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# Should I retake GMAT?

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24 Apr 2012, 20:38
I have taken GMAT today and got 640 (Q:49 ; V: 34). Should I retake GMAT? My target schools are Sloan, Haas, Anderson etc. Please advise.
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24 Apr 2012, 21:01
For all 3 of those school's your 640 will put you at a definite disadvantage. You should try to score a 700, or even over b/c all 3 of those schools have average GMAT's of above 700. At 640, you are outside the 80% range for all 3 schools (correct me if I'm wrong) which means you will have to be a very special candidate in many other areas of your application. For this fact alone, I would recommend a retake. But to help you decide, take a look at these posts:

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24 Apr 2012, 21:15
Sorry to mistype my score. It is 680.
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25 Apr 2012, 08:42
A 680 is certainly a lot different from a 640, but my first thought would still be retake. I will say that we need a little more information; what is your background? What were your practice tests like? How much did you study? When do you plan to apply? What other areas do you need to focus on? It's almost impossible to say yes or no without knowing some additional details.
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25 Apr 2012, 09:56
santanuh wrote:
Sorry to mistype my score. It is 680.

It depends on how much time do you have before application. You can repass in 31 days. If you do not break schools' deadlines, you can.
Moreover, if you are sure that you can improve your score easily, than just sign up for a resit.
I was admited to LBS with 650, but asked to resit before the programme's start. So such option is also possible.
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25 Apr 2012, 17:45
I am not in hurry to apply for B School and have time. To elaborate my background, I am 32.5 years old Indian male. I have 4.0 GPA in Electrical Engineering (Bachelor in Engineering). I have 10 years of work experience in IT including 6 years in US. Please help me deciding.
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25 Apr 2012, 18:23
An Indian male from IT would be a tough pool to compete against with a 680, the higher the GMAT the more competitive you would be against others with similar profiles.
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25 Apr 2012, 20:40
Hi,

I gave my GMAT recently and got a score of 680 (Q 50 V 31 ). The colleges which i am interested in are ISB,INSEAD(singapore),NUS,NANYANG,HEC(paris) .
I have 2 years of experience in IT industry and planning to join in June 2013 by the time which i would be 3 years of experience ..I have a UG gpa of 3.16 .
Please advice as to whether i should take GMAT again ?? Thanks a lot in advance ..
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25 Apr 2012, 20:55
I got the same score 680(Q: 49; V:34) . Although I am inclined to take the test again, I am not sure what exactly I can do to improve. I took below practice test before the real GMAT. Although my verbal score fluctuates, I was doing quite good at the end. One reason I may find that I took the last practice test almost 10 days before the real GMAT. Could that have played any role? Please help and suggest what I can study to make sure my verbal comes up 38+

MGMAT1 - 650 (Q44; V35) - (First practice test)
MGMAT2 - 710 (Q48; V39)
GMATPRep1 - 650 (Q49; V29)
GMATPRep1(Retake) - 760 (Q50; V42)
MGMAT3 - 710 (Q49; V37)
MGMAT4 - 710 (Q49; V38)
Kaplan Diagnostic - 770 (Q51; V43)
Kaplan 1 - 580 (Q50; V28)
Practice GMAT #1 Q: 48 V: 34 680
Practice GMAT #2 Q: 48 V: 42 730
Practice GMAT #3 Q: 47 V: 44 740
Practice GMAT #4 Q: 40 V: 33 600
Practice GMAT #5 Q: 49 V: 40 730 (Last practice test)
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25 Apr 2012, 22:51
yes, retake. To me, don't try to see if your score is within the 10th percentile range and determine if that gives you a shot at your schools. Try to aim for the 25th percentile at a bare minimum because that puts you in the middle 50 percentile and this is the range where a 30 point increase can really bump you up within the pool.
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