Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 20:57

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile evaluation Gmat 650 .

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
User avatar
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: 2

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

Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2013, 06:37
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 .
Veritas Prep GMAT Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes
Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
avatar
Joined: 14 Mar 2013
Posts: 62
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Re: Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2013, 07:35
Expert's post
A few things stand out to me about your profile:

Given your GMAT practice scores my inclination would be to take it one more time. Did you take a prep course? I highly recommend that you take Veritas' course, it should help you solidify the score. You did not give your GPA, but the GMAT score will be particularly important the lower your GPA.

I am also a bit concerned about the "quitting your job." That does not bode well for an MBA applicant. In addition your WE shows about a year at each place, that will also work against you. Business schools want to see dedication, commitment, and a track record of progressing within your career via promotions and leadership responsibilities. My recommendation would be to go back to work full time until you go to business school.

Also, I do not see why you want an MBA and why now? You should clearly answer these questions prior to applying.

Best of luck-
_________________

Courtney Jane
Veritas Prep | Admissions Consultant

Enroll now. Pay later. Take advantage of Veritas Prep's flexible payment plan options.

Veritas Prep Reviews

Intern
Intern
User avatar
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: 2

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

Re: Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2013, 09:12
Hi ,

I really appreciate your feedback .After my college i did not get my score in terms of GPA so i really do not know how is it calculated . My percentage score was 67.8 in college .
As far as my job is concerned i switched in the same IT profile so i didn't digress from my career path and during my career at IT i was doing pretty well .Also after quitting i have been involved with my family business but not full time .
To be true, my actual motive to do MBA is to land up into an entirely new job profile .
Expert Post
Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant
User avatar
Affiliations: Veritas Prep
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 1375
Followers: 36

Kudos [?]: 128 [0], given: 3

Re: Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2013, 15:57
Expert's post
Three attempts would be acceptible--some think more than that is detrimental. It's not uncommon to do better on the practice than the real test, but if you truly think your score can improve with another attempt, I would recommend it, since your applicant pool is so large (Indian Male IT background). HAving said that, if your post MBA vision is compelling and leverges what you have done in the past, then there should be nothing from keeping you back from an attempt at your target schools. Just make sure you demonstrate a good fit with each program and make sure you tell a good story about why now, Why MBA and Why your target school is a good fit.
_________________

Bryant Michaels
Veritas Prep | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant

Find the expert who’s right for you. Meet our team!
Veritas Prep Reviews

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . madhurvashisht 0 04 Jun 2013, 06:38
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . madhurvashisht 1 04 Jun 2013, 06:36
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . madhurvashisht 3 04 Jun 2013, 06:35
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile evaluation Gmat 650 . madhurvashisht 2 04 Jun 2013, 06:33
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile evaluation, GMAT 650 vibhadhiman 1 17 Apr 2013, 04:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile evaluation Gmat 650 .

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.