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Is GMAT worth for me?

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Hello all,

Currently, I am working in the automotive industry. I have 3 years of experience and I got dual master degrees. Here is my profile,

Bachelors (Mechanical) GPA - 6/10 ( Many D grades, few C grades and 2 A grades)
Masters (Physics) GPA - 6/10 (got E grade in 6 courses, D in 6 courses)
That is an integrated degree program. There are no personal/family/health reasons for my poor grades, I was just lazy and didn't attend classes and exams.

After graduation, I came to US and finished my masters in mechanical engineering
Master (Mechanical) GPA - 3.6/4 (All A's and B's)

I got 323 in my GRE (gave GRE in 2012) and I am confident that I can get similar or better score if I write GRE again.

With such low bachelors GPA and with so many E and D grades, will any good university even look at my application? Will my masters GPA help my application? I want to get into top-tier universities, is it achievable? My company will pay for my MBA fee if I can get into Ross school of business.

Is this a fool's dream or is there any scope for me?
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arvind2012 wrote:
Hello all,

Currently, I am working in the automotive industry. I have 3 years of experience and I got dual master degrees. Here is my profile,

Bachelors (Mechanical) GPA - 6/10 ( Many D grades, few C grades and 2 A grades)
Masters (Physics) GPA - 6/10 (got E grade in 6 courses, D in 6 courses)
That is an integrated degree program. There are no personal/family/health reasons for my poor grades, I was just lazy and didn't attend classes and exams.

After graduation, I came to US and finished my masters in mechanical engineering
Master (Mechanical) GPA - 3.6/4 (All A's and B's)

I got 323 in my GRE (gave GRE in 2012) and I am confident that I can get similar or better score if I write GRE again.

With such low bachelors GPA and with so many E and D grades, will any good university even look at my application? Will my masters GPA help my application? I want to get into top-tier universities, is it achievable? My company will pay for my MBA fee if I can get into Ross school of business.

Is this a fool's dream or is there any scope for me?


Hi Arvind,

It's good to have you on GMATCLUB. Note that you do come from a very competitive applicant pool especially for Ross and although your GPA is a tad below average you can compensate it with a high Test score. It would be wise to give GRE again or consider taking a GMAT. You will find tons of resources on this website to help you with your decision.

Hope this helps. All the best!
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arvind2012 wrote:
Hello all,

Currently, I am working in the automotive industry. I have 3 years of experience and I got dual master degrees. Here is my profile,

Bachelors (Mechanical) GPA - 6/10 ( Many D grades, few C grades and 2 A grades)
Masters (Physics) GPA - 6/10 (got E grade in 6 courses, D in 6 courses)
That is an integrated degree program. There are no personal/family/health reasons for my poor grades, I was just lazy and didn't attend classes and exams.

After graduation, I came to US and finished my masters in mechanical engineering
Master (Mechanical) GPA - 3.6/4 (All A's and B's)

I got 323 in my GRE (gave GRE in 2012) and I am confident that I can get similar or better score if I write GRE again.

With such low bachelors GPA and with so many E and D grades, will any good university even look at my application? Will my masters GPA help my application? I want to get into top-tier universities, is it achievable? My company will pay for my MBA fee if I can get into Ross school of business.

Is this a fool's dream or is there any scope for me?


Hi arvind2012, By going through your profile, I understand that it is really difficult to crack top 10 universities as Top MBA colleges are in search of achievers and there are lots of people applying from India who are having a decent and some even with brilliant academic profiles. So, I am not interested in discussing if you can make it or not.
What we should discuss is how is it possible to crack these top tier colleges. So, my take on this goes like this.

1. Try to get a good score in GMAT. Stretch your self as far as possible. What is in your hand is to get a good GMAT score.
What you will gain : A good score always makes you confident.
There are chances that top school might call u for interview where u have the chance to present yourself.
Even if you are not selected to top school you can guide someone in future. You can also explore some entrepreneurship opportunities in education or other related sector.
Anyway Be +ve..... A single step in any direction adds value if ur directionless.

What you will loose: 250$ exam fees. Nothing else.

2. Try to engage with other activities like NGO, or try to build something which can create value .. U never know whatever u r doing for people or any of ur creation becomes hit and it will add so much value to your profile.
What you will gain : A lots of experience.
If some substantial thing is created(for e.g GMATClub or Beatthegmat forums has a great value in GMAT sector.), schools might give u a chance..

What you will loose : may be for next 1 year you might not be watching bollywood movies or go out with friends..

3. try to grab any good and valuable opportunity at your working place. There might be a thing which no one wants to do as it demands high expertise. Give ur inputs and fetch some value. it will also help you in building your profile.
What you will gain : more expertise in your sector.

What you will loose: Again some leisure time..

try to work on the above 3 points.. it will help you a lot..
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