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Took GMAT twice but second attempt screwed up IR

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25 Jun 2018, 13:22
Hi all,

I retook GMAT today for the second time.
I scored a total of 720 on my first attempt (V41 Q48 AWA5 IR7). For my second attempt I got higher scores on both verbal and quant compared to my first attempt but I screwed up IR and got only 5. Do you think the low score on IR will impact admission? Presumably I can provide both score reports and adcom will see I have the ability to do well on IR, right? In this sense, should I be worried or not?

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26 Jun 2018, 02:03
michen415 wrote:
Hi all,

I retook GMAT today for the second time.
I scored a total of 720 on my first attempt (V41 Q48 AWA5 IR7). For my second attempt I got higher scores on both verbal and quant compared to my first attempt but I screwed up IR and got only 5. Do you think the low score on IR will impact admission? Presumably I can provide both score reports and adcom will see I have the ability to do well on IR, right? In this sense, should I be worried or not?

Thanks!

a very low IR score would sure be seen as a red flag but 5 in IR is not at all bad. You must send the new higher score with IR 5 to schools. Congratulations on better score
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26 Jun 2018, 06:09
michen415 wrote:
Hi all,

I retook GMAT today for the second time.
I scored a total of 720 on my first attempt (V41 Q48 AWA5 IR7). For my second attempt I got higher scores on both verbal and quant compared to my first attempt but I screwed up IR and got only 5. Do you think the low score on IR will impact admission? Presumably I can provide both score reports and adcom will see I have the ability to do well on IR, right? In this sense, should I be worried or not?

Thanks!
Congratulations on improving both your quant and verbal scores! As far as your IR score is concerned, you don't have to worry. A 5 on IR is fine.
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26 Jun 2018, 08:53
michen415 wrote:
Hi all,

I retook GMAT today for the second time.
I scored a total of 720 on my first attempt (V41 Q48 AWA5 IR7). For my second attempt I got higher scores on both verbal and quant compared to my first attempt but I screwed up IR and got only 5. Do you think the low score on IR will impact admission? Presumably I can provide both score reports and adcom will see I have the ability to do well on IR, right? In this sense, should I be worried or not?

Thanks!

Don't know why you are thinking that IR 5 is a bad score. Though IR weighs less, but by no means IR 5 is a bad score. You should move ahead with your best scores for admissions. You are good enough for top tier colleges.

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26 Jun 2018, 09:02
michen415 wrote:
Hi all,

I retook GMAT today for the second time.
I scored a total of 720 on my first attempt (V41 Q48 AWA5 IR7). For my second attempt I got higher scores on both verbal and quant compared to my first attempt but I screwed up IR and got only 5. Do you think the low score on IR will impact admission? Presumably I can provide both score reports and adcom will see I have the ability to do well on IR, right? In this sense, should I be worried or not?

Thanks!

Hi
Congrats on scoring higher on the Gmat in the second attempt. It means you have a score of more than 720, which is very good.
As others have pointed out, IR score is 5 is good and there is nothing to be worried about.
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26 Jun 2018, 10:22
michen415 wrote:
Hi all,

I retook GMAT today for the second time.
I scored a total of 720 on my first attempt (V41 Q48 AWA5 IR7). For my second attempt I got higher scores on both verbal and quant compared to my first attempt but I screwed up IR and got only 5. Do you think the low score on IR will impact admission? Presumably I can provide both score reports and adcom will see I have the ability to do well on IR, right? In this sense, should I be worried or not?

Thanks!

I'm not an admissions expert, but I would be surprised if the 'low' IR score affected you at all. (5 isn't even that low, by the way - it's better than the median score!). Your assumption (that you can provide both score reports) is correct as well. Unless you cancel a score, they'll be able to see all of your score reports.
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28 Jun 2018, 01:16
michen415 wrote:
Hi all,

I retook GMAT today for the second time.
I scored a total of 720 on my first attempt (V41 Q48 AWA5 IR7). For my second attempt I got higher scores on both verbal and quant compared to my first attempt but I screwed up IR and got only 5. Do you think the low score on IR will impact admission? Presumably I can provide both score reports and adcom will see I have the ability to do well on IR, right? In this sense, should I be worried or not?

Thanks!

Hello michen415,

Congratulations on your improved score While a low IR can often be a problem, an IR of 5 is not an issue at all, so you needn't worry at all!

All the best!
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