Ask Kate: 650 GMAT Score with Low Quant

No matter why you take the GMAT, a decent quant score is important.     Hi Kate , I just gave my gmat today and was disappointed with my scores 650 q44, v 35 ir 7. I’m planning to go for masters in finance or masters in mangement. Is my score good enough or should … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score or Percentile More Important?

Hello, I scored a scaled score of 48 on quant & a 40 on verbal (overall 710). Is this a balanced score? Also, is this good enough for a top 5 school in the GMAT category? A 48 on quant is a 76th %ile when I took it (a 48 is now a 74%ile) so … Read more

Ask Kate: Does Low Quant on GMAT equal Rejection?

How to know if you need to improve your quant on the GMAT.       I just took the GMAT for the first time and got a score of 730(Q47, V44). While I am happy with my overall score, I am somewhat concerned my quant score might not be good enough since it’s below … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score is Great Experience is Lacking

If you lack work experience when applying to an MBA program, your essays need to be top-notch.       Hi kate I recently gave gmat and received 730. Q 51 and v 37 along with IR 6. My verbal score was below average as I was scoring 40+ in the simulated tests. I have … Read more

Ask Kate: Good Overall GMAT Score with Low IR

A low IR doesn’t keep top MBA programs out of reach, but is still worth retaking the GMAT for.     hi! I took the gmat this week and scored 720 – 47 on Quant and 42 on verbal, but only a 5 on IR. should i be concerned about the quant + IR for … Read more

Ask Kate: 750 GMAT Score with Low IR

Does a Low IR call for a GMAT retake?     Hi Kate, I am a Senior graduating from an ivy league school summa cum laude (4.0) with lots of extra curriculars. I am not a “diverse” nor “legacy” candidate and intend to apply to HBS 2+2 R3. I took the GMAT once, scoring a … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score with Low Quant

Does a 45 quant call for a GMAT retake?     I understand that the 80% threshold is the gold standard for Quant scores, but I’m wondering at what point a Q score is considered low enough that an applicant should address it. I scored 45Q (68%)/ 44V (97%) which equated to a 720. Is … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score indicates which Round to Apply

GMAT score determines round. Is it time to up your scores?     Kate, I would love to hear your expert opinion on my GMAT score of 680 (Q47, V37), and this is my first attempt. I’m an Indian male IT guy, and hence a bit concerned about my Quant scores, given the very competitive … Read more

Ask Kate: Verbal Abilities Affect Overall GMAT Score

Your GMAT study plan is critical.       i took my gmat today and score 500 (q43,v 18). i am shocked. i took gmat prep test a day before and score were almost similar 550(q44, v20) . i am a non native speaker of english please suggest when should i retake the test. Hi! … Read more

Student GMAT Cases

What follows are private client case write-ups. Out of respect for our clients we have concealed names. We appreciate your privacy. If you want to meet Kate in person, please click here to book your personal evaluation. Legend: KM: When you see KM what follows are Kate McKeon’s actual session notes or a summary of … Read more

What Your GMAT Score Means

Composition of a 700 – updated June 2019 GMAT scoring is not obvious at first glance and many instructors and consultants focus on percentiles rather than the scaled scores, fueling more confusion. If you have read that business schools “need to see 80th percentile” in both quant and verbal and that you need at least … Read more

Ask Kate 48/40 okay split?

If You Want To Get Into A Top 10 MBA Program, You May Have To Retake The GMAT More Than Once.   Is 48Q 40V an okay split to start MBA applications or retake? See full video: Ask Kate 48/40

Answer for 720 (48Q, 41V) military officer seeking top ten MBA. Advice?

Hey Rem, Strong overall profile, a couple of points to consider below. Out of curiosity, are you on a sub? Point 1: GMAT Your GMAT is okay. I saw pushback among 27/28 yo white males with that exact split this year. No interviews despite reasonable profiles: HBS, Wharton, Stanford. 🙁 You don’t HAVE to retake, … Read more

720 (48Q, 41V) military officer seeking top ten MBA. Advice?

Kate, Here’s the run down: – Applying in 2019, matriculation 2020 (must see out military contract) – Stats below reflect age/work experience in Fall 2019 when applying – 27y/o white, male US military officer – 720 GMAT (48Q, 41V) – taken once, studied three months, best of six practice tests: 740 (49Q, 42V) – 3.86 … Read more

Is 710 Q47 v41 enough for Insead and IMD MBA?

Hello Kate, I am Brazilian, graduated in Industrial Engineering, 26 years, 3 years at management consulting (6 months working in London and 2 months in Boston). Is Q47 enough for Insead and IMD, or should I retake the GMAT? Thanks in advance, RF