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Calling all Applicants: INSEAD September 2021 Intake

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Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 560 Q41 V26
GMAT 2: 550 Q43 V23
GMAT 3: 650 Q47 V33
GMAT 4: 650 Q44 V36
GMAT 5: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 6: 600 Q38 V35
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ZahidGani wrote:
dcummins wrote:
Hi guys,

I'm targeting Sept-21 intake, but I'm considering retaking the GMAT. Really, i've had so many mixed messages about this from both professionals and students. A lot of people have said 'an extra 10-20 points won't make a big difference'.

Not sure whether to repriortise on the essays and make that my focus.


It may depend on what your score is right now, and how that compares to the average GMAT (711), you want to be at close to that as possible. If you aren’t from a competitive region then going 10-20 above it won’t really matter, but if you are 40-50 points below it, bringing that up to 20-30 points below may have an impact.

You may also want to consider what the most impactful use of your time will be, investing another 100 hours into GMAT for 20 points vs investing that time into high quality essays that show your fit, the second may be more impactful if you can build a strong case for why you are what the school looks for.

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Its more or less at the average. 710 (stats on my name are current). I'm mixed sudanese and irish background, but I was born in Australia (migrant story).

The part of your comment in bold highlight is my conundrum. I was considering just going all-in for 2 weeks and seeing what i get out of the GMAT, but i'm conscious that the essays are going to be a killer
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INSEAD essays are a beast, at this point it’s probably more useful to put the effort into those than another 10-20 points on the GMAT.

I would focus on those as a priority, you already have a solid GMAT, and at this point the marginal value you would get allocating that time to essays is higher than you would get from GMAT

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GMAT 4: 650 Q44 V36
GMAT 5: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 6: 600 Q38 V35
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ZahidGani wrote:
INSEAD essays are a beast, at this point it’s probably more useful to put the effort into those than another 10-20 points on the GMAT.

I would focus on those as a priority, you already have a solid GMAT, and at this point the marginal value you would get allocating that time to essays is higher than you would get from GMAT

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Thanks man. Received similar advice from another aussie on here also!

I made the mistake of rushing apps before and it most certainly backfired.
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD September 2021 Intake   [#permalink] 13 Jul 2020, 01:07

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