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Any reason to retake a 760 GMAT (Q: 47, V: 50, IR: 5)?

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New post 06 Dec 2017, 04:52
Hi all,

I just took my first real GMAT today and managed to beat my best practice Q and V scores by a significant margin:

760
Q: 47
V: 50
IR: 5

Normally I would never consider retaking, but am slightly concerned about the IR (I had consistently achieved 7-8 on IR during my practices).

Given that I was a social sciences major in college who AP'ed out of all math, how much potential damage will this IR score do to my application? Is there any scenario in which a retake would be advisable?

I am applying to one top 10 school, but mostly top 20. My first choice is a top 20 school for location reasons.

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New post 06 Dec 2017, 06:12
IR 5 is fine, you don’t need to worry about it. Overall score is what matters the most. If IR was 1 or 2 it may have raised a flag.

I had the same question and did plenty of research. (I have a 770 with IR 5)


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No is gorgeous score wonder what happened on that IR...
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Re: Any reason to retake a 760 GMAT (Q: 47, V: 50, IR: 5)? [#permalink]

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New post 07 Dec 2017, 11:34
Congrats on the awesome score!

I wouldn't worry too much about the IR5. The only school which has a requirement for
IR scores is INSEAD, which requires you to have a IR 6 score. For the rest of the schools,
the IR score should not be a problem.

Also, from what I have heard a lot of times in the forum, that the GMAT score is just part
of the application package. The rest of the the application is just as important.So, without
wasting any more time, work on putting a strong application to the schools and all the best
for the application phase!
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Re: Any reason to retake a 760 GMAT (Q: 47, V: 50, IR: 5)? [#permalink]

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New post 09 Dec 2017, 04:21
50 in verbal? Whoa!

Congrats on the score!

Any tips to go from a V40 to 45+?
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50 in verbal? Whoa!

Congrats on the score!

Any tips to go from a V40 to 45+?


Sorry for the delayed reply.

My advice would be to treat the verbal questions like logic puzzles.
In other words, for questions asking you to choose the statement that most strengthens/weakens the passage's argument, drill down on exactly what that argument is, and then read each answer choice with the understanding that if ANY part of the answer goes in the opposite direction (eg strengthens when the question asks for weakens, and vice versa), the entire answer CANNOT be correct. Through this method I was able to systematically eliminate answers for most of the verbal questions.

For sentence correction, list out the key grammar elements that the section is known to test (agreement, parallelism, etc). With the list in hand, you should have enough time for each question to first select a probable answer and then test that answer's grammar against all of the elements you've listed out. If ANY element is off (e.g. a tense is off, subject and verb don't agree, etc) then you know that the answer can't be right. Furthermore, the questions tend to reuse the same grammar mistakes in multiple answer choices, so once you've found a mistake in one answer choice you can often spot it in other choices as well and thereby eliminate multiple answers.

Check every five questions to make sure you are generally on track in terms of time. If you're falling behind, guess on a long reading comprehension question since these take the longest time to answer. You'll buy yourself back the most time.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Any reason to retake a 760 GMAT (Q: 47, V: 50, IR: 5)? [#permalink]

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New post 12 Dec 2017, 19:04
Awesome score! I wouldn't sweat it for a second. I know many people with worse total scores and IR5s who were admitted to top 10 schools. That being said, the GMAT score is only one part of the equation, but with such a score, it will only help you. Best of luck :-)!
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