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Is 670 enough for my MBA goals?

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Is 670 enough for my MBA goals?

Post Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:32 am
Hi friends,

I need a little help in analyzing my future prospects for MBA from a top 20 US B-school. It would be very useful for me in going ahead with MBA school evaluation fit to my profile.

To give you a background, I have scored a mere 670(49Q,34V) in my second attempt at GMAT. I am an Indian national having 6 years of work experience in Insurance domain. I have worked as business analyst and management roles in Life and Group Insurance business in India for 4.5 years. I also have international exposure to Life insurance business through my current profile as a business consultant in Malaysia.

My past academics are just average with 87% in Class X and 82% in Class XII, graduated from Indian Institute of Technology with CGPA of 7.4/10 (which maps to 2.4 as per US standards).

I would request expert views in highlighting the positives and negatives in my current profile and my chances of getting into a top 20 US B-school. Any honest opinion is most welcome.

Many many thanks in advance.

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Post Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:48 am
Hey there,
Well a 7.4 is not a 4.0. But the conversion is pointless because you are up against people in the same pool. Meaning graduating from IIT is fantastic and puts you in the running for Top 20 schools, no problem!

But I've seen plenty of IITers with a GPA of 8.2+ and even two or three with a 9+

But the GMAT is vital.
and making the most of your work experience too (And here I have to admit, I am missing enough detail to understand really where you stand)

It's all part of a whole, but without passing the GMAT threshold, the competition will be very stiff among Indian applicants.

I hope this makes sense!!!
And if you have any other questions, do not hesitate,
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Post Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:37 am
Hi Jon,

Thanks a lot for your response.

Actually, someone pointed out to me and I did some research on the internet also, seems like 7.4 on a 10 point scale of Indian Institute of Technology is equivalent to US GPA of 4.0, since there are marked differences on grading procedures.

From your experience with Indian applicants, could you please confirm the validity of this finding. If this is true, which of top 20 US B-Schools am I likely to get an admit into with a strong essay? I am hoping for Harvard, Kellogg, NYU, Tepper, Tuck, Yale and Ross.

Awaiting your recommendation.
Thanks and regards!

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Hey there good sir,
Well the thing is that with your GPA and school Top 10 schools will likely already be out of range, if you truly intend to hit the 10-30 range, which would be realistic for you, I would say a GMAT of 710 or more would be helpful.

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