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Applied to INSEAD R1 Jan19 Intake | GMAT 700, IR:5 |GMAT retake reqd?

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Dear Experts,

I am facing an uncommon situation here and need your suggestions on how to go about it. First, a quick highlight of my profile. I am an Indian (26yrs) with following professional and academic credentials:

GMAT: Q49 (77%), V35(76%), IR5(55%)
WE: ~6 years (entirely in Risk & Management Consulting primarily for global Telecom and E-commerce clients)
Employers: KPMG India (current, 4 yrs), KPMG China and Protiviti India (2 yrs)
International experience: South Africa (currently based out of Joburg since a year), China, HK, Nigeria, Gabon, India and Bangladesh
Undergrad: B.Tech (80.69% - top 5%)
Others: Rating - 1 (Exceptional) all through my career

I have already applied to INSEAD in its R1 for Jan'19 intake. Given my multifaceted experience, my essays have come out well. However, the IR score of 5 is making me uncomfortable about my chances of making to an interview stage.

Can somebody suggest me whether a GMAT retake (solely to up the IR score or perhaps, overall GMAT) is recommended at this juncture?

Even if I decide re-take GMAT, it will still happen in next 10-15 days.

A quick suggestion from experts will be highly appreciated!!

Best,
Jasdeep
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jasd2804 wrote:
Dear Experts,

I am facing an uncommon situation here and need your suggestions on how to go about it. First, a quick highlight of my profile. I am an Indian (26yrs) with following professional and academic credentials:

GMAT: Q49 (77%), V35(76%), IR5(55%)
WE: ~6 years (entirely in Risk & Management Consulting primarily for global Telecom and E-commerce clients)
Employers: KPMG India (current, 4 yrs), KPMG China and Protiviti India (2 yrs)
International experience: South Africa (currently based out of Joburg since a year), China, HK, Nigeria, Gabon, India and Bangladesh
Undergrad: B.Tech (80.69% - top 5%)
Others: Rating - 1 (Exceptional) all through my career

I have already applied to INSEAD in its R1 for Jan'19 intake. Given my multifaceted experience, my essays have come out well. However, the IR score of 5 is making me uncomfortable about my chances of making to an interview stage.

Can somebody suggest me whether a GMAT retake (solely to up the IR score or perhaps, overall GMAT) is recommended at this juncture?

Even if I decide re-take GMAT, it will still happen in next 10-15 days.

A quick suggestion from experts will be highly appreciated!!

Best,
Jasdeep


Hi Jasdeep

This is a tricky one. If you had more time then I would have recommended you giving the GMAT again especially since nowadays you can always cancel the score after checking how much you got (this wasn't the case before). But given that the interview results are poised to come out in the week of Apr 20th and 15 days from now means you are already in the 2nd week of April when you will give your GMAT, its anyone's guess if your GMAT update will reach them in time. You can still give it a shot though given that there's nothing to lose (well, except for the money) and email your AO once you're done with the exam.

I just graduated from INSEAD (in Dec 2017) and I certainly do know other Indians from my batch who had a similar GMAT score as yours. So the situation is not entirely impossible even with the current score. But if I were you I would jsut give it another shot anyways just because there's nothing to lose and especially if you've been scoring higher on your practice tests.

If you do need any other help check out the Admissions Consulting company I started as a part time gig to pay it forward to future MBA aspirants like you - Easy MBA Admit.

You will consult with recent alums from your target school (like INSEAD) without paying a bomb that you will otherwise pay for other MBA Admission Consultants (all our services are around $100) because we started this service out of goodwill and a desire of paying it forward rather than making profits. Also proud to say that we have a 100% success record so far :)

Do reach out if you have any further questions

Cheers
Abhinay

easymbaadmit@gmail.com
https://www.easymbaadmit.com

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Joined: 13 Sep 2015
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jasd2804 wrote:
Dear Experts,

I am facing an uncommon situation here and need your suggestions on how to go about it. First, a quick highlight of my profile. I am an Indian (26yrs) with following professional and academic credentials:

GMAT: Q49 (77%), V35(76%), IR5(55%)
WE: ~6 years (entirely in Risk & Management Consulting primarily for global Telecom and E-commerce clients)
Employers: KPMG India (current, 4 yrs), KPMG China and Protiviti India (2 yrs)
International experience: South Africa (currently based out of Joburg since a year), China, HK, Nigeria, Gabon, India and Bangladesh
Undergrad: B.Tech (80.69% - top 5%)
Others: Rating - 1 (Exceptional) all through my career

I have already applied to INSEAD in its R1 for Jan'19 intake. Given my multifaceted experience, my essays have come out well. However, the IR score of 5 is making me uncomfortable about my chances of making to an interview stage.

Can somebody suggest me whether a GMAT retake (solely to up the IR score or perhaps, overall GMAT) is recommended at this juncture?

Even if I decide re-take GMAT, it will still happen in next 10-15 days.

A quick suggestion from experts will be highly appreciated!!

Best,
Jasdeep


Hi Jasdeep

This is a tricky one. If you had more time then I would have recommended you giving the GMAT again especially since nowadays you can always cancel the score after checking how much you got (this wasn't the case before). But given that the interview results are poised to come out in the week of Apr 20th and 15 days from now means you are already in the 2nd week of April when you will give your GMAT, its anyone's guess if your GMAT update will reach them in time. You can still give it a shot though given that there's nothing to lose (well, except for the money) and email your AO once you're done with the exam.

I just graduated from INSEAD (in Dec 2017) and I certainly do know other Indians from my batch who had a similar GMAT score as yours. So the situation is not entirely impossible even with the current score. But if I were you I would jsut give it another shot anyways just because there's nothing to lose and especially if you've been scoring higher on your practice tests.

If you do need any other help check out the Admissions Consulting company I started as a part time gig to pay it forward to future MBA aspirants like you - Easy MBA Admit.

You will consult with recent alums from your target school (like INSEAD) without paying a bomb that you will otherwise pay for other MBA Admission Consultants (all our services are around $100) because we started this service out of goodwill and a desire of paying it forward rather than making profits. Also proud to say that we have a 100% success record so far :)

Do reach out if you have any further questions

Cheers
Abhinay

easymbaadmit@gmail.com
https://www.easymbaadmit.com



Thanks a lot Abhinav for the quick response. I am absolutely with you on this that there's nothing to lose, should I decide to give a re-take. Also, wish you all the best for your new endeavor and will definitely get in touch in case i need any further assistance.

Best,
Jasdeep
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