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I am from India and I scored a 660 (Q47, V34). I wanted to apply to ISB Hyd. I have a 3 years of work-experience in Retail Consulting and I am an engineer. Should i re-take or apply


With just that information it is very difficult to provide any advice on whether that
GMAT score is enough or you need to re-take!
It is very important to understand that the GMAT score is just one part of the business school application.
The essays, recommendations etc are all as important as the GMAT
That being said, if you feel that your profile is an average profile, you might have
a better chance if you can re-take the GMAT and score 700+
(the average GMAT score for ISB for the last year batch was 707)
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Hi monika25,

First off, a 660/Q47 is a strong score (it's right around the 80th percentile overall), so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. You're ultimately asking Admissions questions though, so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of them here:

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I am from India and I scored a 660 (Q47, V34). I wanted to apply to ISB Hyd. I have a 3 years of work-experience in Retail Consulting and I am an engineer. Should i re-take or apply


Even though one could get into ISB with a score lower than 660, but one has to have an exceptional profile for that.
The mid 80 percent range of their GMAT score is 670 - 750. So at scores lower than 670, they are making an exception for the candidate because of an outstanding profile and/or diversity they are hoping to bring in their class.
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Hi. Before 6 months I gave GMAT official prep 1 and I got 550. After preparing for 6 months yesterday I gave Prep 2 and I got 640 (Q49 & V27). I am aiming for 720 score. Should I give the GMAT exam or I should give more time for preparation?

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Hi. Before 6 months I gave GMAT official prep 1 and I got 550. After preparing for 6 months yesterday I gave Prep 2 and I got 640 (Q49 & V27). I am aiming for 720 score. Should I give the GMAT exam or I should give more time for preparation?


It is very unlikely that with a score of 640 on prep test, you will get 720 in the actual test. I would suggest you to take some more time for prep and work specifically on Verbal. Once you start getting about 750 in the prep test, you would be more prepared for your target score.
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Thanks Karishma for your reply. But I am confused about verbal. I have read all the manhattan books of verbal. How to increase my verbal score? Can you give me suggestion.

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Thanks Karishma for your reply. But I am confused about verbal. I have read all the manhattan books of verbal. How to increase my verbal score? Can you give me suggestion.


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Hello everyone!!
I am an Indian , Engineer with 8 years of work experience in Energy sector ..
On 4th September, I appeared in GMAT and scored 640 (Q 49 V 29)...
I am planning to apply for IIM Indore and IIM Lucknow one year executive MBA.
I had words with admission consultant of both the college and both said that my score is competitive in term of my experience and profile.

I am confused whether I should apply or not because I Ave heard that generally these people give generic replys only ..

Kindly guide me.. should I retake the GMAT and then apply or should I continue with this..

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Hi monika

660 is descent score. go ahead and apply .

I know few candidates who has been accepted by ISB at 610.
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I am from India and I scored a 660 (Q47, V34). I wanted to apply to ISB Hyd. I have a 3 years of work-experience in Retail Consulting and I am an engineer. Should i re-take or apply


As it is just one part of application, your other areas should be strong (The essays, recommendations and interview are all as important as the GMAT) but it is better, much better if your GMAT score met 700 boundry

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I had words with admission consultant of both the college and both said that my score is competitive in term of my experience and profile.

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I am from India and I scored a 660 (Q47, V34). I wanted to apply to ISB Hyd. I have a 3 years of work-experience in Retail Consulting and I am an engineer. Should i re-take or apply


Hi Monika,

ISB is generally very flexible with the GMAT. I have seen people with a GMAT score of 630 have made it to ISB. The admissions depend upon your overall profile including your work exp, your essays and recommendation letters. However if you feel you can exceed your current score, it would benefit you to give it another try. The competition is pretty tough and you would be in a stronger position if you can exceed your current score.

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Hi. Yesterday I gave GMAT exam my score was 620 (Q51 V23). In Quant I scored 96% but my verbal section was worst so kindly suggest me how to improve the verbal section. As already I have given 6 months of preparation for Quant and verbal (Manhattan books & OG)

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