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Hi,

I just done with my GMAT exam today, following are the score details:
GMAT score is 700 (88th Percentile).
1. IR : 2 (12th Percentile)
2. Quant : 49 (75th Percentile)
3. Verbal : 37 (83rd Percentile)
I do not know, yet, about what to do now. I have accepted this score and planned further to retake the GMAT (Basis your guidance).
I am an Ayurvedic Doctor from India with Pharma/Healthcare Sales and Medico-Marketing Experience (5years).
Currently working with Nestle India at its head office in the Medico-marketing Function of their Nutrition Portfolio.

Please guide further.

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Hi Abhinav,
Which colleges are you aiming at, and what's your post MBA goal?
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Hi,

I just done with my GMAT exam today, following are the score details:
GMAT score is 700 (88th Percentile).
1. IR : 2 (12th Percentile)
2. Quant : 49 (75th Percentile)
3. Verbal : 37 (83rd Percentile)
I do not know, yet, about what to do now. I have accepted this score and planned further to retake the GMAT (Basis your guidance).
I am an Ayurvedic Doctor from India with Pharma/Healthcare Sales and Medico-Marketing Experience (5years).
Currently working with Nestle India at its head office in the Medico-marketing Function of their Nutrition Portfolio.

Please guide further.

Best,
Abhinav


Hi
First of all, congrats on your good score.
However, I feel the IR score can raise a red flag for the admissions.
In my opinion, you should consider retaking the test and aim for a higher score.
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Hi Abhinav,
Which colleges are you aiming at, and what's your post MBA goal?


Hi,

I aim at following colleges:
Europe/UK: INSEAD, HEC, LBS, and IESE in preference order.
America and Asia: Kellogg, Haas, Cornell, Ross, Stern, NUS, and ISB in preference Order.

My post MBA goals are to accelerate my career levels above from current position, and to gain a global perspective of business outlook; these goals have a primary agenda about myself which is to learn and be part of an ecosystem wherein I could transform my business acumen, gain broader outlook, challenge and get challenged, and also add value to that academic ecosystem with my distinctive experience of medico marketing, which I have earned from past two years of my work experience.

Thanks,
Abhinav

Originally posted by AP4GMAT on 03 Jan 2018, 08:46.
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AP4GMAT wrote:
Hi,

I just done with my GMAT exam today, following are the score details:
GMAT score is 700 (88th Percentile).
1. IR : 2 (12th Percentile)
2. Quant : 49 (75th Percentile)
3. Verbal : 37 (83rd Percentile)
I do not know, yet, about what to do now. I have accepted this score and planned further to retake the GMAT (Basis your guidance).
I am an Ayurvedic Doctor from India with Pharma/Healthcare Sales and Medico-Marketing Experience (5years).
Currently working with Nestle India at its head office in the Medico-marketing Function of their Nutrition Portfolio.

Please guide further.

Best,
Abhinav


Hi
First of all, congrats on your good score.
However, I feel the IR score can raise a red flag for the admissions.
In my opinion, you should consider retaking the test and aim for a higher score.



Hi,

Much thanks, but then shouldn't I be aiming at next year admissions?
Please guide.

Thanks,
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Abhinav,

Yeah, it would be a good idea to retake if you believe you can get higher. Not just because of the IR, but also because test scores for Indians are quite competitive, even moreso than the general population. For some thoughts on retaking the GMAT and how the stats stack up for Indians, have a look at these two articles:

http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for- ... n=mba_blog
http://admissionado.com/mba/to-retake-o ... n=mba_blog

And if you are applying next year, you have tons of time

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stoiczoan wrote:
Hi Abhinav,
Which colleges are you aiming at, and what's your post MBA goal?


Hi,

I aim at following colleges:
Europe/UK: INSEAD, HEC, LBS, and IESE in preference order.
America and Asia: Kellogg, Haas, Cornell, Ross, Stern, NUS, and ISB in preference Order.

My post MBA goals are to accelerate my career levels above from current position, and to gain a global perspective of business outlook; these goals have a primary agenda about myself which is to learn and be part of an ecosystem wherein I could transform my business acumen, gain broader outlook, challenge and get challenged, and also add value to that academic ecosystem with my distinctive experience of medico marketing, which I have earned from past two years of my work experience.

Thanks,
Abhinav


Given your choice of schools, you'll definitely need to retake - both for IR as well as overall score.
Anything below 730 is going to make it difficult for most of the schools you've listed.. I'm assuming you're an Indian male..
(IR 5 and above should be fine.. will not raise a red flag..)
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