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# Need Help- ended up at 680 (M50, V31), AWA -4.5

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Need Help- ended up at 680 (M50, V31), AWA -4.5 [#permalink]

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01 Feb 2009, 23:19
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HI,

My GMAT Score is 680 (M-50, V-31) and have work exp of 8 years in India, just wanted to know following things

1) Is balanced score desired by most of the B Schools?
2) should i think of another attempt as my score is low?
3) What i can do to imprve my verbal as it has been my weak area?
4) how critical is AWA score - got 4.5 only, is it a bad score..........

Regards

Vivek Tripathi
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Joined: 27 Jun 2008
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WE 1: Investment Banking - 6yrs
Re: Need Help- ended up at 680 (M50, V31), AWA -4.5 [#permalink]

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02 Feb 2009, 10:59
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vivektripathi wrote:
HI,

My GMAT Score is 680 (M-50, V-31) and have work exp of 8 years in India, just wanted to know following things

1) Is balanced score desired by most of the B Schools?
2) should i think of another attempt as my score is low?
3) What i can do to imprve my verbal as it has been my weak area?
4) how critical is AWA score - got 4.5 only, is it a bad score..........

Regards

Vivek Tripathi

Congrats on the score!! Its a good score - M50 is killer.

1) I really dont know how this works, have heard an 80-80 split is preferred, but I'm not the best person to comment. On the contrary, check "nervousgmat" 's score - 720 (Q42,V47), its not the mythical 80-80 split (btw, she's now attending Kellogg).
2) This is certainly your choice, be certain to get Yes/No from people. You'll have to consider the schools you're applying and gauge if your competitive enough.
3) You know the drill. I will not blabber
4) Indian/Male/ IT? with 4.5 AWA and 680 might not really help you - IMO. You need 5.0 and above to atleast "feel good".

If you have the time, I'd say one more GMAT attempt.

Good luck!
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Re: Need Help- ended up at 680 (M50, V31), AWA -4.5 [#permalink]

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02 Feb 2009, 11:55
Hey Vivek,
you can try one more time. you are very very close. All you gotta do is raise 2 or 3 points in verbal and that will get you 700+.

what are the practise exams u tried? u mind posting that scores here? I know I am also in your boat.. I took MGMAT tests and ended up getting two 650's. (Q47, V 32 in one exam and other one is : Q 46, V 33). I am also struggling with Verbal.

Haven't tried GMATPrep yet. just want to relate my MGMAT score with people already wrote the actual gmat exam.

I enjoyed solving/participating your questions in verbal section here on gmatclub.

Goodluck.
Re: Need Help- ended up at 680 (M50, V31), AWA -4.5   [#permalink] 02 Feb 2009, 11:55
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