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New post 20 Nov 2019, 09:11
Hello,

I gave my GMAT test day before and unfortunately scored really less.
In all my mocks I scored more than 650 and ended up getting only 530 in my main test.
But i've realised that I made many errors in my preparation.
I'll be making a separate post so that experts can guide me through it.

I plan to apply to the top European B-schools for MiM intake of 2020

Since I've gotten very less, I have decided to retake the test with better preparation after a few months.

So, i wanted to know if i should cancel my score or keep it.
Would it have any impact on my B-School admissions if I don't cancel them or if i kept the score, Would it work in my favor when i show improvement in my second attempt?
Would a single score of 650+ look better than a score 530 and a score of 650
I am inclined towards cancelling my score right now, as GMAC provides the option of reinstating score later if needed.

Thank you in advance


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New post 20 Nov 2019, 10:24
Prajwalds wrote:
Hello,

I gave my GMAT test day before and unfortunately scored really less.
In all my mocks I scored more than 650 and ended up getting only 530 in my main test.
But i've realised that I made many errors in my preparation.
I'll be making a separate post so that experts can guide me through it.

I plan to apply to the top European B-schools for MiM intake of 2020

Since I've gotten very less, I have decided to retake the test with better preparation after a few months.

So, i wanted to know if i should cancel my score or keep it.
Would it have any impact on my B-School admissions if I don't cancel them or if i kept the score, Would it work in my favor when i show improvement in my second attempt?
Would a single score of 650+ look better than a score 530 and a score of 650
I am inclined towards cancelling my score right now, as GMAC provides the option of reinstating score later if needed.

Thank you in advance



Go Ahead and cancel it
A 530 is as good as a 200

If you want guidance plz list every single thing that you've used in your prep and we can guide you better. 650 is scorable
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New post 20 Nov 2019, 11:42
Thank you.
Yes I'll be putting forward everything soon

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New post 20 Nov 2019, 21:30
Hi Prajwalds,

I'm sorry to hear that Test Day didn't go as well as planned. When these types of score drops occur, the two likely "causes" involve either something that was unrealistic during practice or something that was surprising (or not accounted for) on Test Day. Before we discuss any of those potential issues though, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

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

You might also choose to purchase the Enhanced Score Report. While the ESR doesn’t provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define what went wrong on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). If you purchase the ESR, then I'll be happy to analyze it for you.

As far as whether you should cancel this Score or not, Business Schools generally do not care if applicants take the GMAT more than once. That having been said, individual European MiM Programs might have a different perspective on this issue though, so the safest move would probably be to cancel this Score.

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New post 22 Nov 2019, 10:14
Hi Prajwalks,

Did you end up canceling your score? Do you need any advice regarding your retake?
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