Currently networking for FT recruit alongside my summer internship. I know my grades are a big barrier so I've been thinking about doing the GMAT. My thinking is that if I do really well, I can help de-risk my bad grades to some degree...and that if I interview prep well, and am likeable, my (hopefully high) GMAT score will signal that I'm not an absolute monkey.
I'm following the instructions listed here, and just completed my 1st diagnostic test without any reading or preparation.
As mentioned in the title, I got a 660 on the Manhattan GMAT, which equates to a 78% percentile.
The breakdown was as following:
Essay - Skipped
Integrated Reasoning - 5.9 / 5 - 7 Estimated Percentile
Quant - 42 / 45% Estimated Percentile
Verbal - 38 / 85% Estimated Percentile
I took this in probably not optimal conditions - right after work. Didn't take breaks in between other than bathroom. Didn't answer the last question for the IR, didn't answer last question for Quant. Really, really struggled with Quant IMO - completely guessed some questions, had no idea how to do others. Verbal was a breeze, I finished with 25+ minutes remaining out of the alloted ~1 hour or so.
Is this good? Bad? How am I supposed to interpret these numbers? How much effort am I going to need to put in to get a really good score (what qualifies as really good? >750?)