GRE score on resume?

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 07, 2019

Hi All,

I have a question and I kindly ask you an advice:

I'm currently applying for MBB and Tier 2 consulting firms (in Western EU) and I have doubts about writing my GRE Score on my resume because my Verbal section is not so high (60th %ile) whereas my Quantitave part is quite high (80th %ile). Therefore I think I have 3 options:

1) Put the results on my resume, both verbal and quantitave part. About the verbal, I'm not a native english speaker, GRE verbal part is so tough but, at the same time, I've an IELTS score of 8/9 (therefore I know English well). Thus, I thought to "counterbalance" the verbal defect in this way.

2) Put the result on my resume of only the quantitative score (in order to let them understand I have good quant skills)

3) Do not put any result at all (this could be quite frustrating for me, because I spent enough time to preparing GRE exam and quant. score is not so bad).

Which option should I take in consideration? (any eventual other idea is accepted).

Thanks

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Sidi
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replied on Jan 07, 2019
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers

Agree with Guennael! This appears quite average (or, frankly, in an MBB context this looks weak). Would try to focus on other areas where you can hopefully showcase outstanding achievements.

Cheers, Sidi

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Guennael
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replied on Jan 07, 2019
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80% percentile definitely isn't high for MBB! I'd advise against putting the GRE scores at all

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Anonymous replied on May 27, 2020

Feel free to mention an overall GRE sore.

Best,

André

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Vlad
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Hi,

You can either put it or not - it will not change the results since it's pretty average.

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