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GMAT Retake Strategy: Success with focusing on the low Quant score?

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I am going to retake the GMAT. If I had a relatively high verbal score and a lower quant score, and in my retake my verbal score goes down but my quant score increases, does that mean that the GMAT will only take my higher scores of my two tests (High verbal from first test and high quant from upcoming second test)? It would help if I do not have to re-study for all of the subjects, so I am hoping to use this strategy.
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Hi All,

I am going to retake the GMAT. If I had a relatively high verbal score and a lower quant score, and in my retake my verbal score goes down but my quant score increases, does that mean that the GMAT will only take my higher scores of my two tests (High verbal from first test and high quant from upcoming second test)? It would help if I do not have to re-study for all of the subjects, so I am hoping to use this strategy.


Unfortunetly, this doesn't work like that. :(

They will consider your whole GMAT Score (including Verbal and Quant as one).

Let's say you score as follows:

GMAT 1: Quant 20 and Verbal 50 --> Total: 650

GMAT 2: Quant 51 and Verbal 21 --. Total 670

Your highest score will be GMAT 2 and not GMAT 1. So, your individual scores considered under GMAT 2 would be Q51 and V21.

Had it been the way you are thinking, you would have got 800 score. But it doesn't work like that. :P :-D

I hope that makes sense.
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Hi TigeronFire,

Each Official GMAT that you take provides its own score for Quant, Verbal, Essay, IR and Overall Score. Thus, 'combining' individual pieces from multiple GMAT scores does not occur. Most Business Schools don't care if you take the GMAT once, but it's unlikely that a School will use your 'best pieces' from multiple Exams. As such, you have to train to put together a strong OVERALL performance in one go.

From what you've described, it sounds like you've taken the GMAT at least once already. Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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1) How long have you studied?
2) What materials have you used?
3) How did you score on the Official GMAT (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores)?

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4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to retake the GMAT?
6) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
7) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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Hi All,

I am going to retake the GMAT. If I had a relatively high verbal score and a lower quant score, and in my retake my verbal score goes down but my quant score increases, does that mean that the GMAT will only take my higher scores of my two tests (High verbal from first test and high quant from upcoming second test)? It would help if I do not have to re-study for all of the subjects, so I am hoping to use this strategy.


Hi TigeronFire ,
No, b schools won't club your high verbal from the first attempt and high quant score from the next test.
To improve on quant, you can refer to Manhattan or Veritas Foundation guides. Once you are clear with the basics, then should take the GMAT Club tests for additional practice.
Also , you can solve questions in Bunuel's signature .

Hope this helps!! :)
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