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Confused and mad : Got a 650 - should I retake?

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Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:25 pm
Hi All,
Well before I left for the test today I was confident that I was going to crack a 700+ score.

During the exam I felt it was headed in the right direction. Math kept getting harder and harder and I felt really good.

When verbal started I was feeling pretty good; and I finished in time.

Then I saw my score and I was like : What??

I got a 650 overall percentile 83
Verbal 28 percentile 51
Quant 49 percentile 90

Now question should I retake or should I just go ahead as I have 8 year work experience, good career progression and good recos.

What do you guys think?

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Bachelor in Electrical Engineering: 2nd in a class of 80. First class with Honors. I am from India so no GPA from where I went to school but I have an 81% raw score.

Masters in Electrical Engineering: GPA 3.8/4.0

One year towards PhD in Computer Science: GPA 3.47/4.0

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thanks for replying
i would wait for Stacy's advice Neutral

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Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:07 pm
Bachelor in Electrical Engineering: 2nd in a class of 80. First class with Honors. I am from India so no GPA from where I went to school but I have an 81% raw score.

Masters in Electrical Engineering: GPA 3.8/4.0

One year towards PhD in Computer Science: GPA 3.47/4.0

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Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:23 pm
thanks for replying
i would wait for Stacy's advice Neutral

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Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:55 pm
since you asked the question:
i read your profile at stacy's forum and thought to reply you
and look at this once again Eric posted before me Evil or Very Mad
Laughing

nevermind.

I don t see any problem in your GMAT and as a whole package.
wait for stacy's advice though....

For Haas Part time (errmm i dont know much about your profile... your nationality... GPA and other things still......)

i d suggest go ahead with application. No need to take it again.
all the best.
& If you decide to take the test again, come back here we ll study together Laughing

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Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:46 pm
jayofbay wrote:
I think my problem was that I peaked two weeks ago. I was scoring high 600s in the Kaplan. In the GMAT Prep my scores were 690 and 700. My quants were always around 45 to 49. This is really a low verbal score for me.
I think I bought the Manhattan SC two weeks ago as I wanted to kick up my SC a notch and I think this totally messed up my previous strategies. Its a great book but two weeks before the exam was a bad idea.

I had taken GRE 10 years ago and scored a 2160(verbal in 85%).

My problem is I work at a startup and don't have a lot of time. My study schedule really varies depending upon work load. I am a little apprehensive that if I take the test again and get a lower score, that will be worse.
I will take a couple of weeks off from studying and then decide whats best for me.
Please let us know what you decide!

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