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# Should I Retake GMAT Thread - Retaking GMAT Strategies

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24 Aug 2011, 10:25
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage

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24 Aug 2011, 10:32
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage

Regarding the materials. Try Knewton, they guarantee +50 points improvement or money back. It worked for me.

Thanks Pkit.....there is no harm taking the retest and in fact I have made up my mind to prepare again. Do you find knewton good?....how much does their course cost.....is there any way to get a cheaper deal....
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24 Aug 2011, 10:59
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I understand that since my score low low for ISB, I need to retake the exam but now I am puzzled with the thought that which material should I refer to. Can you please help me on that. can you suggest some good study material or course which can me at this stage

Regarding the materials. Try Knewton, they guarantee +50 points improvement or money back. It worked for me.

Thanks Pkit.....there is no harm taking the retest and in fact I have made up my mind to prepare again. Do you find knewton good?....how much does their course cost.....is there any way to get a cheaper deal....

Look here http://gmatclub.com/blog/courses/knewto ... e/?fl=menu -you will lso see some promo codes. Visit their site http://www.knewton.com/gmat/pricing/ they have a promo until Aug 26th.
I can't locate now the thread in which guys provided their feedback about the course, but for me it was good (I improved by more than 50 points).
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24 Aug 2011, 11:06
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Look here http://gmatclub.com/blog/courses/knewto ... e/?fl=menu -you will lso see some promo codes. Visit their site http://www.knewton.com/gmat/pricing/ they have a promo until Aug 26th.
I can't locate now the thread in which guys provided their feedback about the course, but for me it was good (I improved by more than 50 points).

thanx Pkit
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01 Sep 2011, 05:41
Getting ready for Gmat this October and am still filled up with so many questions and worse of all every time I feel I`m getting right on track the next day comes up with too many new thing to go through with and I start to feel frustrated.

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02 Sep 2011, 02:32
Hi Pkit
I have recently purchased Knewton's GMAT course. Could you please suggest me some of the best strategies to use this course.

This is my third day with the course and last two days I had some some recorded class sessions. Will the course automatically provide me with sessions and material as I will progress with the course or I need to search for it in my knewton's dashboard.

Till now I have not been given any doc or pdf, will i have to search for it.

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02 Sep 2011, 07:44
Someone please explain "indian IT male" thing. I'm an "india IT male", a year and a half work ex, and GMAT 750. SHould i retake?? Advise...

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04 Sep 2011, 12:41
I will be retaking it... I got a 700 the first time around. But this time I will read the strategy books offered by MGMAT and some other resources and take MORE CATS!!! Some from MGMAT and Veritas. Hopefully doing this helps.
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04 Sep 2011, 18:51
Hi all,

I gave my GMAT on 2nd September and got a 680 (Q 46, V37). The debrief is quants-took-it-away-680-q46-v-120089.html

Now my question is should I retake?

My profile is: Indian (which puts me in the higher GMAT peer group), Female (which puts me in advantage ) with 4.5 years of experience in banking and decent academic and extra curricular activities and some (not much) community experience and yes, very little international exposure.

The take here is that it would be my second MBA. The first one was 6 years 5 years ago and as many of you might know Indian MBAs are more academic and unless you do it from an IIM or ISB its not recognized globally. So I need to do another one. Now, my doubts are:

1. Given my background, should I retake GMAT (my reaction after looking at the score was I should, but I really want some expert opinions)? - please consider that since it would be my second MBA I would need everything to make my case strong.
2. If I should retake GMAT, what should be expected out of it? I mean how do schools take retakes and what do they expect out of retakes? Is s 30-40 point increase only will be considered good in the eyes of schools. Also what if my score comes down - how will the schools take that?
3. Again, I want to pursue a finance focused MBA, so should I focus on a better quants score and if yes- how much?

Thanks in advance for all the suggestions.
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05 Sep 2011, 02:24
yes I would say that you should try retaking it... improve your quant a little bit but also work on the verbal. Getting into the 40s on V will boost your score quite a bit. Once you are in the 700+ club, then you have a stronger application.

Retakes are not frowned upon and it doesn't matter what score you get, at least thats what the schools and adcoms have said. They just look at your highest score. Now if you retake it several times and start getting lower and lower scores, it may raise a concern, but other than that it can't hurt to try.
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07 Sep 2011, 14:44
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!
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07 Sep 2011, 17:54
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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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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, 20:22
yeah i was questioning whether one could get a 2nd MBA degree... i didnt think so :/
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07 Sep 2011, 20:32
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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, 20:56
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, 01:41
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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, 14:43
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, 17:26
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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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