Ask Kate Response: Should you Retake the GMAT

John has taken the GMAT three times going from a 500 to a 620 with a 47 verbal and 39 quant. He would like to know, if he should continue trying to improve his score. Kate explains when your should retake the GMAT. If you would like to ask Kate a question regarding college or grad … Read more

GMAT 640 (Q49/V28/IR6/AWA5)- MSc finance

Hi Kate, I recently appeared for GMAT and got the scores:- 640 (Q49/V28/IR6/AWA5). I am interested in applying for MSc finance in the top 25 world universities. But I am now not sure if a GMAT 640 is competitive or not. My strengths are that I am a Chartered Accountant from India (US CPA equivalent) … Read more

GMAT 730 (Q48 V41, IR 5, AWA 5.5) – Planning for INSEAD or top American MBAs

Hi Kate ! I recently passed the GMAT for the first time with the mentioned score above. The only disappointment I have is with regards to my IR score, during my practice tests I almost always got an 8, once got a 7. I emigrated to Canada from Europe, where I graduated from undergrad a … Read more

The Shorter New GMAT April 2018

Should you retake the new GMAT if you already have a reasonable score? Given the GMAC announcement of the shorter, new GMAT this past week, I have started getting a barrage of questions from students who had only recently officially considered themselves “finished” with the GMAT. Here’s my advice in brief: If you thought you … Read more

Q42, V51. 740 Weird split. Retake for top schools?

Hi Kate, I know you’ve answered a lot of similar questions, but I have yet to see a score makeup quite like mine. I just scored a 740 on the GMAT, first shot at it, which I was thrilled about. But then my breakdown is really odd. IR 7 (82nd percentile), Quant only 42 (45th … Read more

GMAT 720, with 42 Quant

Hi, I just took the GMAT for the first time this weekend and score a 720 overall with a 42Q, 47V, and 8IR. I am wondering if my low quant score is too much of a red flag for top 10 schools and should retake, or if my other experience makes up for this and … Read more

Ask Kate GMAT Score report 750 Q47, V46 is 750 good enough

Ask Kate: With a 750 GMAT score and a Q47/V46, you are in good standing. You can still have a low quality score in one area, but if the overall score is 750, then you have nothing to worry about. If you have the 750 GMAT score and a Q47/V46, then the GMAT is done … Read more

Ask Kate GMAT Score report, 680 42/41, Top 15?

This video provides instructions on what to do following a bad GMAT score as it instructs the viewer to continue to study and retake the test in spite of a bad score. The video also goes forward and tells the viewer to focus on the test scores as that is what keeps students competitive when … Read more

Ask Kate GMAT Score report is 680 good enough for Masters of Finance

Is a 680 GMAT score enough for a good school for a Masters in Finance program? Remember, your GMAT score grades based on three things: quant, verbal and the combination of Q&V. Each of the areas is important and will help you get into the program you want. The Masters of Finance programs I know … Read more

Ask Kate GMAT Score report, 710 but does IR matter?

Low IR: Is It Time For A Retake?   Kate gives advice to a student who is concerned about her integrative reasoning score on the GMAT. By analyzing the pool of candidates at the top three schools, including work experience and test scores, prospective students will be able to better judge whether they need a … Read more

GMAT 710 (Q47 / V40) HEC MSc International Finance

Hi Kate, Sorry if this is not your area of expertise, but any advice or rough guidance would be very helpful. I am planning to apply in the second round (January) for various MSc Finance/MFE programmes in Europe (HEC, Oxford, ESADE, IE Business School), with HEC MSc Finance as my first priority. I am a Scandinavian undergraduate … Read more

HEC MIF with GMAT 710 (Q47 / V40 / IR8)

Ask Kate: Is a GMAT 710 score with Q47 / V40 good enough for HEC admission?   Hi Kate, Not sure if this is your area of expertise, but any advice or rough guidance would be very helpful. I am planning to apply in the second round (January) for various MSc Finance/MFE programmes in Europe (HEC, … Read more

VERY low verbal, OK Quant – Minority ethnicity – Do I need to proof my English proficiency in a retake?

Ask Kate: If verbal is low, proofing English proficiency may be necessary in a GMAT retake.     Hi Kate, My question is also about my GMAT score like most people here. I got 700 (Q49,V35), which was surprising to me since I was always better in Verbal than Quant in any other exams I … Read more

Low Quant, High Verbal Score – Should I retake for top schools?

Ask Kate: Due to a low quant, a GMAT retake may be necessary for top business schools.   I just took the GMAT and received an integrated reasoning score of 8 (92nd percentile), quantitative score of 47 (67th percentile), and verbal score of 44 (98th percentile). My overall score was 730 (96th percentile). Does the … Read more

High GMAT score, low Quant

Ask Kate: Chilean business undergraduate with a 720 GMAT aiming for the Columbia Business program. Retake the GMAT?     Hi Kate, I have got a 720 GMAT (with 94% overall – 67%Q / 96%V / 92% IR). That was my 4th attempt (previous 650,660,690), but my lowest quant performance (best is 79% on my … Read more

GMAT score of 600 after 4 attempt

Ask Kate: GMAT score of 600 and aiming for top B-schools in Europe or Canada. Retake the GMAT?     Hi, I have taken the GMAT four times but I have only being able to improve slightly from 550 to 600(V34 Q38). I have a very demanding job that makes it difficult for me to … Read more

670 GMAT(Q-49,V-33).IR-2 ,AWA-4

Ask Kate: 670 GMAT with Q-49 and V-33. Time for a GMAT retake if aiming for CMU MISM program?     670 GMAT(Q-49,V-33).IR-2 ,AWA-4 .I plan to do MISM from CMU or MS in business analytic ASU.Should i retake? Work ex-5 yrs.

700 GMAT with Low Quant

Ask Kate: 700 GMAT score with 44Q and 32V. GMAT retake for INSEAD admission?     Hi Kate, I scored 700 (44Q, 58% /42V 96%) and I got waitlisted for INSEAD. I have a degree in Finance and Accounting, GPA 3.6, am a Chartered Accountant, and work in Finance. Do I need to retake? Thanks … Read more

I got 670 (49Q, 32V) in my first attempt- and I bombed at the IR sections. Should I retake the test?

Ask Kate: 670 GMAT score with 49Q , 32V with 2IR. Retake the GMAT if aiming for US MIS programs?     Hi Kate! I got 670 in my first attempt at GMAT (49Q, 32V) and got a very low score at IR section-2. I wish to apply for Masters in Information Systems in universities … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score – Lowish Quant

Student scores a 660 on the GMAT with a low quant. Is it time to retake?   Hi Kate, First, thank you so much for the great advice. I scored 37 Verbal, 44 Quant (660), 5.5 Analytical Writing and 8 Integrated Reasoning. My target school is Emory’s One-Year MBA program. I come from a liberal … Read more