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# Effects of taking GMAT retake

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06 Jun 2010, 16:07
Can anyone, please inform all the effects of retaking gmat? Is it given special consideration for writing GMAT twice?
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06 Jun 2010, 17:43
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what do you mean by special consideration? I took it twice - it is just as "hard". Colleges probably wont think much of it either unless you took it many times with similar scores.
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07 Jun 2010, 11:14
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Sheetalsanjana,

Generally schools will just look at your highest score

If you take it again and there is a 100-pt drop off, that certainly would raise some eyebrows.

But if you go from a 670 to 690, they'll be looking at the 690.

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07 Jun 2010, 18:09
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10 Jun 2010, 15:04
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Your may have a GMAT score that may make the cut for some schools, but if you believe it does not reflect your true ability, you should retake it. It reflects your seriousness and being self-demanding as a competitive candidate.

Based on the most recent data published by the GMAC, approximately 21% (percent) of GMAT tests are taken by repeat test-takers who have taken the test more than once within a year. The average gain between the first test and the second test is about 30 points. That means repeat test taking may result in either an increase or decrease.

For students who have taken the GMAT on their own before studying with us, based on our students’ feedback, the score increase after preparing with Manhattan Review ranges from 60 to 120, depending on the course chosen and the extent of self-preparation.

1. Identify your major issues with the GMAT first. Then tackle them one by one or in combination.

2. Make a list of all your mistakes and memorize them in order not to repeat them. You should make sure that you score CONSISTENTLY higher that your original score before you re-take it. Take practice tests to diagnose your weaknesses if you haven't already.

3. If you have not taken a course with us, we also offer weekend crash course, 1-week intensive course and 28-hour long course in selection cities around the world.
We certainly hope that you, being a repeat GMAT test taker, will not become one of those students who improved the score by a mere average of 30 points. We truly believe a combination of taking our course and private tutoring will help you increase your score significantly.

However, there are many aspects to MBA admissions beyond work experience, grades and GMAT scores. You also need to make your application, recommendations, resume and interview as strong as possible. Faltering in any of these areas could jeopardize your chances. More importantly, you need to make a strong case of how you are going to make meaningful contributions to the program/class. Focus on leadership examples, managerial potential and your unique traits.

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11 Jun 2010, 10:42
thanks a lot

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