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GMAT 710 - Should I retake?

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GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
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710 is a decent score and probably sufficient for MIM programs. If this were for MBA, then you would need to consider several other factors since you would have much more competition.

Re: the poor quality of the pens. Can you try to raise this issue with GMAC? Too many testtakers are having to deal with poor exam conditions. It is high time something were done about this issue.

Re: blurred eyes and possible need for spectacles. Well, you should know before you go to the test whether you have need for spectacles, or am I missing something? And yes, please put eye drops much before the test as they will hinder your vision.

People should not underestimate these supposedly external issues, including anxiety which can be both helpful and can detract, on test day. Cheers.

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I will definitely try to take up the issues I faced at the centre with GMAC/Pearson.

As for the blurred vision part, I have not used my eye drops since the test and my vison seems fine.

Originally posted by Ash1251 on 11 Aug 2019, 10:06.
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Ash1251 wrote:
Hi guys,

I took the GMAT earlier today and scored 710 (Q49 v38). I was scoring in the range of 740-760 on GMATPrep(Scored 760 3 times). What I am really disappointed about is my verbal score. I usually get a verbal score in the range of 41-44 in my mocks.

The people at the testing center kept giving me markers that would stop working after a question or two and i had to violently shake the marker to get it working or use another marker. This resulted in loss of time. Also, I couldn't concentrate(especially during the verbal section) due to blurred vision(probably a side effect of my eye drop or maybe i need prescription spectacles). The gist of it is, I don't think I scored as high as I could have.

Anyway, I plan to apply for top MIM schools, namely HEC Paris, ESSEC, LBS, WHU and ESDAE (maybe more). Most of these schools' MIM programs have an average GMAT score of 710 or lower. Should I retake the GMAT or should I focus on my application?

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Hi Ash1251,

Given how well you scored on your practice exams, and given the bad luck you encountered during the verbal section, I don't think it would hurt to give the GMAT one more shot. If for some reason you don’t break 710, you can just cancel your score.

If you end up retaking, let me know. Good luck!

Thanks for your input and time! I'll go for a retake if I need to and if find the time.

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Sounds good! Keep me updated.

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New post 05 Mar 2020, 03:28
I'm sure this is a question that lots of people have even 7 years later.

The biggest room for improvement once you're scoring in the high 600's and low 700s is in your in-test process.

Anyone trying to move up from that score level needs to assess how well they're processing each question in both quant and verbal.

Ideally an expert coach -- with experience in in-test assessments -- can speed up and maximize that process. You can do it yourself but it's hard when you don't know what you're looking for.

I've worked with lots of people trying to make this exact jump (around 700 --> around 750) -- it's all about process. Forget going back to content -- it isn't going to create anywhere the same leverage and it takes way too long.
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