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Joined: 12 Aug 2017
Posts: 73
Location: United Kingdom
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
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17 Aug 2017, 06:49
Hello Experts

First Let me introduce myself.

I am a Mechanical Engineer with 8.5 years experience in Product Design. (Design of metro Trains & high speed trains )
Currently I am working in UK for Bombardier Transport, Derby as a Work Package Leader for the East Anglia train design team.
Professionally, I have taken up some challenging jobs & have some significant professional achievements (Bagged a multi million dollar project last year for QUEST global, Crucial in developing talent pool in rail domain for QUEST Global, Have been awarded more than a dozen times in my career for performance, Experience of handling client from 5 different nationalities, Worked from client locations for more than 4 years of my career including 1+ years in UK & France)

I have a below average academic background.10th (83%), 12th (49%) & Btech (63%).
I have a GMAT score of 690 (Q50, V33, IR6, AWA 5).
Considering my poor academic background, I am planning to retake GMAT in order to give myself a fighting chance. But due to work pressure I am unable to devote time for GMAT prep.

Any Data or information on these below questions will be immensely helpful to me in order to get a clarity.
1A. I need an insight on how much a below average academic background such as mine can hamper my chances at IIMA,B & C? 1B. What is the acceptance rate at these schools?

2A. Schools that I will have a good chance with GMAT 690? 2B. What is the acceptance rate at these schools?

3. Considering my poor academic background, is a GMAT score of 750+ is must for me or do I have a fair chance even with 690?

4. When Should I retake GMAT if I wish to apply this year? (I am thinking OCT last week)?
Regards
Alok
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17 Aug 2017, 23:20
alokkumardashgmat wrote:
Hello Experts

First Let me introduce myself.

I am a Mechanical Engineer with 8.5 years experience in Product Design. (Design of metro Trains & high speed trains )
Currently I am working in UK for Bombardier Transport, Derby as a Work Package Leader for the East Anglia train design team.
Professionally, I have taken up some challenging jobs & have some significant professional achievements (Bagged a multi million dollar project last year for QUEST global, Crucial in developing talent pool in rail domain for QUEST Global, Have been awarded more than a dozen times in my career for performance, Experience of handling client from 5 different nationalities, Worked from client locations for more than 4 years of my career including 1+ years in UK & France)

I have a below average academic background.10th (83%), 12th (49%) & Btech (63%).
I have a GMAT score of 690 (Q50, V33, IR6, AWA 5).
Considering my poor academic background, I am planning to retake GMAT in order to give myself a fighting chance. But due to work pressure I am unable to devote time for GMAT prep.

Any Data or information on these below questions will be immensely helpful to me in order to get a clarity.
1A. I need an insight on how much a below average academic background such as mine can hamper my chances at IIMA,B & C? 1B. What is the acceptance rate at these schools?

2A. Schools that I will have a good chance with GMAT 690? 2B. What is the acceptance rate at these schools?

3. Considering my poor academic background, is a GMAT score of 750+ is must for me or do I have a fair chance even with 690?

4. When Should I retake GMAT if I wish to apply this year? (I am thinking OCT last week)?
Regards
Alok

Dear Alok,

So first of all it's not so much a question of what GMAT you NEED, but rather that a specific GMAT will allow you to apply to specific schools. My general advice is that you should not apply, ESPECIALLY as an Indian candidate, if your GMAT is lower than the top score you can get. Things are just to competitive out there, and especially for Indian engineers.

Here are two articles specifically about Indian candidates and the GMAT which should throw some light on the matter for you:

Otherwise, as to where you can and should apply, in order to be able to answer that, I will need more information from you. I am missing detail.

I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious involvement, leadership.. etc. before I can give you a real evaluation.

It will also be very helpful if you can elaborate upon your goals.

Have a look at some of the other very detailed profile requests on this board and do something similar and I'll be happy to get back to you.

Best,
JF

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Joined: 12 Aug 2017
Posts: 73
Location: United Kingdom
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT 2: 740 Q50 V40
GPA: 4

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03 Nov 2017, 03:28
alokkumardashgmat wrote:
Hello Experts

First Let me introduce myself.

I am a Mechanical Engineer with 8.5 years experience in Product Design. (Design of metro Trains & high speed trains )
Currently I am working in UK for Bombardier Transport, Derby as a Work Package Leader for the East Anglia train design team.
Professionally, I have taken up some challenging jobs & have some significant professional achievements (Bagged a multi million dollar project last year for QUEST global, Crucial in developing talent pool in rail domain for QUEST Global, Have been awarded more than a dozen times in my career for performance, Experience of handling client from 5 different nationalities, Worked from client locations for more than 4 years of my career including 1+ years in UK & France)

I have a below average academic background.10th (83%), 12th (49%) & Btech (63%).
I have a GMAT score of 690 (Q50, V33, IR6, AWA 5).
Considering my poor academic background, I am planning to retake GMAT in order to give myself a fighting chance. But due to work pressure I am unable to devote time for GMAT prep.

Any Data or information on these below questions will be immensely helpful to me in order to get a clarity.
1A. I need an insight on how much a below average academic background such as mine can hamper my chances at IIMA,B & C? 1B. What is the acceptance rate at these schools?

2A. Schools that I will have a good chance with GMAT 690? 2B. What is the acceptance rate at these schools?

3. Considering my poor academic background, is a GMAT score of 750+ is must for me or do I have a fair chance even with 690?

4. When Should I retake GMAT if I wish to apply this year? (I am thinking OCT last week)?
Regards
Alok

Dear Alok,

So first of all it's not so much a question of what GMAT you NEED, but rather that a specific GMAT will allow you to apply to specific schools. My general advice is that you should not apply, ESPECIALLY as an Indian candidate, if your GMAT is lower than the top score you can get. Things are just to competitive out there, and especially for Indian engineers.

Here are two articles specifically about Indian candidates and the GMAT which should throw some light on the matter for you:

Otherwise, as to where you can and should apply, in order to be able to answer that, I will need more information from you. I am missing detail.

I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious involvement, leadership.. etc. before I can give you a real evaluation.

It will also be very helpful if you can elaborate upon your goals.

Have a look at some of the other very detailed profile requests on this board and do something similar and I'll be happy to get back to you.

Best,
JF

I hope this helps! And feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation.

Hello JF

Sorry for the delay reply. Actually as advised by you I decided to focus on GMAT again.
2 days back I took my GMAT & scored 740 (Q50, V40)
Background: I was scoring 770/780 in official mock tests all 4 of them (760,760,770,780). But Was down with fever the day before exam & hence the lower score.
Should I try GMAT once again or should I focus on Round 2 applications?
Need your expertise on which programs I should target?

school name: I haven't decided yet on schools, Could you please suggest?
employer name: Bombardier Transport, UK
promotions: 3 in 7 years
greatest achievements: Selected to be part of the core the 5 member core team that would work to acquire a new client. Played a vital role in acquiring a multi-million dollar 6 year deal with Bombardier. The 2 pilot projects I handled as part of the Pilot project got 90+ CSAT. (The reason why we got the contract). Built a team by hiring & training over 50 to be competent enough to work & display our capability. As a member of the founding team, I am able to impact directly on the amount of work we can acquire from the client (Working from client site, the first project got 87 CSAT & as a result got multiple new projects). Won more than dozen of awards for work.
I was selected to work on the ambitious Kochi Metro design project (First metro train to be designed in India). Led a team of 10-15 for the underframe Equipment subsystem.

volunteer work: Worked for flood victims 3 year during Engineering, Part of the founding member of a national level badminton tournament organizing committee (9th year running). For last 5 year I am part of the organizing committee of a cultural event (over 1500 attendees each year).
sports: State level cricket & badminton player
community service: Not much apart from donating money
religious involvement: Not much
leadership: Led teams ranging from 5-15 members. 4/5 years of experience as a team leader.

Is there anything else you want to know. Kindly let me know. I'll answer ASAP.
Thanks a ton

Regards
Alok
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07 Nov 2017, 10:41
Dear Alok,
Well that's a mighty nice test score you got there.
Obviously a 770 could be nicer if you can swing it, but then it becomes a choice- go with the 740 this year or try and get a 770 for next??

My feeling would be: go for this year. since 740 is really a great score.

I feel like with your score and profile, you should have a good shot at the IIMs and if you are applying to US/European schools, only the Top 5 will really be out of range, and the other schools should be somewhat within range, so depending upon which ones appeal to you,a nd what your choices are we can start to take a look at possible schools for you.

Anyhow, congrats on that awesome test score!!!

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