you have a stronger application.

Retakes are not frowned upon and it doesn't matter what score you get, at least thats what the schools and adcoms have said. They just look at your highest score. Now if you retake it several times and start getting lower and lower scores, it may raise a concern, but other than that it can't hurt to try.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 13:44
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Don't think so.... what schools are you applying to? I can't see it from your profile.
680 is a high and very good score - you should focus on the applications instead!
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