GMAT Score Validity
I recently discovered this useful and informative forum. Thanks Atul for the wonderful guidance you have been giving to all of us.
I am a BE(Comp Sc) from a reputed Engg dollege in India working for a big MNC, having exactly 1 yr of Work Ex as of date, the major portion of which has been spent overseas. I am interested in taking GMAT anytime within 6 months from now since I m currently abroad, staying alone with ample free time and resources and little disturbance. Moreover, due to some personal reasons, I wont be able to devote much time in preparation etc. when I return to India after 8 months .
My problem is the validity of the GMAT score. I will have very less(say 16 months) work ex at the time of my GMAT. So I cant apply immediately after that. Though I have read that the GMAT scores are valid for 5 years, I have heard from some quarters that many schools require a GMAT score which is not more than 1 or 2 yrs old. How far is it true? I am not very particular about schools as long as they are good. Will I have options if I apply to colleges within 2 yrs of taking GMAT or most of the good options close for me by then?
Thanks & Regards,