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I have a quick question on Report Fallacy nbr 2 in bb's post (2.Applicants who are somewhat happy with scores (600-700) but want to retake (usually for 700+), will actually order a report to send to a school before retaking, just in case they score lower on the retake (which is somewhat common unfortunately). Again, most of the time it just wastes money. Schools don't care if you score less on the second attempt. Pathfinder is a good example - he got into Wharton with 720 (first GMAT score) and 690 (retake) on his score report.)

I am in a similar situation (740 first time, scored 710 the second time - reason I retook is because I wanted to increase my quant score, which I did, but the verbal went down :-0). Scored 770-760 on all my practice exams, very frustrating...

Anyway, I sent my report to the school after my first attempt. I will probably send my full application in the next week or so, the application deadline is early June. Will the school see my 710 regardless of whether I ask for a second report to be sent to the school? In other word, will the school be able to see my 2nd test score even if I do not ask for a 2nd official report to be sent?

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No, schools won't see your 710. However, even if they do, they usually don't pay attention. The way it works, is you provide your self-reported GMAT score on the application and send in the score report. Then the clerk just verifies that your score is indeed accurate.

So, the schools you sent the reports to after the first attempt will never know about your second one but I would not consider your second attempt a reason not to apply to other schools that don't' have your original score report.
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Thanks for the super fast reply and thanks for the welcome! This forum, as for many others I suppose, has been a gold mine for me to prepare the exam, even though I have been on passive mode, not contributing much...

I am actually wondering if the school copy that the MBA program receives is in electric form or a simple paper copy. If it is an electric copy, then, surely, given that the school won't start looking at the report before the application deadline (early June), they will see both scores by that time, right? The school's application form (INSEAD) has a table where we can list all the GMAT scores. The official GMAT language of the school is that the highest score is considered, blah blah....

That's kind of silly problem (a/ either I stick with the 740 and, as you said, only the clerk will check this or b/ I show both and ridicule myself...), but I am not sure what makes more sense to do as I am not too proud of my last score even though the Q score is higher...
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The school copy is electronic but they only get/see the score you sent them (all scores you received prior to sending). They will not see the scores you got AFTER sending the report. Otherwise, GMAC would not be able to make money on additional score reports :wink:

P.S. they will be able to see the text of your AWA essays; some don't know this.
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Ok, understood. I will play it safe then and stick to the 740. My practice exams tempted me into re-taking and, for some reason, I screwed up the verbal part while I got 99% in verbal the first time...oh well...only myself to blame...

As for the AWA, I hope they don't pay too much attention to the content as they are vague and boring as hell!

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Ok, understood. I will play it safe then and stick to the 740. My practice exams tempted me into re-taking and, for some reason, I screwed up the verbal part while I got 99% in verbal the first time...oh well...only myself to blame...

As for the AWA, I hope they don't pay too much attention to the content as they are vague and boring as hell!

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This post has been updated - thank you.
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I am confused about an aspect of score calculation. The information on the mba website suggests that the percentile score is calculated based on the point score. On this forum however, I've seen that the penalty for leaving a question unanswered is expressed in percentile points. So, is the effect calculated in percentiles and then translated into points?

More specifically, I stupidly exceeded the time on my last quantitative question, instead of randomly picking an answer. My final quantitative score was 50 and the Q percentile 93. By what I've read here, without this mistake I would have been in the 96th percentile. However, would this have changed my final score? According to the tables on mba, a score of 51 on the Q section is associated with the 98th percentile.

So would the avoidance of this mistake (assuming the random answer would have been wrong) have been enough to modify the final score? I am content with my current score of 780 but my curiosity is driving me to explore the 'what if'.
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Can someone provide me breakup of Verbal Section i.e wt %age of verbal section covers CR, RC, SC?
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Once the GMAT is done and the scores have been sent to schools, how do I verify that the schools have received the official score reports?
Also, when I create a login for myself on each school website in order to start my application process how do I link my GMAT score to this login? Or is this not necessary?
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Once the GMAT is done and the scores have been sent to schools, how do I verify that the schools have received the official score reports?
Also, when I create a login for myself on each school website in order to start my application process how do I link my GMAT score to this login? Or is this not necessary?


the school connects gmat score with app (based on identifiers, soc, name, dob, etc). Some schools have a section for official score, some do not. If a school does not have your score and you submitted it, contact the gmac to confirm your score was submitted then follow up with the school.
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It's been a while since I applied but I am told most schools will show status of your application and if certain pieces of it were received, so you will know when your LOR's are sent in, and when your GMAT score is confirmed/received.
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Not to nitpick, but the MGMAT scoring rubric image above doesn't seem very accurate to what's being reported on the "Share your GMAT Experiences" forum, and from what I've been getting on my practice tests?

Just took the GMAT Prep #1 and scored a Q50, V41, which would slot me about 720 on according to the graph, but I received a 760 on the score. Also somebody just posted an actual Q49, V42 which led to a 750 score, but measures in similarly (720-730) on the graph.

I don't mean to make a big hassle about it, but a 30-40 point swing is pretty big.
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This is a known range, and the GMAC fully accepts this.

I have a 48/38, which was a 710.

Someone else had a 48/38 as a 700 and a third person with the same spread had a 690.

We don't know the full details of the scoring algorithm. We likely never will as this is a trade secret of the GMAC.


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Not to nitpick, but the MGMAT scoring rubric image above doesn't seem very accurate to what's being reported on the "Share your GMAT Experiences" forum, and from what I've been getting on my practice tests?

Just took the GMAT Prep #1 and scored a Q50, V41, which would slot me about 720 on according to the graph, but I received a 760 on the score. Also somebody just posted an actual Q49, V42 which led to a 750 score, but measures in similarly (720-730) on the graph.

I don't mean to make a big hassle about it, but a 30-40 point swing is pretty big.

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Hi !!

I m happy to know that GMAT scores are valid for 5yrs. I have some free time now and I m keen on taking GMAT in a few months. I may think of applying may be after 2 years or so, then will all universities accept my score? Or would I have some disadvantage by putting up a 2-3 yr old score?
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I m happy to know that GMAT scores are valid for 5yrs. I have some free time now and I m keen on taking GMAT in a few months. I may think of applying may be after 2 years or so, then will all universities accept my score? Or would I have some disadvantage by putting up a 2-3 yr old score?


I don't think so.
If your score is valid for 5 years, there is no disadvantage by putting up a 2-3 yr old score.
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ugh i wish i read this before i sent my scores. i think i was in such a 'must answer every question' haze towards the end of the test, that i filled out all of that optional information, not knowing that it would get sent to the schools in such a big format.

the reason this concerns me is that i have a relatively low undergrad gpa, and without the insight that comes from the application..the schools are getting a report that has a low gpa with a decent score (700 / 6AWA). i mean, i suppose they'll get my gpa eventually, since it's part of the application..but without the explanations (family responsibilities & death in family), it just seems inconsistent..

do you think this matters? or am i doing the classic caffeinated-overthinking?


I'm in the exact same situation... anyone have thoughts?
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do you think this matters? or am i doing the classic caffeinated-overthinking?


gpa matters. but you can not provide explanations when reporting your gmat score. But you may/can/must explain in additional essays why your GPA is low. Don't worry about that, high GMAT score compensates in some extend low gpa.
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Hello.

Regarding the five free score reports, is it compulsory to provide the information of all 5 schools before you sit for the test? Say if I only submit 3 schools on the test day am I essential wasting 2 free score reports? Or do I have the option of identifying the remaining schools in the coming weeks after the test..

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Regarding the five free score reports, is it compulsory to provide the information of all 5 schools before you sit for the test? Say if I only submit 3 schools on the test day am I essential wasting 2 free score reports? Or do I have the option of identifying the remaining schools in the coming weeks after the test..

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It is not compulsory, you may select even one school, for example if you want to apply only to Stanford and you dont care about other schools.
As far as I know, additional reports after you take the test are subject to additional fee.
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