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New post 29 Jul 2017, 10:21
Hey

A week back I took my GMAT and got a 710 on the GMAT. My split was Q49/V38 with a 5 on the AWA and an 8 on the IR. Initially I was quite happy but of late I am wondering whether this score would be enough for ISB YLP, Wharton, Harvard etc. Should I retake the exam? Or focus on the applications?

Looking forward to some interesting responses :-D !
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New post 29 Jul 2017, 10:32
Hi abhijay ,

Here are my inputs:

This is what I found for Harvard. http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/appli ... cants.aspx

Average GMAT Score ranges from 610 to 780. Median is 730.

So, your current score is below the median score. You need to have very solid application to compensate this score.

Also, if you are from over represented demographic area (Indian IT Male), then probability of getting selected will become more less.

Hence, either work on improving your score or have a very solid application to compensate your scores and demographic area.

My personal advise: Try to get a score in the range of 740- 750. Your chances of getting selected would increase alot.

Also, you can check the profiles for other b schools and analyse on the similar basis. I am sure Wharton will have more requirement. I am not sure of ISB though.

All the best. :)
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abhijay wrote:
Hey

A week back I took my GMAT and got a 710 on the GMAT. My split was Q49/V38 with a 5 on the AWA and an 8 on the IR. Initially I was quite happy but of late I am wondering whether this score would be enough for ISB YLP, Wharton, Harvard etc. Should I retake the exam? Or focus on the applications?

Looking forward to some interesting responses :-D !


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No body can help you until and unless you dont provide your background (undergrad score, experience and etc)
gmatclub usually organize chat sessions with consultant where you can ask such questions. If you have good experience with some multinational, and your undergrad cgpa is good then i think you should focus on ur applications. Try to find out to which pool you belong. If you belong to a pool that is very saturated then you will face a tough competition.
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sananoor wrote:
abhijay wrote:
Hey

A week back I took my GMAT and got a 710 on the GMAT. My split was Q49/V38 with a 5 on the AWA and an 8 on the IR. Initially I was quite happy but of late I am wondering whether this score would be enough for ISB YLP, Wharton, Harvard etc. Should I retake the exam? Or focus on the applications?

Looking forward to some interesting responses :-D !


Hi
No body can help you until and unless you dont provide your background (undergrad score, experience and etc)
gmatclub usually organize chat sessions with consultant where you can ask such questions. If you have good experience with some multinational, and your undergrad cgpa is good then i think you should focus on ur applications. Try to find out to which pool you belong. If you belong to a pool that is very saturated then you will face a tough competition.


Hey,

Here is a brief look at my profile:

10th: 94%
12th: 85%
B.Tech and M.Tech Computer Science from IIIT Bangalore. GPA: 3.61/4 (Dean's List). Graduated in 2017.

GMAT: 710(Q49, V38, IR: 8, AWA: 5)

Work experience:

9 months internship with Swiss construction firm Hilti, Kuala Lumpur as a software developer.
Joining them as a data scientist at their Kuala Lumpur office this August.

3 month internship at RMIT university, Melbourne with a paper accepted in an IEEE journal.

3 month internship at Yatra(Indian travel start-up)

Achievements: Won 1 international coding competition and multiple coding competitions at national level.

Extra Curriculars:

Founding member of E-Cell, IIIT
Actively working with two NGOs associated with my college
Lead Organiser at the college fest
Organised a few workshops in my college

My target schools are Wharton, ISB and HBS. Can you please let me know what GMAT score do I require to make my profile competitive for these schools?
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