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Hello all,

I was hoping some of you guys could give me your opinion on this. I recently took the GMAT and got a 650 (44Q/36V). I know that isn't a barn buster score, and I will be taking it again, however I ended up getting an 8 on IR and 5.5 on AWA. I know that adcoms aren't really looking at these, but I heard they might be increasing. Will the perfect 8 IR "boost" my overall GMAT opinion by schools? Obviously for anyone who has taken the GMAT we all know that the IR is definitely more "real world" and useful than knowing the properties of a triangle. So just curious your thoughts. Im hoping adcoms will say "hmm not 650 not great but in our 80% range and the 8 IR helps a bit".

Additional academic background. I have a overall 4.0 GPA from my BBA in finance from undergrad, and work at Merrill as an advisor and analyst. So my hope is that both those calm some of the "not strong in quant" injections a little at least.

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NJackson40 wrote:
Hello all,

I was hoping some of you guys could give me your opinion on this. I recently took the GMAT and got a 650 (44Q/36V). I know that isn't a barn buster score, and I will be taking it again, however I ended up getting an 8 on IR and 5.5 on AWA. I know that adcoms aren't really looking at these, but I heard they might be increasing. Will the perfect 8 IR "boost" my overall GMAT opinion by schools? Obviously for anyone who has taken the GMAT we all know that the IR is definitely more "real world" and useful than knowing the properties of a triangle. So just curious your thoughts. Im hoping adcoms will say "hmm not 650 not great but in our 80% range and the 8 IR helps a bit".

Additional academic background. I have a overall 4.0 GPA from my BBA in finance from undergrad, and work at Merrill as an advisor and analyst. So my hope is that both those calm some of the "not strong in quant" injections a little at least.

Thanks!


I think it's one of those things where if you get an 8 yes they'll like that and it will likely give your GMAT (not profile mind you just the GMAT) the advantage over a comparable score that may not be as good as an IR but I wouldn't consider as impactful as acing the quant portion or anything. I retook the GMAT because I had a bloody nose during the IR section and scored a 2 (and created a memory that's for sure...) because I knew a 2 would raise questions. But again, it's more of a bonus or supplement to the rest of the score so for example if you score a 4 or 5 next time but get a 710 with like a Q47 that report will be much more useful.

Regarding the finance degree and work experience that absolutely helps with any Quant questions.

In summary, ya I think you have a handle on what everything means to your profile haha probably should have just said that instead of the lengthy response.
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NJackson40 wrote:
Hello all,

I was hoping some of you guys could give me your opinion on this. I recently took the GMAT and got a 650 (44Q/36V). I know that isn't a barn buster score, and I will be taking it again, however I ended up getting an 8 on IR and 5.5 on AWA. I know that adcoms aren't really looking at these, but I heard they might be increasing. Will the perfect 8 IR "boost" my overall GMAT opinion by schools? Obviously for anyone who has taken the GMAT we all know that the IR is definitely more "real world" and useful than knowing the properties of a triangle. So just curious your thoughts. Im hoping adcoms will say "hmm not 650 not great but in our 80% range and the 8 IR helps a bit".

Additional academic background. I have a overall 4.0 GPA from my BBA in finance from undergrad, and work at Merrill as an advisor and analyst. So my hope is that both those calm some of the "not strong in quant" injections a little at least.

Thanks!

Good try dude!

But I'm afraid there's no IR boost. Your score is your score.

Only that yeah it's good to have a higher IR if you can. But I wouldn't get your hopes up r.e. the GMAT being adjusted. I would rather, suggest a retake if you are going for top schools.

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