GRE Dilemma


Hello guys, I have a bit if a dilemma I hope someone can help me with. I dont know if anyone else has this problem but for the life in me I just can't seen to do well on the quant section on standardised tests like the SAT and the GRE. The problem is I never have a problem with mathematics otherwise. I'm an Economics graduate with a near distinction, which is a highly quantitative major and I've taken advanced courses in calculus, linear algebra, statistics, probability and optimisation amongst a few others and I've always managed to do well. Even before university, in my O and A levels I was always an A grader in mathematics. Just mentioning all of this to build some perspective. However when it comes to these standardized tests I always get the lowest in the mathematics section and that completely ruins my score. I had 1820/2400 in the original SAT with my lowest score being in maths and just recently I gave the GRE and again my quant score was very low and I ended up falling to 310. The problem is I really want to do a good top tier MBA in the future and your quant score is really important for the initial screening process. I know work experience and recommendations are the most important part of your application but I've heard from many people that you need to meet the minimum threshold score to be considered. I didn't study at all for the SAT so I accept that as my fault, but I put in a crazy amount of effort for the GRE and I still did pretty mediocre and pretty horrible in maths. So what should I do from here? Should I give it again? I have no idea how to bring my score in quant up. Will my undergraduate grades compensate for this or does the GRE hold more weightage? Will work experience and a generally good profile be able to compensate for this as well? Really confused about where to go from here.

Hello guys, I have a bit if a dilemma I hope someone can help me with. I dont know if anyone else has this problem but for the life in me I just can't seen to do well on the quant section on standardised tests like the SAT and the GRE. The problem is I never have a problem with mathematics otherwise. I'm an Economics graduate with a near distinction, which is a highly quantitative major and I've taken advanced courses in calculus, linear algebra, statistics, probability and optimisation amongst a few others and I've always managed to do well. Even before university, in my O and A levels I was always an A grader in mathematics. Just mentioning all of this to build some perspective. However when it comes to these standardized tests I always get the lowest in the mathematics section and that completely ruins my score. I had 1820/2400 in the original SAT with my lowest score being in maths and just recently I gave the GRE and again my quant score was very low and I ended up falling to 310. The problem is I really want to do a good top tier MBA in the future and your quant score is really important for the initial screening process. I know work experience and recommendations are the most important part of your application but I've heard from many people that you need to meet the minimum threshold score to be considered. I didn't study at all for the SAT so I accept that as my fault, but I put in a crazy amount of effort for the GRE and I still did pretty mediocre and pretty horrible in maths. So what should I do from here? Should I give it again? I have no idea how to bring my score in quant up. Will my undergraduate grades compensate for this or does the GRE hold more weightage? Will work experience and a generally good profile be able to compensate for this as well? Really confused about where to go from here.
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Duncan

You should book a half hour call with a GRE tutor. There are several common errors of strategy with the GRE and its most likely that you are making more than one. It's impossible to develop a diagnosis here. 

You should book a half hour call with a GRE tutor. There are several common errors of strategy with the GRE and its most likely that you are making more than one. It's impossible to develop a diagnosis here. 
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donho199

310 is not a terrible score, with that score I managed to get into a top 100 FT ranked MBA full scholarship with TA RA. An MBA is about education, management leadership and the worst of the worst management is stereotype or nilearize or reduce a person to a single score. Even Donald Trump can be President you know what I mean.

So do some proper GRE test, and do go through the official exam book. 

Be proud lf yourself and let your quality shines.

If all that matters is GMAT or GRE score then they would obvioulsy call you Mr 310 Ms 330 instead of looking at your overall contribution to cohort and society.

We need excellence and diversity and a broad mindset about success life career family friends and society

310 is not a terrible score, with that score I managed to get into a top 100 FT ranked MBA full scholarship with TA RA. An MBA is about education, management leadership and the worst of the worst management is stereotype or nilearize or reduce a person to a single score. Even Donald Trump can be President you know what I mean.<br><br>So do some proper GRE test, and do go through the official exam book.&nbsp;<br><br>Be proud lf yourself and let your quality shines.<br><br>If all that matters is GMAT or GRE score then they would obvioulsy call you Mr 310 Ms 330 instead of looking at your overall contribution to cohort and society.<br><br>We need excellence and diversity and a broad mindset about success life career family friends and society
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loli

I agree, you have a good enough ball and you don't need to worry like that. 


I agree, you have a good enough ball and you don't need to worry like that.&nbsp;<div>
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mba hipste...


We need excellence and diversity and a broad mindset about success life career family friends and society

I completely agree, but that's not often how business school admissions work, especially when there are many similar candidates competing for a limited number of seats. In this kind of case a low standardized test score is an easy way for the committee to start culling the herd, so to speak.

It's also something that is relatively easy to improve upon quickly, as opposed to other parts of a candidate's profile (such as their contribution to society). 

[quote]<br>We need excellence and diversity and a broad mindset about success life career family friends and society [/quote]<br>I completely agree, but that's not often how business school admissions work, especially when there are many similar candidates competing for a limited number of seats. In this kind of case a low standardized test score is an easy way for the committee to start culling the herd, so to speak.<br><br>It's also something that is relatively easy to improve upon quickly, as opposed to other parts of a candidate's profile (such as their contribution to society).&nbsp;
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