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Low IR score - Will it impact?

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Post Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:38 am
Hey there!
Well a 700 is still a 700. The Ir is not yet thaaaat important. So if you are happy with a 700 then you don't need to retake,
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Post Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:42 am
Dear Jon,

It is a pity that I activated this topic again.. seems every year someone has this problem.

I am a Chinese candidate, my undergraduate background is normal, I have two bachelors from a non-top Chinese university (an very average school) with 75% grades(2.5-2.7 in GPA i guess). And entrepreneur experience during undergraduate study (that's part of the reason for low gpa)

Also I had a master's degree from an university in UK(Rank 20-30 in uk), and proceed first class grades.

I have 2.5 years experience with small scale (less than 10ppl) leadership experience, project experience and oversea (europe) work experience in a f500 company. Really normal background, if i have to say some unique maybe will be i have some extracurricular activities activities like president of employee committee, member of a rock band, etc.

I aim on Oxford, but the nightmare is, I got 700 on my GMAT with IR of 2.. I think this is not competitive among Chinese candidates at all.. But I would still like to ask your experience if this low IR will have a big impact on me. If i decide two take another gmat exam i will not be able to apply for round 2, round 3 sounds like a less favored choice. And I am not sure if i can do better on overall score for next attempt..

Thanks.

Post Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:23 pm
Hello there!
No worries!
Let's keep it alive.

Well I will say two things: First of all if you believe you can get higher on your GMAT it would be helpful, cause you are a Chinese candidate! So by doing that you may solve two problems with one stone!

Because although the IR doesn't really matter thaaat much, its true that when it's low, it does stick out, and not for the good reason.

So, those are my initial thoughts. Although of course it will also depend on your goals and target schools and the REST of your profile!

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JF

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Post Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:25 am
Hi everyone,

Since the IR has been in place for a few years now, is there an update of how important those scores are?

For reference here are my scores from Manhattan Prep practice exams:
Test No Overall Score IR score Source
2 620 3.03 Manhattan
3 640 2.47 Manhattan

Is 8 still the maximum one can score in IR?

Post Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:00 pm
They are still not that important and won't be until they are made to be a basis for the ranking of the schools.

At the same time a very low score is still not good.

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