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# Who says you need a 700?

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Re: Who says you need a 700? [#permalink]
Does GMAT Really matter? not much!!
https://www.gmatninja.com/2013/03/25/gma ... -salaries/
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Sachin9 wrote:

Totally agree with you on this, it is just another number in your application. First, it can not be considered as a salary predictor, and second, it can not be a guarantee for a seat at a top B-School. There is no substitute for work history/ experience.
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Sachin9 wrote:
Sudhir's story is an inspiration for people like me with not a high GMAT score.

As a follow-up to that 2-year-old blog post, Sudhir completed his MBA from ISB and went on to join a Big-4 firm in a senior (Associate Director) role which is quite different from his pre-MBA role.

So, yeah, he achieved a career change as well.

And (unlike bschools) I don't think his current employer really cared about whether his GMAT score was reflective of his potential

Wondering how your story panned out, Sachin bhai. Would be great to hear.
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carcass wrote:
Study hard instead to think to win the lottery............

I agree with Carcass. 'GMAT is just one component is a myth created largely by admission consulting companies. Believe me I speak from my experience at 710 I was rejected by all the top schools and at 750 I made it to an Ivy League. Pretty much nothing else changed in my profile. GMAT score matters a lot unless you have an exotic profile (Olympic medalist, professional model etc) GMAT matters even more for applicants from the subcontinent. Just my 2 cents
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