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# Should I retake my GMAT in 16 days?

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22 Jan 2018, 13:47
I took my GMAT today and I scored a 570 (Q44, V24). And I knew I screwed up my verbal because I thought that I didn't attempt my Quant very well. However my Quant score was relatively good and could have put me in the 650+ club if it wasn't for the verbal. I know that I lost my verbal because of the stress and I know I could've done much better as I have scored 35 in all verbal CATs. Should I retake my test after 16 days because I know I can do better.

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22 Jan 2018, 15:50
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Hi yes3sir,

Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

Studies:
1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on each of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for each)?

Goals:
4) What is your goal score?
5) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
6) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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22 Jan 2018, 19:54
Thanks for the reply. Here are my numbers.

I've been preparing for the past 5 months a few breaks between but I've been preparing consistently for the past 50 days. My CAT scores we as follows

GMAT Prep 1: 600 (Q42, V29)
GMAT Prep 2: 650 (Q47, V34)
GMAT Prep 3: 710 (Q49, V38) with no more than 4 repeated questions.

I took Kaplan at the beginning of the preparation and scored a 590 (Q38, V33) and by my last Kaplan Test I was at 640 (Q44, V32)

I took one Princeton Review CAT and got a 650. Hope this helps.

My SC and RC was a bit weak but I think I can move it up a notch or two in the remaining days. I know my GMAT Prep score might be scaled up by 20 or 30 points but my target score is between 640 and 680.

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22 Jan 2018, 23:55
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yes3sir wrote:
I took my GMAT today and I scored a 570 (Q44, V24). And I knew I screwed up my verbal because I thought that I didn't attempt my Quant very well. However my Quant score was relatively good and could have put me in the 650+ club if it wasn't for the verbal. I know that I lost my verbal because of the stress and I know I could've done much better as I have scored 35 in all verbal CATs. Should I retake my test after 16 days because I know I can do better.

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Hi yes3sir

Before you book an exam in the next 16 days, it is important for
you to understand why you didn't perform to your potential.
IMO, since you were scoring in the region of your target score,
you should order the ESR to understand where things went wrong.

The ESR should provide you information about what went wrong
and the expert analysis should help you figure out if the 16 days
will be enough for you to give the exam another shot!

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23 Jan 2018, 03:27
So I ordered my ESR and the results was as I expected. My percentile in RC was 11%. Which I know is shamefully low. My percentile in SC was 73 and CR was 40+ which I think is okay.

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23 Jan 2018, 07:14
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yes3sir wrote:
So I ordered my ESR and the results was as I expected. My percentile in RC was 11%. Which I know is shamefully low. My percentile in SC was 73 and CR was 40+ which I think is okay.

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So, if I were you I would take a little more time and try and work harder on my
Reading Comprehension skills and try and improve my score to the maximum
possible extent. Additionally I would recommend on working on Quant(especially
the topics with the lower percentiles) and push for an improvement in the RC section.

PFB links which should assist with preparation for the above topics
Reading Comprehension : https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html
Quant fundamentals : https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html

Hope this helps you. All the best for your next attempt. Keep us posted!
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23 Jan 2018, 08:08
yes3sir wrote:
So I ordered my ESR and the results was as I expected. My percentile in RC was 11%. Which I know is shamefully low. My percentile in SC was 73 and CR was 40+ which I think is okay.

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Accuracy in RC is difficult to improve and it is really more difficult to improve RC in short period of time. There are scopes of improvement in every area in verbal and quant. So its better to take your own sweet time to prepare thoroughly and reappear again.

R2 is already over. So if I were you, I would go for R1 - next year, and take 3-4 months before appearing for gmat again.
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23 Jan 2018, 12:15
Hi yes3sir,

While the ESR doesn't provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define how you performed on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). Since you purchased the ESR, I'll be happy to analyze it for you if you're interested. You can feel free to PM or email it to me. That information would be essential to defining when you should retest.

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23 Jan 2018, 22:19
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi yes3sir,

While the ESR doesn't provide a lot of information, there are usually a few data points that we can use to define how you performed on Test Day (and what you should work on to score higher). Since you purchased the ESR, I'll be happy to analyze it for you if you're interested. You can feel free to PM or email it to me. That information would be essential to defining when you should retest.

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Thank you for the support. I have emailed you the link. Please check before it expires. Thanks

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23 Jan 2018, 22:25
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yes3sir wrote:
So I ordered my ESR and the results was as I expected. My percentile in RC was 11%. Which I know is shamefully low. My percentile in SC was 73 and CR was 40+ which I think is okay.

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So, if I were you I would take a little more time and try and work harder on my
Reading Comprehension skills and try and improve my score to the maximum
possible extent. Additionally I would recommend on working on Quant(especially
the topics with the lower percentiles) and push for an improvement in the RC section.

PFB links which should assist with preparation for the above topics
Reading Comprehension : https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html
Quant fundamentals : https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html

Hope this helps you. All the best for your next attempt. Keep us posted!

So I took a veritas (one of the hardest CATs) test yesterday and this was my score. (attached image below) What do you think?

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28 Feb 2018, 04:37
yes3sir wrote:
pushpitkc wrote:
yes3sir wrote:
So I ordered my ESR and the results was as I expected. My percentile in RC was 11%. Which I know is shamefully low. My percentile in SC was 73 and CR was 40+ which I think is okay.

Posted from my mobile device

So, if I were you I would take a little more time and try and work harder on my
Reading Comprehension skills and try and improve my score to the maximum
possible extent. Additionally I would recommend on working on Quant(especially
the topics with the lower percentiles) and push for an improvement in the RC section.

PFB links which should assist with preparation for the above topics
Reading Comprehension : https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s- ... 83101.html
Quant fundamentals : https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-gma ... 44512.html

Hope this helps you. All the best for your next attempt. Keep us posted!

So I took a veritas (one of the hardest CATs) test yesterday and this was my score. (attached image below) What do you think?

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Veritas currently underscores on verbal and overscores on quant. Take 1-2 points off your quant and add 1-2 onto verbal. Their percentiles aren't as skewed as the actual exam, which is getting more quant heavy every year. For the practise tests, 47q gets you 73rd, but in the exam only 63rd. Conversely, 42v is 91st in practise tests but now 94th in exam

Overall veritas scores are usually a bit lower than OG practise tests, but are pretty accurate in terms of test day performance - IMO most people perform 10-30 points better at home than they do on test day due to nerves, poor sleep etc. Some people perform well under pressure, some don't.

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