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# GMAT 710 (90%) - Q49 (74%) V37 (83%) IR8 (92%) but Chinese male???

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01 Jul 2018, 02:23
Hi all,

I am considering retaking the GMAT exam having scored a 710 recently (3 days ago). I understand that it is a great score but being an ORM (Chinese male), I am certain that 710 is merely an ok score for the adcoms as I am aiming for the likes of HBS, Stanford, Wharton etc. (M7). I know that the rest of the profile is important yet I cannot convince myself to believe that. However, my challenge is that

a) I have already taken the GMAT twice (both in January 2018), scoring 650 both times (cancelled), which means if I retake again, it will be my fourth time... how will it look in the eyes of the adcoms?

b) At my current level, unless I am super lucky, I can't even get to 730, let alone 750+, with Verbal being my biggest enemy (only got V40 once). If I retake it again, and ended up with 710 - 730, is there really a point in doing so?

It seems to me there are just too much downside risk to retake the GMAT but I just want to get some external opinions.

From an extremely frustrated Chinese
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01 Jul 2018, 12:40
Hi ywp033402

I agree that a higher GMAT score could make your profile more attractive to top schools ... although you haven't told us much about the rest of your profile, in terms of industry, previous roles, unique experiences, etc, which could help differentiate you from other applicants. To address your questions ...

a) If you cancelled the scores from your January attempts, those attempts do not show up at all on your GMAT record, so adcoms would only know about these attempts if you mentioned them.

b) Is there any point in retaking the exam if your ability level does not increase? Well, we typically say that scores on test day can vary +/- 20 points, so it's entirely possible that you could score 10 or 20 points higher on a new exam, with no change in your underlying ability level.
However, it sounds like the big limiter here is your verbal, and if you could get some movement there, you could go into a new exam with an expectation for a higher score (instead of relying on luck). Do you truly believe you are at the absolute ceiling of your verbal ability level? Have you already spoken with any expert coaches/tutors about the types of mistakes you're making and how you might address your weaknesses?

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04 Jul 2018, 12:17
i think you need to work on your Maths instead,not Verbal. It shouldn't be hard for you to improve from 49 to 50 or even 51 .
V37 is not bad for Asians,but M49 is generally considered pretty bad.
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