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# Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies

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07 Sep 2011, 16:54
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Don't think so.... what schools are you applying to? I can't see it from your profile.
680 is a high and very good score - you should focus on the applications instead!

Thanks for your prompt revert bb.

My target schools are:

1. Oxford
2. LBS
4. ISB

I want to reiterate two things here that I am planning to apply next year so I have time in my hand and it would be my second MBA.
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07 Sep 2011, 19:14
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yes i suppose which schools you are applying to is a big factor to take into consideration. that is true BB.
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07 Sep 2011, 19:16
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bb wrote:
Don't think so.... what schools are you applying to? I can't see it from your profile.
680 is a high and very good score - you should focus on the applications instead!

Thanks for your prompt revert bb.

My target schools are:

1. Oxford
2. LBS
4. ISB

I want to reiterate two things here that I am planning to apply next year so I have time in my hand and it would be my second MBA.

Really???? It would be your second MBA??
No school that I know will admit you to get a second MBA. The policy is - you can only get 1 MBA degree.
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07 Sep 2011, 19:22
yeah i was questioning whether one could get a 2nd MBA degree... i didnt think so :/
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07 Sep 2011, 19:32
jeprince112 wrote:
yeah i was questioning whether one could get a 2nd MBA degree... i didnt think so :/

yup..its possible.
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07 Sep 2011, 19:56
hmm very interesting.... well if the schools you have talked to say it is alright, then I would create the best application package possible. if you are able to put more time and effort into essays, your resume, etc... then do so. Otherwise, if you have the time to try and retake the GMAT... i say it cant hurt you.
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08 Sep 2011, 00:41
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Really???? It would be your second MBA??
No school that I know will admit you to get a second MBA. The policy is - you can only get 1 MBA degree.

It is not impossible bb. I know lot of people who have done that. Other than Stanford I am aware of ant school which says that they would not consider applicants with prior MBA. If there is a genuine need and you can prove that it will benefit you, schools don't turn the applications down.
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08 Sep 2011, 13:43
Lol I suppose that is true as well... what school would turn down the tuition if you are a good candidate and there is a need for the 2nd MBA degree. If that is the case, I am sure you will be fine GMATmission. Good luck!
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08 Sep 2011, 16:26
jeprince112 wrote:
hmm very interesting.... well if the schools you have talked to say it is alright, then I would create the best application package possible. if you are able to put more time and effort into essays, your resume, etc... then do so. Otherwise, if you have the time to try and retake the GMAT... i say it cant hurt you.

Thanks for your inputs jeprince. My doubt is how much difference is there between a 680 and a say a 700 (btw I got my AWA score yesterday. its a 6 ) and how much more value it will add to my application. I have time to retake and am confident that with one more month of hard work, I may pull off a 700 but then the question remains the same - how much more value it will add to my application.
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09 Sep 2011, 09:30
Yeah that is true. Well then again, you may jump your GMAT up to 780! Lol So who knows... its worth a try if you have the time and ability to take the test again I would say. But certainly do not neglect the other crucial parts of the application!
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10 Sep 2011, 07:34
I am from India and I took the GMAT yesterday.My profile:

1. Nearly 4 years of IT Exp in the financial domain.
2.Have been doing volunteering at NGOs since the past 2 years.
3.Good Extra Currics.
4. Have led and still leading departments in office and outside.
5. Write at leisure and maintain a blog.

I scored a 620 (Q-41, V-35).I am not a native speaker, but have reasonably good communication skills. SC has always been an area where i have screwed my GMAT Preps as well. I am planning to retake. I scored 670,680 on my GMAT prep. The score was thus a shocker. I did the OG twice( Except RC and SC ). i think the level of problems (700+) are present in rather less numbers if they are present at all.
Questions in DS and SC have always been an area where I have had problems. I have read quite a lot of posts in this thread.
Should i go for the Verbal and Quant Official Guides as well?
During the course of my prep:

a. I had taken 2 MGMAT Mocks ( 600,670 - All in a timed environment )
b. Kaplan- 550 ( beginning of my prep ),630.
c. Manhattan Review( is very difficult and the high standard of questions )- 600
d. GMAT prep: 630( first ever ),650,670,680.
e. Princeton Review ( Free One ) : 650

Verbal
SC
Planning to tackle SC using Manhattan SC Guide, ( i did go thru it but couldn't complete it ).
I studied for 2 months before the test and joined a coaching center as well for GMAT ( Manhattan Review )
RC
Finish the OG and ( Verbal Guide for OG? )
CR: I am pretty good in this and used to get a question or 2 wrong in the mocks.
d. I have the Kaplan Premier book ( dint do much from it ) as well and would be doing questions from this as well
e. The Manhattan Review folks have also given material which has good set of tough and tougher questions.

Quant

a. The MGMAT Guides- Number properties ( i find these questions tricky in DS-esp the tougher ones )
b.OG ( Again? )
c. The GMAT Club forums.
d. I have the Kaplan Premier book ( dint do much from it ) as well and would be doing questions from this as well
The Manhattan Review folks have also given material which has good set of tough and tougher questions.

I dint maintain a proper error log the first time around Would be doing it this time.

Please advise, if i need to plug in holes in my strategy. I am targeting:
b. Ross
c. IESE
e. NUS
f. NTU
g. NYU Stern
h. HEC
i. Some Australian and Canadian Colleges which are in top 50.
Have some more, do you think i should give INSEAD a shot as well?

Now please let me know how to plug holes ( if any) in the retake strategy. I am planning to retake in a month.
Dont want to miss out on the retaking strategy.

Thanks
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10 Sep 2011, 11:05
For CR you may want to take a look at Powerscore Critical Reasoning Bible
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10 Sep 2011, 16:20
Hm... you seem to need the most help in your Quant (would be most valuable and perhaps easiest taking into consideration your background)

1. I would figure out what you are lacking math. Looks like number properties.
2. You may want to get a Kaplan Math Workbook since you worked through the MGMAT.
3. Work on timing and attention. timing-strategies-on-the-gmat-80176.html
4. Yes, keep at least some kind of a record of what questions you got wrong
5. Get motivation and some fun free tools: gmat-tools-119941.html
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12 Sep 2011, 09:32
jeprince112 : Thanks Would have a look on that as well.
BB: What about Sentence Correction and verbal (RC maybe? ) ? Dont you think i can improve on that as well.

Thanks
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12 Sep 2011, 14:27
I would say there is a lot of opportunity with the verbal... getting it up to about 40. Your quant is already over 40 which is nice, but getting in the 46-48 range would certainly be doable as well. Combined, that will bring up your overal score drastically. At least I would think so.
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18 Sep 2011, 20:05
Hi Guys,

I am relatively new to GMATCLUB and was wondering if someone can provide me with suggestions. I studied for GMAT for about 5 weeks, averaging 4 hours a day. I took GMAT and scored 700 (Q49,V36). Quant has never been an issue for me, I have never scored less than 49. The thing that is holding be back from a great score is verbal. I went through the Manhattan GMAT books last time and tried most of the Official guide problems. For me the main problems is keeping a balance between speed and accuracy. In the actual test, I had 20 minutes left for last 25 verbal questions and that is where I lost my hopes for 730+ score. I have a very good work experience, great GPA from a good undergraduate institue and average extra curiculars. I have been advised my mutiple admission consultants to retake GMAT because they think that my GMAT score is the only thing that can stand between me and top schools.

I will really appreciate if you guys can provide me with some guidance. I am planning to apply this year in R2. If you need any information to understand my case, please feel free to reply here or PM me.

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19 Sep 2011, 08:26
Hi Cognizant 2001,

You have a good score to take you to any school (ISB could be a little tough though) At this score, what would differentiate is the quality of work experience or academics. Having a great GPA would really help, and if you can differentiate yourself among other candidates you would be able to make it. If you are an Indian IT male, it might be more difficult to differentiate than if you are an Indian female in manufacturing/infrastructure/energy.
Schools look for diversity and candidates who are not a liability when it comes to placements; and if you can sufficiently educate the ad-com people on these two aspects in your application, you would be able to make it to any of the schools you aim for. Maybe you could try using MAP of mbacrystalball.com to quantify your current application strength.

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cognizant2001 wrote:
Hi Guys,

I am relatively new to GMATCLUB and was wondering if someone can provide me with suggestions. I studied for GMAT for about 5 weeks, averaging 4 hours a day. I took GMAT and scored 700 (Q49,V36). Quant has never been an issue for me, I have never scored less than 49. The thing that is holding be back from a great score is verbal. I went through the Manhattan GMAT books last time and tried most of the Official guide problems. For me the main problems is keeping a balance between speed and accuracy. In the actual test, I had 20 minutes left for last 25 verbal questions and that is where I lost my hopes for 730+ score. I have a very good work experience, great GPA from a good undergraduate institue and average extra curiculars. I have been advised my mutiple admission consultants to retake GMAT because they think that my GMAT score is the only thing that can stand between me and top schools.

I will really appreciate if you guys can provide me with some guidance. I am planning to apply this year in R2. If you need any information to understand my case, please feel free to reply here or PM me.

Thanks a lot !

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19 Sep 2011, 19:31

Thanks for your encouraging words. I see you have a great verbal score, do you have any suggestions for me to further improve my verbal skills ?

Also, do a lot of GMATCLUB members trust and use that MAP feature you mentioned ? I haven't used it till now but will certainly be inclined to do so if it is a credible thing.

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19 Sep 2011, 23:28
Dear Cognizant2001,

The basic trick with GMAT as you already know is managing speed vs accuracy. I have a decent verbal score like yours, I also missed out on a great score for I entered late in the examination centre, hurried up 10 Qs after the 1st 10 Qs to cover-up on time.

As for MAP, I ain't sure how many GMAT Club members have used it. I've used it, one of my friend has used it (he is in Cambridge now with 700 GMAT); you could check out 'mba crystall ball' facebook page, to gain a better idea.

All the best,
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