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Assessing my chances due to low IR

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Assessing my chances due to low IR [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2014, 22:36
Hi,

I just gave my GMAT yesterday and scored a decent 730.

IR-3 - 23rd Percentile.
Q-49 - 81st Percentile.
V-40 - 90th Percentile.
Overall-730 - 96th Percentile.

Yes, exactly, the pain point is 3 in IR. Graphs and DI have never been a problem. In fact the low score was very surprising and annoying. I cannot recollect to have scored as low as 3 in any of the mocks that I gave.

Anyway, the main reason why I am posting this is because I want to know the impact of IR score on my application. I am planing to apply in 2016/2017 after a good 2-3 years of experience.
The schools that I am looking at are:
ISB, INSEAD, NUS, IE, IESE, Columbia, HAAS, Duke, NTU, Tepper, Booth, Darden, Tuck.

Just to fill in the experts with a brief description of my profile,
I have an okayish profile with a good number of extra curricular activities and leadership accolades, including an international exchange program. However, I have a poor gpa of 6.3/10 from my undergrad college. I'm currently working in EMC as an Associate consultant, working primarily on Big Data Analytics.

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Assessing my chances due to low IR [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2014, 13:08
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Hello,

The adcoms are still figuring out how exactly to integrate the IR score into their overall evaluation of applicants’ candidacies. It’s new to them as well! That point works in your favor -- essentially, when other key elements of the application are strong, a low IR score will probably not have much significance; they won’t pass on an otherwise appealing applicant because of it. When key elements are weak (or less than strong for top schools), a low IR score will start to weigh more. I’d say that the low GPA will mean that the IR will weigh somewhat higher than it would if the GPA was on par with your overall GMAT. I suggest in your essays (and elsewhere in your application) to present anecdotes/examples that show you applying integrated reasoning. Or you could acknowledge this low IR score in a brief optional essay, and give specific examples of how you are effective in this skill.
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