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Please help! Stuck in life! 610 on first attempt.

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I have been making bad decisions since I graduated from college. I graduated in bcom(h) from SRCC in 2017. I was focused on getting admissions into IIMs and didn't think about getting placed. I couldn't get into any IIM tht year so I attended a one year program certificate program, hoping to get into an IIM the following year, but I still didn't. I'd been preparing (full time) for the GMAT since October 2018 and took the exam in February 2019. I am extremely disheartened from my result. Currently I am looking for internships but I don't know if I should resume my GMAT preparation full time already. I honestly don't know if I should focus on getting a masters in finance or an MBA and tht too, from India or abroad. I've been doing literally nothing for a month bcoz I am so disheartened by the result. I easily used to get between 680 and 710 on my practice tests.
PS I have my FMS GD/PI/Extempore next month.
Any kind of help regarding GMAT or just life in general would be lifesaving to me. Please help!

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I have been making bad decisions since I graduated from college. I graduated in bcom(h) from SRCC in 2017. I was focused on getting admissions into IIMs and didn't think about getting placed. I couldn't get into any IIM tht year so I attended a one year program certificate program, hoping to get into an IIM the following year, but I still didn't. I'd been preparing (full time) for the GMAT since October 2018 and took the exam in February 2019. I am extremely disheartened from my result. Currently I am looking for internships but I don't know if I should resume my GMAT preparation full time already. I honestly don't know if I should focus on getting a masters in finance or an MBA and tht too, from India or abroad. I've been doing literally nothing for a month bcoz I am so disheartened by the result. I easily used to get between 680 and 710 on my practice tests.
PS I have my FMS GD/PI/Extempore next month.
Any kind of help regarding GMAT or just life in general would be lifesaving to me. Please help!
Congrats on the FMS interview call! FMS is a great option, and preparing for the rest of the process should probably be a priority for you right now.

If you do end up preparing for the GMAT again, remember that the GMAT is just one of the things admissions committees look at. If you don't have a good profile, your GMAT score won't matter. Try your best to start building your profile as soon as you can, and fit the GMAT into your career plans (and not the other way around :)).
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New post 25 Mar 2019, 07:18
Hi Utkarsh1041,

I agree with much of what AjiteshArun said and I’m also happy to provide some advice regarding your GMAT. However, first I’d like to learn more about your situation with the GMAT. I have some questions:

1) How many times have you taken the actual GMAT? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken the GMAT, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests.

2) How many practice GMAT tests did you take? Please list the dates on which you’ve taken any practice GMATs, the total scores, and the quant, verbal, and IR scores, as well as how you were feeling while taking the tests. Also, please tell me where these tests came from (ex: mba.com).

3) Please describe how you studied. For how many hours a day did you study and for how many months?

4) To what programs will you be applying? What are the deadlines for these programs?

5) By when would you LIKE to take the GMAT? By when MUST you take the GMAT?

6) For how many hours a day, on average, can you study between now and your next GMAT?

7) In your opinion, how prepared were you for the GMAT? It's important that you answer this question as objectively as possible.

Once I learn a bit more about you, I can provide some detailed advice.

Thanks!
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Utkarsh1041 wrote:
I'd been preparing (full time) for the GMAT since October 2018 and took the exam in February 2019.

Hi Utkarsh, for how long have you been not working?

If this gap in employment stretches too much, you might have a tough time explaining this gap to the admissions committee, during the admissions process; hence, this could go counter to your very purpose of preparing for GMAT.
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