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GMAT 2015 – Graduate Management Aptitude Test

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Hola everyone! I need some guidance by the experts

I am aspiring candidate looking to take an admit in 2017. Can someone please review my profile and help me with the pointers post my profile:

In chronological order

Male, 27 years

10th: 75% (ICSE)

12th: 55% (I know its poor, but I was not academically sound till about 2 years later)

Engineering: 64% - 1st class (Computer Science, Pune University, Top college of Pune)

MBA (yes, I already have an MBA): 70% (A decent score)

Extracuriculars: Uptill Engineering, nothing noteworthy. However, In my MBA:

- Was the President of my marketing club

- Pioneered and drove the marketing magazine for the college

- Headed various event and won many accolades for the same

- Won a couple of business case study events too

Work-ex: 3.5 years in consumer insights post my MBA (with global, reputed firms). I have been client consulting in the research domain for 3 years with 6 months spent so far on the client side. 

Work ex achievement:

- Youngest joinee to have given a client presentation

- Rank 1 in a particular research framework for the organisation

- Can get multiple strong recommendations right from MD, EDs in the firm for my exemplary work 

Reason for 2nd MBA

There are 3 reasons largely:

1) I am looking to shift my career to consulting with top firms (Mckinsey, Bain)

2) Looking to make a global career

3) Not happy with the current career progress. It is too slow for my liking

Colleges Aiming for (in order of preference):

- INSEAD

- LBS

- ISB

- One of the 3 IIMs (A/B/C)

I realise my profile may come accross as peculiar (or is it just a figment of my imagination?)

I need guidance on the below

1) What are my chances (I am yet to give the GMAT)

2) What additional do I need to do in the 1.5 odd years I have to further strenghten my candidature

3) Will be glad if I can have a F2F interaction as well with someone to discuss these things. If anyone can guide me on that, will be great!

Thanks in anticipation!

Rishi

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  • IIM A,B,C seems to be a distant dream for you... My frien.... 18h.
  • @vampire26 You need not depend on the fact that you alrea.... 31m.
Bone_Krusher
Nikhilesh Khatri @Bone_Krusher 84

IIM A,B,C seems to be a distant dream for you... My friend... Better get some full time experience

admitlane
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@vampire26 You need not depend on the fact that you already have an MBA to do the trick for you. It has to be a thorough, well-thought process as to understand why a second MBA is absolutely necessary. This is going to be critical for you.

Secondly, your work-ex needs to talk about leadership and teamwork experience. Being the first one/youngest to give a client presentation is not effective enough, you need to convey what traits of you made the organisation to make that move.

When do you plan to give your GMAT? And are you planning to apply this year or next year?

All the best.

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In the Business program at a university, all candidates for the MBA in International Business who entered the program after 1990 took a seminar on Microeconomics, and all candidates for the MBA in International Business who entered the program after 1994 took a seminar on Applied Economics.

If a student in the Business program described above took a seminar on Microeconomics but did not take a seminar on Applied Economics, which of the following must be true?

The student entered the Business program prior to 1995.

The student entered the Business program after 1990 and prior to 1995.

If the student was a candidate for the MBA in International Business, then the student entered the program prior to 1995.

If the student was a candidate for the MBA in International Business, then the student entered the program prior to 1991.

If the student was a candidate for the MBA in International Business, then the student entered the program after 1990 and prior to 1995.

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Hi all,

Any pointers to GMAT official guide 2015 in PDF format/ Kindle?

Thanks in advance,


Pradeep

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I was a working IT Professional for 4 years, when I decided to go for an MBA. I chose Jamboree - Pune because of its small class size and a very good instructor (Rohit). I took the weekend batch as I had to work Mon - Fri. The classes were very focussed and informative. The instructor taught us to study in an effective manner, taught us to manage our time better and the long classes (3+ hours) ensured that we are able to maintain concentration for long periods (which really helps in last stages of GMAT). Also, the classes were very interesting and interactive. The jamboree material has more than enough questions to practice and hone your skills to avoid common mistakes. The regular assignments keep us focussed and we never loose touch with the goal of a 700 plus GMAT score. The instructor is always reachable in case you have any queries. Also, the admin staff is very helpful as well. In my second attempt I scored 740 in 2014. I also used Jamboree's guidance to help me select colleges based on my score and with my essays. I am joining Emory GBS with scholarship in 2015.

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A. Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them vanishing.
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I just started my GMAT Prep.Looking for anyone to study with.

Planning to GMAT in October.

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Does SP Jain accept GMAT scores of Inidian Nationals for its flagship PGDM program? Or GMAT scores are accepted for NRIs and PIOs? pkease reply asap.

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yes it does accept scores for PGDM programme for Indian Nationals... The cut-off score to apply in case of an Indian National is 650

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Hey,

Here is my profile:

10th - 94%

12th - 85.20%

Engineering (2011-2015) (B.Tech.) -8.12 from VIT Vellore.

GMAT- yet to appear (Targeting around 720, gave CAT last year and managed a score of 97.2 percentile)

Work Ex - Just recently started working as a decision scientist with mu-sigma.

Academic Achievements - Two time international olympiad champion (ranked in the top-100), Certificate of excellence from CBSE and some 5 to 6 internships from notable institutions.

Extracurriculars- Worked with MAD (NGO) for 2 years as a session planner, Worked as an organizer for multiple events and have numerous certifications from Toastmasters International as a public speaking professional.

1. I need to know if I stand a good chance to satisfy ISB pre-qualifications. And if I do, what would be the GMAT score required to compliment my profile.

2. Also, which schools should I target abroad  for MiM programmes based on my profile?

Any suggestion...:)

  • @akash90392 What are your post ISB or MiM ambitions?. 3d.
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Hi Guys,

I gave my exam GMAT yesterday and was disheartened to see a score of 530 with Quant 44 and Verbal 22. After the debrief, I understood the reason for the low score might have been the lack of the analysis of the results after the exam and I was very slow and had to randomly mark the last few questions in both the sections. So, this time around I am planning to fine-tune my preparation by further strengthening the fundamentals and give around 5-6 mock tests before the next Gmat exam in real exam conditions(i.e with 8 min breaks and answering AWA and IR sections) and analysing the result after every mock test and measure the progress. I need some guidance in further fine tuning the preparation.

Are there any persons from Pune who can help me, I would love to have a guidance from you to get a better score.

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Two works published in 1984 demonstrate contrasting approaches to writing the history of United States women. Buel and Buel’s biography of Mary Fish (1736–1818) makes little effort to place her story in the context of recent historiography on women. Lebsock, meanwhile, attempts not only to write the history of women in one southern community, but also to redirect two decades of historiographical debate as to whether women gained or lost status in the nineteenth century as compared with the eighteenth century. Although both books offer the reader the opportunity to assess this controversy regarding women’s status, only Lebsock’s deals with it directly. She examines several different aspects of women’s status, helping to refine and resolve the issues. She concludes that while women gained autonomy in some areas, especially in the private sphere, they lost it in many aspects of the economic sphere. More importantly, she shows that the debate itself depends on frame of reference: in many respects, women lost power in relation to men, for example, as certain jobs (delivering babies, supervising schools) were taken over by men. Yet women also gained power in comparison with their previous status, owning a higher proportion of real estate, for example. In contrast, Buel and Buel’s biography provides ample raw material for questioning the myth, fostered by some historians, of a colonial golden age in the eighteenth century but does not give the reader much guidance in analyzing the controversy over women’s status.


The passage suggests that Lebsock believes that compared to nineteenth-century American women, eighteenth-century American women were

(A) in many respects less powerful in relation to men

(B) more likely to own real estate

(C) generally more economically independent

(D) more independent in conducting their private lives

(E) less likely to work as school superintendents


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I have completed my graduation and post graduation from Indian universities. Do I need transcripts of all my post-school education? Are  the mark-sheets and the degree certificates awarded by respective universities not sufficient?

Do I need to submit these along with my application, or carry these during interview/admission only.

Thanks.

  • Dear PGPX Aspirant, We don't ask for the transcripts .... 1d.
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Sajan Joseph @Sajan_Joseph 12

Dear PGPX Aspirant,

We don't ask for the transcripts of your post-schooling education at the time of submitting the application. However we will require those documents at the time of admission.

For further info, please feel free to drop an email at pgpcquery@iimahd.ernet.in

Kind regards,

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Hello mam,

I am currently working as a Software Engineer for a company here in Atlanta from past two years. I have an M.s  in Computer Science degree from B graded university in U.S. Now, I want to return to India to do an MBA (2016 - 2018). I am planning to take GMAT by end of August. So, I would like to seek your advise on the following.

Which of these below colleges (links) should I be targeting?

What are the average GMAT scores for these.

http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-exam/about-the-gmat-exam/schools-value-the-gmat/gmat-accepting-sch...

http://www.pagalguy.com/mba/colleges-accepting-gmat

Profile:

Xth: 83.5%

XIIth: 88%

B.Tech in Computer Science: 70%

M.s in  Computer Science : 3.55/4

Work Ex, Software Engineer, almost 36 months

Please let me know.

Thank you

Sai

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okay. let me ask yo this: what do you see yourself doing 5 years from now? Just think in terms of your natural progression, with only your current academic and professional standing. And be very candid! 

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Dear Puys,

SOIL offers the same curriculum of a 2 year MBA in a single year. Also the selection process is unique and doesn't require CAT,XAT or any other scores. For those of you having any query on the admissions process in SOIL here's a video you can watch out.You can get back in case of any queries.


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Hi everyone!

I am from India and I am an MBA aspirant for 2016-17, looking for help in evaluation of my profile. I will be very thankful, if you please assess my profile and give me feedback, whether I should go for the application process for the below mentioned schools and what are my rough chances of getting a call.

GMAT Score: 670 (Q 48, V 34, IR3)

Grad: DGPA -  8.33 / 75.8% (B.Tech, Mechanical from West Bengal University of Technology)

12th: 77.2% (Science) (C.B.S.E)

10th: 82.4% (C.B.S.E)

Work-ex: 5 Years 1 Month in Manufacturing Sector (Steel & Power)

- Project Management and Execution (Industrial Construction)

- Operation monitoring and production analysis of integrated steel plant

**No International Work-ex

Extracurricular:

- School level achievements in Sports

- Social work at organisation level

Preferred Specialization: Operations Management, Finance, Construction Management, Project Management

Few Questions:

1. What are my chances of getting a call from ISB, IIM A, B, C, L, I, SPJIMR, XLRI

2. Which are some other schools and programs to consider in India through GMAT or otherwise (Example: 2yr MBA of IIM K, IIFT may be)

3. Schools from abroad, which could be considered (Loan capacity: 30 L; Current CTC: 8.2 )

Thanks in advance!

Anyways I am applying in SPJIMR, IIM B, C because its too late (Last date 31st August 2015)