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710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 00:30
Hi

Although I have not been very active in the GMAT club forums, I owe a lot of my preparation to the downloads available here.
I took the test and scored 630 (Q46,V31) which has made me numb. I was expecting a score of 670-700 with all the preparation I had. Below are the scores in various practice tests I took:
MGMAT scores
640- Q44,V32
590- Q38,V33
640- Q44,V34
690- Q48,V38
630- Q46,V31
710- Q47,V40 (Latest)

GMAT prep scores:
650- Q48,V31
660- Q47,V34

Which are the colleges I can get with this score?
A small view of my profile:
10th standard - 96.64%
12th standard - 95%
Engineering in EC - 9 GPA
Work experience- 1yr 3 months Deloitte Consulting

I have done a fair amount of event organisation at college and office. Been awarded at school/college for my oratory skills and received appreciation award for the first project in the consulting firm Deloitte. In addition to it I have been a certified junior level classical singer.

Well I am really bogged down with the low score. I appreciate suggestions regarding colleges I could apply for and also exam retake.

Thank you
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 13:07
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My friend : Will try to keep it short and throw the monkey @ u

1. Why are u in so much of a hurry ? : I read somewhere in this forum, don't remember the poster, MBA's will stay and will not disappear or fall in an abyss ; So why not make efforts to give a conclusive shot to come close to our expected score ----- why not a last n final try, u are so close

2. Why are u bothered of 2013 R1/R2? : Now a trade off ---- Think 640 2013 R1 vs 750 2014 R1............ Which one would u choose

3. Why 670-700 ? : In ur last 2 exams did u notice that u missed a full circle only by 3% ( 96/97% ),That itself puts u in the upper echeleons, that itself speaks of ur calibre / ur credentials........... So why let go things so easily, why not try to replicate the same ; With that rock solid gpa, u shld aim for nothing less than 750

4. Why do u want to want to stay with that 640 ? Even if u are through with the college of ur choice, at hindsight or at restrospect u are bound to have a feeling that with a little push I cld havd easily managed a 700........ So why let that feeling to creep in

Bro, Plz don't take things otherwise, its ur life , ur call ---- definitely u must be having ur own reasons that we are unware of and I solely respect that; my post was just some food of thought , stemming from that excellent gpa of urs , ur mock scores and ur hard work.

Keep posting n wish u all the best for all ur future ventures.
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 03:47
As an Indian engineer that too with good GPA you should target Q50 at least Q49. Q50 V31 is 690 i think.
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 04:28
AbhiJ wrote:
As an Indian engineer that too with good GPA you should target Q50 at least Q49. Q50 V31 is 690 i think.



I would agree, coming from this background a 50/51 in quant will be necessary to compete. If you have time I would recommend a retake, especially with less than 1.5 yrs of experience. When are you planning to apply? Also, where are you looking? A 630 could be sufficient depending on your goals. Your grades sound good from what I can tell, but to target top schools with little work experience I think you will need to get your gmat up above 700, with particular focus on the Q score given the pool of students you will be competing against.
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2012, 08:09
AbhiJ and Gern47 yes I agree that my quant should have been better. But since quant was my strength I put in more effort to verbal given that a little improvement in verbal score could take my score a lot higher. I saw that this strategy worked well during my prep exams.

Gern47 I am looking forward to get admission into Kelly Indiana Bloomington, SMU Singapore or NUS Singapore for the fall 2013 full time MBA. I do not have much time left to prepare lest I miss the first round application deadline for the colleges I intend to attend.
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 02:17
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My friend : Will try to keep it short and throw the monkey @ u

1. Why are u in so much of a hurry ? : I read somewhere in this forum, don't remember the poster, MBA's will stay and will not disappear or fall in an abyss ; So why not make efforts to give a conclusive shot to come close to our expected score ----- why not a last n final try, u are so close

2. Why are u bothered of 2013 R1/R2? : Now a trade off ---- Think 640 2013 R1 vs 750 2014 R1............ Which one would u choose

3. Why 670-700 ? : In ur last 2 exams did u notice that u missed a full circle only by 3% ( 96/97% ),That itself puts u in the upper echeleons, that itself speaks of ur calibre / ur credentials........... So why let go things so easily, why not try to replicate the same ; With that rock solid gpa, u shld aim for nothing less than 750

4. Why do u want to want to stay with that 640 ? Even if u are through with the college of ur choice, at hindsight or at restrospect u are bound to have a feeling that with a little push I cld havd easily managed a 700........ So why let that feeling to creep in

Bro, Plz don't take things otherwise, its ur life , ur call ---- definitely u must be having ur own reasons that we are unware of and I solely respect that; my post was just some food of thought , stemming from that excellent gpa of urs , ur mock scores and ur hard work.

Keep posting n wish u all the best for all ur future ventures.


Thank you for such a detailed advice :) it helped me think through a lot of reasons to reconsider taking GMAT once more. After taking in a advice from a lot of well wishers I have decided to retake the exam in mid October (due to personal reasons I MUST go to the MBA college coming fall). My efforts will henceforth be concentrated on improving my verbal score and looking forward to take in more help from GMAT club this time.
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 19:35
skmskm wrote:
My friend : Will try to keep it short and throw the monkey @ u

1. Why are u in so much of a hurry ? : I read somewhere in this forum, don't remember the poster, MBA's will stay and will not disappear or fall in an abyss ; So why not make efforts to give a conclusive shot to come close to our expected score ----- why not a last n final try, u are so close
...................... wish u all the best for all ur future ventures.


I completely agree with all of skmskm posts, I was reading your posts and responses and mirroring his thoughts throughout. I was in your spot 4 years ago - in a big rush because for us Indians if we dont have a Masters or at least know which Masters we're getting into by 25 there's so much pressure. Take some time and get it right, this degree is your final one and will define the next 30+ years of your life, why screw it up over maximum 1 or two more years of detailed strategic prep. Hell NUS deadline is Jan end, I know because I got in for this year and have deferred it to next year (various reasons), and I applied on Jan 31st!

Don't rush yourself, do it right, get into the best school possible. Good luck buddy.
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 00:32
Aximili85 wrote:
skmskm wrote:
in a big rush because for us Indians if we dont have a Masters or at least know which Masters we're getting into by 25 there's so much pressure.


Buddy did u say 25...................... LOL.............. I am too old @ 33 ( That's why I am undergoing this suffering = took 8 years more than the average pool to just realize, i need an MBA .................That's the reason my wife says = my Basics are just not in Place & Wives are always right........ Anyone has the spunk to disagree with THEM ?
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Re: 710 to 630 - trolled [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2012, 01:07
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