GMAT Practice Question

GMAT Integrated Reasoning  >  Question # 8: Eligibility for Applying for the Job  
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Analyst Associate Principal  
  • Candidate must have University GPA over 3.2 and must not have an MBA degree
  • Candidate must (or will) have graduated from a Top 15 University
  • Candidate must have demonstrated interest in finance
  • Candidate must have the ability to work long hours, be highly analytical, and become a master of Microsoft Excel
  • Candidate total years of experience must be less than 3 years

Assume that all students finishing up university have zero years of work experience.

For each of the following statements, select Conclusively Eligible if the candidate is absolutely eligible for the position he/she is applying for. Otherwise, select Not Conclusively Eligible.

Conclusively Eligible

Not Conclusively Eligible


Joe has 5 years of experience at a large bank doing insurance underwriting and modeling. He is currently at a top 3 business school (Harvard Business School), and wishes to apply for the position of Principal once recruiting begins in the fall.

Brian studied computer science with a GPA of 3.4 from a Top 15 University. After the internet bubble burst, he applied his analytical skills to learning excel and financial modeling in his free time. He is applying as an Analyst during his senior year in school.

Patricia has been working in healthcare consulting for 2.5 years. While consulting has been eye-opening and intellectually stimulating, she is growing tired of living out of a hotel and always being on the go. Some friends suggested she consider a job as an investment banking analyst - less travel but more hours into the weekends. Curious, she decides to pass her resume along to her friend for the position of Analyst.

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