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# Retaking the GMAT

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GMAT 1: 610 Q43 V31

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22 Sep 2017, 06:08
I scored a 610 (Q43 V31) AWA - 4.0 and IR - 5.5. This was on my first attempt. I know that I can score better and just need to prepare better. I want a score around the 700s but I am not sure if I should retake the test within a month or take a break and take it sometime next year. I wrote the exam in the beginning of august. This contemplation has pulled me down and my confidence and I haven't been able to concentrate on my preparation. I need some clarity and help. Views?

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22 Sep 2017, 06:20
Hi Pranay,
You have scored q43 which you can easily raise to Q 50 or 51.

Also do practice with GMAT club quant tests. I raised my score to Q 50 using these tests only.
GMAT requires average 200 hours of study. So you should spend at least 3 months in preparation
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22 Sep 2017, 06:32
Prannay27 wrote:
I scored a 610 (Q43 V31) AWA - 4.0 and IR - 5.5. This was on my first attempt. I know that I can score better and just need to prepare better. I want a score around the 700s but I am not sure if I should retake the test within a month or take a break and take it sometime next year. I wrote the exam in the beginning of august. This contemplation has pulled me down and my confidence and I haven't been able to concentrate on my preparation. I need some clarity and help. Views?

Don't set any fixed timeline for re-appearing. Keep your preparation going and when you start hitting your target score in the mocks and you feel confident about yourself then go ahead a book a date.

Basically, prepare with an open mind. It may take one month or three months. The idea is to take the test not at a specific time, but rather at the right stage of your preparation and confidence.
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22 Sep 2017, 11:53
Hi Prannay27,

From what you describe, you seem to be limiting yourself to just 2 options (retake within a month or stop altogether and restart next year). Since you're in 'study mode' now, it would likely make the most sense for you to continue studying (as opposed to having to relearn everything if you restarted after several months 'off'). The reality is that raising a 610 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections.

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Goals:
4) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
5) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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