I am planning to apply for various programs in the Fall 2014 intake, would be obliged if you evaluate my profile and help me decide that shall I go for retake? Currently I'm about 70-80% sure of a retake of GMAT exam
- Demographics: Indian / Male / Age 26
- Academics: Bachelors in Electronics and communication Engineering, 2009. 68%. Delhi University: Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology(NSIT), India.
- GMAT: 680 (Q51, V28) - Yet to get the official score
Work Experience: 5 years at the time i will join a b school
- Working as an Assistant Manager in a Business Research Firm
- Manage team that conducts primary and secondary research and analyses information using Porter's 5 forces model, PESTLE analysis and other framework to conduct market analysis
- Have international working experience
- Currently as a part of Category Team with a target of certain % savings on a billion dollar annual spend
- Have been part of interview panel for recruitment
- Have mentored and trained several new-joiners to shape up their respective careers
- Supported in Business Development through new product creation
- During college have conducted several events for college festivals
- a few more similar things during post-college
- R1 or R2 for 2014 fall intake
- Indiana: Kelley
- Broad: Michigan State
- Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Post MBA Goal
- To enter into strategic planning for a procurement of indirect materials
- Basically climb up the ladder in category management
I am confused whether to give another attempt at GMAT or not, primarily because I never scored this low in verbal during my mocks and low verbal might give a negative impression on the ad coms.
I share your concern about your verbal score. Especially since you were doing consistently better on practice exams, I think you should retake
and focus on the verbal. It's possible you could get into at least some of your target programs with your current score, but your chances will be so much better if you improve that verbal.