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# 680 - Retake?

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11 Jul 2006, 09:45
I took the GMAT yesterday (71% Q, 90% V), and was unhappy with my score. I studied since Feb, took Kaplan, etc. These were my practice tests:

Diagnosic: 670
Kaplan 1: 680
Kaplan 2: 650
Kaplan 3: 630
Kaplan 4: 720
Kaplan 5: 660
Kaplan 6: 720
Kaplan 7: 730
Kaplan 8: 670
Pearson Prep 1: 710
Pearson Prep 2: 750 (Sat before test on Mon)

In addition to the KAPLAN materials, I used the quant OG book (the one with 300 quant questions only.

So every now and then, I'd bomb a practice test, but it was usually when I took the test later in the day, or otherwise ran myself down before the test. I took the real test at 8:00 AM, when I tend to score best.

Strange, though, when I was bombing a practice test, I could tell, but I really thought I was doing pretty well on the real one, ESPECIALLY in quant. I might have missed the worst possible questions from an algorithm standpoint.

I really thought I was well-prepared (based on my practice tests) and am not sure what happened. I didn't feel so nervous that I couldn't concentrate, and I thought everything was going pretty well. My problem is that I didn't THINK that I was bombing it, which makes me wonder if I'd do any better if I retook it. On the other hand, my practice scores lead me to believe I could do better...
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11 Jul 2006, 12:43
Has anyone retaken the test and feel that they had a much easier/harder time?
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11 Jul 2006, 12:47
I got 690 last December (ETS).

Retook it again this April (PV) got 690 again !

I have decided against taking it and focus on the rest of the application instead.
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11 Jul 2006, 14:08
So I suppose PV and ETS are fairly consistent.

I just wonder if I somehow got screwed by answering certain questions wrong, and could do better next time. Unfortunately, there is no way to know, which kind of bothers me.
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11 Jul 2006, 17:24
i had similar practice scores (gmatprep - didn't use kaplan) and wound up with a 690 at the end of may. I'm retaking again in 2 weeks.

I just felt that I could do better. There were at least 3 questions in quant that I got wrong that I solved no problem when I got home. I guess I just had a bad day.

If you feel like you can do better, I would try again
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11 Jul 2006, 19:41
680 is a decent score. So if the rest of your application is strong enough
this score won't hurt you in any way. Even in the ultra-elite cluster. I, personally, would retake if I had such a score , but my GPA is a disaster so I simply wouldn't have a choice.
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17 Jul 2006, 10:29
I just feel that a 680 puts a lot of pressure on the other aspects of my candidacy, and, based on my practice scores, I'm disappointed.

Anyone have any advice on how I could improve? I've already taken every CAT I can think of and have done ~1,000 practice problems.

I think perhaps KAPLAN overstressed geometry; the real test seemed to have more number property questions than I was used to seeing.
17 Jul 2006, 10:29
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