How to improve your vocabulary

Here’s a joke that was doing the rounds on the Internet sometime back: Two trucks loaded with thousands of copies of Roget’s Thesaurus collided as they left a New York publishing house last Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Witnesses were aghast, amazed, astonished, astounded, bemused, benumbed, bewildered, confounded, confused, dazed, dazzled, disconcerted, disoriented, dumbstruck, […]

How to increase the number of attempts in the CAT

The most important thing which determines the success or failure of a candidate in any exam is the score obtained. This holds good for the CAT as well; as you know, the CAT is the first step towards securing an admission in the esteemed Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Two factors further determine the score […]

CAT Preparation: The Prep Roadmap

CAT is the entrance exam for more than 160 management institutes across India, including the 20 IIMs. The online CAT exam is conducted every year in the months of late November – early December. The CAT result is usually declared in January every year. The WAT/GD/PI rounds typically takes place from Feb to May. The […]

How to ace Group Discussions

The Group Discussion/Written Assessment/Personal Interview (GWPI) stages have today become a regular feature of the selection process of most business schools (as well as for many other professional courses and jobs). Students who are aspiring for a managerial career and aim to secure admission in a good business school must not only prepare for the […]

Is MIS the New Buzzword?

Management Information System (MIS) is a system of procedures that provides the necessary information and data to the management of a company to take informed business decisions. The MIS of a company usually comprises: Collecting appropriate data from several authoritative sources Processing this data to extract the most useful and highly relevant information to a […]

How to pursue M.Tech in IIIT’s

(Entrance Exam, Eligibility Criteria, Placements etc.) There are three types of IIITs in India: Indian Institute of Information Technology International Institute of Information Technology Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi     The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)   Indian Institute of Information Technology or IIIT in short, is a group of educational institutes […]

How to pursue M.Tech in IIIT’s

(Entrance Exam, Eligibility Criteria, Placements etc.) There are three types of IIITs in India: Indian Institute of Information Technology International Institute of Information Technology Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi     The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)   Indian Institute of Information Technology or IIIT in short, is a group of educational institutes […]

If, after days and days of studying seriously for the GMAT exam, you’ve finally taken it, but you didn’t make an impressive score, the question that looms large in your mind is: Should I retake the GMAT exam? So, let’s consider your options: Can you retake the GMAT? You can, certainly, but not more than five times in 12 months and only once in 16 days. If you want to retake the test more than that, you need to write to GMAC and if you have a reasonable reason for retaking the test so often, it will be considered. Besides, if you try to take the test before the time period lapses, GMAT will not report your new scores and you will not get your test administration fee back. In your entire life, you cannot take the GMAT more than eight times. And yes, if you’ve already scored 800 in the test, you won’t be allowed to reappear for it for the next five years. Will business schools get to see all my scores if I retake the test? Yes, they will be able to see all your scores, as your report will list them all, over a five-year period. Remember, your scores are valid for five years. Is it wise to retake the GMAT? If you’re happy with your score, it doesn’t make sense to retake the exam. But if your score is about 600 or below, do retake it but after you have put in solid amounts of hard work and preparation. With one experience of the test behind you, you should now be able to do much better, in terms of time and performance. So, prepare well and only then appear for the exam. How to consider the need for retaking the GMAT: There are certain parameters based on which you can determine if you genuinely need to improve your scores: List all the business schools you’re interested in applying to. Find out the average score of these schools. Add the average scores of each school to the list of business schools on your list and find the highest average of all the schools. Naturally, you’ll want your score to be at the higher end of the spectrum. Now that you know where your score falls, you will be able to decide whether or not you should retake the exam. However, even if you’re getting mentally ready to retake this exam, please consider these factors: 1. Are you far from your ideal goal score? If you’re about 20 points away from your ideal goal score, there’s no need to retake the exam. But if you’re between 20 and 50 points away, it would certainly help to retake the exam. Spend some time assessing your strengths and weaknesses and improve on your weaknesses. For scores over 50 point’s away, change the schools you want to apply to. Your new scores should reflect an improvement of 30 points at least, so study really hard to make this happen. 2. Do you have enough time before you reapply? At this point, ensure that your new scores are submitted well within the deadline to the schools you’re interested in. Usually, scores take about 20 days to reach schools, so ensure you have that time to reach the schools in question. 3. How much time have you spent in preparation? If you spend about 100 hours in preparation for the exam, you won’t stand to gain much more if you prepare for only 50 hours. This is because you get the maximum benefits from your preparation within the first few hours of studying, so going overboard and preparing for 100 or more hours won’t give you a better performance. 4. Can you pay the GMAT fee once more? The GMAT fee is $250 each time you take it. Can you afford this each time you do a retest? Think about the monetary aspect of this test and see whether it’s worth doing once more. 5. How do business schools react to students retaking the GMAT? You won’t be in a weaker position with B-schools by retaking the GMAT exam. It can prove to B-schools that you want to improve on your earlier work. However, work so hard that you do show better results. Conclusion Your GMAT scores are just one part of your entire application demands. Sure, do retake it if you believe you’ll score much more, second time round and will attract the better colleges, but don’t be so immersed in this that you neglect other important aspects of the entire application process.

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