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Do I need a GMAT retake or start with the application proces

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puja216 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Do I need a GMAT retake or start with the application proces

Post Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:52 am
Hello, I recently gave the GMAT. This is my profile in brief 10th - 92.60% 12th -83.6 Btech in Mechanical Engineering from BPUT(State University of Odisha): 8.09 CGPA Work Ex: 2.5 years as of now(In an IT company as a Design engineer for AIRBUS) GMAT: 700( V40, Q46) TOEFL: 112(CBT) Extracurriculars: Founder of SAE Collegiate Club consisting of more than 200 members Part of the SGT Club(Self Governance Club of Infosys) Treasurer in Toastmasters Club of my Company Won several awards in school level and in area level in speech competitions Started the Library Inititiative in my city to help educate young children. I have completed some MOOCs as well(Strategy management,etc)


I am interested in ISB, SPJain, NUS, NTU and HKUST. Please let me know if my profile is strong enough to apply? Would you also suggest that I improve my GMAT score?

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shreyathgr8 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:32 am
Hi Puja216, if I were you I would focus on my essays rather than improving GMAT score. Your GMAT score seems fine to me for most programs you are aiming for. Average GMAT scores/ range:

ISB :704 (http://www.isb.edu/pgp/peer-group/class-profile)
SP Jain ~ 650
NUS:656 (http://mba.nus.edu/student-life/116-class-profile)
NTU ~ 650
HKUST: 580-710 (http://www.mba.ust.hk/m/full-time-mba/class-profile.php)


GMAT score is important, but its not the only thing that will get you an admit. GMAT has about 20%-33% weight for these B-schools. My recommendation would be to focus on submitting an impeccable application. Start with your essays (believe me, there will be umpteen iterations), attend events by these schools, approach your potential recommends!
Try to apply in the early rounds as there is less competition as well as scholarships. Highlight your leadership skills/ experiences through your essays.

Here is a link that might help you for ISB application:
http://www.mbacrystalball.com/blog/2014/05/08/isb-admission-process/

All the best!
Shreya
(Current student,ISB)

Post Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:55 am
puja216 wrote:
Hello, I recently gave the GMAT. This is my profile in brief 10th - 92.60% 12th -83.6 Btech in Mechanical Engineering from BPUT(State University of Odisha): 8.09 CGPA Work Ex: 2.5 years as of now(In an IT company as a Design engineer for AIRBUS) GMAT: 700( V40, Q46) TOEFL: 112(CBT) Extracurriculars: Founder of SAE Collegiate Club consisting of more than 200 members Part of the SGT Club(Self Governance Club of Infosys) Treasurer in Toastmasters Club of my Company Won several awards in school level and in area level in speech competitions Started the Library Inititiative in my city to help educate young children. I have completed some MOOCs as well(Strategy management,etc)


I am interested in ISB, SPJain, NUS, NTU and HKUST. Please let me know if my profile is strong enough to apply? Would you also suggest that I improve my GMAT score?
I also agree that this GMAT score would most likely be sufficient enough for most schools you mentioned, if your applications are top notch otherwise. Keep in mind that the applications and essays are also time consuming so spending more time on improving your GMAT score is likely to take time away from that.

That said, it’s hard for me to evaluate your profile properly based on the things you mentioned alone as your description is a bit short but feel free to use our Admissions Chances Calculator for me or someone else at ARINGO to be able to give you a more thorough evaluation of it: https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/

Good luck!

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Post Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:27 am
puja216 wrote:
Hello, I recently gave the GMAT. This is my profile in brief 10th - 92.60% 12th -83.6 Btech in Mechanical Engineering from BPUT(State University of Odisha): 8.09 CGPA Work Ex: 2.5 years as of now(In an IT company as a Design engineer for AIRBUS) GMAT: 700( V40, Q46) TOEFL: 112(CBT) Extracurriculars: Founder of SAE Collegiate Club consisting of more than 200 members Part of the SGT Club(Self Governance Club of Infosys) Treasurer in Toastmasters Club of my Company Won several awards in school level and in area level in speech competitions Started the Library Inititiative in my city to help educate young children. I have completed some MOOCs as well(Strategy management,etc)


I am interested in ISB, SPJain, NUS, NTU and HKUST. Please let me know if my profile is strong enough to apply? Would you also suggest that I improve my GMAT score?
Hi Puja

Your current GMAT score and profile should hold you in good stead at ISB, NTU, and HKUST (assuming strong applications). The SP Jain PGPM requires a minimum of 5 years experience, so you may not be eligible for that (SPJCM does offer a global MBA at less experience though, but not sure if that is the one you are looking at).

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Post Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:25 am
puja216 wrote:
Hello, I recently gave the GMAT. This is my profile in brief 10th - 92.60% 12th -83.6 Btech in Mechanical Engineering from BPUT(State University of Odisha): 8.09 CGPA Work Ex: 2.5 years as of now(In an IT company as a Design engineer for AIRBUS) GMAT: 700( V40, Q46) TOEFL: 112(CBT) Extracurriculars: Founder of SAE Collegiate Club consisting of more than 200 members Part of the SGT Club(Self Governance Club of Infosys) Treasurer in Toastmasters Club of my Company Won several awards in school level and in area level in speech competitions Started the Library Inititiative in my city to help educate young children. I have completed some MOOCs as well(Strategy management,etc)


I am interested in ISB, SPJain, NUS, NTU and HKUST. Please let me know if my profile is strong enough to apply? Would you also suggest that I improve my GMAT score?
I think your GMAT is strong enough for you to apply. I would say that if you do plan to apply for next fall, I would really try to get my applications done by the Jan deadlines as R2 is the last big application push. It becomes much harder to get spots in R3.

Best wishes and get going on your applications! Stratus Prep does offer hourly consulting which can be very helpful as you move forward with this process. Here's the link to learn more:
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Post Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:30 pm
puja216 wrote:
Hello, I recently gave the GMAT. This is my profile in brief 10th - 92.60% 12th -83.6 Btech in Mechanical Engineering from BPUT(State University of Odisha): 8.09 CGPA Work Ex: 2.5 years as of now(In an IT company as a Design engineer for AIRBUS) GMAT: 700( V40, Q46) TOEFL: 112(CBT) Extracurriculars: Founder of SAE Collegiate Club consisting of more than 200 members Part of the SGT Club(Self Governance Club of Infosys) Treasurer in Toastmasters Club of my Company Won several awards in school level and in area level in speech competitions Started the Library Inititiative in my city to help educate young children. I have completed some MOOCs as well(Strategy management,etc)


I am interested in ISB, SPJain, NUS, NTU and HKUST. Please let me know if my profile is strong enough to apply? Would you also suggest that I improve my GMAT score?
Yeah man, with your school list, just give it a shot! A 700 is pretty good.

Cheers,
JF

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