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New post 02 Jul 2017, 21:23
Hi all

I am a 27 year old lawyer from India. Have been working for the last four years in litigation, before the Supreme Court, High Courts and tribunals.

I plan to apply to universities in September 2017. Wrote the GMAT twice but didn't quite get the score I wanted - will write again and will not apply without a 710+ score.

Unfortunately I didn't study at all for my under grad and achieved a 2.3/4 GPA from a top 5 Indian law school.

My plan is to apply to US universities in the 5-20 rank bracket.

Would appreciate any advice on where to apply with a 710+ GMAT score, my work experience (I don't think I represent the 'average' applicant to a B-School, especially from India), and my GPA.

Thanks!

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New post 02 Jul 2017, 23:07
ratbert3334 wrote:
Hi all

I am a 27 year old lawyer from India. Have been working for the last four years in litigation, before the Supreme Court, High Courts and tribunals.

I plan to apply to universities in September 2017. Wrote the GMAT twice but didn't quite get the score I wanted - will write again and will not apply without a 710+ score.

Unfortunately I didn't study at all for my under grad and achieved a 2.3/4 GPA from a top 5 Indian law school.

My plan is to apply to US universities in the 5-20 rank bracket.

Would appreciate any advice on where to apply with a 710+ GMAT score, my work experience (I don't think I represent the 'average' applicant to a B-School, especially from India), and my GPA.

Thanks!

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Hi there,

How much did you score in your past 2 attempts ?

Your profile is good and distinguishable. Not a lot of people go for an MBA after practicing law but I do know a few. And it will be an excellent value add if you're looking to get into Corporate law, M&A and IB.
4 years of work ex is also good slightly below the average of 4.5 years of most b schools. You should aim for 730-740 if you want to get into top 10. The next 10 will be easier with 710-720.
Did you convert for CGPA or % to GPA ? If yes, don't. Most schools understand Indian scoring system and convert only when asked.
There is no mention of your extra curricular or community involvement. This aspect of your profile is necessary. Maybe you worked for free legal clinics or pro bono cases? You are definitely not the average joe but a lot will depend on your GMAT score and how your present your profile. Would be happy to take your call and answer your queries further. Hope this helps.

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ratbert3334 wrote:
Hi all

I am a 27 year old lawyer from India. Have been working for the last four years in litigation, before the Supreme Court, High Courts and tribunals.

I plan to apply to universities in September 2017. Wrote the GMAT twice but didn't quite get the score I wanted - will write again and will not apply without a 710+ score.

Unfortunately I didn't study at all for my under grad and achieved a 2.3/4 GPA from a top 5 Indian law school.

My plan is to apply to US universities in the 5-20 rank bracket.

Would appreciate any advice on where to apply with a 710+ GMAT score, my work experience (I don't think I represent the 'average' applicant to a B-School, especially from India), and my GPA.

Thanks!

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Hi there,

How much did you score in your past 2 attempts ?

Your profile is good and distinguishable. Not a lot of people go for an MBA after practicing law but I do know a few. And it will be an excellent value add if you're looking to get into Corporate law, M&A and IB.
4 years of work ex is also good slightly below the average of 4.5 years of most b schools. You should aim for 730-740 if you want to get into top 10. The next 10 will be easier with 710-720.
Did you convert for CGPA or % to GPA ? If yes, don't. Most schools understand Indian scoring system and convert only when asked.
There is no mention of your extra curricular or community involvement. This aspect of your profile is necessary. Maybe you worked for free legal clinics or pro bono cases? You are definitely not the average joe but a lot will depend on your GMAT score and how your present your profile. Would be happy to take your call and answer your queries further. Hope this helps.

Best,

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I do have a very decent extra curricular profile. Have had quite a few articles (law, politics, international affairs) published in well followed magazines and papers. Apart from that, have worked pro bono cases. All of which I plan to highlight in my applications.

Thanks again, I'll certainly keep you in mind when I'm at the application stage!

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New post 03 Jul 2017, 01:11
Hi,

never have the die approach. Yours is a quite different profile. Rarely, people from law back Back ground in India go for MBA.
yours is good profile. Please share your first 2 scores.
As you stated that you have low GPA in your study then you have to concentrate on application part .

writing good essays can help you.

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New post 03 Jul 2017, 01:16
My first GMAT score was 570. 2nd attempt was 620 - Q34V41. As you can see, I don't have any major concerns about the verbal score. The quant, however, is a different story. I haven't touched math for more than a decade - and in any event wasn't very good at it in the first place. The aim now is to get a quant score that would balance out the score to a meaningful 710+.

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ratbert3334 wrote:
My first GMAT score was 570. 2nd attempt was 620 - Q34V41. As you can see, I don't have any major concerns about the verbal score. The quant, however, is a different story. I haven't touched math for more than a decade - and in any event wasn't very good at it in the first place. The aim now is to get a quant score that would balance out the score to a meaningful 710+.

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Hi
I am also from India.
Most Indians are good in quant and they struggle for verbal score but It is amazing that you have already scored V41 that means you have to raise you quant score only.
You can easily raise your Q score from 34 to 49/50 with in a month.
Read gmat club maths guide and then work with GMAT club quant tests. these are most reliable tests . I have also increased my score to Q50 using gclub tests.
you can PM me your contact details .
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New post 03 Jul 2017, 21:40
Hi ratbert3334,

If you’re looking at 5-20 bracket, aim for a high GMAT score (seeing last years’ experience of many Indian applicants, I would say 730-odd, and as mentioned it’s easier for most Indian applicants to improve on Quant), more so to compensate for a low GPA. You fall in an uncommon applicant pool, which is good for you. But diversity in profession is just a starting point. Your application needs to reflect career progression, transferrable managerial skills, and the like in your own unique situation. (Professional experiences and progression is the most important part of an application. ECs are important, but they’re not core.) At your age, you would most likely be assisting senior advocates in your profession, and client interactions may not be on moot points. But, depending on your career goals, you can find relevant instances within the four corners of your experience. You may find this article relevant to your case:

Non-Traditional Applicant? Here’s How You Can Strengthen Your Application
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