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Should I cancel my score?

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Hello everyone,
I took GMAT yesterday after two and a half months of preparation and scored 620. In the practice test I score 690 (exam 3) 670 (exam 1), 600 (exam 2) and 680 (exam 4). I only took the practice tests from GMAC. I am planning to take the GMAT again within 1 month. Should I cancel this score? I am already in the MBA program and I scored 610 on my first attempt on March 2015. I want to apply to the PhD program and I talked to the PhD adviser at my school and he told me that sometimes admission committee views it as a flag if I take the exam more than twice and if there is an anomaly in my scores. So the admission committee may take average of all my scores and decide based on the average. Please suggest me what should I do?

GMAT 1: 610, V31, Q42, IR 6

Exam 3: 690, V38, Q47
Exam 1: 670, V35, Q47
Exam 2: 600, V31, Q42
Exam 4: 680, V35, Q48
GMAT 2: 620, V34, Q42, IR 6

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A 620 is low. I would cancel your score and take again, but ONLY if you do something this time in terms of studying that's different -- like getting a different book, or taking a different course online. What you have been doing didn't work, so DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, cancel your score, and take again.

Also, sometimes the GRE is an easier test, especially if you're stronger in verbal. Since you mention you are going for a Ph.D program, I would at least consider taking the GRE instead, but regardless, I would cancel the (very low) 620 score. It won't serve you if you're looking to get into a top school.
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imranselim wrote:
Hello everyone,
I took GMAT yesterday after two and a half months of preparation and scored 620. In the practice test I score 690 (exam 3) 670 (exam 1), 600 (exam 2) and 680 (exam 4). I only took the practice tests from GMAC. I am planning to take the GMAT again within 1 month. Should I cancel this score? I am already in the MBA program and I scored 610 on my first attempt on March 2015. I want to apply to the PhD program and I talked to the PhD adviser at my school and he told me that sometimes admission committee views it as a flag if I take the exam more than twice and if there is an anomaly in my scores. So the admission committee may take average of all my scores and decide based on the average. Please suggest me what should I do?

Thanks


Hi,

It would be nice if you can focus on your verbal section.

E-gmat verbal online or the e-gmat verbal live are both amazing courses that can really help you improve your scores.

However, given how close your GMAT date is, I personally do not think one should adopt any new method on the final leg of their GMAT Preparation. It may be nice to give a couple of mocks (the official ones) and work on your weaknesses, but trying something new might not work in anyone’s favour. However if you want to improve on any individual area such as Sentence Correction, you may subscribe to the individual SC course as you can finish the whole course in 10 days (with proper dedication). If however you are only looking to indentify and improve on your weak areas, I would encourage you to purchase the e-gmat scholaranium. It is without a doubt, one of the best practice tools for verbal and will indeed help you on the final leg of your preparations.

Hope this helps. All the best.
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