I am Siddharth and i am from India. I am working in an Engg firm, a mechanical engg myself. I have an experience of 5 years in a multinational company.
I have taken 3 attempts on GMAT.
1) 460-1st attempt Didnt know what to do.
2) 550-2nd attempt (Depressed).
3) 650-3rd attempt.
I have a 5 years work experience in supply chain management. And i am honestly targeting the top 20 to 25 B-Schools. I would like to seek your advice on the following queries that i have.
1) Is there a cap on the number of attempts i can take on the GMAT exam. Or is it considered by the top B-Schools that beyond "X" number of attempts a candidate will not be allowed to apply to a B-School or is the score averaged out. What is the criteria? Please need your help.
2) Will the 4th attempt be useful seeing the way i have been improving? (I am really targeting ISB Hyderabad)
3) Also at the current score and the profile what is my chances to get through the top 20 to 25 B-Schools?
Request you to please revert.
Thanks in advance
1) No cap--you are limited to five attempts per calendar year and one attempt every 30 days, but there is no lifetime cap.
2) If you keep improving, most schools will take your highest score and not worry about how many attempts it took you to get there. When in doubt, though, contact the schools. Admissions departments are happy to help with such questions, and the answer may vary from school to school.
3) 650 is a little low for the top 10, and on the low end of average for the top 25. Your score is definitely not a disqualification, but you'll want to pull that number up to stand out, especially if you have any doubt about the strength of your resume and recommendations.
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