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21 Feb 2020, 04:29
Hi. My name is Rohit Jain. I scored a mere 490 in my first attempt. Q-40 V-19. Should I give it again?
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21 Feb 2020, 08:41
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Hi. My name is Rohit Jain. I scored a mere 490 in my first attempt. Q-40 V-19. Should I give it again?

What are the B-schools you are aiming at ?
What GMAT score is needed to get admitted to these schools?

I think you should give a serious GMAT re-attempt if average GMAT score acceptable at B-schools you are aiming at is above your first attempt of 490.
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21 Feb 2020, 09:03
rohit26jain wrote:
Hi. My name is Rohit Jain. I scored a mere 490 in my first attempt. Q-40 V-19. Should I give it again?

Hi Rohit,

The average gmat score is around 560.

If you feel you can get a higher score and can put in required hard work and time hours, do give it another try

All the best

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21 Feb 2020, 09:36
It is a good idea to retake the test.

Being mindful of the lifetime GMAT retake limits, you are best advised to spend some quality time improving your test preparedness before you retake GMAT.
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21 Feb 2020, 14:13
Hi Rohit,

Whether you need to retake the GMAT or not will depend a great deal on the Schools/Programs that you are interested in applying to - and the strength of your overall profile. If you don't know which Schools you are interested in yet, then that's okay - but from a statistical standpoint, a 490 is a below-average Score (the Average Score on the Official GMAT hovers around 550 most years). This is meant to say that a higher GMAT Score would likely help you out a great deal (and retaking the GMAT might ultimately be necessary).

Studies:
1) How long have you studied? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?

Goals:
4) What is your overall goal score?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School and what Schools are you planning to apply to?

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22 Feb 2020, 01:23
Hi Rohit, how much were you scoring in official mock tests?
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22 Feb 2020, 08:58
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Hi. My name is Rohit Jain. I scored a mere 490 in my first attempt. Q-40 V-19. Should I give it again?

Hi

Attaining 500, A friend of mine managed a fully-funded MBA admission last year at a university. You can try at some university, but it would be a better idea to have at least another attempt.
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23 Feb 2020, 09:22
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25 Feb 2020, 03:12
I'd recommend that you first understand what happened the first time round. Was it a case of nerves? Was it a lack of time-management? Was it simply a lack of knowledge to tackle the material? I would advise you to not quickly spend another 250 USD, and then find yourself asking the same question again in a couple of weeks.
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