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30 May 2009, 01:46
Hi,

I am currently in the final year of my engineering masters and am hoping to do my MBA from an US B-School. As my field of work requires me to put in 12-14 hours of work 6 days a week i am not sure if i can do justice to my GMAT prep once i enter the industry. I would like to know will it be prudent to write the exam now (while i am in my final year) and then work for 2 years and then apply or only write it the year before i plan to join? (Sure B-schools say that the score is valid for 5 years but do they look at such cases unfavorably while going through applications)
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30 May 2009, 02:15
But If I'm allowed to guess, I'd say that timing (as long as it's within that 5 year frame) shouldn't be a concern.
If your score is good enough, there's no need to retake for the sake of giving the latest update.
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30 May 2009, 07:25
If you have 700+ balanced score (80/80) I wouldn't worry for timing at all. Score like that is much better, even if it is 5 years old, than 2 months old 670.
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30 May 2009, 07:42
You shouldn't have a problem. Many schools have this in their FAQs and the answer I've always seen is that they take them 5 years back.
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01 Jun 2009, 11:34
I think it's fairly common for scores to be 2 or 3 years old since many graduates are taking the exam during the summer before work. I know I am!
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