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I got a 710 score.(q49 v37)

However because of poor time management, I had 8 minutes for last 10 verbal questions. So, I panicked and guessed the last 10.
Should I consider retaking the exam?
If a 10 or a 20 point improvement is possible, will it significantly improve my chances at a good school.

I have 5 years of work exp in consulting(analytics) but a low CGPA :2.1

(I got 700 and 720 in the GMATprep practice tests)

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New post 14 Aug 2017, 17:15
The right score is the score that will get you into your desired programs. So this will depend on your target programs if this score has you closing in on the avg at your target schools you may not need to retake if you are below it then you need to evaluate if you can steal those extra 10-20 points. Also with R1 coming up you will need to make a tough decision on timing
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mohan.aurelius wrote:
I got a 710 score.(q49 v37)

However because of poor time management, I had 8 minutes for last 10 verbal questions. So, I panicked and guessed the last 10.
Should I consider retaking the exam?
If a 10 or a 20 point improvement is possible, will it significantly improve my chances at a good school.

I have 5 years of work exp in consulting(analytics) but a low CGPA :2.1

(I got 700 and 720 in the GMATprep practice tests)


Depends on you, my friend. Usually it's best to apply with your highest score possible (for you). And this is doubly the case if you are an Indian applicant.

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mohan.aurelius wrote:
I got a 710 score.(q49 v37)

However because of poor time management, I had 8 minutes for last 10 verbal questions. So, I panicked and guessed the last 10.
Should I consider retaking the exam?
If a 10 or a 20 point improvement is possible, will it significantly improve my chances at a good school.

I have 5 years of work exp in consulting(analytics) but a low CGPA :2.1

(I got 700 and 720 in the GMATprep practice tests)


While your score is not that far off your practice scores it does sound like the circumstances were not ideal so I would say there is probably potential for you to do better. And for most schools, a 10 or 20 point difference is huge, so depending on your target schools (as you did not mention what they are) I think it would probably be wise for you to try again, especially considering that you are an Indian applicant.

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Well your mock exams are not far off from your score, I'm concerned that maybe you could have actually done quite a bit better if you havent had to guess on the last 10 questions. So if you feel as though you can dial in the timing and have an equal opportunity for every question then definitely do so. The GMAT, especially for Indians is really not something where you want to leave money on the table. Do all that you can to get the best score that you can.

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New post 26 Aug 2017, 01:11
Mohan,

Couple things:

1) I am assuming that you studied in India, in an Indian university. I would recommend that you don't do an algebraic conversion of your GPA. 2.1 is considered low.

2) Yes. 10 - 30 points higher on your GMAT will have a big impact.

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mohan.aurelius wrote:
I got a 710 score.(q49 v37)

However because of poor time management, I had 8 minutes for last 10 verbal questions. So, I panicked and guessed the last 10.
Should I consider retaking the exam?
If a 10 or a 20 point improvement is possible, will it significantly improve my chances at a good school.

I have 5 years of work exp in consulting(analytics) but a low CGPA :2.1

(I got 700 and 720 in the GMATprep practice tests)

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I can see you have scored Q47.You can raise this score to Q51 easily . Q51 V37 means 730.
Rest you can improve in verbal also . I n my view you should give one more attempt . Any how you are in safe zone as you scored 710 already so atleast you have this score ready with you.
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New post 26 Aug 2017, 04:03
mohan.aurelius wrote:
I got a 710 score.(q49 v37)

However because of poor time management, I had 8 minutes for last 10 verbal questions. So, I panicked and guessed the last 10.
Should I consider retaking the exam?
If a 10 or a 20 point improvement is possible, will it significantly improve my chances at a good school.

I have 5 years of work exp in consulting(analytics) but a low CGPA :2.1

(I got 700 and 720 in the GMATprep practice tests)


This really depends on what schools you are looking to target. However if you guessed on questions then you would most likely perform better in a retake. I suggest retaking because if you do worse you can always cancel the score. Good luck!

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New post 26 Aug 2017, 05:48
Thanks a lot everyone for your input and time.
I did my undergrad from University of London External. So it's a 2:2(second lower honours) and ~50% so I think the CGPA might be a bit higher(2.7-2.8?).
I think I'm in a bit of time crunch now(re:deadlines). I don't think I have a choice but to apply.

Thanks again

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