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Is 150 the Magic Exec Assessment Score?

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From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts), http://www.mbaadmit.com, email: info@mbaadmit.com

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Hello All,
We have an update to this article based on comments from the top EMBA programs and outcomes of the 2018-2019 cycle. See here:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/executive-as ... 98197.html


Is 150 the Magic Executive Assessment Score?

Because the Executive Assessment exam is so new, many candidates are anxious about their scores, wondering how high is good enough to be competitive at top EMBA programs like Columbia, Booth or Wharton. We have had many candidates take the test now, and the vast majority of scores we have seen have been between 150-153. The standout scores have been 160 or above. This can give you a sense of things.

Consistent with this, we have learned from a Wharton EMBA representative that Wharton considers 150 to be an acceptable score, but of course they would love to see higher if possible.

What Executive Assessment score puts you in the danger zone for a rejection based on the score? For top schools like Columbia, Booth or Wharton, I believe a score in the low 130s might put an application at risk, unless there are other solid metrics you can offer to demonstrate what the admissions committees refer to as “quantitative readiness.”



If you would like assistance in preparing an excellent application for any of these EMBA programs, feel free to reach out to us at http://www.mbaadmit.com or send an email to info@mbaadmit.com.

We welcome you to sign up for our FREE informative Newsletter, which provides useful tips, insider information and guidance for applying to top MBA programs. Sign up on the right hand side of our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com.

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I just took the Executive Assessment Exam on March 22, 2018 and would like to share with you my experience and some day-of tips:

1) For applicants taking the exam outside of the U.S. please bring your passport. This requirement is not explicitly stated in the confirmation email or on the registration page.
2) There will be no breaks provided so it is important to utilize the 90 minutes very carefully.
3) I thought the biggest challenge for me was time management. As there aren't any practice Executive Assessment exams, I found it hard to simulate the same testing experience at home and ran out of time in both the IR and Verbal section
4) Integrated Reasoning: please note that a physical calculator will NOT be provided. Rather an onscreen calculator will be utilized
5) For the Verbal and Quantitative Sections: Please note that each of these sections are split into two question banks. While the top right hand corner may indicate 7 questions at a time, the time shown is for 14 questions so it is very important to monitor the time constantly
6) Advice for IR section: you will have an option to flag an answer for review before submitting so in the interest of time, make sure you at least get to review all questions. Unanswered questions will be marked as wrong.

Score: I received a 152 (IR: 10, V: 10, Q: 12). Given the allocated time, I only was able to complete 75% of IR, 90% of V and 100% of Q.

I did not find this experience to be that pleasant. The 300 practice questions that GMAC sold was helpful to give you a flavor of the questions but there needs to be practice exams so that you can simulate the same experience.

Good luck to all!
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New post 16 Dec 2018, 02:06
If you are looking for a quick introduction to the Executive Assessment Exam, Chicago Booth offers a 2 hour prep for EMBA applicants. Everyone is welcome! They are recorded so if you miss the original dates, you can get access to the recordings. Just head over to the Booth Executive MBA site (I can't post a link here) and you will find more information.

Hope to see you there!
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Is it worth taking it again if you already have 150 or higher?

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From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts), http://www.mbaadmit.com, email: info@mbaadmit.com

Interested in learning if we think you can be successful as an EMBA applicant to a top business school? Feel free to sign up for a FREE Profile Evaluation directly from Dr. Shel Watts, a Harvard and Oxford graduate with Harvard admissions experience and over 25 years of work with MBA applicants. Fill out the profile evaluation form on our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com or send your resume to info@mbaadmit.com.

Ask about our current EMBA special. Current Season’s Best Pricing: $1495 for a streamlined comprehensive package that includes a strategy session, essay editing, resume review and work with recommendation writers (Compare with our competitors who charge $5,200!). Valid through March 17, 2018. Opt to work directly with Dr. Shel on your MBA applications!




Is 150 the Magic Executive Assessment Score?

Because the Executive Assessment exam is so new, many candidates are anxious about their scores, wondering how high is good enough to be competitive at top EMBA programs like Columbia, Booth or Wharton. We have had many candidates take the test now, and the vast majority of scores we have seen have been between 150-153. The standout scores have been 160 or above. This can give you a sense of things.

Consistent with this, we have learned from a Wharton EMBA representative that Wharton considers 150 to be an acceptable score, but of course they would love to see higher if possible.

What Executive Assessment score puts you in the danger zone for a rejection based on the score? For top schools like Columbia, Booth or Wharton, I believe a score in the low 130s might put an application at risk, unless there are other solid metrics you can offer to demonstrate what the admissions committees refer to as “quantitative readiness.”



If you would like assistance in preparing an excellent application for any of these EMBA programs, feel free to reach out to us at http://www.mbaadmit.com or send an email to info@mbaadmit.com.

We welcome you to sign up for our FREE informative Newsletter, which provides useful tips, insider information and guidance for applying to top MBA programs. Sign up on the right hand side of our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com.

Best wishes,
Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts)
President, MBA Admit.com

Email: info@mbaadmit.com From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts), http://www.mbaadmit.com, email: info@mbaadmit.com
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Is there any more clarity on what constitutes an adequate score for top EMBA programs? Aside from a few posts on here and elsewhere there doesn't seem to be much from the schools.
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New post 16 Jan 2019, 12:39
Folks -

I understand that Verbal and Quant sections are adaptive in EA exam. It means that you get 2 sets of 7 questions and review is allowed before submitting that particular section.

Is this applicable for IR section as well? Is IR section divided in 2 sets and each set contains 6 questions? Can someone confirm please? Thanks.

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Hello -
This thread continually kept coming up when I was searching for information regarding a "good/top/acceptable/high percentile" score for the EA. Why isn't there more information on this?! I felt I would throw my experience into the mix as well since i read the posts multiple times and hope someone else can benefit from my experiences.

Just took it yesterday
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12/14/10.


Bought the recommended questions and practice tests. Completed probably 75% of the practice problems and studied about 10 hours a week for 2.5 weeks.

I took two practice tests and got 153/154 so they were very similar to outcome. However, I was testing in 11-13 in QR and 11-12 in VR in my practice ones. I also spent a large majority of my time this past week focusing on quant questions. Ironic! But, I can pinpoint my issue: I got stuck on one question for way to long and got sucked in the rabbit hole b/c i kept getting so close and knew I could figure it out but it cost me.

I ended up basically guessing the last two questions. This never happened to me in practice so just continually be aware of time. Split the sections into approximately 15 minutes to be on target. In the first 10 minutes after walking of the test, I wanted to retake to increase my QR score, but I then realized that I would only score better if my VR score stayed the same.... so sticking with this test.

Few strategy comments I found of benefit (maybe individual but will share)-
- Don't try to do practice problems when you are in a distracted situation (i.e. in front of TV/with family-friends busy around you). I did and not worth it. I think spending less time with 100% focus is better than more time partially focused.
- For the VR questions with the "pick the best version of the underlined section" I would read through it once, pick what I thought intuitively worked and move on quickly but flagged it. Then at the end, I dissected them in more detail, reading them out loud in my head- picking out commas, etc, and then finalized it. I felt this helped b/c it ensured I got through all the questions and then had X amount of time left to dissect them.
-Those questions that I read and was unsure of how to even start (i.e. a calculation that I probably should know, but didn't) , I immediately flagged and moved on answered all the "easier/quicker" ones first. This personally helped keep me calm and then go back to the ones that were longer and I had a gauge of how much time I could take on them.
-I also went threw 7 sheets of the laminated notes as writing helps me digest the long written passages and I referred to them especially when the same passage had multiple questions. Putting high points in columns esp helped when they want you to infer what the passage said.


If you haven't had a quant focused jobs. There is definitely a benefit of learning some operations of mathematical functions. While I believe I have strong quant skills, it doesn't help if you don't know how to break out the problem. I focused on trying to re-learn equations I probably learned in high school and since forgot. This helped a fair amount and avoided me putting in the answers as options and working the long way around (i.e. saves time!).


Perfunctory items:
-The test visually looked different than the practice. Had a 1990's vibe to it. While this isn't a big deal, I had been immersed in the practice test/questions for 3 weeks and as a very visual person, it threw me off for a few moments when I started.
-Agree with others about planning to not take a bathroom break, time is precious.
-Also, I was not allowed to bring in water and the room was really dry and I am coming off a cold. Plan accordingly. The tester gave me a cough drop which helped.

Hope this helps someone! Best of luck to all of you
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