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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 4/14/2013Veritas 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
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 .