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Need urgent advice on whether or not i should reinstate my score

my second gmat score was Q47V45 740. my third score was Q48V36 690. both the IR and AWA scores are essentially equal. clearly my previous score was better (overall) and i immediately cancelled my third and latest score. yet, i am applying for msc finance & accounting and the universities im applying to do prefer strong quant skills (particularly since my major was not very quantitative). im just wondering whether it would be best to reinstate my 3rd score just to show off the minor jump from Q47 to Q48 and so risk showing that my verbal cratered from V45 to V36 and that my overall score dropped below 700....

applications are being sent this weekend so any and all help on this topic much appreciated

in case anyone has personal experience, im applying to oxford, lse, warwick, etc
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Need urgent advice on whether or not i should reinstate my score

my second gmat score was Q47V45 740. my third score was Q48V36 690. both the IR and AWA scores are essentially equal. clearly my previous score was better (overall) and i immediately cancelled my third and latest score. yet, i am applying for msc finance & accounting and the universities im applying to do prefer strong quant skills (particularly since my major was not very quantitative). im just wondering whether it would be best to reinstate my 3rd score just to show off the minor jump from Q47 to Q48 and so risk showing that my verbal cratered from V45 to V36 and that my overall score dropped below 700....

applications are being sent this weekend so any and all help on this topic much appreciated

in case anyone has personal experience, im applying to oxford, lse, warwick, etc


Hi takasar12,

While the Finance and Accounting programs would prefer strong quant skills, the difference in your quant scores from the first to second attempt is only minor and we don't recommend that you reinstate the lower score :) The second GMAT score (740) is higher, balanced, and strong from the viewpoint of the quant angle. Hence, the same is preferred and you must proceed with it :)

All the best! :)
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takasar12 wrote:
Need urgent advice on whether or not i should reinstate my score

my second gmat score was Q47V45 740. my third score was Q48V36 690. both the IR and AWA scores are essentially equal. clearly my previous score was better (overall) and i immediately cancelled my third and latest score. yet, i am applying for msc finance & accounting and the universities im applying to do prefer strong quant skills (particularly since my major was not very quantitative). im just wondering whether it would be best to reinstate my 3rd score just to show off the minor jump from Q47 to Q48 and so risk showing that my verbal cratered from V45 to V36 and that my overall score dropped below 700....

applications are being sent this weekend so any and all help on this topic much appreciated

in case anyone has personal experience, im applying to oxford, lse, warwick, etc


As mentioned above, you are probably best keeping the score you have. If you had only taken it once then it could be interesting to see the quant jump but at the expense of verbal.... that is what makes it tricky. Go with the second score. Good luck!

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takasar12 wrote:
Need urgent advice on whether or not i should reinstate my score

my second gmat score was Q47V45 740. my third score was Q48V36 690. both the IR and AWA scores are essentially equal. clearly my previous score was better (overall) and i immediately cancelled my third and latest score. yet, i am applying for msc finance & accounting and the universities im applying to do prefer strong quant skills (particularly since my major was not very quantitative). im just wondering whether it would be best to reinstate my 3rd score just to show off the minor jump from Q47 to Q48 and so risk showing that my verbal cratered from V45 to V36 and that my overall score dropped below 700....

applications are being sent this weekend so any and all help on this topic much appreciated

in case anyone has personal experience, im applying to oxford, lse, warwick, etc


Hi takasar12,

While the Finance and Accounting programs would prefer strong quant skills, the difference in your quant scores from the first to second attempt is only minor and we don't recommend that you reinstate the lower score :) The second GMAT score (740) is higher, balanced, and strong from the viewpoint of the quant angle. Hence, the same is preferred and you must proceed with it :)

All the best! :)


thanks for the reply and sorry for taking so long getting back to you. the problem is largely that some universities (imperial for example) specifically state: "Submitting a GMAT or GRE result is also highly recommended. A score of at least 48/60 in the quantitative section of GMAT, or at least 159 in the quantitative section of GRE will add weight to your application"
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Hey takasar12
Schools really care most about your highest overall score. I don't think the 48 vs 47 will make a material difference in your candidacy. However, to me there is no harm in reinstating the score. Schools will see all your data and really only care about that 740. That's the number that goes into their reporting.
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