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Am I taking GMAT much earlier?  

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I just graduated and was thinking of doing MBA so I thought of doing GMAT but I don't if its to early for me to do it I mean I don't have any kind of work experience will it affect my GMAT or my MBA in any way please tell me ????
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Hi AjayBairagi,

Welcome to GMATClub!

Note that you are asking two different questions:
1. What do I need to get accepted into an MBA program?
2. Should I take the GMAT now?

Question 1 depends greatly on the school you want to apply to; do you have a few target schools? If so, have you looked at those schools' admissions requirements? This will help you understand what kind of profile you should build, in terms of CV, work experience and GMAT score. There is an entire forum devoted to admissions consultancy you can check for more specific details.

To answer question 2, I'll first note that work experience has nothing to do with taking the GMAT -- the GMAT is a standardized exam schools use to judge applicants and requires no explicit experience or grades to take. Moreover, GMAT scores are valid for 5 years from their test day, so even if you don't go to school now, you can certainly take the exam now. For more specific advice, I'll need a few more details:
1. Have you taken a GMAT practice exam (CAT) before? If so, what were your Quant/Verbal scores? If not, from past experience, how good do you think your overall quantitative and verbal skills are?
2. How much time would you be able to spend in the coming weeks/months? Prepping for the GMAT from scratch takes at least a month if you have a good background and sometimes even three months or more if your background is poor.
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Hi AjayBairagi,

As noted above, GMATscore is valid for 5 years. If you have time, you can take it now. You can take free official CAT to find out your score:

https://www.mba.com/global/store/store- ... -free.aspx

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Hi AjayBairagi,

Many Business Schools expect Applicants to have at least a few years of quality Work Experience. There are some exceptions of course, but you should make sure that the Programs that YOU are interested in would be willing to consider an Applicant with little-to-no Work Experience before you put any plans in motion to apply to School this year. GMAT Scores are 'valid' for 5 years though, so you could study for - and lock in - a competitive GMAT Score now and then apply to Business School several years in the future.

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

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AjayBairagi wrote:
I just graduated and was thinking of doing MBA so I thought of doing GMAT but I don't if its to early for me to do it I mean I don't have any kind of work experience will it affect my GMAT or my MBA in any way please tell me ????
You can take the GMAT now and apply later, once you have a few years of work experience. Each GMAT score is valid for 5 years, and there is no penalty for having "banked" your GMAT score.
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