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08 Oct 2012, 06:54
Hi,

This is my first query. I am an MBA in Marketing with about 11 years of experience in sales. I want to pursue my PhD in Marketing from a reputed school in USA.

I have my GMAT on 27th Oct'2012 as I am targeting admissions in Fall 2013. Currently I am getting stuck in a score of around 650 ish(Q48, V32) in all the mock GMATs. What should the ideal breakup be for a total score of 720. Is it that I am getting 4/5 questions wrong in a row in Verbal which is pulling down my score?

Advices would be really welcome. Also are there decent schools I can gun for with a score of 650?
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08 Oct 2012, 09:08
Hi argha17,

Please refer to the below graphic.

Roughly speaking, an even breakdown between quant and verbal that would result in a total score of 720 would be around:

48/49 Q (84-88%ile)
38/39/40 V (83-39%ile)

So scoring in the roughly 85% tile range for both quant and verbal would yield a 720. You can do this with a raw score of about 48 or 49 for quant and between a 38-40 for verbal.

So with your score of Q48 and V32, you're pretty much there with quant. Just boost up your verbal with some sustained performance on quant and you'll be good to go.

At 650 , you'll be in the lower end of the top 10-15 MBA programs, but you're in the zone for most other bschools.

Hope that helps.
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08 Oct 2012, 10:36
Hi,
Thanks for your response. However, note that I aspire for my PhD in Marketing, preferably in CB. Is there any advice on which schools should I target with scores ranging from 650 to 700.
Further, as far as I understand, there is no linear relationships to increasing score ie. if I have to increase my score from V32 to V39, it does not mean that I should get 7 more questions right. Assuming the test to be computer adaptive, is there any pitfall I should be extra cautious(eg. not get 3/4 questions wrong in a row) of or is it that I plainly focus on increasing my accuracy a lot more.
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