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# GMAT 700 (Q50 V34) Finally ... 760(Q50 V42 IR8)

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Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 1440
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
GMAT 3: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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22 Jul 2013, 03:27
AbhiJ wrote:
What was your target BTW. What were your GMAT Prep scores ?

If you are targeting ISB/NUS, you still can give another shot. For ISB, application/goals/ extra-curricular are less important IMO.

Hi Abhij,

I was targeting around 740.
Below are all my scores for this round of preparation:

GMAT Prep1: 690 (before starting the preparation)
GMAT Prep2: 740
GMAT Prep3: 730

MGMAT1: 710
MGMAT2: 720
MGMAT3: 740

KAP1: 740
KAP2: 720
KAP3: 710
KAP4: 720

Power Prep1: 740
Power Prep2: 740

All the verbals were above 37 and went up to 40.
By the quoting line, are you trying to say that the GMAT score is the make or break factor at ISB?
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Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 1440
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
GMAT 3: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 305

Kudos [?]: 1259 [0], given: 817

Re: GMAT 700 (Q50 V34) Finally ... 760(Q50 V42 IR8) [#permalink]

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22 Jul 2013, 03:34
Gian wrote:
@Ankur

I understand the pain and perseverance you must have underwent during your preparation. Don't be disheartened and GMAT score is certainly not the end of the road. But, NOBODY is stopping you from taking another shot!

Although I am not an expert, would like to share my views if they can help:

OPTION 1) First of all, give GMAT another shot. Remember you have nailed our Indian CAT with 98-99%.You have to focus on Verbal only, as Quant is already in your back pocket. You can take some course from XYZ prep companies that give a money back guarantee if the score doesn't improve by 40-50 points.(e-GMAT Verbal Live prep, Knewton etc)

Here you invest time, lets say 1 month, if score improves, well and good otherwise your move ahead with whole fee refunded. Most of the US colleges will have their deadline around end-of Sept. So, you still have 1 solid month to give it a shot somewhere mid-August, go for it. For ISB,NUS and Nanyang, see the Indian economy (currency fluctuations), lot of guys will be aiming at Asian colleges and with exp around 3-4yrs for an IT guy, it is becomes super tough.

OPTION 2) You continue with 700 and spend some time working on your profile. Remember joining an NGO now and showing to adcoms that you participate in NGO activity won't help at all. I guess you already know your choice of schools well so that research time will be saved. If you don't have any idea regarding your choice of schools, won't be much of a problem considering the power of networking these days. Essays, you can write in 1 month assuming you have fair knowledge/exp since you already wrote for ISB. Also,for LOC, it won't be a big problem to get the feedback from your Team Lead/Supervisors.To evaluate your profile and for further help, we have experts in this wonderful forum.

To sum up, you can't improve GPA, volunteer work, ECs, and you come from a very competitive pool. The one thing that can quickly make you DISTINCT is a 750+

Well, I may sound as if I have aced GMAT, but unfortunately I am in the same boat to join 700+ clubbers. But,after reading your whole journey I believe you can/should nail this monster.

Cheers!

Hey Gian,

Thanks a lot for the suggestions, and i get what you are trying to say
But somehow i feel that i will not be able to pack a GMAT in between today and 15th September, the R1 deadline for ISB.
Last time I applied with 700 in R2 and was able to bag a call. I am hoping that applying in R1 might help me.

If I book a GMAT and do not study for it, that wont solve the purpose, i will probably land with a 700 yet again or at max 710. And this difference will not make much of a difference to my application.
Whereas if i study for the GMAT rigorously, in that case, my application process will lag for sure. So i am thinking on focusing on the application process and present in front of them a strong case along with the re-applicant essay, in which i can showcase my improvements from the last year.

I have sorted my schools as i want to join a course here in Asia itself at if ISB, nothing can beat it.
Regarding the NGO and extra curriculars, i think that i have a fair number of extra curricular activities in my bag.(Well thats what i think )
And i am a part of MAD and Teach for India for the past two years, so the adcom will not be in the impression that i have joined the NGO just to impress them.

That's the plan. Lets see how it goes
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22 Jul 2013, 03:49
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Hmm, Now I get to know more about your profile that consists nice ECs/Volunteer work. Definitely, if you are involved for the past 2yrs, you have proved your point.

Good luck with the plan and the application process. I believe the last line of AbhiJ reiterates my assumption that the Asian schools are tilted toward a higher GMAT score.
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22 Jul 2013, 05:11
I was also having an assumption about the joining of an NGO late, will not give a good signal to adcom. But I had a discussion on this with my admission consultant. He is experienced and an oxford grad, working as Associate VP in Reliance Capital. He told me that B Schools accepts the facts in application on its face value i.e they do not look into things with an assumption. if you have written that u started working for an NGO , lately...its of no harm.

Consider Kudos, If my post helps!!!

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23 Jul 2013, 12:49
ankurgupta03 wrote:
AbhiJ wrote:
What was your target BTW. What were your GMAT Prep scores ?

If you are targeting ISB/NUS, you still can give another shot. For ISB, application/goals/ extra-curricular are less important IMO.

Hi Abhij,

I was targeting around 740.

By the quoting line, are you trying to say that the GMAT score is the make or break factor at ISB?

It's not a make or break factor, as said earlier just my opinion.
The average GMAT for ISB is 705. Hence we can assume that the average for Indian IT males would be 720-725.
One of my colleagues who is an ISB alum said that they are looking for higher GMATs from engineers.
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18 Sep 2014, 11:09
great score dude.. are you applying to other schools in India this year 1yr progrm in IIMs and SPJAIN,XLRI)
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Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 1440
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
GMAT 3: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 305

Kudos [?]: 1259 [0], given: 817

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19 Sep 2014, 01:52
kravindran7 wrote:
great score dude.. are you applying to other schools in India this year 1yr progrm in IIMs and SPJAIN,XLRI)

Thanks a lot. I applied to IIM-B, but am dinged without an interview. ISB application submitted, waiting for the shortlist.
Rest, I am not applying to any other school in India.
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19 Sep 2014, 04:21
ankurgupta03 wrote:
kravindran7 wrote:
great score dude.. are you applying to other schools in India this year 1yr progrm in IIMs and SPJAIN,XLRI)

Thanks a lot. I applied to IIM-B, but am dinged without an interview. ISB application submitted, waiting for the shortlist.
Rest, I am not applying to any other school in India.

Did you get rejected for IIM-B PGPX ( 1 year MBA) with a 760 GMAT score ? What could be the reason for the rejection ? I heard the average GMAT score for IIM-B PGPX programme is 720.
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Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
GMAT 3: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 305

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19 Sep 2014, 04:42
NachiketGupta wrote:

Did you get rejected for IIM-B PGPX ( 1 year MBA) with a 760 GMAT score ? What could be the reason for the rejection ? I heard the average GMAT score for IIM-B PGPX programme is 720.

Yes I did and that too without an interview
I am not very sure as to why did they reject me.
May be because of the cliched IT profile and just 5 years of experience.
There is not much you can bring to table by just 5 years of work ex in IT industry.

The average work ex at IIM-B is around 9.5 years and the average GMAT score is around 706.
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