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Suggestions to improve score from 680 to 720+

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New post 28 Nov 2018, 10:43
Dear Experts,

Firstly, the members and the club has been really helpful and has contributed immensely. After preparing on and off for about 4 months I managed to appear for the exam yesterday.
I scored a 680 (V35 Q47).

I gave a few mocks during my prep and the results are as follows -
Gmatprep Mock 1 (4 months back) - 590 (V28 Q44)
Gmatprep Mock 2 (2 weeks back) - 700 (V35 Q49)
Gmatprep Mock 3 (1 week back) - 690 (V34 Q49)
Gmatprep Mock 4 (1 week back) - 660 (V33 Q49)

The resources I used for the prep were OG 18, OG Quant review, Manhattan guides for Quant and Egmat Verbal online course for Verbal.

I plan to apply within the second round of applications to a few colleges with deadlines in the first week of January. The universities I currently aim for have Gmat averages of about 670. However, being an Indian male my score may fall short of whats expected.

While working on other parts of my application i was considering to have another go at the exam in the next 30 days.

1. Can you please advice if i should concentrate on building my profile / application or should I try also continue my preparation simultaneously and aim for a better score. Essentially, is a score improvement of 20-30 points worth it to reappear vs. investing time on other parts of the application.

2. Secondly, What would you advice me on doing in the next 30 days to improve my score by 30 points? I managed a Q49 in all 3 mocks but ended up with Q47 on the actual exam. So that is something i need to make sure doesn't happen.

Looking forward to your inputs.

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Hi aruniyer,

First off, a 680/Q47 is a strong 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. You're ultimately asking Admissions questions though, so 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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Thankyou for your inputs Rich. Iam pretty much of the opinion i should go ahead with the current score to tap into the 2nd round of applications.
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Hi aruniyer,

I agree that before making any decisions, you would benefit from seeking out the opinion of one of the many admissions consultants here on GMAT Club. If you then determine that a retake is necessary, feel free to reach back out, and I’d be happy to provide some advice.

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