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gmat prep score , applying for mbas. [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 13:51
Hi experts, I previously posted in general forum and realized this is the place I need to ask the questions.
My situation.
I just started gathering information about gmat so I took two CATs without any preparation.

1.Princeton review: 590 verbal 34 ( 32/41) Quant 37 ( 28/37) IR 1 test on 9/4
2.GMAT prep : 640 verbal 39 (24/41) Quant 38 (17/31) IR 7 test on 9/5.

So based on these, quant seems to be my bigger problem . So any suggestions specifically to improve qunat?
Looking to apply to elites schools with avg above 700s.

Also I am from medical field. when I look at diversity in these schools, less than 5% from my field. Does it mean I should aim to get higher scores to get in ? Is the experience in my field good enough ( 7yrs) ? Or should I be looking to get some managerial / business experience before I apply?
Appreciate any input.
Thank you very much.
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Re: gmat prep score , applying for mbas. [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 01:41
You can certainly apply to all the top schools. As all the elite schools are looking to add diversity to their programs, they encourage applicants from different professional and cultural backgrounds to apply. So your medical background can, in fact, act as an advantage to your application. Also remember, you have to provide convincing why MBA and how an MBA fits into your long term goal after medicine etc. Every class has at least few doctors in the class. It is better you ask the adcom to put you in touch with those students so that you can bounce off your case with them. Good luck.

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Re: gmat prep score , applying for mbas. [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 13:20
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Hi experts, I previously posted in general forum and realized this is the place I need to ask the questions.
My situation.
I just started gathering information about gmat so I took two CATs without any preparation.

1.Princeton review: 590 verbal 34 ( 32/41) Quant 37 ( 28/37) IR 1 test on 9/4
2.GMAT prep : 640 verbal 39 (24/41) Quant 38 (17/31) IR 7 test on 9/5.

So based on these, quant seems to be my bigger problem . So any suggestions specifically to improve qunat?
Looking to apply to elites schools with avg above 700s.

Also I am from medical field. when I look at diversity in these schools, less than 5% from my field. Does it mean I should aim to get higher scores to get in ? Is the experience in my field good enough ( 7yrs) ? Or should I be looking to get some managerial / business experience before I apply?
Appreciate any input.
Thank you very much.


hi prav25,

For quant - you want to thoroughly review foundations as they apply to rate questions, word problems, prime factors, etc. You may understand the very basics - but oftentimes, GMAT will never test you on just the basics. They will slightly modify questions you might be familiar with to see if you can still make sense of it. So certainly make sure whenever you answer a question correct - ask yourself if a slight variation of that question would throw you off or not.

You can get a sense of variations of the same question through the 4th step of our Problem Solving course - of which the questions are open to the public.

If you are applying to elite schools - you generally want a stronger GMAT score.

If you are the son / daughter of some famous Hospital CEO and you are on track to inherit a big operation -- then I'd say not to worry too much about GMAT. But otherwise, you should bring your score up to be competitive with other highly-competitive applicants.
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