Achieving a high score on your GMAT is critical to getting into the business program of your choice. It is important for you to understand how your GMAT scores are calculated, how they are used, and how you compare to other test takers. The GMAT Test has five scores associated with it. There is a total score, and individual integrated reasoning, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores. The GMAT total score ranges from 200 to 800. The individual verbal and quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. The Integrated Reasoning score ranges from 1 to 8 in 1 point intervals. The GMAT Analytical Writing section is scored on a 0-6 scale with half-point increments. The analytical writing scores are completely separate from the other scores, and do not count in the total score.
The Integrated Reasoning section is not given in a computer-adaptive format. Students are all given 12 question sets and scores are based on the number of questions correctly answered. If a question set has multiple parts, then all parts of the question must be answered correctly for credit to be given. Integrated Reasoning scores range from 1 to 8 in intervals of 1.
The Analytical Writing Assessment essay is scored on a range of 0.0 to 6.0 in intervals of 0.5. The essay is scored a minimum of two times - by both a computer and a human. These scores are averaged to produce one score.
GMAT Total scores range from 200 to 800 in ten point intervals. Approximately two thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.
Cancelling your GMAT Scores
Immediately after taking your GMAT exam, you will have the option of cancelling your GMAT scores. If you elect to cancel your scores, you will not be able to view them. You cannot partially cancel your scores – you cancel everything. If you choose to cancel your GMAT scores, they can not be reinstated. Additionally, your future GMAT score reports will indicate that you have previously cancelled a score.
Interpreting your GMAT Scores
The best way to understand your GMAT Scores is by comparing them to other students and seeing what your preferred colleges require. The table below lists your percentile compared to other students. For example, if you scored a 33 on your GMAT Verbal score, this implies that your percentile score is 66 (i.e., you scored better than 66% of the other students who took the GMAT Test). The average (mean) GMAT Scores were 27.3 for Verbal, 37.5 for Quantitative, 545.6 for GMAT Total, 4.3 for Analytical Writing and 4.34 for Integrated Reasoning.
GMAT Score Percentiles
GMAT Total Score
GMAT Analytical Writing Percentiles
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|0.5 - 2||3|
GMAT Integrated Reasoning Percentiles
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