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# GRE sections

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Manager
Status: Trying to survive
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 183
GMAt Status: Quant section
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
Schools: WBS (D)
GMAT Date: 12-30-2011
GPA: 3.2

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22 Sep 2011, 15:04
hey guys

can i choose to sit for a specific section , rather than all section . in other words , can i take the quantitative section without the need for the two other sections
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How can i lose my faith in life's fairness when i know that the dreams of those who sleep on the feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep on the ground? - Jubran Khaleel Jubran

Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Location: Russian Federation
GMAT 3: 740 Q40 V50
GMAT 4: 700 Q48 V38
GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
GMAT 6: 680 Q47 V36
GMAT 9: 740 Q49 V42
GMAT 11: 500 Q47 V33
GMAT 14: 760 Q49 V44
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)

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24 Sep 2011, 10:09
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I'm sorry to tell you that you cannot do that. If that were possible people would just take the test twice. First time focusing on math and second time focusing on verbal to get a great overall aggregate score. I mean technically you can... But I hope you'll have a good explanation in your application as to why you received a 0 out of 800 on verbal and a 0 for your writing...
Manager
Status: Trying to survive
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 183
GMAt Status: Quant section
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
Schools: WBS (D)
GMAT Date: 12-30-2011
GPA: 3.2

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24 Sep 2011, 10:12
getienne wrote:
I'm sorry to tell you that you cannot do that. If that were possible people would just take the test twice. First time focusing on math and second time focusing on verbal to get a great overall aggregate score. I mean technically you can... But I hope you'll have a good explanation in your application as to why you received a 0 out of 800 on verbal and a 0 for your writing...

Not really
the universities i'm applying to , are only interested in the quantitative section . So, I want to focus on the quant as much as possible
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How can i lose my faith in life's fairness when i know that the dreams of those who sleep on the feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep on the ground? - Jubran Khaleel Jubran

Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Location: Russian Federation
GMAT 3: 740 Q40 V50
GMAT 4: 700 Q48 V38
GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
GMAT 6: 680 Q47 V36
GMAT 9: 740 Q49 V42
GMAT 11: 500 Q47 V33
GMAT 14: 760 Q49 V44
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)

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24 Sep 2011, 11:47
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KUDOS
I'm an engineer and I know engineering grad school only care about the Quantitative section... so I took the exam with little prep since I'm already good in quant and just didn't bother studying for the verbal... But I'm pretty sure the best engineering schools require a verbal of at least 430 just to make sure you know just enough english lol... Just take the verbal without using too much brain power and you'll be fine by the time the math section comes around...
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Joined: 25 Jul 2011
Posts: 298
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V40
GPA: 3
WE: Operations (Non-Profit and Government)

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25 Sep 2011, 01:13
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As @getienne has pointed out, a very high score in quants may offset a score in verbal, but will raise question marks.
Also, your total score matters more than you might think, because that plays a big part in the rankings. Given a choice of two similar candidates, the school might select the candidate with the higher total score even if the other has a higher quants score.

I guess what I'm trying to say is don't discount the impact of under performing on the verbal portion. Take several practice CATs so that you are able to concentrate right through the test (4 hours).
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