The GMAT score is gauged on a scale of 200-800: Verbal and Quantitative sections are each 800 points respectively. The total GMAT score is the average score of these two sections. The raw GMAT score displayed on the screen immediately after the test finished. While the official GMAT score card will be sent electronically via email or by postal services within the 20 days after test appeared.
What is a Good GMAT Score?
Every year, the US News and World Reports conduct a survey and rank the “Best Business School”, considering the facts like tuition fee, number of students enrolled, minimum GMAT score, GPA, acceptance rates and the number of students accepted the graduation flagships. The top B-schools accept minimum GMAT score of above 720.
Let’s recall, GMAT score is only 25 percent of the work done in the admission process. Many colleges not only consider your GMAT score, they critically evaluate your numbers of years of experience, how strong is your statement of purpose (SOPs), What are the vibrant traits you possess that could add more diversity to the course?, How well you’re performing in your Interviews?, and similarly How strong is your resume?. Eminent B-schools demand all the things in a perfect proportions. Sometimes one candidate secured 710, the safest zone in the elite B-school territory but doesn’t have a strong profile and couldn’t make it, on the other hand, a candidate with 650 score get enrolled into the course due to an influential profile.
GMAT Exam Scoring System
Let’s discuss the scoring pattern in each of the sections.
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA): In this, you have to write an essay on the topic provided by the GMAT Test conductors. It ranges between 0-6 with 0.5 mark increment. It is necessary to score at least 4 points to pass the eligibility criteria.
Integrated Reasoning (IR): In this section, your thinking abilities are being tested. There will be 12 questions. Let’s illustrate, you have to depict data from the bar graph or pie chart and answer accordingly. It ranges from 0-8 and you need to score 5. There will be +1 increment.
Quant Section: The Quant section score lies between 0-60. Generally, candidate secures more than 7 and less than 50 points. The increment is +1 with every right answer and decrement of -1 with every wrong answer. There are 37 questions to be answered in 75 minutes.
Verbal Reasoning: In this section, you need to answer 41 questions within 75 minutes. This section score lies between 0-60. And on an average, to qualify this section a student has to score more than 8 points .
GMAT Score Validity
The GMAT score valid is for five years. You can take as many numbers of GMAT test, and you can use your highest GMAT score to apply in the short-listed B-schools. For eg., A candidate took GMAT test in the year 2017 and secured 600, he again appeared for the test in the same year and obtained 710 GMAT score. Further, he wasn’t satisfied and again wrote the GMAT test and gained 690 scores. So he is eligible to quote 710 GMAT scores to different B-schools and all the three distinct scores are valid till 2022. Check your GMAT Score with percentiles.
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