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Should I retake my 740 score for a 5 IR? Applying to start 2020-2021

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Dear Admissionado

I am hoping that you can advice me on my current situation
1). I took the GMAT for the second time this month after 2 years since my first attempt which was a 680. I got the 740 I was after but I completely bombed the IR and got a 5! I was getting 7’s and 8’s in practice but misread one multi-source question and messed up its 3 follow up questions.
Bit about my background
25 almost 26yo male from the Arabian Gulf, graduated from a top UK university in Modern Languages and have been running family business in the middle east for 3 years. Now switched to consutling at one of the MBB also in the middle east and hope to apply for fall 2020/2021. My dream school is HBS, and my mba goal is to further develop my business and leadership toolkit so that I can help impact change in the region of the world I call home. Do you think my background and other section scores covers for my IR 5? I really don’t want to take the GMAT again and with my new role time is not on my side.
2). I was also wondering whether once someone gets invited to an interview, they are no longer dinged or accepted as a result of their test results. In other words, does receiving an interview mean your score has passed the test and if you impressed at the interview you’re in?
I would appreciate your opinion
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The adcom does not care that much about the IR score so I wouldn't stress about it. Your overall 740 score is strong. To answer your question re the interview, unfortunately it does not mean that they have no concerns about your score & it definitely does not mean that you're in. The interview is a chance for them to gather more info about you so they can make a final decision. So it does mean they are interested enough to want to gain more info and that you have not yet been dinged, but it's a critical part of the overall application & definitely not an indication that you will definitely be admitted. In fact, if they have any concerns the interview is one more chance for you to help allay those concerns and prove that you deserve to be admitted.
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New post 26 Oct 2018, 03:20
Thanks admissionado,

Would you say thats the same for the Adcom at HBS? That's my target school. I understand re the interview, thanks for clarifying that also.
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Yes, it is generally going to be the same for any school, including HBS!
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