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# Any chances in IIM Ahmedabad PGPEX for a 640 score

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27 Apr 2008, 21:52
Hi ,
I am going to take the GMAT and the tests have shown that it's an average at around 620-660,Do you think there are any chances for me this year in the PGPEX programs in India.I have around 10years of work ex.
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28 Apr 2008, 04:50
The average score for PGPex will be 730, but will also depend on the profile. If you have a great international experience, it will help. However, conservatively for PGPex, you should aim for a 700+ score.
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12 May 2008, 05:50
As I perfectly guessed..I got only 640.
Now does it make sense to apply in any of these (which I had opted for while taking the GMAT)
IIMA PGPEX
IIMC PGPEX
IIML PGPEX
ISB
Embarrasing to ask the question but I am open to taking the GMAT again also.
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12 May 2008, 06:12
Ritesh I'd highly recommend retaking the GMAT if you are serious about IIMs - Unless you've got significant OVERSEAS experience that you can bring into the IIMs there is hardly any chance of getting in with a sub 700 score. IIMs are far too academic focused and the competition for spots is extremely tough.
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12 May 2008, 06:27
i perfectly agree with bsd...For Isb itself cut off is 720 plus and even for IIMS....a definite 700 plus until and unless you are an exception....Someone like Newton
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12 May 2008, 06:35
I would agree with BSD and Su.. 700 is table stakes at the any school which academically oriented. Both me and BSD are low 700's and we are giving it again. I know it suchs but you have time.
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12 May 2008, 07:33
I have actually purchased 6-7 books I'll do a full debrief after I read them. I'll only read them after my GMAT retake ... so for now we'll have to make do with bits an pieces of information that I catch while glancing through them

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Is that book any good mate?

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Haha you think newton would get a sub 700 score ?

I recently acquired a book 88 great MBA Application Strategies. It contained an appendix with the average gmat scores at various b-schools around the world in 2002. The highest GMAT score average in the world was not Stanford (716), not Harvard(705) not Wharton(711), but IIM-A at 735. This was six years ago in 2002, imagine 2008/9. GMAT score requirements, like petrol prices tend to go only in one direction.

Ritesh I dont want to discourage you, but just a little bit of a reality check.

Good luck.

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i perfectly agree with bsd...For Isb itself cut off is 720 plus and even for IIMS....a definite 700 plus until and unless you are an exception....Someone like Newton
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13 May 2008, 04:48
thank you all ...it's really a nice place to talk the people who can really help!!
I am wondering when can I take the GMAT last, to be able apply to ISB,IIMA,IIMC,IIML
please consider the time writing essays also
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