GMAT Scores

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GMAT is one of the essential criteria in many business schools in the world. GMAT scores are considered for application evaluation for courses like MBA for many universities and business schools. Before we move on to GMAT Scores and Results, here are some useful links for GMAT Exams and other information:

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GMAT exam scores are valid for five years. They are available for reporting for up to 10 years. However, scores beyond 10 years are not available.The range for GMAT score varies from 200 to 800. 800 is the highest GMAT score. The GMAT scoring is in increments of 10, for example – 700, 710, 720 and so on. The mean score for the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the GMAT are 39 and 27 respectively. Around 70% of the test takers score in the range of 400 and 600. The business schools and MBA programs pay the most attention to the combined 200–800 score scale, where the mean score is 552.

Essay Scores are given as below:


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These are ideal GMAT scores are given as below:

GMAT Scores
Total Scores Subjects Scores in each Subject
Top Scores (in top 10%) 710-800 Quantitative 51+
Verbal 40+
Integrated Reasoning 8
Essay 6
 Competitive (in top 25%)  650-700 Quantitative 48-50
Verbal 35-39
Integrated Reasoning 7
Essay 5.5
 Average (in top 50%)  550- 640 Quantitative 38-47
Verbal 28-34
Integrated Reasoning 43621
Essay 4.5-5
Below Average Less than 550 Quantitative Less than 37
Verbal Less than 27
Integrated Reasoning Less than 4
Essay Less than 4

GMAT Results

There are Two Types of GMAT results.

  1. Unofficial scores
  2. Official Scores

Unofficial Scores

You can see unofficial scores at the centre itself once you have finished the examination. It shows the result of three sections namely Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Integrated Reasoning. That will give you an idea if you have scored enough for the school you have applied for, or you want to retake the examination. You will be given a printout of the unofficial scores if you accept it. However, you cannot use it for admission purposes.

Official Scores

The official scores will be declared within three weeks after you have completed your examination. This result will have the scores you have scored in all four sections, this time including Analytical writing also. Once the scores are available, you will be notified via e-mail. Your scores will be sent to five (5) institutions of your choice, which you had selected at the time of registration.

GMAT Percentile

GMAT scores include percentile ranks that show how well you performed when compared to other test takers. For example, if your percentile rank is 75, you scored more than 75 percent of the candidates who appeared for the test. A high percentile rank shows that you performed better than the number of candidates who took the test, and a low percentile means exactly the opposite.

GMAT Score Validity

GMAT scores are valid for five years from the declaration of result. They will be available for reporting for 10 years in your account. You cannot access scores older than 10 years.