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Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2010, 19:10
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I have MS in US, 5 yrs work ex (in US in IT but basically from India-male) and 680 gmat(quant 50, verbal 32, awa 6.0) and aiming for 1 yr programs for 2011 from top B Schools ( IIM-A, ISB, INSEAD, LBS, Stanford). I had actuallay scheduled for Aug 30th for a retake but now feel unsure as Round 1 has started. Please analyze my profile objectively and let me know what I should be doing.

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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 11:03
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 11:14
I am on H1-B Visa if that is what you mean by status...
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 12:16
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I have MS in US, 5 yrs work ex (in US in IT but basically from India-male) and 680 gmat(quant 50, verbal 32, awa 6.0) and aiming for 1 yr programs for 2011 from top B Schools ( IIM-A, ISB, INSEAD, LBS, Stanford). I had actuallay scheduled for Aug 30th for a retake but now feel unsure as Round 1 has started. Please analyze my profile objectively and let me know what I should be doing.

Thanks.


With your target schools and the fact that you come from a highly competitive peer group it would make sense to give the GMAT again. However you need to be confident of hitting 710-720. You dont wanna end up with the same score or a 10 point bump up which would again leave you in the same position as you are now.
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 12:25
yeah... i also agree you should retake just because those are top school AND the pool is very very competitive. How is your gpa?
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 13:16
Are you looking for executive MBA ?
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 15:42
My GPA in Masters is 3.72 but in Bachelors it is around 3.0. Yes I am aiming for 1 year executive programs. I am not entirely confident at this point if I can really beat my previous score by 30-40 points, and unfortunately the deadline for Round 1 of ISB is Aug 30th....I am really stuck...
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 16:14
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My GPA in Masters is 3.72 but in Bachelors it is around 3.0. Yes I am aiming for 1 year executive programs. I am not entirely confident at this point if I can really beat my previous score by 30-40 points, and unfortunately the deadline for Round 1 of ISB is Aug 30th....I am really stuck...


Well you might want to apply in R2 deadline Nov30 with a better score. ISB is very competitive and a high GMAT score would really help you. I am from an IT profile too though without a masters. I dint even get a IV call from ISb although the in the feedback they were impressed by my profile,ECS and community service they categorically mentioned that i had a low GMAT score(690)!
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 06:39
Oh really. So are you giving another shot at GMAT?
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Take a look here as well: should-i-retake-gmat-thread-retaking-gmat-strategies-83339.html?highlight=ml303
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 06:49
Thnx Founder for the link and Manager, did you apply in 1st round or 2nd round?
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 06:50
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You are asking a question that has pages of discussions to it, but generally, the consensus is R1 is best.
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Re: Should I apply or retake? [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 07:07
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Oh really. So are you giving another shot at GMAT?


I already gave the GMAT again, but i will apply in R2 at ISB since for R1 im concentrating on the US school applications.
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