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Should I retake the GMAT 680 (Q49/V34)?

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New post 01 Oct 2018, 22:44
Hi all,

One of the many questions on this forum: Should I or should I not retake the GMAT?

Now is early Oct and I’m targeting round 2 applications.
And my first attempt score is as above 680(Q49/V34)...what a disappointing verbal score I know.

I think it’s in the okay range but I was expecting 700+ and targeting top tier B-schools so my current score is definitely below average.

Just a bit of my profile background:
I graduated from a top-tier Asia university with an engineering degree (my grades were average).
But I have 5 years working experience in a management consulting firm in 3 different Asian countries.

So, I think I still have time for another attempt end Oct or early Nov to make it on time until round 2 closing?
But should I be focusing my efforts into other areas like resumes and recommendations instead?

Thanks a lot!
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Hi epyu1103,

First off, a 680/Q49 is a fantastic score (it's right around the 85th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. Depending on the Schools that you plan to apply to, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

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New post 03 Oct 2018, 17:23
Hi epyu1103,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. The good news is that 680 (with a Q49) is a really solid starting point. I realize that score is not quite at your goal, but you shouldn’t be totally disappointed by that score. That being said, since your score is below the averages at your desired programs, I think a retake is probably necessary. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to reach out to one of the many admissions consultants on GMAT Club to get an additional opinion.

If you do decide to retake, please reach back out, and I can provide some further advice.

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Hi, Congratulations on getting a 680. I would suggest you go ahead with the applications as GMAT these days carry only a 30-40 % Weightage overall. So there are a lot of aspects to look at and various ways to enhance your profile overall which you can do Instead of spending time on GMAT. There's a good chance you'd get into your desired business schools if you work hard on your applications . But do keep a touch of GMAT and ask the admission experts around

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New post 04 Oct 2018, 20:24
It depends on your choice of schools, i think for most schools you will fall right around the average.

I am in a similar situation as yours and i am planning to apply to a couple of schools in Round 1 (Canadian B schools). I am planning a retake in November, though.

Recos & essays take a lot of effort too, so plan accordingly.

All the best

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"But I have 5 years working experience in a management consulting firm in 3 different Asian countries"
Does the firm help you prepare in anyway for applications?
Can you not leverage off the network that likely send multiple people to b-school each year to find out what's needed for people in your firm?
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