GMAT Percentiles


As the name suggests, the GMAT Score or GMAT Percentile consists of the total score achieved by a student in the respective sections of Verbal and Quant. GMAT exam evaluates the reasoning skills of a candidate and the score helps to analyze their ability to achieve success in their Management Program.

The range for GMAT Score lies from 200 to 800. Here we are describing the concept of ‘Percentile Ranking’. This is an interesting number as it doesn’t imply your achieved score, rather it exerts that certain percent of aspirants performed better than you. For example, if your ranking is 80%, then it implies that 20% of the candidates better than you and rest didn’t do so well.

Hence, it can be said that the score achieved by one will not change but that Percentile ranking may vary.

As soon as you are done with your GMAT Test, you’ll be able to see your score (unofficial). You’ll have the liberty to accept or reject these scores, though one thing you must know is, if you cancel your score, it will appear as “C” on the score report sent by the GMAC. On the official GMAT Score Report sent to b-schools, this unofficial score will not be mentioned.

In case you accept the scores, you will be provided a print out of unofficial scores.

The Official GMAT Score Report sent to b-schools consist of the following score –

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
  2. Integrated Reasoning
  3. Verbal Reasoning
  4. Quantitative Aptitude

It will also include the most recent AWA essay response. One more important aspect you shouldn’t ignore is about your details (personal & profile related) which you have to filled up while creating your GMAT profile, is that these data will be verified and will be evaluated for your admission.

The AWA score is an average of two independent ratings. The Total GMAT score consists of the Verbal & Quantitative score, whereas the Integrated Reasoning score is provided as an independent score.

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