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Mastering the GMAT: Your Pathway to International Success a guidance blog by Planet E GMAT Prep School.

 

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) stands as a significant milestone for Indian students aspiring to pursue higher education abroad, particularly in esteemed business schools. This standardized exam isn't just a requirement; it's a pivotal opportunity that opens doors to a world of possibilities in the global academic arena.

 

At Planet E we believe understanding the GMAT structure is essential for success. The exam comprises four key sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning. Each section presents unique challenges, evaluating candidates' abilities in critical thinking, data analysis, and verbal communication.

 

Planet E’s Expert Opinion: Scoring well on the GMAT isn't merely a demonstration of academic excellence; it's a reflection of one's potential for success in demanding MBA programs worldwide. While a perfect score of 800 is an achievement to aspire to, even scores in the range of 650-690 position candidates favourably, placing them among the top percentiles of test-takers.

 

Understanding the scoring system of GMAT and for that matter any MBA Entrance Exam like CAT XAT etc is always crucial. A competitive score not only improves chances of admission to prestigious business schools but also opens doors to lucrative career opportunities on a global scale. Feel free to connect with Planet E’s experienced counsellors for free guidance, profile screening and university suggestions.

 

Effective preparation is key to excelling in the GMAT. From personalized study plans to comprehensive coaching programs offered by many top coaching classes in India like Planet E in Mumbai etc, candidates also have access to a wealth of resources to enhance their skills and confidence.

 

Planet E’s Recommendation: Emphasizing critical thinking, time management, and exam strategy is essential for achieving optimal results.

 

Navigating the GMAT syllabus requires a solid grasp of fundamental mathematical concepts, grammatical rules, and logical reasoning. Familiarity with exam patterns and question types through practice tests and exercises is crucial for success.

 

In conclusion, the GMAT journey is a transformative experience that propels Indian students towards their academic and professional aspirations on a global level. With dedication, perseverance, and strategic preparation, success in the GMAT is not just attainable but a stepping stone to international success.

 

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Now that we have understood GMAT and it’s intricacies let us further read in detail a GMAT Preparation Guide by Planet E GMAT Prep School – understand GMAT Exam syllabus and structure, Exam Pattern and Planet E’s demystifies GMAT Exam Strategy.

 

 

The DefinitiveGMAT Preparation Guide by Planet E GMAT Prep School: Success Sutra for Indianstudents Seeking Masters in management (MIM) or Masters in businessAdministration (MBA)

 

Preparing for the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a crucial milestone for Indian students seeking higher education opportunities abroad. This comprehensive guide by Planet E classes offers tailored strategies for success, covering the GMAT syllabus structure, question weightage per section, exam duration, intake periods by universities and business schools worldwide, and a special detail on how many times an Indian student can appear for the GMAT.

 

 

Syllabus Structure

 

The GMAT syllabus comprises four main sections:

·        Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

·        Integrated Reasoning (IR)

·        Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

·        Verbal Reasoning (VR)

 

Weightage of Questions per Section:

Understanding the weightage of questions per section is vital for effective preparation:

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

1 essay question (scored separately)

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

31 questions

Integrated Reasoning (IR)

12 questions

Verbal Reasoning (VR)

36 questions

 

 

Exam Duration:

The GMAT exam duration is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Managing time effectively during the exam is crucial to completing all sections within the allocated time. Planet E would also like to highlight that the GMAT aspirant will get sufficient break between each section.

 

Intake Periods by Different Universities and Business Schools:

Universities and business schools have various intake periods for accepting GMAT scores. Indian aspirants should research and understand the intake periods of their target institutions to align their GMAT preparation and application timelines accordingly. Planet E will create a separate blog on each university ranked among top 5 of different countries across US, Europe and more. One can always connect with Planet E for personalized counselling for tailormade guidance on study abroad and overseas education. Get free MIM & MBA Counselling at planet E.

 

Frequency of GMAT Attempts:

Indian students can take the GMAT exam up to five times in a rolling 12-month period, with a maximum of eight attempts overall. It's essential to plan attempts strategically to allow for adequate preparation and improvement between attempts.

 

 

Strategies forSuccess: Planet E’s Success Sutra

 

·        Understand the Exam Format: Familiarize yourself with the GMAT format, question types, and scoring system to develop effective preparation strategies. Tips shared by planet E in previous blog.

·        Create a Personalized Study Plan: Tailor your study plan to address your strengths and weaknesses, allocating sufficient time for each section.

·        Practice Regularly: Utilize official GMAT practice materials and mock tests to improve speed, accuracy, and familiarity with the exam structure. To buy your study package contact Planet E.

·        Seek Professional Guidance: Consider enrolling in GMAT preparation courses by top coaching classes such as Planet E in Mumbai etc or working with a tutor to receive expert guidance and support in or as per availability in your city.

·        Manage Test Day: Plan logistics for test day in advance, including transportation, required identification, and necessary supplies.

·        Stay Confident: Maintain a positive mindset and confidence in your abilities as you prepare for the GMAT.

 

The strategy mentioned above are best as per Planet E’s expertise. By following these strategies and understanding the GMAT syllabus, question weightage, exam duration, intake periods, and frequency of attempts, Indian aspirants can enhance their preparation and maximize their chances of success in the GMAT, opening doors to exciting opportunities in higher education abroad.

 

 




Listing of the top 40 MIMschools and universities accepting GMAT scores





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Let us now see and make ourselves aware about TOP MIM and MBA B-Schools and Universities across the world and India. Planet E has tried it’s best to bring to you maximum information and as accurate as possible.

 

Listing of the top 40 MIM (Master's in Management) and MBA (Master of Business Administration) schools and universities accepting GMAT scores, based on international rankings by reputed organizations as per Planet E’s research:

 

Rank

Institution

Country

Program

Eligibility Details

Work Experience Required

Fee Structure

Scholarship Availability

1

Harvard Business School

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $150,000+ per year

Yes

2

Stanford Graduate School of Business

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $140,000+ per year

Yes

3

INSEAD

France

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: €80,000+ per year

Yes

4

London Business School

United Kingdom

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: £87,900+ for full program

Yes

5

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $162,750+ for full program

Yes

6

MIT Sloan School of Management

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $150,000+ per year

Yes

7

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: $148,000+ per year

Yes

8

Columbia Business School

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: $161,440+ for full program

Yes

9

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $140,000+ per year

Yes

10

HEC Paris

France

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: €65,000+ per year

Yes

11

IE Business School

Spain

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: €72,200+ for full program

Yes

12

University of Cambridge Judge Business School

United Kingdom

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: £63,000+ per year

Yes

13

University of Oxford Said Business School

United Kingdom

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: £63,000+ per year

Yes

14

ESADE Business School

Spain

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: €72,000+ per year

Yes

15

Indian School of Business (ISB)

India

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: ₹26,50,000+ for full program

Yes

16

Yale School of Management

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $154,080+ for full program

Yes

17

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: HK$560,000+ for full program

Yes

18

National University of Singapore Business School

Singapore

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: S$118,000+ for full program

Yes

19

IESE Business School

Spain

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: €78,200+ for full program

Yes

20

UCLA Anderson School of Management

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $133,472+ for full program

Yes

21

University of Michigan Ross School of Business

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $134,104+ for full program

Yes

22

CEIBS

China

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: ¥798,000+ for full program

Yes

23

Imperial College Business School

United Kingdom

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: £63,500+ per year

Yes

24

University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: $132,000+ per year

Yes

25

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Netherlands

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: €52,000+ for full program

Yes

26

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

3 years minimum

High: $158,948+ for full program

Yes

27

Duke University Fuqua School of Business

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $68,100+ per term

Yes

28

University of Toronto Rotman School of Management

Canada

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: CAD $105,590+ for full program

Yes

29

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

United States

MBA

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

2 years minimum

High: $158,754+ for full program

Yes

30

University of St. Gallen

Switzerland

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: CHF 36,000+ for full program

Yes

31

University of Melbourne

Australia

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: AUD $80,000+ for full program

Yes

32

London Business School

United Kingdom

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: £33,000+ for full program

Yes

33

HEC Paris

France

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €38,000+ for full program

Yes

34

Bocconi University

Italy

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €37,000+ for full program

Yes

35

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Germany

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €37,900+ for full program

Yes

36

ESSEC Business School

France

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €42,000+ for full program

Yes

37

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Netherlands

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €25,000+ for full program

Yes

38

ESADE Business School

Spain

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €34,000+ for full program

Yes

39

University of Cologne

Germany

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €16,000+ for full program

Yes

40

University of Mannheim

Germany

MIM

Undergraduate degree, GMAT/GRE, Essays, Recommendation letters, Interview

No specific requirement

High: €3,600+ per semester

Yes

 

Please note that the fee structures and scholarship availability statuses provided are subject to change and may vary based on factors such as program duration, residency status, and individual financial circumstances. Prospective applicants are advised to visit the official websites of each institution for the most accurate and up-to-date information on fees and scholarships.

 

The rankings provided in the table are provided based on expert knowledge of a team of experts and Planet E GMAT Prep School’s research team. The table was last updated in January 2022 and are not attributed to any specific source or organization.

 

Planet E GMAT Prep School recommends you that if you need more accurate and up-to-date rankings for MIM and MBA programs, consult reputable sources such as the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, QS World University Rankings, The Economist MBA Ranking, or Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Ranking. These organizations regularly publish rankings based on various criteria and methodologies.

For the most current rankings and information, Planet E GMAT Prep School encourage you to visit the official websites of these organizations or access their publications through academic databases or subscription services.

 

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Let’s talk about MIM and MBA as a career. Is it worth your efforts? Is it worth your Money? The Answer is certainly yes! Planet E GMAT Prep Schools shares with you detailed research on top 20 recruiting firms of the world who prefers MIM/MBA Degree over many other career choices.

 

Pursuing a Master's in Management (MIM) or a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) isn't just an educational milestone; it's a transformative journey for Indian aspirants, propelling them towards unparalleled personal and professional growth. These esteemed degrees offer a gateway to a world of boundless opportunities in the global business arena. Armed with a versatile skill set honed through rigorous academic curricula and enriched by diverse experiential learning, graduates emerge as dynamic leaders ready to make their mark.

 




Top 20 recruiting firms of theworld who prefers MIM/MBA Degree






As management graduates, they are primed for fulfilling careers across various sectors, spanning finance, consulting, technology, and marketing. The allure of prestigious multinational corporations’ beckons, offering top-tier recruitment opportunities and competitive compensation. Moreover, these degrees open doors to executive roles, entrepreneurial ventures, and leadership positions, promising a rewarding and upwardly mobile professional journey.

 

Beyond career prospects, MIM and MBA graduates enjoy an enhanced quality of life, characterized by financial stability, global exposure, and continuous avenues for advancement. With a blend of academic excellence, practical experience, and a global mindset, Indian management graduates’ step into a future teeming with success, innovation, and prosperity on the international stage.

 

In short, it’s worth every penny, justified for every blood sweat and tear one would put to achieve a Degree in MIM and MBA.

 

Let’s have a look at the table below:

 

Rank

Recruiter

Head Office

Job Title

Specialization

Salary Range Offered

Preference as per Work Experience

1

McKinsey & Company

United States

Consultant

Consulting

$90,000 - $180,000+

2+ years for Associate Consultant role

2

Bain & Company

United States

Associate Consultant

Consulting

$85,000 - $165,000+

2+ years for Associate Consultant role

3

The Boston Consulting Group

United States

Consultant

Consulting

$90,000 - $175,000+

2+ years for Associate Consultant role

4

Google

United States

Product Manager

Technology

$100,000 - $200,000+

2+ years for Product Manager role

5

Amazon

United States

Senior Product Manager

Technology

$110,000 - $220,000+

2+ years for Senior Product Manager role

6

Microsoft

United States

Program Manager

Technology

$95,000 - $190,000+

2+ years for Program Manager role

7

Apple Inc.

United States

Product Marketing Manager

Marketing

$100,000 - $200,000+

2+ years for Product Marketing Manager role

8

Goldman Sachs

United States

Investment Banking Analyst

Finance

$100,000 - $200,000+

No specific preference

9

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

United States

Financial Analyst

Finance

$90,000 - $180,000+

No specific preference

10

Morgan Stanley

United States

Finance Associate

Finance

$95,000 - $185,000+

No specific preference

11

Deloitte

United States

Consultant

Consulting

$85,000 - $170,000+

2+ years for Consultant role

12

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

United States

Management Consultant

Consulting

$85,000 - $170,000+

2+ years for Management Consultant role

13

EY (Ernst & Young)

United States

Senior Consultant

Consulting

$85,000 - $170,000+

2+ years for Senior Consultant role

14

IBM

United States

Senior Project Manager

Technology

$90,000 - $180,000+

2+ years for Senior Project Manager role

15

Facebook

United States

Product Manager

Technology

$110,000 - $220,000+

2+ years for Product Manager role

16

LinkedIn

United States

Senior Marketing Manager

Marketing

$100,000 - $200,000+

2+ years for Senior Marketing Manager role

17

Accenture

United States

Management Consultant

Consulting

$85,000 - $170,000+

2+ years for Management Consultant role

18

KPMG

United States

Senior Associate

Consulting

$85,000 - $170,000+

No specific preference

19

Oracle Corporation

United States

Senior Product Manager

Technology

$100,000 - $200,000+

2+ years for Senior Product Manager role

20

Coca-Cola

United States

Marketing Manager

Marketing

$90,000 - $180,000+

No specific preference

 

 

Please note that the specialization mentioned in the table is based on typical roles associated with each recruiter and may vary. Candidates are encouraged to research specific job postings for the most accurate information on job titles and specialization.

 

That’s all for now readers, Planet E GMAT prep School has tried it’s best to share every possible information any GMAT Aspirant / a student looking to pursue its career in management would look for. We have also shared all about MIM Degree and MBA degree in our other blogs do check www.planete.in for more informatic blogs like this. Share it with your friends, family member or any student planning to take GMAT Exam. If you found this blog informative kindly contact Planet E GMAT Prep School and book yourself a free counseling and university guidance session. Chao! 



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