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Which GMAT Score is better to report on applications?

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Some MBA applications ask for a single GMAT score to report, but my last two GMAT scores are not very consistent so wondering which is better to report (if it matters at all):

Below are the two scores I'm debating on:

1. 710 (Q49, V38), IR 8, AW 5.5

2. 720 (Q51, V35), IR 5, AW 6

I think #1 looks a bit more well rounded since IR is 93% and V is 85%. However, #2 has an overall higher score and Q of 94% but with lower V of 76% and IR of 55%.

From an application standpoint, is it better to always go for the highest raw GMAT score (i.e. the 720)? Or would it be better to go for one that's bit more well rounded?

Would appreciate any advice or opinions :-)

FYI, #2 was my retake; I wished I could just replace my first exam with my retake Q score :crazy:
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New post 28 Jun 2018, 13:56
Not sure if this helps, but according to the GMAC all accepted scores will be reported to schools.


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Q: If I’ve taken the GMAT exam more than once, will the score report contain all the scores?

A: The Official Score Report that you receive will include all GMAT exams that you have taken within the past five years. The score reports that are sent to schools will only include those scores that you have accepted. Any GMAT scores cancelled by you will not be included or otherwise indicated in the school version of the score report.
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Some MBA applications ask for a single GMAT score to report, but my last two GMAT scores are not very consistent so wondering which is better to report (if it matters at all):

Below are the two scores I'm debating on:

1. 710 (Q49, V38), IR 8, AW 5.5

2. 720 (Q51, V35), IR 5, AW 6

I think #1 looks a bit more well rounded since IR is 93% and V is 85%. However, #2 has an overall higher score and Q of 94% but with lower V of 76% and IR of 55%.

From an application standpoint, is it better to always go for the highest raw GMAT score (i.e. the 720)? Or would it be better to go for one that's bit more well rounded?

Would appreciate any advice or opinions :-)

FYI, #2 was my retake; I wished I could just replace my first exam with my retake Q score :crazy:
I'd go with the second score if I were you. If your target schools are really interested in digging, they'll be able to see the first score as well.
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Hey xxx321 ,

Congratulations :-)

I would also prefer taking the 2nd score. Very high Quant can tell alot about your analytical skills.

All the best :-)
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Hey xxx321 ,

Congratulations :-)

I would also prefer taking the 2nd score. Very high Quant can tell alot about your analytical skills.

All the best :-)


Agree with abhimahna.

PS. Don’t worry about IR too much. The ad com can always see your other scores and note your high IR, though that depends on a school.

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Thanks for the advice everyone, really helpful!
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New post 04 Jul 2018, 18:53
I also agree with abhimahna and bb regarding your scores. I think the second one is the better of the two. Remember, you also could throw your question out to some admissions consultants here on GMAT Club.

Feel free to reach out with any further questions.
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