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Should I Retake - 740; Q 46; V 47

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Hi all,

I've been lurking on this forum and have seen a ton of similar posts, so I'm sorry for rehashing an old topic, but I have some concerns about my GMAT score. I need some advice as to what I should do.

I got a 740 overall; 46q and 47v; IR of 6; I haven't received my AWA score yet, but I'm guessing it will be fine (I've never scored below a 5.5 in my practice tests). Overall I'm fairly happy, but I'm really worried about my quant score. My unofficial scores say a 46 is only in the 58th percentile, which I think is *really* subpar. I definitely struggled during the section; I spent a lot of time on questions that stumped me, and when I reached the end I had to answer a ton of questions in a really short span of time (the last few questions I even had to just select a random answer without reading the question).

I plan on applying to M7 schools. Do you think my Q score will be a big red flag? Clearly I didn't budget my time well this time around, but would it be worth retaking the test completely to try and boost my Q score?

I know the GMAT is only one factor among many, so here is some other pertinent info:
- I graduated from a top liberal arts school (think Williams/Amherst) with a 4.0 and a double major in economics and history
- I work for a tier 2 consulting firm (think Parthenon/LEK/OW) - I'm only a first year (I took the GMAT sooner rather than later), so that may change
- White male from New England so I know that's not very distinctive!

Thank you so much for any help!
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cjb1109 wrote:
Hi all,

I've been lurking on this forum and have seen a ton of similar posts, so I'm sorry for rehashing an old topic, but I have some concerns about my GMAT score. I need some advice as to what I should do.

I got a 740 overall; 46q and 47v; IR of 6; I haven't received my AWA score yet, but I'm guessing it will be fine (I've never scored below a 5.5 in my practice tests). Overall I'm fairly happy, but I'm really worried about my quant score. My unofficial scores say a 46 is only in the 58th percentile, which I think is *really* subpar. I definitely struggled during the section; I spent a lot of time on questions that stumped me, and when I reached the end I had to answer a ton of questions in a really short span of time (the last few questions I even had to just select a random answer without reading the question).

I plan on applying to M7 schools. Do you think my Q score will be a big red flag? Clearly I didn't budget my time well this time around, but would it be worth retaking the test completely to try and boost my Q score?

I know the GMAT is only one factor among many, so here is some other pertinent info:
- I graduated from a top liberal arts school (think Williams/Amherst) with a 4.0 and a double major in economics and history
- I work for a tier 2 consulting firm (think Parthenon/LEK/OW) - I'm only a first year (I took the GMAT sooner rather than later), so that may change
- White male from New England so I know that's not very distinctive!

Thank you so much for any help!
740 is an excellent score. Well done!

1. A Q46 is not as bad as you might think. Most of the score inflation in the quant section is attributable to Asian (Chinese, Indian...) test takers and schools are aware of this. Read this article (skip to the section on quant) to understand more about how schools are likely to view your Q46.

2. While your Q46 won't sink your application, it could be a cause for concern and require you to show additional evidence of your quantitative skills in your application.

3. If I were you, I'd take the GMAT again if I could. Your V47 indicates a very high level of ability, one that I feel should carry over to your quant. Just keep in mind that any time you spend on the GMAT from here on is time that you could have spent doing other, more important things. Also, keep an eye on your timelines.

Schools are aware that students from all types of backgrounds, with varying scores, prove themselves capable of keeping up with the requirements of their course. So even if there is a cutoff for quant, 46 is probably not it.

All the best for your applications!
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Hi cjb1109,

First off, a 740 is an outstanding score, so you can apply to any Schools that interest you. As such, a retest might not be necessary. A Q46 is a solid performance - it won't "impress" anyone (and if you're planning to apply to any highly-competitive Finance Programs, then those Admissions Committees would want you to score higher), but it won't lead to an automatic rejection either. 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:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admission ... tants-124/

If you do choose to retest though, then we have to examine how you were studying for the Quant section before. Once you've decided on whether to retest or not, you should post back here (or you can PM me directly) and we can talk through your study options going forward.

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cjb1109 wrote:
Hi all,

I've been lurking on this forum and have seen a ton of similar posts, so I'm sorry for rehashing an old topic, but I have some concerns about my GMAT score. I need some advice as to what I should do.

I got a 740 overall; 46q and 47v; IR of 6; I haven't received my AWA score yet, but I'm guessing it will be fine (I've never scored below a 5.5 in my practice tests). Overall I'm fairly happy, but I'm really worried about my quant score. My unofficial scores say a 46 is only in the 58th percentile, which I think is *really* subpar. I definitely struggled during the section; I spent a lot of time on questions that stumped me, and when I reached the end I had to answer a ton of questions in a really short span of time (the last few questions I even had to just select a random answer without reading the question).

I plan on applying to M7 schools. Do you think my Q score will be a big red flag? Clearly I didn't budget my time well this time around, but would it be worth retaking the test completely to try and boost my Q score?

I know the GMAT is only one factor among many, so here is some other pertinent info:
- I graduated from a top liberal arts school (think Williams/Amherst) with a 4.0 and a double major in economics and history
- I work for a tier 2 consulting firm (think Parthenon/LEK/OW) - I'm only a first year (I took the GMAT sooner rather than later), so that may change
- White male from New England so I know that's not very distinctive!

Thank you so much for any help!


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Hi cjb1109,

If you're not going to apply this year, then why not? You can get a notable overall score increase if you get q49. Refer to the attached chart.

Getting q49 is not that hard, it is more about timing:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-impro ... 41670.html

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HI cjb1109,

So, 740 is awesome! Nice job. Since you are applying to M7 schools, I understand your concern regarding your quant score. That being said, you should reach out to the many admissions consultants here on GMAT Club for some further advice.

If you end up retaking the GMAT, feel free to reach out to me directly, and I can provide some study advice.
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