I just read this post now....thanks for the info... I am preparing for MBA and plan to give GMAT this year to join in 2011. I have joined classes for CAT but looking for prospects abroad also. I have 1.7yrs of work ex rght now . I am an engineer. Please sugest me how do I go about. The reason i am planning for MBA abroad is I feel that opportunities are more abroad so wanna try for it. As stated by you that 3-5 yrs is what they prefer , so with approx 2.5 ys of work ex(it will be 2.5 yrs approx when i ll start MBA) what are the prospects? When should I give the GMAT?