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# Bombed IR with not so bad GMAT Score

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Joined: 10 Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V37
GMAT 2: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Medicine and Health (Health Care)

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03 Jan 2018, 07:38
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.

Best,
Abhinav
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Posts: 181
Location: United States
Schools: Booth '21 (M)
GMAT 1: 770 Q49 V47
GPA: 3.5

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03 Jan 2018, 08:05
Hi Abhinav,
Which colleges are you aiming at, and what's your post MBA goal?
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03 Jan 2018, 08:14
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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.

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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Intern
Joined: 10 Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V37
GMAT 2: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Medicine and Health (Health Care)

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Updated on: 03 Jan 2018, 09:04
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

Originally posted by ADDICTED2GMAT on 03 Jan 2018, 08:46.
Last edited by ADDICTED2GMAT on 03 Jan 2018, 09:04, edited 3 times in total.
Intern
Joined: 10 Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V37
GMAT 2: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Medicine and Health (Health Care)

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03 Jan 2018, 08:48
souvonik2k wrote:
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.

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?

Thanks,
Abhinav
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Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School

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05 Jan 2018, 09:48
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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:

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

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05 Jan 2018, 11:00
AP4GMAT wrote:
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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# Bombed IR with not so bad GMAT Score

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