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Should I Re-take!!!

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Joined: 20 Jan 2013
Posts: 11
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.5
WE: Analyst (Telecommunications)
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Should I Re-take!!! [#permalink] New post 01 May 2013, 08:13
Hello all,

I recently took the GMAT(29th April) and scored 710(Q49, V38) and I am very frustrated over my score.
I was scoring in 750's in gmatprep tests(preptest#1: 750, preptest#2: 760).
Although I understand that I can possibly improve my score in next attempt as I was comfortably scoring 750's at home(and that I experienced the test center environment for the first time), I am really over it. I DO NOT WANT TO GIVE IT AGAIN.

Before giving GMAT I planned to apply to HBS, GSB, MIT, LSB, Wharton and ISB(one can clearly see that my first 5 options are just a list of top 5 it goes without saying that I haven't thought much about schools ).
My target schools roughly remain the same, discounting minor addition or subtraction.

I am a Indian guy with 2 years 3 years work-ex in IT company. ( worst combination I think :P :P :P )
(sorry for the mistake, just came to know that work-ex will be counted as on the date of matriculation, not on the date of applying to the school)

Please advise me as to should I retake the exam or should I go ahead with my current score.

Millions of thanks in advance.

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Re: Should I Re-take!!! [#permalink] New post 02 May 2013, 04:33
710 is a tad lower for the school's you have mentioned and your work profile (over-represented). If you think you can bump up by at least 30 points, you should retake it. Also, re-adjust your expectations and do more research on schools.

Good luck.
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Re: Should I Re-take!!! [#permalink] New post 02 May 2013, 07:46
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With 2 year of Work ex , there is very little hope in the colls u mentioned....but u ll get excited after going thru my post in below link...

But for US b schools u need atleast 3 years to be in the avg work ex bracket of any schools and they do not have deferred admission too. Its good that u started early....i think it will be best in ur interest to take and improve your score by another 20 points or so...meanwhile focus on community service..that would really help in gettn through wharton or harvard...

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Re: Should I Re-take!!! [#permalink] New post 02 May 2013, 10:09
You need to retake. As an IT Indian Male, you need some sort of distinguishing factor to be admitted to a top Business School and it doesn't look like you have that right now. A 760+ would definitely help you.
Re: Should I Re-take!!!   [#permalink] 02 May 2013, 10:09
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