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# 640 (Q48 V31)...end of a long story

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18 Nov 2005, 02:56
I am an old GMAt taker

I've experienced the Gmat test 4 times and I got the following final scores in the order :

550 (Q39 V27) in Sept 04
500 (Q38 V23) in Nov 04
620 (Q48 V27) in Sept 05
640 (Q48 V31) in Nov 05

I think that it's all for me folks
I don't think I am able to reach something like 670, so I have more chances to get a low score and thereforce damage my profile than to get something that will really help me
I am just disappointed because I really wanted to reach 650 but you know, I did what I could

Quant was ok but no C/P, not even one
Many DS on algebra and long PS
In Verbal it was ok but I was too slow, really, I had the last 12 mintues to answer 10 questions (including a long RC) so it was tough, had to guess on 4 questions I assumed. I got a strange RC called "Sand Dunes", long and technical, very tought, I think it is experimental, hope so for you guys I got it just after another RC ! it was like 2 RC back to back

I'll see what I can do with my profile and my scores and I'll let you know guys...Thanks everybody for your support and I'll definitely stick around to promote the forum

Many thanks to Paul, Praetorian for this incredible website
Special thanks to Ywilfred, HongHu, Hjort, Bhai, Banerjeea_98, Carsen, Mandy, Himalaya, Gmatt73 (Japan rules), Nakib77, MA, Venksune, laxieqv (go Hanoi go), praveen, gsr, newkid, Macedon (ruben forza italia)

I really hope we could meet for real around a nice french diner

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18 Nov 2005, 04:24
Congrats mate...

640 is a good score ...

All the best for your Applications

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18 Nov 2005, 04:40
Congratulation Antmavel! What a journey it must have been and I'm glad that you were on a consistently increasing trend. I am planning to go to HK/Guan Zhou next march. I could perhaps drop by Shen Zhen and pay you a visit I'll keep you posted. Send me your email via PM if you are interested. Take care.
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18 Nov 2005, 06:13
Good job Antmavel! Congratulations! Your persistence and the resulted success is examplary for all of us. Good luck for your next step!

ps say hello to my Chinese fellows at ShenZhen.
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18 Nov 2005, 06:24
Antonio,

Congratulations. 640 is definitly a respectable score. it can take you any school if you have strength in other aspects such as GPA, essays, strong recommendations etc..

hope to see you arround here.

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18 Nov 2005, 06:48
Your persistance is contagious Antoine. Remember that 640 is better than 80% of testtakers worldwide, that in itself is commendable, especially for someone who has to work full-time. We all appreciate your profound math strategies so please stick around and help the rest of us if you can. About the apps, I sent you a PM.

Congratulations!
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18 Nov 2005, 08:11
Antmavel,

Congraulations to you for getting 640. This is a respactable score and with some power push in the application you can be competitive. I can understand the dissappointment that you may be experiencing because you could not reach 650 mark. There are many good schools in top 20 that accept student in that GMAT range. I am sure you will find out the right school for you. Put your energy in the applications. Good luck

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18 Nov 2005, 08:46
Hey Antmavel, Congrats!! From 500 to 640 is truly a terrific effort! Hats-off to your persistence and hard-work. This kind of determination will see you through with success in every walk of life. 640 is a good score. Hope your profile and the application will get you in to a top School!
See you around and keep us all posted on you application and admits!
Good Luck with the next steps!!
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18 Nov 2005, 09:32
good luck !!!
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18 Nov 2005, 09:41
Congratulations, friend!!!
I am inspired by your persistence for continuous improvement. This is what matters at the end.

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18 Nov 2005, 11:15

All the best with your apps!
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18 Nov 2005, 11:16
Antmavel,

Sorry I have not been around much in the forum lately. This app season is killing me - will be back in full swing when I am done....but I was wondering abt your progress the other day.....u did gr8 frnd....nearly a 100 point increase is not a small feat. 640 is a good score, so if u r apping in Round 2, write those gr8 essays and u will be all set to get into a gr8 school. Remember GMAT is just a mean to an end (MBA) and not an end itself.....I am in the app process now, trust me MBA app is much much more than just GMAT/GPA....clear goals, passion, essays are the key.

Good luck and party for now!
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18 Nov 2005, 17:59
Antoine, 640 is a good score, you raised your score in such a short time . All the best to your applications~!!! ^_^ ...if I have time, I'd love to drop by Shenzhen soon ..or you can come to Guangzhou, I'll make you feel homely ^_~
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18 Nov 2005, 20:13
Thank you guys

thanks for your support and your help during all the time I studied the GMAT.

I need now to select several schools and apply.
I admit that my target score was 660 but with 640 it's just not enough for the best universities and at the same time I would like to get soemthing quite high too is top 10 too tight with 640 ...

I am french, caucasian
27 years old when i will enter the MBA (2006)
Born and lived in Africa for 15 years (Cameroon 7 + Ivory Coast 8)
International Busines School in Paris for 4 years with 1.5 year internship (Spain + France + USA)
3 years of experience in China (Sales Manager for a manufactruing company, my sales account are Philips, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Valeo, ...)

Gmat results :
550 (Q39 V27) in Sept 04
500 (Q38 V23) in Nov 04
620 (Q48 V27) in Sept 05
640 (Q48 V31) in Nov 05

Toefl : 270
GPA : 3

I want to target as high as i can
I am not interested by Marketing but except that any other general MBA or Finance MBA would be interesting for me. Which schools could I target in Round 2 ?
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18 Nov 2005, 20:44
LBS has asked us if we would like to send out an information package to any acquaintance for the program. If you would like, I could have them send you a package for the masters in finance which is a 1 year program with a focus, obviously, in finance. My roommate got in with a 640 GMAT so do not worry too much if the rest of your application is fine. Furthermore, we can also meet when you'll be back to Paris for your xmas holidays. We can then talk about the program at length.
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18 Nov 2005, 21:23
Paul wrote:
LBS has asked us if we would like to send out an information package to any acquaintance for the program. If you would like, I could have them send you a package for the masters in finance which is a 1 year program with a focus, obviously, in finance. My roommate got in with a 640 GMAT so do not worry too much if the rest of your application is fine. Furthermore, we can also meet when you'll be back to Paris for your xmas holidays. We can then talk about the program at length.

paul is a real ambassdor (LBS). more than that he is always willing to support/help people arround him.

you are really nice and gr8, paul. you will sucess in every aspects of life.

wish you all the best to you to paul at LBS.

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19 Nov 2005, 08:11
Congrats Antoine for this steep increase !

Just work hard your essays : in retrospect I spent 9 months of my life on the gmat, whereas it took me "only" 2 months to complete two application forms.
The end of the story is Ok as I am in at my 1st pick but if I were not, I probably would have been sorry that I spent a so unbalanced part of my time on the most important point of the apps.
About the choice of schools which fit your ambition I do think it is something really personal and it does not have to be altered by gmat in any way (unless the score is out of range which is not your case).

Keep posting!

Take care.

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19 Nov 2005, 10:17
Good luck Antmavel. I wish you the better in your application time. I have a question for you. How long and how difficult did you find RC in the actual test??

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19 Nov 2005, 12:03
automan wrote:
Good luck Antmavel. I wish you the better in your application time. I have a question for you. How long and how difficult did you find RC in the actual test??

Regards,

automan

PM me if you want more details but, for the record, RC was definitely doable.
4 total Rc's
2 very long + 2 very short
I would say that 1 was really hard but the others were definitely easy to get

by the way, I am not sure if all of you are aware of this, but some people got 5 RC' during their test
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20 Nov 2005, 11:16
Hi Antmavel,

Congratulations!!!
i am happy to learn about your gmat score. 640 is a good score. i wish your application with top business School will be a sucess.

Good Luck to u..
MA
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