I am in a really bad situation right now. I took GMAT on 15th April and Scored 760 (Q50, V42) but bombed my IR. Could manage a disappointing 3. I got nervous there and I knew that i had screwed up IR but never expected that the score would be so low. In the GMAT prep test I scored 8 in both the tests and thus neglected the IR section during preparations. Probably that was the reason I could not handle my nerves during those 30 minutes. I have no idea how such a poor score is going to impact my applications. I plan to apply in 2015 and I feel that by that time Universities will start considering IR scores to some extent. I am well prepared right now and I feel that if I continue my preparations and book the next possible date, I can manage 760 again. Should I take GMAT again? How much will a poor IR score affect my applications. My profile is mentioned below.
1. Male/Indian/25 years old/3 years of work experience
2. GMAT: 760 (Q50, V42, IR-3, AWA- awaited)
a. B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)- CGPA- 7.6/10 (Dont know how to convert it to 4 point scale)
b. 10th Class – 81%
c. 12th Class – 83 %
4. Work Experience:
- 3 years of experience as Engineer in a top Indian power sector (a public sector company).
- Commissioned a High Voltage Transmission line
- Commissioned an extra high voltage substation
- Currently Managing the Operation and Maintenace of the above substation
- Consistently ranked top performer
5. Extra Curricular:
- House captain in school
- Won several events at school level.
- Won Inter IIT music band competition ( 9 IITs participated)
- Joint Secretary of Music Section at IIT Roorkee – Organized 7 music shows and participated in all of them. Played keyboard and guitar.
- Chairman of Electrical Engineering Students’ Society of IIT Roorkee – organized events such as mentor-mentee program, placement and intership talks, etc. for the juniors.
- Won prizes in various events during Technical and Cultural Festivals of the College (Ranked one of the best in the country)
- Organized several events during Tech and Cultutal Festivals of the college.
- Organized a free medical checkup camp as part of company CSR activity.
I am looking to apply in the following colleges:
1. Indian School of Business
2. Kellogg (One year Program)
I am also worried about not being associated with any regular community work. I work in a very remote location and hardly get time for personal works even on sundays. So it is really difficult for me to get involved with some organization. How is that going to effect my applications?