Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to feel a Little better about the GMAT


Back in 2010…when I took my first GMAT diagnostic test, I was devastated by the results. So I called a good friend to re-cap my failure and the friend told me check out the GMAC reports online and that it’ll make me feel better.

I wasn’t sure what she meant, but I checked it out here.

And then I dug deeper, and checked out the profile of GMAT candidates here

Immediately I knew what she meant, and I breathed a sigh of relief. I looked at every breakdown. I looked at the avg for men, women, every ethnicity, every country and any other demographic that the GMAC broke down the GMAT statistically. Basically my ultimate conclusion was that…most people don’t do relatively well on the GMAT. There’s totally a reason why a 700 is considered 90 percentile and why ~550 is 50 percentile. Yes, thats a somewhat DUH moment, but it's nice to know only 10% of all testtaskers are getting over a 700, makes me feel a wee bit better about my own performance.

Therefore, pat yourself on the back and keep it going once you've reached your GMAT threshold.

Reason #2 why I feel slightly okay with a mediocore GMAT score is that a certain top 10 business school had a GMAT range posted that went from 550 to 700+. There’s someone at this AWESOME school right now probably beginning an internship with a 550. I’m not knocking him/her but what I think is great is that that school thinks that that person is more than a number. And that’s basically the whole point of this post is to remind MYSELF (and hopefully you) that YOU ARE MORE THAN A NUMBER.

So with that said…back to my books and happy GMAT studying to everyone!


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Monique May 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM  

That PDF file = comforting. Thanks again for re-affirming that I'm good with my score :)

pro May 26, 2011 at 5:17 AM  

Thanks for your share! I think this information is helpful for everyone. I'm doing practice GMAT here: . I hope it's useful for GMAT test takers.

Motown May 27, 2011 at 6:12 PM  

@ Monique - No Problem..I'm trying to feel okay about my score! lol

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Cracking GMAT is never easy. So those aiming to pursue their MBA from an Top B-School, then they should seriously concentrate in the preparation. Because most of Top B-School only consider those students who have passed GMAT exam with good score.

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