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Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies

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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2012, 20:27
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I think even if one were to select no schools to report to in the second attempt, when the schools s/he had sent the first scores to check his GMAT score, they would be shown both scores and not one.

However, if the person's application has already been reviewed by the school concerned and his first GMAT score checked, and the candidate believes a punt on a second attempt might beef up his chances, then probably taking the GMAT on the sly may help - he can then only intimate the school if he has been able to increae his score - not otherwise.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2012, 04:41
Took the GMAT on a whim after graduating college in '09...scored 680 with about one month of preparation. Study "plan" if you could call it that consisted mostly of whatever study books I could find at the college library.

Flash forward three years, and now I'm pretty sure I'll be applying this coming fall for matriculation in Fall of '13. I have a more comprehensive study plan this time (MGMAT Guides, OGs, etc.), and three months of study time. Also, I discovered GMAT Club, which has been an invaluable tool in mapping out my schedule.

I will be disappointed with anything less than 700, and have a goal of 730+. Time to get crackin'!
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 02:52
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 04:13
Yes, I am thinking taking a G-MAT test
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 11:43
Keep going until you get a good score
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 03:43
This will be helpful wen I take the test 2 months from now! Appreciate!
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2012, 10:20
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Just posted an update in the first post from GMAC Research on retaking. Some interesting numbers
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2012, 10:35
Hi BB,
i gave GMAT on 28 March 2012 and scored 630 (Q46, V31). I have given GMAT in sept 2011 also and score 620 (Q46, V30). Last time i had not given any prep tests apart from GMATPrep n my study material was not sufficient and correct.. So this time i used OG 12th edition + MGMAT Sc guide + MGMAT CR guide + Powerscore CR bible. i practiced almost all the GMATPrep questions on MGMAT forums. OG questions i practiced so many time that answer were by heart. I gave mock tests , following are my scores:
Kaplan : 570.
GMATPrep 620
MGMAT: 690
GmatPrep 660
Powerscore GMAT: 670
MGMAT : 660
MGMAT: 650
MGMAT 620( test was disturbed by many things so i dun wanna count this one)

i gave all my mock test in real GMAT situation. i practiced verbal very hard this time, trying to understand every concept. My strike rate of GMATPrep questions n OG questions by the end was roughly 17/20 for CR and 18-19/20 for SC. while giving thereal GMAT exam i thought that verbal is going well n i will atleast score 670.. However when the score popped up it was 630. There was no anxiety, no missed questions, no randon guesses. While doing the exam i marked all the answers after reasoning them out n i beleived whatever i am selecting is write.
i am clueless why this happened.May be after all the studies my understanding itself was not correct. I am clueless as to what to do next, should i give GMAT again because my score is just the same second time also, i dont know if third time it wil increase or may become 640. May be i dont know what i am doing wrong specially in verbal. i want to have atleast 690 to apply to colleges i want. i need some advice on what to do next...
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2012, 10:46
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I think since there could be up to a 40-point error in the GMAT score (where it over or under estimates your abilities) you want to have at least 700+ on GMAT prep or other tests. You probably were not ready to go to take the exam if you were getting 660's and needed 690.

I do not see why you were expecting 670. None of your last 3-4 scores were over 660 except the powerscore. I think you need to bush up on the fundamentals of the Verbal and beef up your quant (you can get it up to 49 without too much struggle). If you can get your Reading/SC/CR up a bit, you can reach the 700.

I would recommend the MGMAT Verbal Foundations and MGMAT Roadmap.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 07:53
Hi BB,

I just took my GMAT and scored 660. I did miss out on two questions in the Verbal section and believe that this mishap killed my score.

From preparation side, i was always confident on scoring good. I loved studying English material and was able to crack most of the questions. Although, i did not have a habit of classifying problems of SC into different categories, i still was able to differentiate between right and wrong choices, probably because i am an avid reader.

But i am confused on what happened on the exam day. With Quant, I was always scoring in the range 40-48 and replicated the same in the real test. However, i believe i can do better. Maybe need more practice.

My preparation was not very structured but i did cover everything. I finished OG12, kaplan 800, and a lot of other material that i found on several sites including GMATCLUB. I relied heavily on the GMATCLUB Math book also.

In the two full length tests i gave - GmatPrep, i scored 720 and 680. In addition to this, i did give a lot of section tests to improve my verbal score, and it did improve. I was getting a score of 50 in the last few section tests i gave (800score). But as i said, i don't know what happened exactly on the exam day.

I need your advise on whether i should retake the exam and if yes, what should be my preparation strategy. I want it to be more structured this time. I was checking a few links you posted on the first page and a particular one - From 640 to 770 inspired me a lot. And hence, i decided to post this query. I have been quite averse about writing my thoughts on any forum and relied heavily on the already written responses but i guess it needs to change.

Let me know your thoughts.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 06:37
Hi,

I took GMAT last week and scored a 700. I used the Manhattan series books(SC,CR,RC) and Powerscore (CR) along with OG 12 and Nova maths.

Following are test scores in the Manhattan tests

Manhattan 1: 680
Manhattan 2: 680
Manhattan 3: 680
I prepared for a month and took the remaining tests
Manhattan 4: 720
Manhattan 5: 720
Manhattan 6: 740

on exam day which was one day after Manhattan test, I score 700 (48,38) .
I am planning to retake the test in July and am wondering if enrolling in Knewton will be a good idea? On one hand I am excited about their 50 point guarantee - for me that means 750 or money back, but on the other hand I am worried as I have not seen some people around 700 using Knewton a lot. Those who have have not many good things to say!
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 08:16
Great analysis. I got a 690 at the end of 2010 but my Q score was 70% percentile so I decided I will retake the GMAT in 4 months. I am applying Round 1 in 2013 so I have more than enough time to bring up the Q score.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 12:31
I'm trying to decide if I should retake. I took the GMAT today and scored a 660 (42v, 36q), well below where I have been scoring on practice exams, but better than the last time I took the exam (about a month and a half ago) when I took the exam on 2 hrs of sleep and got a 630. Here are my scores on my most recent tests:
MGMAT: 710 (44q, 42v)
MGMAT: 710 (43q, 44v)
GMAT Prep: 710 (40q, 44v)
GMAT Prep 680 (37q, 45v)

I went to a top-5 school, where I had a fairly mediocre (3.15) GPA but am female and mixed race (Caucasian, Native American, and African-American). I come from a non-finance background (I work in defense).

Do I have any shot of getting into anywhere good with this profile? Or is it worth it to gamble with the new GMAT format and take it again? Any suggestions for tackling another retake?
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 03:09
got 710 thinking of improving it further. planning for a test.. albeit with the new format :)
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2012, 08:19
I used MGMAT and GMATPrep for my first attempt?

Which tests should one use for the second attempt?
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2012, 08:37
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@Gmatprep2011: Have you tried the GMAT prep pack1? Its really good and its indicative of the latest GMAT.



Yes I plan to use those questions but they will not be in a CAT environment.

Any CATs that anyone can suggest?
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2012, 18:03
I took the GMAT almost cold (one unscored practice test, skimmed a math review packet the morning of) and scored a 720 (Q46, V42). I wasn't very confident about the test (didn't sleep well the night before, drove three hours to testing location). I think that, with a bit of studying and better circumstances, I could do substantially better. I'm aiming for a top 10 school or a merit-based scholarship to a top 20. Should I study for a month or two and retake?
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2012, 18:04
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I think it may be worth the studying for you to spend a month (don't think you need two) and get to the 99th percentile. That's helpful to have.
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Re: Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2012, 14:29
Hi Everyone,

I finished GMAT recently and scored a 690 (q49, v35). Planning to retake the exam again in 2 months from now. I got hold off GMAT PREP document from this site and it has a collection of 850 quant and 850 verbal questions squeezed out from the GMAT prep software.

I am thinking of practicing only this document as i have exhausted most of the popular material for my 1st attempt. Will that be sufficient enough? I know it depends on my weaknesses and confidence but just wanted to make sure that I am choosing the right material for the retake practice. Any other suggestions? I am also planning to revisit the last 50 questions of each section from OG13 during the last week or two.

I would be glad if bb or Santanu can provide me some help here :)

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