GMAT Results and Score


The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is organised by the GMAC assesses the quantitative, verbal, analytical and reading skills of the candidate. While preparing for the GMAT exam, aspirants aim for a high score by covering the entire GMAT syllabus comprehensively. But how is the GMAT result and score calculated? This blog brings you a detailed guide on GMAT results and score as well as the percentiles along with a section-wise breakdown and analysis.

GMAT Results & Score Highlights 

GMAT results and scores can be downloaded after 20 days of giving this exam. Along with this, every candidate is usually provided with an unofficial scorecard at the completion of the test with a percentile ranking for each section after which you can expect the complete GMAT results and scorecard in 20 days. Now, let’s take a look at the following points to understand how GMAT scoring is carried out to provide the final result: 

  • You can access your unofficial result and scores once at the completion of the GMAT exam. 
  • Once you are done with GMAT examination, you will get your five scores in Analytical Writing, Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. Candidates can either accept or cancel those scores.
  • You can get a print out of the unofficial scores if you accept or if you cancel, then only you will know that you cancelled the scores and it will not be sent to any business school. The unofficial scores mainly include Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and overall score. 
  • It is used in order to check your candidature for the schools of your choice or to retake the examination. 
  • Your GMAT score is based on Verbal and Quantitative sections of the test.
  • Your total GMAT scoring won’t be affected by analytical writing assessment and integrated reasoning. 
  • You will get a GMAT percentile score. 
  • The total GMAT Scoring varies between the range of 200 to 800. It is commonly found that roughly two-thirds of test-takers score between 400 and 600.
SectionScoring LevelNumber of Questions Parameter 
Analytical Writing Assessment0-6Analysis of an Argument
Integrated Reasoning1-812Multi-Source Reasoning
Table Analysis
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Quantitative Reasoning6-5131Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving
Verbal Reasoning6-5136Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction

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GMAT Percentiles

GMAT Score & Percentile
Courtesy:, GMAC

The GMAT percentile depicts the percentage of candidates who participated in the test and your overall performance compared to them. The Official GMAT Score Report consist of overall (total) score as well as scores for Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) as well as Quantitative, Verbal and Integrate Reasoning along with basic details that you provided for your profile. Once you have received your GMAT results and score, here are the pointers that you must know about:

  • 75% of ranking indicates that 25% of test-takers performed better than you and 75% didn’t do as well. 
  • Your score might remain the same but percentile ranking might change because it is estimated as per previous data from exams conducted in the last three years/

Get a holistic understanding of the GMAT percentile through the following table:

Name of the SectionScoring level25%50%75%90%
Analytical Writing0-644.55.56
Verbal Reasoning0-6021283540
Integrated Reasoning0-8356.57.5

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Final GMAT Results & Score

Now that you have understood the role of percentile while getting GMAT results and score, let’s take a look at some of the key essentials to remember once you have successfully given your GMAT exam:

Within 3 Weeks of Your Test Date

  • The GMAC will send you an e-mail on your registered mail address pertaining to the official score availability. 
  • After 20 days, candidates can access their scores online. 
  • The official score has 5 years of validity. 

The Enhanced Score Report comprises:

  • Section-wise performance ranking
  • Question-type performance ranking
  • Performance analysis as you moved through verbal and quantitative sections
  • Time management section
  • Percentage of total number of correctly-answered questions
  • How you performed as compared to other test-takers in the previous three years
  • Customized summary report for each section
  • Overall difficulty per question
  • Help section to assist test-takers in understanding the report.

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