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Should I retake GMAT?

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I am applying Rotterdam School of Management -Marketing Master. Unfortunately, I got 600. Q50 86%, V22 31%. Should I retake GMAT? I only studied about 2 weeks, mainly quant and sentence correction. But the hardest part in the exam was the Reading Comprehension part for me. How much weeks should I study in order to increase verbal? What should I do to reach 700? How much increase in my verbal will help me? Thank you ! :-)
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Hi senremi

Congrats on the Q50 in Quant.

According to me, the first step would be to order the ESR. Once you have the ESR
you will be able to analyze which section has caused the score to drop. Once you
have the ESR, the experts on the forum will be able to give you the best way to
proceed and maximize your score.

Unfortunately, if Reading comprehension is your weakest section, it is the most
difficult section to improve in a short span of time. IMO, your best bet is to
aquatint yourself with the basics and apply them on the official questions. Try
solving 3-4 passages a day and analyze them regularly. Specific to Reading
Comprehension, this is a post which you should definitely go through
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html

Work on your SC and CR and try and improve your score to the maximum possible
extent in these sections. So addressing your main question on how to improve to 700,
you will need to push your Verbal score to V35 if you manage to replicate your Quant
performance.

Hope this helps you!
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Hi senremi,

Many Test Takers spend 3 months (or more) of consistent study time before they hit their 'peak' scores. The fact that you scored 600 with just 2 weeks of study shows that you're already a reasonably strong critical thinker (the average score on the Official GMAT hovers around 540-550 most years) - so if you put in the proper, focused study you could potentially score significantly higher.

1) What application deadline(s) are you facing?
2) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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pushpitkc Thank you for your answer :) I got the Score Card now.
Verbal: Critical Reasoning 97%, 51 Score. Sentence Correction 6%, Score 11. Reading Comprehension 35% Score 23.
Quant: Problem Solving 74% Score 49, Data Sufficiency %95, Score 51
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The deadline for the scholarship I'm applying is 1st of March. But I have to get +700. What should I do? Can I make a 100 point increase in 1 month? Thank you!
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Hi senremi,

Raising a 600 to a 700+ will likely take at least another 2 months of consistent, guided study, so the goal to try to achieve that in less than 4 weeks is probably too difficult to be considered realistic. Is a 700 the minimum score needed for the Scholarship (and are there any other Scholarship options that don't require a score that high?)?

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I would definitely retake and focus only on verbal this time.
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