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Scored 690 in third attempt. Should I retake the exam?

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27 Dec 2018, 00:14
Hi Experts,

I have appeared for Gmat thrice (640,660,690). I have 2.5 years of experience in IT consulting. I wanted to apply for R2 and R3 for a few colleges (NUS, NTU, ISB). I have following questions
1) Is my experience less and can it hinder my application?
2) Is my score good enough (690 Q-50, V32)?
3) Should I appear for Gmat again and try to get 700+ and apply next year or apply this year in R2s/R3s?
4) I have already written Gmat three times, does taking it the 4th time impact my profile?

These many attempts have really broken my confidence, M not sure what to do now. Please advise!

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27 Dec 2018, 04:20
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With only 2.5 years of experience, you do have time on your side.

However, if you were not scoring significantly more in your third time mock tests, I would not worry about a re-attempt (though it would not impact your profile).
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Hi daspri2809,

First off, a 690/Q50 is a strong score (it's above the 80th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. You're ultimately asking Admissions questions though, so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

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29 Dec 2018, 05:43
daspri2809 wrote:
Hi Experts,

I have appeared for Gmat thrice (640,660,690). I have 2.5 years of experience in IT consulting. I wanted to apply for R2 and R3 for a few colleges (NUS, NTU, ISB). I have following questions
1) Is my experience less and can it hinder my application?
2) Is my score good enough (690 Q-50, V32)?
3) Should I appear for Gmat again and try to get 700+ and apply next year or apply this year in R2s/R3s?
4) I have already written Gmat three times, does taking it the 4th time impact my profile?

These many attempts have really broken my confidence, M not sure what to do now. Please advise!

Thanks

Hi daspri2809,

Welcome to GMATCLUB! Congrats on a 690. It is definitely not a bad score. However given that you come from an over-represented applicant pool, It may benefit you to take GMAT once more to see if you can probably get a 700+ score and apply in round 2 later. Business schools only look at your highest scores, so the number of attempts would certainly not matter.

Hope this helps. All the best!
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29 Dec 2018, 17:48
Hi daspri2809,

Since you are asking an admissions question, I agree that you should reach out to one of the many admissions consultants here on GMAT Club.

If you do decide to retake the GMAT, reach back out, and I can provide some further advice.

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