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19 Jun 2009, 04:25
Hi,

My target score is 750+

Please find below my scores from the practice tests:

MGMAT CAT 1 - 710
MGMAT CAT 2 - 720
MGMAT CAT 3 - 710

GMAT PREP 1 - 710 (Q49, V37)
GMAT PREP 2 - 720 (Q51, V35)

GMAT PREP 1 (Retake) - 710 (Q48, V40)
GMAT PREP 2 (Retake) - 720 (Q49, V40)

All the above CATs are given with AWA.

Also, this is my 2nd attempt at GMAT. I wrote the GMAT in 2007 and scored 710 (Q50, V35). Please don't ask me why am I writing the GMAT again after a 700+ score as I have my own reasons, which I will explain later .

My GMAT is scheduled on 30th June and my target score is 750. Shall I postpone the GMAT as I have not scored 750 on any of my practice tests?
Or the improvement of 30 marks is possible in 1.5 weeks?

I have been able to bump my V score to 40 and but I have to maintain my Q score at 50 in order to achieve my target score of 750. (There is no margin for error).

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19 Jun 2009, 06:29
This is not an easy one... I have no intention to exhort you not to retake, I would have done the same. This exam is a funny beast - everyone has some personal reason and I know from my own experience that no reasonable advice can heelp if someone has firmly decided to retake. So, lets se what can be done...

It could be frustrating to see the scores not moving up after all that study. Partially, this is due to GMAT becomming harder and harder the day after day. It is not the same exam you took in 2007. You took it than and scored 710, in the mean time you've been learning for 6 months or a year (I assume you haven't been learning all the time in the past two years) and now you have just enough skills and knowledge to obtain 710 again. Again? Well, not exactly. The exam is not the same, it is more difficult, not dramatically, but enough to drop your score for a few points.

How many time have you spent studying? I mean, if you studied for last six months, it is not reasonable to expect some dramatic changes in next couple of weeks. Again, your mock exam scores are just fine - maybe you could score in 750 area, even with sligtly lower scores in GMATprep. And if you are about to score 750 - you'll do so on June 30th, you probably won't benefit too much from additional preparation.
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