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# Missed sectional cut-off for a college by 1 QA and 1 IR point. Retake?

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Missed sectional cut-off for a college by 1 QA and 1 IR point. Retake?  [#permalink]

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14 Nov 2017, 09:53
Eligibility requirements:

QA: 75 percentile
VA: 75 percentile
IR: 6
Total: 85 percentile

My scores:

QA: 48 - 69 percentile
VA: 38 - 85 percentile
IR: 5
AWA: 5.5
Total: 700 - 88 percentile

I'm eligible for all the other colleges I had on my radar but this one seems to have eluded me. Advice? Can I bring about a sizeable improvement in the span of a month?

EDIT: My parents think I should give the exam another go but I'm terribly frightened of my score dropping instead of increasing. I'm more inclined to just skipping this college and try to improve other areas of my profile for the other colleges I'm targetting.
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Re: Missed sectional cut-off for a college by 1 QA and 1 IR point. Retake?  [#permalink]

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14 Nov 2017, 20:29
dejavu619 wrote:
Eligibility requirements:

QA: 75 percentile
VA: 75 percentile
IR: 6
Total: 85 percentile

My scores:

QA: 48 - 69 percentile
VA: 38 - 85 percentile
IR: 5
AWA: 5.5
Total: 700 - 88 percentile

I'm eligible for all the other colleges I had on my radar but this one seems to have eluded me. Advice? Can I bring about a sizeable improvement in the span of a month?

EDIT: My parents think I should give the exam another go but I'm terribly frightened of my score dropping instead of increasing. I'm more inclined to just skipping this college and try to improve other areas of my profile for the other colleges I'm targetting.
Which school is this? Have they specifically mentioned that a 48 in quant will keep you out? For example, INSEAD recommends 70-75% or more in Q & V and 6 or more in IR, but it's not a requirement.

Moving from 48 to 49 (75%) should be doable. And don't worry about a drop in score. You can cancel your test if your score drops, and that attempt will be "hidden" from schools.
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Re: Missed sectional cut-off for a college by 1 QA and 1 IR point. Retake?  [#permalink]

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16 Nov 2017, 00:15
AjiteshArun wrote:
dejavu619 wrote:
Eligibility requirements:

QA: 75 percentile
VA: 75 percentile
IR: 6
Total: 85 percentile

My scores:

QA: 48 - 69 percentile
VA: 38 - 85 percentile
IR: 5
AWA: 5.5
Total: 700 - 88 percentile

I'm eligible for all the other colleges I had on my radar but this one seems to have eluded me. Advice? Can I bring about a sizeable improvement in the span of a month?

EDIT: My parents think I should give the exam another go but I'm terribly frightened of my score dropping instead of increasing. I'm more inclined to just skipping this college and try to improve other areas of my profile for the other colleges I'm targetting.
Which school is this? Have they specifically mentioned that a 48 in quant will keep you out? For example, INSEAD recommends 70-75% or more in Q & V and 6 or more in IR, but it's not a requirement.

Moving from 48 to 49 (75%) should be doable. And don't worry about a drop in score. You can cancel your test if your score drops, and that attempt will be "hidden" from schools.

It's a college in India. They haven't specified cut-offs in absolute values, but in percentiles. So basicaly anything below a 75 percentile (in QA or VA) will keep me out. I know my score can be deleted. It's spending another \$250 for an incremental change that bothers me
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Re: Missed sectional cut-off for a college by 1 QA and 1 IR point. Retake?  [#permalink]

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10 Dec 2017, 22:50
I retook the exam.

710, QA 47, VA 40, IR6

I put all my focus on QA and didn't spend any time at all with VA so I don't know why my QA score dropped. I also cancelled the score at the end because a retake that brings about just a 10 point increase isn't justifiable in my opinion.
Re: Missed sectional cut-off for a college by 1 QA and 1 IR point. Retake? &nbs [#permalink] 10 Dec 2017, 22:50
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