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Is my IR score too low?

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New post 31 Oct 2018, 13:04
Hi mbaMission,

I just took the gmat and scored a 750 (Q49 V42); however, I scored a 5 in the IR section. I plan to apply to M7 mba programs in 4-5 years. I understand that the IR section is not weighted heavily at this time, but should I be worried about how IR will be looked at in 4 years? Should I retake the exam? Also, what threshold for the AWA would warrant a retake?



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Hi and thanks for your post.
Congrats on your 750! I would not worry too much about your low IR, especially if you can demonstrate throughout your application that it is not representative of your ability in that area. I would however recommend you take the GMAT again, especially if you have only taken it once. You have nothing to lose since schools only take your highest score. Plus you will give yourself a chance to boost your IR, and if you can raise it to at least a 6, then it will be a non-issue.
As for the AWA, you should strive for at the minimum a 5.

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Hi mbaMissionMichael,

Thanks for the quick response. For reference, the 750 was my second shot at the GMAT. The first time I took the GMAT I scored a 710 with an 8 IR; however, I cancelled the score. Would it be beneficial to just reinstate that score and send both scores to programs? It would demonstrate that I improved my overall GMAT score, but it would also show that I am capable of scoring an 8 in IR.

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Hi there,
Yes, it couldn't hurt to do that if you are able to!
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