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Status: Application process
Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 33
Location: India
GMAT 1: 600 Q50 V22
GMAT 2: 650 Q49 V28
GPA: 3.39
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 12

Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2013, 06:35
Hi ,

Finally i gave the GMAT today and got a score of 650 ( Q49 V 28) .
I was aiming for a 700+ score and when i saw the score of 650 i was a little unhappy as the score is under par compared to my scores in the mock tests .

I was working with an IT company for nearly 3 years after which i quit my job in October 2012 .I started my MBA prepration in February and gave the following mock tests :

My scores in mock tests were :
Manhattan Cat 1 : 690 Q45 V38 3/31/2013
Gmat Prep 1 : 680 Q50 V31 4/4/2013
Manhattan Cat 2 : 670 Q47 V34 4/6/2013
Manhattan Cat 3 : 660 Q45 V35 4/9/2013
Manhattan Cat 4 : 690 Q45 V38 4/12/2013
Gmat Prep 2 : 690 Q50 V34 4/14/2013
Veritas Prep free : 710 Q49 V38 4/16/2013
Manhattan Cat 5 : 630 Q45 V32 4/23/2013
Manhattan Cat 6 : 700 Q50 V35 4/24/2013

I am not able to decide whether to give a 3rd shot again in July or just continue with the application with my current score because if i give Gmat again it would be my 3rd attempt .

My target schools are :
Australian Graduate School of Management ( AGSM , Australia )
University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Business School
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School
Queen's University - School of Business - Queen's MBA

Profile :

Indian IT , Male 26 with close of 3years of experience , 2 years and 8 months to be precise .
Worked with Tata Consultancy Services , a major IT consultancy company from Jan 2010 to June 2011 .
Worked with Sunlife Assurance Company of Canada ( a captive unit in India ) from July 2011 to October 2012 .
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Re: Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2013, 19:15
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Hello,

Thanks for sharing all of the practice test scores.

A couple of points based on the information you provided:

1) Your 650 is actually competitive at the programs you mentioned, near the average at most of them or above average at some. So I wouldn't say it's crucial that you re-take since most of the decision will come down to your essays and the rest of your application. However-- if you feel you can get to 700 it would improve your admission chances, certainly.

2) Schools will take the highest of your scores, so taking it a 3rd time is not necessarily a problem.

3) Based on your practice test scores, it does seem that you would be capable of scoring higher, closer to 700, so you may want to re-take sooner rather than later. You may just have had an off day or came across topics that were challenging to you personally, etc. It appears that Verbal gave you the most difficulty on test day vs your practice test scores.

4) If I am reading correctly, you stopped work in Oct and will not have work listed on your resume since then (?); be advised that that will be questioned by the admissions committee, they will wonder why that is the case.

Wishing you the best of luck, let us know if you have additional questions!
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Intern
Intern
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Status: Application process
Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 33
Location: India
GMAT 1: 600 Q50 V22
GMAT 2: 650 Q49 V28
GPA: 3.39
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 12

Re: Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2013, 03:21
mbaMissionJenK wrote:
Hello,

Thanks for sharing all of the practice test scores.

A couple of points based on the information you provided:

1) Your 650 is actually competitive at the programs you mentioned, near the average at most of them or above average at some. So I wouldn't say it's crucial that you re-take since most of the decision will come down to your essays and the rest of your application. However-- if you feel you can get to 700 it would improve your admission chances, certainly.

2) Schools will take the highest of your scores, so taking it a 3rd time is not necessarily a problem.

3) Based on your practice test scores, it does seem that you would be capable of scoring higher, closer to 700, so you may want to re-take sooner rather than later. You may just have had an off day or came across topics that were challenging to you personally, etc. It appears that Verbal gave you the most difficulty on test day vs your practice test scores.

4) If I am reading correctly, you stopped work in Oct and will not have work listed on your resume since then (?); be advised that that will be questioned by the admissions committee, they will wonder why that is the case.

Wishing you the best of luck, let us know if you have additional questions!


Thanks Jen for the reply .
Yes i had quit from my IT profile in october 2012 and after that i have been involved a little bit with my family business so i intend to include this experience in my application as well.
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Re: Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2013, 18:51
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I see. Family business involvement can be good to include, certainly.

Good luck to you, feel free to check back with additional questions.
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