It is currently 21 Aug 2017, 20:23

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Attempt to retake GMAT??

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 04 Mar 2017
Posts: 21

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 9

Location: South Africa
Schools: CBS '20, Stern '20
GMAT 1: 200 Q48 V37
GPA: 1
Attempt to retake GMAT?? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Mar 2017, 05:39
Hi there,

I have taken the GMAT yesterday for the first time and got a score of 640. I studied for 6 weeks prior to the actual exam and I am disappointed with my score as I do feel as though another month of study would help me to push my score up. I didn't have this time though as I was attempting an application for the 10th March 2017 at Cambridge.

Now for my question, is a 640 a reasonable score to apply with? Their site indicates an average of about 690. I have solid work experience (4.5 years) and a decent undergrad record (70%). I definitely can stand out in terms of applications (from a diversity point of view) as I a South African Engineer.

Any advice on if I should put forth an application for the 10th March or should I re-take the GMAT and apply again in 5th May?

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 9

Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 910

Kudos [?]: 181 [0], given: 3

Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: 339 Q170 V169
Re: Attempt to retake GMAT?? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Mar 2017, 05:50
nrxbra001 wrote:
Hi there,

I have taken the GMAT yesterday for the first time and got a score of 640. I studied for 6 weeks prior to the actual exam and I am disappointed with my score as I do feel as though another month of study would help me to push my score up. I didn't have this time though as I was attempting an application for the 10th March 2017 at Cambridge.

Now for my question, is a 640 a reasonable score to apply with? Their site indicates an average of about 690. I have solid work experience (4.5 years) and a decent undergrad record (70%). I definitely can stand out in terms of applications (from a diversity point of view) as I a South African Engineer.

Any advice on if I should put forth an application for the 10th March or should I re-take the GMAT and apply again in 5th May?
This is something that the consultants here might be better placed to help you with.
_________________

Profile and Official GMAT score report

Kudos [?]: 181 [0], given: 3

Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 15 Mar 2014
Posts: 125

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 1

Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Operations (Telecommunications)
Re: Attempt to retake GMAT?? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Mar 2017, 05:57
nrxbra001 wrote:
Hi there,

I have taken the GMAT yesterday for the first time and got a score of 640. I studied for 6 weeks prior to the actual exam and I am disappointed with my score as I do feel as though another month of study would help me to push my score up. I didn't have this time though as I was attempting an application for the 10th March 2017 at Cambridge.

Now for my question, is a 640 a reasonable score to apply with? Their site indicates an average of about 690. I have solid work experience (4.5 years) and a decent undergrad record (70%). I definitely can stand out in terms of applications (from a diversity point of view) as I a South African Engineer.

Any advice on if I should put forth an application for the 10th March or should I re-take the GMAT and apply again in 5th May?


IMHO, try retaking the GMAT with more prep time. Most colleges need a score above 680+. Best of luck!
_________________

Hit +1 Kudos If you like my post! :)

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 1

Expert Post
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
G
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 9590

Kudos [?]: 3193 [0], given: 170

Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: Attempt to retake GMAT?? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Mar 2017, 12:37
Hi nrxbra001,

First off, a 640 is a solid score (it's right around the 80th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into Cambridge. If you know how to calculate an average, then you know that not everyone who got into Cambridge scored 690 (some scored higher, some scored lower). As such, a retest might not be necessary. You're ultimately asking Admissions questions though, so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of them here:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admission ... tants-124/

It takes time to put together a well-crafted application, so If you have not actually done any of that work yet, then you should plan to apply at a later date (and not 'rush' to make a March 10th deadline).

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save $75 + GMAT Club Tests Free

Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

***********************Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!***********************

Kudos [?]: 3193 [0], given: 170

BSchool Thread Master
avatar
G
Joined: 24 Mar 2015
Posts: 123

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 99

GMAT 1: 620 Q47 V28
GMAT 2: 640 Q48 V28
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Attempt to retake GMAT?? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Mar 2017, 12:13
nrxbra001 wrote:
Hi there,

I have taken the GMAT yesterday for the first time and got a score of 640. I studied for 6 weeks prior to the actual exam and I am disappointed with my score as I do feel as though another month of study would help me to push my score up. I didn't have this time though as I was attempting an application for the 10th March 2017 at Cambridge.

Now for my question, is a 640 a reasonable score to apply with? Their site indicates an average of about 690. I have solid work experience (4.5 years) and a decent undergrad record (70%). I definitely can stand out in terms of applications (from a diversity point of view) as I a South African Engineer.

Any advice on if I should put forth an application for the 10th March or should I re-take the GMAT and apply again in 5th May?


I think if you feel confident that you can get a higher score you should retake the GMAT even if you have to wait another year.
_________________

Kindly click on the +1 Kudos if you found my post helpful. Thank you! :)

|
|
|
V

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 99

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 02 Jan 2017
Posts: 317

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 202

Location: Canada
Reviews Badge
Re: Attempt to retake GMAT?? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Apr 2017, 09:00
i think you should retake GMAT.

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 202

Re: Attempt to retake GMAT??   [#permalink] 09 Apr 2017, 09:00
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic GMAT Retake - 1st Attempt 660 (Q44, V38) - Shooting for 700+ chewbacca21 10 26 Aug 2015, 06:04
Experts publish their posts in the topic GMAT but IR 4;Previous attempt GMAT 690 with IR-8.Should I retake GMAT aceee 2 27 Jul 2015, 16:03
Experts publish their posts in the topic Second attempt 720. Retake and strategy? ElCorazon 3 07 May 2015, 14:04
5 Experts publish their posts in the topic Strategies on retaking GMAT (3rd attempt) distressedDamsel 7 09 Feb 2013, 00:49
Retaking the GMAT and reflection on the initial attempt adineo 1 01 Sep 2012, 08:26
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Attempt to retake GMAT??

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: HiLine



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.