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# Should i retake GMAT for the 4th Time ?

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07 Aug 2011, 00:37
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, 12:58
I don't know offhand what the school averages are for the schools you are targeting. However, if the GMATs are significantly below the average (i.e. more than 20 points below the average), then it'll be worth taking it a 4th time - better to have a stronger score on the 4th attempt than what you have now if it's below the average. If you're already at the average with your highest score (640), then don't bother retaking it.
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