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Hi Puys!

I am an MBA aspirant, interested in MBA-Finance. I currently have a GMAT score of 680 but retaking it with the hopes of reaching the 730 mark. Here goes my profile: 

Xth : 86.0%

XIIth : 95.0%

B.Com(H) from SRCC, Delhi University : 70.3%

Overall decent ECAs. No volunteering experience though!

by Fall 2016 (when I hope to start my MBA), I would be completing 4 years of work ex in BlackRock (Asset Management) - working for a US Federal client.

I am targeting only US B-Schools, namely Darden (Virginia), Anderson (UCLA), Kellogg (Northwestern University), Kenan-Flagler (UNC), Ross (Michigan) and Johnson (Cornell). 

Can someone please evaluate my profile, keeping these schools in mind?

Any kind of help would be appreciated!

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Hi guys, this is Kirat. I am not clear whether to opt for MBA or MIM. I am looking for a good School in USA/Canada 

My profile is 

X- 82%

XII - 86 %

B.Tech(Computer Science)- 65% Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida

10 Months of Experience in Indus Valley Partners, Noida

Extra Curriculars:

1. Head(Public Relations & External Affairs)- JIIT Youth Club-2013,2014

2. Head(General Management)- Model United Nations- 2014

Have good internship experience. Worked at Indus Valley Partners, New York- 2012&2013. Client office thereafter got a PPO. Have internship and work experience in Hedge Fund Consulting and Alternative Asset Management Industry. Currently planning to give GRE and apply for 2016. Confused between Mim and MBA and till 2016 will have two years of work ex? Can anyone please suggest on how to proceed with given profile...

Thanks

Need to prepare for GMAT.. Need guidance from chandigarh.. please help

  • Hi Harjot! Understand the format, practice sample questio.... 19h.
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OfficialGMAT
Official GMAT @OfficialGMAT 1,353

Hi Harjot! Understand the format, practice sample questions, and review one section at a time will help you achieve your best GMAT score, and arrive fully prepared on the day of your exam. Follow the link to know more, 

http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam.aspx

Harjot18
Harjot Singh @Harjot18 1

Is there any individual tutor for GMAT prep in chandigarh ?? If yes, please provide the details..

Can any one share some GMAT preparation study plans for the ones who are planning to prepare on own?


Thank you

Sai

  • Hi @SMalladi Are you a working professional?. 15h.
  • Hello @nerdy4edu yup I am. 10h.

Hello,

I am currently working as a Software Engineer for a company here in Atlanta from past two years. I have a Master of Science in Computer Science degree from a university in U.S. Now, I want to return to India to do a MBA (planning to take GMAT in next 2 months). So, I would like to seek advise from the consultants on which colleges should I be targeting.

Why did I decide to do a MBA in India?

I want to settle in India in near future

My Profile:

Xth SSC, Andhra Pradesh: 83.5%

XIIth Board of Intermediate, Andhra Pradesh: 88%

B.Tech in Computer Science, JNTU Hyderabad: 70%

M.s in  Computer Science, University of Louisiana : 3.55/4

Work Ex, Software Engineer, almost 36 months

Please let me know.

Thank you

Sai


  • Hi Sai, hope you are well. Your profile is quite good and.... 20h.
prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 83

Hi Sai, hope you are well. Your profile is quite good and if you are looking at an MBA in India, please look at the Top 2 IIMs(IIM A, B & C) and ISB for your MBA pursuit. Please ensure you score over a 720 for the same. I hope this helps. Thank you

Hi. I am Siddharth Dhariwal from Kolkata. I am planning to apply for an international MBA next year, so want to start early. My target schools are Top-20 US B-Schools + Top-5 in Europe + Top-3 in Asia. With that in mind, I appeared for GMAT and scored a decent 750 (V40   Q51   AWA 5   IR 8). Once I started reading up, I got to know from leading gmat websites like poetsandquants etc that (i) US B-Schools don't usually prefer candidates in their early 30s (I will be 30 when I join, 31/32 when I passout, so I totally fall in this category) and (ii) the Indian Male IT professional is the most over-represented population in the applicant pool & that makes us undesirable. A consultant from admitme even went to the extent of telling me that I have no chance whatsoever to crack my target schools. That has left me demotivated & confused on what to do in the road ahead. Could really use from experienced advice.

My profile reads something like this- 

ICSE- 92% 
ISC- 91.25% 
B.Tech in Electronics & Communication - 81.3% 
M.Tech in IT - 85% (one of the toppers)
Work Ex- 45 months, currently working Tata Consultancy Services as a Software Engineer 
ECs- normal, nothing jaw-dropping.

Now I would really like a preliminary holistic analysis from the experts on where my profile stands in their esteemed estimate & whether such a profile can arrest the attention of ANY Adcom from my target schools. Going ahead will require an expenditure of one lakh atleast. So can really use an honest comprehensive analysis. 

Thanks in advance

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prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 83

hey, replied back to your private message. I hope that helps. Thank you

hello fiends.. i want to do mba..but my academics r very low..but i know i have a potential to prepare very well for entrance exam.. nd my parents cant afford mba fess.. so, please friends suggest me for my future..where i should go??

  • Hi Aisha, do share your academic scores so I can help you.... 1d.
prepzone
Prep Zone @prepzone 83

Hi Aisha, do share your academic scores so I can help you. Thank you. 

Hi,

I appeared for GMAT week back and got a score of 650. I would like to know if i appear for GMAT again and in worst case score less than 650 and decide to cancel my score. Will by existing score of 650 will be valid for admission?

Thanks & Regards,

Bhavesh

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  • Dear @bhavesh.kumar Your profile is very strong -with int.... 2d.
  • Hi Bhavesh The schools would consider the your current .... 2d.
mentorstone.com
MentorStone.com Advisors @mentorstone.com 5

Dear @bhavesh.kumar Your profile is very strong -with international experiece of 7.5 years in Tata Motors. You must now focus on reappearing in GMAT and scoring atleast 680+ (the more the merrier). With your kind of profile, you should be able to get admits to good universities with that score.

All the Best

www.mentorstone.com

VeritasGurgaon
Veritas Gurgaon @VeritasGurgaon 239

Hi Bhavesh

The schools would consider the your current score if in the worst case you get a lower score in your next attempt. However, students improve their score in the 2nd attempt.

With the current score you might get accepted in IIM L but almost nil chances at IIM B and C.

Would recommend you to take a 2nd attempt.

Hello Consultants,

My profile is given below:

10th (CBSE): 89%

12th (CBSE): 77%

Graduation: 55% [ BA (H) Delhi University]

MBA: IIFT

Post MBA work ex: 3+ years (All international work and mostly based out of Africa)

Strong extra curricular activities.

Looking for only a top 10 US MBA. What are my chances provided I get the requisite GMAT score?

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  • Dear @one_love Your profile is good. You have internatio.... 2d.
  • @mentorstone.com Thank you for not saying that I must sco.... 2d.
mentorstone.com
MentorStone.com Advisors @mentorstone.com 5

Dear @one_love  Your profile is good. You have international work experience and you studied at top schools in India. You must work on few areas:

1. Your graduation score is low. You will need to have a strong justification for the same. Also, have you been able to compensate for your low score at IIFT? If yes, you could further substantiate it with a very high GMAT score. We like it or not, Top US universities do have reservations on students wth low scores. However, in past, we have seen that students from good indian universities having poor scores in graduation, have indeed made into Top US B Schools with a 780+ score. 

2. You must have a strong justification for why a second MBA?

If you score well at GMAT and present a good application, you can make it!

All the best

www.mentorstone.com

one_love
@one_love 433

@mentorstone.com Thank you for not saying that I must score 800/800.

Hello Ppl,

Can you please recommend some good Indian colleges accepting GMAT scores.

  • Hi Rishabh, plenty of colleges accept GMAT in India, here.... 3d.
  • @royxxx You can find names of several colleges which acc.... 2d.
*killin tym*  
mentorstone.com
MentorStone.com Advisors @mentorstone.com 5

@royxxx  You can find names of several colleges which accept GMAT scores over the internet. However, please do adequate research on schools where you would like to pursue your MBA, please check placement records with alums before u take a plunge. 

regards.

www.mentorstone.com

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