Hi I have scored 680 in GMAT with 49Q and 33V
1. B.Tech Electronics & Communication - Vellore Institiute of Technology, India (76%)
2. Certificate Course in Strategic Management - London School of Economics, UK (A Grade)
3. Certified Advance Financial Modeller - KPMG
1. Worked for 1 year in a Defence Manufacturing Firm, handled a major Missile Launcher's technical designs
2. Working currently with KPMG - Management Consulting from 2011. Was one among 6 who got double promoted of 1600 people who got promoted, got 3 salary hikes in a span of 2 years. Started off with x salary in KPMG now earn 2.6x
In KPMG: Worked for Leading B Schools (In Canada & UK) to develop India entry strategy for them, worked on setup of various Education institutions etc.
Worked extensively in the Railway sector, Highways, Aviation & Ports. Carried out feasibility studies, Business process improvement, market assessment, Financial viability, etc for clients. Have mostly Government clients with a few private clients too all of whom are the leading players of their sectors.
One of the youngest employees to bring in new clients to the firm with a project worth over $200,000.
Have 4 Publications
1. Published by the government
2. Published by IEEE (International Electronics Journal)
3. Published by IIM Calcutta
4. Published by an International Computers Journal
I am holding a leadership position in one of the prominent NGOs in Delhi. Have done extensive volunteering and fund raising activity.
have organized many events in college etc.
Won an International Business Plan competition on Clean Energy/Water, in 2010
Paper adjudged as “The Best Paper of the International Conference" in IIM Calcutta
I have done 5 internships during my B.Tech in different companies different sectors.
Kindly let me know if my Profile combined with my GMAT score stands any chance in some of the best B Schools in USA.
Also I plan to apply in ISB, please let me know if I have a fighting chance there.
Do I need to seriously consider retaking the GMAT to get a higher score?
Thanks & Regards
You certainly have a chance at the top schools given all your accomplishments, BUT (and the upper case is not by accident) your GMAT could also contribute to dings at these very competitive schools. My advice: If you think you can raise your GMAT, especially the verbal, is to retake the GMAT
and apply with a truly competitive score, along with the other highly competitive elements that you list above.
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