I took my GRE today, got a score of 1280(800 Quant and 480 Verbal). While doing the paper, I felt that that Quant was tougher than the tests I had attempted(Kaplan and Power Prep) while Verbal seemed easier. After giving the exam, I felt I would score around 700 in Quant and around 650 in Verbal but the result was extremely unexpected.
Of all the tests I had attempted, I used to score in the range of 1350-1470.
I had prepared quite well but I felt that I lacked in my preparation with respect to attempting tests. Though I had done Big Book and Kaplan quite some time back, I started attempting the timed tests just 5 days before the test and in those 5 days, I did around 7-8 tests.
I am extremely disappointed with my score. I wish to ask certain things. I want to apply mainly for courses in Engineering Management or courses which are Technical+Management. The universities that offer such courses are not many and due to stiff competition, they do require high scores.
The profile I have is as follows:
Good projects with two research papers, done good training, have won a national level Business Plan competition, founder and administrator of an online site and I am from one of the top engineering colleges of the country but my academics aren’t very good. They are so-so.
Due to low acads, I wanted to maintain a balance with the GRE score.
Now, please advice me about whether I should take the GRE again. How much is the general increase in the score after a second attempt?
I have no problem working hard and giving it again but it should be worth it, i.e., there should be a substantial increase in the score. So, please guide me. I am extremely worried.
(I apologize for the pretty long mail. I thought I ll explain everything before asking for advice).