Answer for Q43 V30 overall 600. Should I retake the GMAT?

Hi Maryam, Columbia is too competitive to submit with a 600 unless you have extenuating circumstances (if you’ve saved 12 villages in your home country and cured dolphin cancer for example) . . . and even then, you’ll need to retake to prove you’ve given it sufficient effort. So in brief, yes, they have accepted … Read more

Q43 V30 overall 600. Should I retake the GMAT?

Hi Kate, i am really keen on getting into a good b-school. preferably columbia business school. it’s the school that best fits my post MBA goals. i now have a gmat score of 600. Q43 V30. Should I consider retaking the GMAT or should I spend time working on my applications?

Answer for GMAT retake

You either need to retake and really, really get that verbal up, or you will want to look at non-US schools more heavily. The V25 is just death to a top US program. The overall score is too low as well. Your overall score puts you in the both half of the class at third … Read more

GMAT retake

Hi kate do I need to retake my GMAT (Q50, V25, 620) AWA 5.5 and IR8. I am an engineer with masters degree and 6 years of experience willing to go for MBA at a top european or US school.


When to Retake the GMAT Few things are crystal clear in the MBA application process. At most good programs you will be evaluated on far more than just your GMAT score. At mediocre programs the score is more likely to be a deciding factor. So how do you decide when to retake and when to … Read more

When to Retake the GMAT

Do You Need to Retake the GMAT?   When accepting candidates most institutions prefer to see more than one set of results. Even if your test results are acceptable it is best to try and take the GMAT again in the near future before submitting applications. There have been candidates turned away with strong backgrounds … Read more

Ask Kate: When to Retake the GMAT

If You’re Aiming For The Top 15 MBA Programs, You May Need To Take The GMAT More Than Once.     Hi Kate, I just sat for the GMAT and walked away with my unofficial score of 710: 43Q (56%) and 44V (98%) and 8 IR (92%). I’m confident I got at least a 4.5 … Read more

Ask Kate: Is GMAT Retake Necessary, if not Targeting Top 5?

You Should Always Aim For Top 10 MBA Program.   Hi Kate, I recently scored a 700 on the GMAT with a lower quant score than in many of my practice tests, but much higher verbal (Q42 V44). I also did much better on the integrated reasoning than any of my practice with a score … Read more

Ask Kate: How Should I prepare for my Next GMAT Exam Retake?

Knowing How To Prepare For The GMAT Is Crucial.     Hi Kate, Please let me know how I must prepare for my 3rd shot at GMAT? (Yes, I’ve already decided to retake). I’m an Indian IT guy targeting US top 20 MBA programs. So my target score is 730+. Total Work Experience: 7 years … Read more