INSEAD Opens the Door For Applicants With Low GMAT Scores

    Updated on: 27 Oct 2023 4 min read

    The GMAT scores have varied a lot in the last two years with scores dipping to new lows across business schools in the US and other parts of the world in 2020 when the pandemic began. Suddenly the scores witnessed an upward trend in 2021, and many students couldn’t secure admission at their preferred business schools. The first question that pops up in the mind is about the variation in scores as to how the scores made a V-curve. There can be several reasons for it but the most crucial is the uncertainties that prevailed during the COVID times. The number of applicants decreased abruptly amid the uncertainties due to lockdowns, closing of international borders, online classes, etc. The students weren’t sure if it was the right decision to spend such a huge amount on education during COVID times. 

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    The GMAT scores required for admissions weren’t published earlier, it started somewhere around the 80s. As we entered the information age the practice became a permanent affair, and now test takers have access to cutoff scores for all the top B-schools. Since the test takers are aware of the score requirement they push harder which is subsequently reflected in the ever-rising cutoffs for B-schools globally. With every passing year, the bar is getting higher and higher. So, INSEAD has taken a less walked road by adopting a more comprehensive way to determine the admissibility of candidates. So, getting a high GMAT score will not be a panacea for you, and a low score will not shatter your dream of studying at world’s best business schools. INSEAD has taken this road, and others are also expected to follow suit since the world now needs problem solvers not great scorers in a test. 

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