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Q48 with 67 percentile: should I retake?

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I got Q48 (67 percentile) V47 (99 percentile), 760 total
I am quite happy with the total score, but the Quant percentile bothers me...
QMAT score tables online usually say that Q48 equates to 70~80 percentile, but mine is far lower, so I’m even little worried that 48 itself is an error :/
I’mtargeting M7 (Stanford GSB)
i have an average GPA, and am a Asian female (underrepresented population i hope?) in tech industry.
Should I retake?

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Nope. Don’t retake. Should not be an issue and I would not worry too much about Q48.

The reason the percentile is low is due to inflation by international test takers who are much better at Q than V.

Also, not getting a perfect quant score and a very high Verbal score separates you from the Asian stereotype and makes you even more under-represented.

It is a great score! You should have no reservations! Congrats!!!

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thank you!!!! helped a lot and now I can take my mind off of GMAT =)
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Nope. Don’t retake. Should not be an issue and I would not worry too much about Q48.

The reason the percentile is low is due to inflation by international test takers who are much better at Q than V.

Also, not getting a perfect quant score and a very high Verbal score separates you from the Asian stereotype and makes you even more under-represented.

It is a great score! You should have no reservations! Congrats!!!

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Wow. Can you share your approach for v47? It may benefit students on this forum immensely

Besides, I see no reason for you to retake

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Congrats bluechipmonks on 760!

It is an amazing score.

IMO Q48 doesn't matter. I suggest you concentrate only on your applications.
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bluechipmonks wrote:
I got Q48 (67 percentile) V47 (99 percentile), 760 total
I am quite happy with the total score, but the Quant percentile bothers me...
QMAT score tables online usually say that Q48 equates to 70~80 percentile, but mine is far lower, so I’m even little worried that 48 itself is an error :/
I’mtargeting M7 (Stanford GSB)
i have an average GPA, and am a Asian female (underrepresented population i hope?) in tech industry.
Should I retake?

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The Quant percentiles seem to be under quite some pressure nowadays.
A Q47 equated to a 61th percentile for me.

I also do not think that your quant score makes it necessary to retake the test.
A 760 should be 99th percentile overall if I am right, isn´t it?

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I would love to share my approach, but I'm not sure if it'll be helpful at all :roll:
My first official practice test verbal score was 38, and then it hovered around 40 for about a month.
I had no problem with RC, and some easy CR and SC questions, but struggled when encountered with tougher questions.
So I started doing the Kaplan Prep practice sets (I did 4 out of 6), which are annoyingly difficult in verbal. I managed to get 40s consistently on Kaplan tests, but I think these difficult questions helped.
They are super hard, even the RC questions, where I had no problem initially. Especially in CR, I found it nearly impossible to find the right answer. But as I got used to that level of difficulty, official questions seemed all very clear-cut, straight forward.


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Wow. Can you share your approach for v47? It may benefit students on this forum immensely

Besides, I see no reason for you to retake

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Yes, 99th overall. Yeah, I hear there's serious inflation on Quant percentile. Thank you!

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I got Q48 (67 percentile) V47 (99 percentile), 760 total
I am quite happy with the total score, but the Quant percentile bothers me...
QMAT score tables online usually say that Q48 equates to 70~80 percentile, but mine is far lower, so I’m even little worried that 48 itself is an error :/
I’mtargeting M7 (Stanford GSB)
i have an average GPA, and am a Asian female (underrepresented population i hope?) in tech industry.
Should I retake?

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The Quant percentiles seem to be under quite some pressure nowadays.
A Q47 equated to a 61th percentile for me.

I also do not think that your quant score makes it necessary to retake the test.
A 760 should be 99th percentile overall if I am right, isn´t it?

Cheers,
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New post 24 Sep 2019, 10:48
Hi bluechipmonks,

760 with Q48 is an awesome score! Remember, Q48 is only 3 points below the top quant score of Q51, so you are in a great spot. Good luck with your applications!
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