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08 Aug 2013, 19:39
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GMAT is definitely a factor in deciding who makes the MBB closed list, however its importance varies by firm. At BCG for example, it is a relatively minor part of the resume screening criteria (less important than the prestige of your schools and employers, your professional experience, and your leadership and communication skills). In terms of the actual score, anything below 680 is a detractor, 750 and above is a positive, and 680-740 is considered neutral.

McKinsey has a greater emphasis on high (700+) GMAT scores as well as their problem solving test (PST)

My general advice to candidates is that if you have a 700+, you have basically checked the box for the "raw horsepower" the firms are looking for and should be focusing on presenting your background well on your resume, networking effectively, and then getting ready for those (hopefully) upcoming interviews.

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Based on your experiences at BCG, did you see anyone getting in with a <650, but who aced the interviews?
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Hi Hailmary,

Yes, people with lower GMAT scores (>650) do get offers, but candidly it can be difficult to do so. The biggest challenge with a low GMAT is getting the opportunity to interview. What I have seen is that people who have low GMAT's but still get interviews tend to have one or more of the following characteristics:

- Significant strengths elsewhere in their profile (e.g. great school, prestigious work experience, demonstrated leadership)
- Other quantifiable data that shows their "horsepower" (e.g. high SAT score, good grades)
- Strong presence when networking with the firms (i.e. charismatic, well-spoken)

Basically, the key is to show your strengths and try to minimize the area of "weakness" in your profile.

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17 Apr 2016, 10:59
Do MBB care about your AWA and IR scores? Also, what is the acceptable score...is it 700, 720 or higher?
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17 Apr 2016, 11:01
Do MBA candidates in the UK have to take the Mckinsey PST test?
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17 Apr 2016, 12:14
Hi mjt,

This seems like a rather specific question. As such, you might want to post it in its own thread (instead of hoping that someone will randomly come across it in this one).

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19 May 2016, 17:01
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Hi Priya,

Yes, certain companies do consider an applicant's GMAT Score (and in certain situations, the Quant Scaled Score) as part of the interview process. If you have an idea of the type(s) of companies that you might want to work for in the future, you should be able to research those companies (and perhaps contact their HR departments and directly ask any specific questions that you might have).

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What about GRE? Since GRE is also accepted at several top B-schools, have consulting firms started looking at GRE or GRE quant scores too as an alternative? Any ideas?
I am applying through GRE. I have a score of 330 (168-Q, 162-V).
Do I need to take GMAT now?
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19 May 2016, 19:36
Hi shudha,

Although I haven't heard of any specific examples of this, it stands to reason that the same firms that would think about how you scored on the GMAT might also consider how you scored on the GRE. As always, the best 'source' for this type of information is the firms themselves. You might want to consider reaching out and asking.

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