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Hello everyone,

I am new to GMAT club. And I hope I am posting at the right place. I want my profile to be evaluated for both MFin and MBA programs.

I am an India, age 26.

Class 10: 95.80 % ( School rank 1, district topper, state rank 11)
Class 12: 85.00% ( School rank 5)
UG: NIT Jamshedpur, B. Tech: 82.90% (Top 20% of the batch)
PG: MBA in Finance (Minor in Operations), FMS, University of Delhi, 75.44% (Rank 4, Top 2% of the batch)

Yes, I am targetting a second MBA or an MS in Finance (yet to decide and I am inclined towards Finance)

Pre-MBA work experience: Associate Applications Developer at Oracle Financial Services Software, 20 months
- Worked on Retail, Corporate and Islamic banking modules
- Improved functional performance in liquidation, standing instructions etc.
- Improved loan processing timing from 7 days to 2 mins
- Improved credit rating performance and profile evaluation time
- Worked on Java & Scala programming langauges

Internships
1. Department of Space, ISRO, 8 weeks
- Worked on developing Real-time disease outbreaks system, working on Python 2.7, wrote more than 13000 lines of code
2. Axis Bank, General Management Intern, 8 weeks
- Improved the Prime Plus product by removing and adding certain features, and rebranding it

Post-MBA work experience
- No experience, I will start working in April. Just beginning an early preparation for GMAT and learning more about the International B-Schools
- Placed on campus in a Financial Analytics firm
- Also targetting off-campus companies for roles in IB, Equity Research etc.

Projects
1. Equity Research, Company: Equitylevers
- Worked on developing the overall company analysis model
- Prediction, valuation etc
2. Financial Modelling, Academic Project at FMS
- Building Markowitz portfolio using 25 listed stocks on NSE, Sharpe ratio; 1.33
- Predicting USD-INR exchange rate using OLS regression
- Predicted Customer credit default and churn in telecom industry using logit & probit models

Software/Tools: Excel, MATLAB, Pythion 2.7 & 3.6, Python libraries - Pandas, NSEpy, Numpy, Matplotlib etc.

Extracurricular - Mostly college level
- Rubik's cube
- Drawing & Painting
- Football

Positions of Responsibility
- Heady Boy at School
- Coordinator of events at tech fest of NIT Jamshedpur
- Placement Cell of NIT Jamshedpur
- Restructuring Committee at FMS Delhi

Any other info is needed?

- I took CAT (an exam similar to GMAT in India) 2016 - Secured 99.87 percentile in CAT
- I have not taken GMAT yet (expecting 720+ )
- Please comment about the chances and which one would be better considering that I am a bit inclined towards Finance, Consulting would be my second choice.
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Hi uttamkgulshan,

You're ultimately asking Admissions questions, so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

Since you don't have an Official GMAT Score yet, the analysis that those Experts will provide might be a bit limited - since your actual GMAT Score might be different from what you expect (and a significant difference in that Score would likely impact how your application is assessed).

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New post 24 Jan 2019, 11:12
Hi uttamkgulshan,

I agree that since you are asking an admissions question, you should reach out to one of the many admissions consultants here on GMAT Club.

Also, since you do not have any GMAT scoring data, it may not be a bad idea to familiarize yourself with the GMAT and then take an official GMAT practice exam. The results of that exam will provide a bird’s-eye view of your general strengths and weaknesses and show you how far you are from your 720 score goal.

If you have any further questions, feel free to reach back out.

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I am new to gmat club and would want to know,can I get in top business school (top 20)with a good gmat score (around 730) but without any job experience . Currently I am pursuing btech from IIIT Bhopal and have no prior experience in finance or marketing related fields . I also want to know things i could add to my resume to strengthen my case for studying in a good business school without prior job experience thanks

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I need advice on whether to take the gmat again...I gave the gmat today and scored a 680.
I am 25 year old Indian female Architect, have work exp of two years (3 years by 2020, what I am applying for)

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Hi Sudhanshu1405,

First off, a 730 is an outstanding Score, so depending on your Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores, you should be able to comfortably apply to any Business Schools that interest you. That having been said, there's more to the application than just a GMAT Score - and many Business Schools expect 2-5 years of quality Work Experience (with leadership examples) from each Applicant. If you have no Work Experience, then your options will likely be limited. That having been said, you're ultimately asking Admissions questions, so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile and application plans. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

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Hi kuks94,

You've received a number of responses to your post here:

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I am a working professional. Can anyone guide me will it be possible for me to crack gmat even when i continue with my job. What all routines i should follow and things i should keep in mind?

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Hi Shradhs0105,

To start, you will likely receive more of a response if you start your own new thread (that way the discussion can stay focused on your specific situation and not on a variety of different subjects in this thread).

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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Hi Shradhs0105,

Are you just starting out with your GMAT prep? Are you looking for advice regarding your study plan?
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Hi all,

Super new to GMATClub. I have a feeling I am super late as well. I am planning to give my GMAT around Dec'19/Jan'20, is it too late to try for an MBA in 2020 admit? What would you recommend?

I am looking at doing 1 Year/15 Month MBA programs can you share some recommendations on which ones I can try for intake in 2020 itself?

I have 3 Yrs of Work Ex atm. If any other details are required do let me know!
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Hi theyogabear,

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

If you're not sure which Schools that you want to apply to, then you might want to take a little time to research the possibilities. The process of applying to (and ultimately attending) Business School will require a big investment of time, money and energy on your part, so you really should make sure that the Programs that you apply to match your career goals/needs. There are a variety of factors that go into selecting the Schools that you'll apply to. Instead of just applying to Programs in which you might have a good chance to 'get in', here are some other things to think about:

1) Is there a particular company that you want to work for or industry that you want to work in? Certain degrees are more appropriate than others if you have a specific career goal.
2) What do you want your MBA to do for you?
3) Do you want to go to School full-time or part-time?
4) Are you willing to relocate? Are you comfortable with working through a program that is primarily online?
5) Are you going to be applying for scholarships?
Etc.

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Hello!

I am applying to MBAs in Canada, is there a list of the rankings of those business schools and their current admission processes?
Thank you for your support
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Hi MarisolRM,

The most direct source for information about a particular School/Program is from the School itself. Between the School's respective websites and their Admissions Departments, you should have access to all of the information that you need to know to properly apply (and learn more about the Programs, their 'rankings', etc.).

1) When are you planning to apply?
2) Have you taken the Official GMAT yet (and if so, then how did you score?)?

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