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Hi, I had appeared for GMAT on Nov-03 and received a score of 700 (Q48 V38 IR6).

I have a work experience of 5 yrs in IT Consultancy and presently working in US at a client location.

I am targetting ISB hyderabad and SP Jain Global MBA programs 2015 batch.

Please suggest should I apply in R2 for these colleges or should I wait for next year as the deadline is Nov 30 and I have not even started working on my applications and essays. Please also let me know whether these colleges allow online interviews as I will be in US at the time of interview ( if my profile is shortlisted). Thanks.

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  • Thanks again Manya and Anshu. 06 Nov '14.

Hi ,

I have appeared for GMAT on last week and received very low score:

GMAT 500,Quant 44, Verbal 16, IR-4, AWA-5

My profile- Xth-90.53%, XIIth-92.67%, Graduation-B.E. Elex-73.71%

and 2 and half years of work ex in Wipro as software engineer.

Have accolades in office, extracurricular participations in college like cultural activities.

Should I apply this year for B-Schools abroad or for M.S. in MIS?

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  • Hi Jaydip, as you can see, the popular opinion is for you.... 09 Nov '14.
  • Frankly, with 90% and above in 10th and 12th, 500 is quit.... 09 Nov '14.
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Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 517

Hi Jaydip, as you can see, the popular opinion is for you to retake GMAT. If you believe you can push yourself to get a higher score, you should take another crack at the exam. Start with taking a mock test, identify your strong and weak areas and make a smart plan for yourself. Wish you the best. 

vaasanti
Vaasanti Surajkumar @vaasanti 2

Frankly, with 90% and above in 10th and 12th, 500 is quite a disappointment I feel. I am sure you have the potential.

Hi can I know a few colleges in India which accept GMAT scores for their MBA programmes( 0 work experience)

thanks 

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  • @procrastinator17 By productive, it means whether it was .... 07 Nov '14.
  • @procrastinator17 \- yes IF You want to learn Spanish. I.... 10 Nov '14.
Knowledge is power. 
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Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 517

@procrastinator17 By productive, it means whether it was a thoughtful decision by you to pursue something and how it is or will add value in your life. You should be able to justify your decision to study spanish or for that matter any other thing that you choose to pursue

Psychodementia
Arun Jagannathan @Psychodementia 5,515

@procrastinator17  - yes IF You want to learn Spanish. If you are going to grit your teeth and do it JUST because it looks nice on your resume then it is pointless. 

Does having an educational gap in studies affect ones chances to get into a good college even if his gmat scores are good

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  • Pretty much this. *Everything* affects your chances of ge.... 05 Nov '14.
  • I believe if you have a genuine reason, then the schools .... 06 Nov '14.
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Eli Meyer @Eli_at_LTG 6

Pretty much this. *Everything* affects your chances of getting in--the question is, can you provide a compelling and convincing explanation for the gap. Either way, though, a gap in education will have a minimal effect. Good luck!

vaasanti
Vaasanti Surajkumar @vaasanti 2

I believe if you have a genuine reason, then the schools are generally ok with it. For example, lot of people drop a year after class 12, for preparation for engineering.

hi, i ve taken my gmat with a score 610 and have 4 years of experience in IT. Can u please suggest me good colleges in USA and India for this score.

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  • Hi, In order to provide you an exhaustive details about u.... 06 Nov '14.
  • Hi, I realized I had not answered your question. I sugge.... 06 Nov '14.
nodwin
Nodnat @nodwin 28

Hi, In order to provide you an exhaustive details about universities we need to know your profile details and budget.For further assistance you may send us your cv @ info@nodnat.com,so that we can guide you better.

Psychodementia
Arun Jagannathan @Psychodementia 5,515

Hi,

I realized I had not answered your question. I suggest before you do anything you just do the following:

1. Research the schools here (beyond rank #25):

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/

2. Read this ebook on how to choose the right school:

http://www.crackverbal.com/bschool-selection-ebook.htm

Post this if you want you can get a profile evaluation (you will get a PDF in your email about areas you need to focus on):

http://applications.crackverbal.com/free-profile-evaluation/

Hope this helps,

Arun

Hello everyone. I am planning to appear for GMAT exams. Recently i have been giving some MOCK CAT exams and my score is between 50-70 percentile. It has hardly stayed constant. I am not so good at verbal and need some tips on improvement. Also what would be good online coaching/ joining tutions. I have zero work experience. I will be joining Accenture in January. So what is would be ideal time for me to appear for GMAT?

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  • Hi Michael, I'm actually going to disagree with Nodnat's.... 05 Nov '14.
  • @Micheal_Barbosa Hi Michaeal, When you said Mock CA.... 05 Nov '14.
Eli_at_LTG
Eli Meyer @Eli_at_LTG 6

Hi Michael,

I'm actually going to disagree with Nodnat's recommendation.

Accenture is a great company, but they work their consultants hard--I've had several in my classroom, and every last one has had trouble finding the time to study. GMAT scores are good for five years; if you can get your studying done between now and your start date, you will be much more relaxed and be totally prepared for when the time comes to start applying.

As for online coaching, there are several options out there. From your home, Kaplan, Manhattan, and Princeton Review all offer paid classroom lessons. From your mobile phone you can download our free app, Prep4GMAT, on the Google and Apple stores, so you can prep anywhere, any time. What matters is what works best for you.

One-on-one coaching is a very expensive option. However, if you're really lost on how to start studying, purchasing one-two hours with a tutor can go a long way; the coach can help you evaluate your study habits, strengths, and weaknesses, thereby generating a profile that will help you pick the best resources to use. There are plenty of tutors out there who will help you--you can find them here, or on the tutor section of the Prep4GMAT app.

I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck in your studies!

Best,

Eli

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Arun Jagannathan @Psychodementia 5,515

@Micheal_Barbosa 

Hi Michaeal,

When you said Mock CAT I assume you are talking about the GMATPrep exams. If yes then I would want your splits in Quant and Verbal before commenting anything on this.

I run CrackVerbal (http://gmat.crackverbal.com) and I am happy to discuss any Verbal related issues you may have. If you need to sit through our online classes or our regular classes in Bangalore or Chennai then let me know. We INSIST that students sit through our class to experience the difference before they sign up. So let me know.

Arun

Hi,Here are my academic records

10th - 90

12th -84

B.E. - 7.2

Was working in TCS for 10 months but left the job to fulfil my startup dream.Gave CAT last year,scored 96 %ile.Planning to give Gmat but people tell me that my work ex is too less and moreover,leaving the job is always a big no.Please enlighten.Thanks !

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  • Agreed. If you have flexibility and time to study (which .... 08 Nov '14.
Eli_at_LTG
Eli Meyer @Eli_at_LTG 6

Agreed. If you have flexibility and time to study (which you may or may not, depending on how busy you are with your startup), then now is a good time to start. You will find it much easier to study now than if you end up back at a full-time corporate job. The scores will be good for five years--that's plenty of time to either sell your start-up, or to reestablish your credentials with a job at a larger company.

Hope this helps!

Eli

I scored Q:158 V:143   TOEFL:79 [R:17,L:19,S:22,W:21]

5 year Experience - [Fidelity Investments]

10th:86%   12th:68%  Btech[Information Technology]:7.9 CGPA

Many extracurricular activities [Cricket/Football/badminton] [Robotix] [earned many award in company] []

Please I need some assistance for college application. Applying for FALL -2015 so i have to apply within JAN-2014. Sorry I am late.


One Research Paper is ready for publication

Please suggest me.

Career Interest:

1: AI [Machine Learning] in MS

2: After MS, I want to join PhD program.

  • Hi @anil.nayak143 We are a leading study abroad institute.... 04 Nov '14.
  • Hi,We possess extensive experience in guiding aspirants f.... 04 Nov '14.
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Manya Abroad @ThePrincetonReview 517

Hi @anil.nayak143 We are a leading study abroad institute and have guided many students in their post graduation. As you are preparing gre, we can arrange a call for you with one of our expert coaches to get you started. Wish you the best. 

nodwin
Nodnat @nodwin 28

Hi,We possess extensive experience in guiding aspirants for admission to top universities across the globe and especially in US.For a better assessment of your profile and in order to guide you on choosing the right universities please mail us your detailed and updated cv @ info@nodnat.com

sir where i will get those words of grefor verbal ability.my email id is pankajbaghmar6@gmail.com

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