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Can you have a look at my profile and solve my dilemma please

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I request you to comment and give advise on My dilemma here.

I am an Indian male (31 Y) with MBA degree from one of the top B Schools in India. Have total of 6.5 years of experience in Supply chain in retail,Manufacturing and e retail industry.I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from an NIT (Good Engineering college in India). I have 7.5 (out of 10) and 2.7 (Out of 4) GPA form my Graduation and MBA respectively. I also have some extra curricular achievement like captaining a state side during my undergrad days.
Despite of decent string of scores in Prep i could get 660 in Actual GMAT and i am planning to retake on 6th December. I know my score is very low and i am not sure how well i will score next time. I want to aim for the second rounds for 3-4 schools. My Dilemma here is
1. should i spend my time in preparing GMAT or should i focus on application
2. In worst case will 660 in GMAT help me getting into a decent school assuming I have an MBA already and have 7 years of relevant managerial and leadership experience
3. It would be great if you could guide me on what schools i should realistically target :please
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Unfortunately, a 660 is going to make it very tough to get into a top school. You are coming from the toughest demographic out there when it comes to b-school apps, as you may already know, and it's one that also tends to have very high GMAT scores. When a school has an average GMAT of 700, scores among your demographic are often more like 740+. So you if are unable to raise your score, you'll want to really take that into consideration in terms of school selection. Unfortunately, the existing MBA is actually going to make it harder for you as well, since it makes it harder to make a strong argument for why you need another MBA. Likewise, most top schools are looking for applicants with 3-5 years of experience - when you have more than that the adcom starts to worry that you no longer need the degree. Although, this sounds like lots of bad news, don't lose hope. You can apply to b-school but you'll want to be realistic about the schools you target. If you are unable to improve your score, I'd aim for schools in the 40-50 range based on US News & World Report. At this point with deadlines coming up soon, I would prioritize your essays over too much more time spent on the GMAT since you want to do your best work there & some very strong essays will definitely help compensate a bit for your score. Good luck to you!
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Unfortunately, a 660 is going to make it very tough to get into a top school. You are coming from the toughest demographic out there when it comes to b-school apps, as you may already know, and it's one that also tends to have very high GMAT scores. When a school has an average GMAT of 700, scores among your demographic are often more like 740+. So you if are unable to raise your score, you'll want to really take that into consideration in terms of school selection. Unfortunately, the existing MBA is actually going to make it harder for you as well, since it makes it harder to make a strong argument for why you need another MBA. Likewise, most top schools are looking for applicants with 3-5 years of experience - when you have more than that the adcom starts to worry that you no longer need the degree. Although, this sounds like lots of bad news, don't lose hope. You can apply to b-school but you'll want to be realistic about the schools you target. If you are unable to improve your score, I'd aim for schools in the 40-50 range based on US News & World Report. At this point with deadlines coming up soon, I would prioritize your essays over too much more time spent on the GMAT since you want to do your best work there & some very strong essays will definitely help compensate a bit for your score. Good luck to you!



Hello JonAdmissionado,

Thanks for the reply. I have taken the GMAT again and have scored 710. do you think it would be still tough for me to target at least 15-30 ranked schools?
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