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Having a good verbal score on the GMAT is may determine your MBA success.



Hi, I recently took my gmat and i scored a 680 Q51 and V 30 . AWA 6.0 and IR 8.0 . Can you tell me if i should retake the exam?

Hi Sid, great work on the GMAT quant! The verbal however points to potential language issues. One comment from mba admission offices in the past 5+ 51-30years has been, more students are scoring well on the overall GMAT, but not following in class. That is one of the reasons the GMAC developed the IR section. They hope it may prove to be a strong indicator of how someone will follow in class. Since you topped out on IR, you are covered.

Overall, you are in decent shape. If you hope to attend top 10 programs, your school will put you in the bottom half of the class. Do you feel good about running those odds?

1. If this was first take, retake. Get your verbal up.
2. If this was not first take and at least one other take is comparable to this one, you have probably squeezed all you are likely to squeeze out of the GMAT in the near term.
3. If you are not applying for bschool now-ish, it would be wise to beef up your verbal.

Best wishes!



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