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Please advise - do I retake the Gmat? - 740; Q49, V42, IR6, AWA5

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New post 21 Mar 2019, 11:37
Hello Everyone,

While 740 is a decent score, I am really disappointed with Q 49 (74%), IR 6(70%), and AWA 5(53%). Deadlines for the last round of applications are fast approaching.
I'd be glad if you could let me know if
1. IR 6 and AWA 5 raise any red flags for admissions into Insead, Yale, LBS, etc. I'm absolutely ashamed of the percentiles.
2. Do I retake the GMAT? (I got 690, 750, 730, 740 in GMAC tests) My academics aren't that great (7.0/10 from IIT Guwahati) and while my work ex is decent, I still don't know what my chances are at one of the big schools. I'm pretty confused about whether I should retake the GMAT again.

I'd really appreciate any help.

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New post 21 Mar 2019, 12:32
Absolutely not required in my opinion. You would be wasting your precious time. IR 6 and AWA 5 are totally acceptable. Taking it again might actually hurt your chances. Schools aren’t looking for people obsessing over a standardized test.

Congratulations on the 740 and best of luck!

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New post 21 Mar 2019, 12:57
Congrats on a 740

Your IR and essay are not outliers. I would not worry about those.

Whether to retake a 740 is an interesting question. I would say 90 percent of the time no, but it depends on your background. If you are Indian male IT (very overrepresented) and you have a lot of time before you plan to apply then it may be worth considering— you could always cancel if it’s 740 or less.

A 760 could be the difference between a 50 percent scholarship or none. Or a top 20 vs top 10. It does have an impact.

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New post 22 Mar 2019, 05:50
Hi mantri,

Congratulations on scoring a 740!

For admission to business schools quite a few factors are considered alongside your GMAT score. You can learn more about the evaluation factors, importance and weightages. However, admission consultants are best suited to evaluate your profile and guide you about the process. You may reach out to them for getting appropriate guidance.

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New post 22 Mar 2019, 08:39
I'm the same demographic and had a lower score in IR and an embarrassingly low one in AWA. It didn't affect my applications at all.
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