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10 Mar 2012, 10:38
Hi All,

I have got 710 (Q48,V40). I got what i was expecting in English but i quants i was expecting around 50 which will land my GMAT around 740.

I am an Indian IT male(2 years work-ex), toughest pool of India and starting with my own business. I will be applying this year. I need you advice on whether i should retake my exam?

I am aiming for Ivy Leagues and mainly Kellogg for Marketing program.

Regards,
Thanks.
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10 Mar 2012, 20:47
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Yes, I think you have time on your side, so by all means you can work out what brought down your QUant scores and take another shot. This is not to say that you can't get through with your current score, but indeed you have the possibility of raising your scores and crack the 750+ barrier, and sometimes GMAT does become a deciding factor for the interview calls, and even Scholarship decisions (which is very important as per my understanding). When you say this year, I'm assuming you'll apply for Fall 2013, right ?
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10 Mar 2012, 23:48
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You're score is already very good, and it seems like you have enough time to improve upon your "weak points" and get the score you want. Either way I think it will be a win win for you. Go for it
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10 Mar 2012, 23:53
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Yekrut wrote:
You're score is already very good, and it seems like you have enough time to improve upon your "weak points" and get the score you want. Either way I think it will be a win win for you. Go for it

Agree with Yekrut. You have a good score and you can make a decent application and can apply to a school of your choice. Since you have time at your disposal , you can give one more try at it and increase your score .
Both way you are in a win - win situation Buddy.
+1 kudo for yekrut for a concise and valuable advice.
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11 Mar 2012, 09:24
subhashghosh wrote:
Yes, I think you have time on your side, so by all means you can work out what brought down your QUant scores and take another shot. This is not to say that you can't get through with your current score, but indeed you have the possibility of raising your scores and crack the 750+ barrier, and sometimes GMAT does become a deciding factor for the interview calls, and even Scholarship decisions (which is very important as per my understanding). When you say this year, I'm assuming you'll apply for Fall 2013, right ?

Yekrut wrote:
You're score is already very good, and it seems like you have enough time to improve upon your "weak points" and get the score you want. Either way I think it will be a win win for you. Go for it

Agree with Yekrut. You have a good score and you can make a decent application and can apply to a school of your choice. Since you have time at your disposal , you can give one more try at it and increase your score .
Both way you are in a win - win situation Buddy.

Thanks a lot Subhash, Yekru, Gladiator for the reply. I get what you're saying. I will try retake the exam and score above 750. BTW, to what extent entrepreneurship helps the profile.
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11 Mar 2012, 09:31
Hi Buddy,
Entrepreneurship helps you to diversify your profile. you will be standing out of majority of candidates who are applying working in one or the other company. Moreover B Schools prefer candidates who are / will start a new venture after passing out.
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11 Mar 2012, 09:47
Hi Buddy,
Entrepreneurship helps you to diversify your profile. you will be standing out of majority of candidates who are applying working in one or the other company. Moreover B Schools prefer candidates who are / will start a new venture after passing out.

It does...to much extent...Thanks Major
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11 Mar 2012, 11:25
Retake the GMAT if it will help you get to 750 and also be in the reckoning for a handsome scholarship package. Go for it.
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12 Mar 2012, 13:40
Hi, I'll add my two cents to this discussion.

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