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# Should i retake GMAT for the 4th Time ?

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07 Aug 2011, 00:15
Hi,

I'm an Indian Male 25yrs and not from IT background.

These are my GMAT results

1st attempt - 640 (q48 v29) - Aug 2010
2nd attempt - 570 (q45 v24) - Oct 2010
3rd attempt - 580 (q46 v25) - Aug 2011

Due to my work, I was out of the city traveling and couldn't spend much time preparing for GMAT. Hence the low scores.
Should I retake GMAT. Will the admissions board judge me on the number of attempts and the declining scores. Is it advisable taking GMAT ?

I'm trying for the following schools

Indiana University: Kelley
Boston University School of Management
University of Southern California: Marshall
University of Rochester: Simon
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rice University: Jones
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper

I have 3yrs of we.

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07 Aug 2011, 20:49
Hi 4thtimegmat,

I recommend that you take the GMAT again for the following reason. Consider USC Marshall, which has an average GMAT score of 690, and an 80th percentile score range of 640-740. This means that your score of 640 would put you in the bottom 10th percentile of applicants. This does not mean you will not be accepted, however it is not a preferable position to be in.

There are a number of excellent GMAT resources online which can help you improve your score. MBA.com provides 2 free official GMAT tests, and we also have free GMAT advice here:

http://www.stacyblackman.com/tag/gmat/

I hope this was of help.

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08 Aug 2011, 05:06

Does taking GMAT for the 4th time affect my application ?

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08 Aug 2011, 15:41
Hi 4thtimegmat,

I would not be concerned about the impact taking the GMAT for a 4th time will have on your application. Make sure to focus hard on your test studies though. Your score is going to have an impact on your candidacy.

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