From the information provided, I consider your profile solidly in the highly over-represented Indian-in-IT demographic
. Therefore, schools that would normally be on-pars
like Texas/McCombs or Tepper – which I believe would be great programs for your purposes – would be reaches, albeit reasonable ones. The Canadian schools and NUS would be on-pars, although closer to reaches also because of the over-represented factor. I consider Stanford, Booth, and MIT to be out of feasible range. Perhaps ISB as well.
Regarding the GMAT, 690 would not suffice for the top tier programs. Even if you had a score in the low 700s, schools such as Booth and MIT would be high reaches. You are simply competing in a very tough group. Adcoms do question when the GMAT is taken more than 3 times, so I suggest not retaking unless you believe you can score in mid 700s, at which point the score would outweigh the concern.
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