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# Gmat worries retake or not

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09 Feb 2018, 05:25
Hello sir
My gmat worries seems to continue with today being my 3 attempt scoring a abysmal 680( q47 v37). Although i improved from my last attempt of 650 (49 v30). But this time my IR Scores have also screwed up to meager 1. Please help experts Wether i should cancel or retain. I want to give gmat again but doubt score could go down. Please need advice what to do.

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09 Feb 2018, 10:14
StrugglingGmat2910 wrote:
Hello sir
My gmat worries seems to continue with today being my 3 attempt scoring a abysmal 680( q47 v37). Although i improved from my last attempt of 650 (49 v30). But this time my IR Scores have also screwed up to meager 1. Please help experts Wether i should cancel or retain. I want to give gmat again but doubt score could go down. Please need advice what to do.

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For starters, there's never really a good reason to cancel your score at this stage. If it's the best you've done so far, keep it. You can always pay to cancel it later if you need to.

Just as importantly, I think that MBA programs are honest when they say that they only consider your highest GMAT score. I don't think there's any real downside to showing the lower scores, especially if there's an upward trajectory in your scores. The upward trajectory actually looks good, since it's a sign that you're working hard at the GMAT.

So in your case? There's no need to cancel that score, because it's not going to hurt you in any way -- it's either going to be your best score, or it's going to be followed by better scores that show improvement.

And please don't think of a 680 as "abysmal"! It's a rounding error away from the 700 club, and it also puts you pretty comfortably above the 80th percentile. Trust me, plenty of people would happily surrender their left pinkie for that score -- and if your goal is an elite score in the mid-700s, you're not THAT far away.

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10 Feb 2018, 22:52
Hi StrugglingGmat2910,

To start, a 680/Q47 is a fantastic score (it's right around the 85th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary - and referring to that performance as "abysmal" makes you sound silly. Depending on the Schools that you plan to apply to, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

If you decide to retake the GMAT - and again, you have not provided ANY information to make me think that that is necessary - then you should post back here with a bit more information on how you've studied and your application plans.

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