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I took the GMAT many years ago (7+). Was very busy at work and didn't really prepare.. 20 hours or so.
Managed to get 710, which didn't get me into the schools I wanted so I did a less-than-optimal MBA.

Am now planning on doing a MS.

(i) Assuming I want a very good score.. as close to 800 as possible, how much time is realistic? In terms of hours.
I write a lot and use a lot of math at work (I'm a hedge fund analyst).

(ii) I saw the beginner's section here with it's book recommendations.. quite confusing.
What texts or practice books are currently regarded as being the best out there?

(iii) Top B schools seem to put really low GMAT scores as their cut offs, which i think is misleading.
What do you think the average would be in INSEAD or Harvard MBA programs?

thanks very much.
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New post 10 Sep 2012, 09:14
Do you need the GMAT for an MS Degree? It may be particular for your program but usually a master's degree does not require the GMAT Exam. Only the MBA does - and it seems you already have your MBA?

GMAT score averages at Harvard/Insead are easily over 700 - the exact figure is usually between 710-720. But there are certainly applicants who have scores in the 600s that get in - they will usually have a pretty impressive business background.

Typically to boost your score to 800 - it's really about precision. You already got 710 - it's a tweak of finding the right types of problems that would bring you down and spending a few weeks to nail everything down. Then you have to execute on the actual exam day. I would recommend at least 2 wks - preferably 1 month of studying on wkends/evenings.

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