• Sub-scores

    For each of the Quantitative and Verbal sub-sections you will receive a raw score based on the number of questions answered, the number of correct and incorrect answers, and the difficulty level of the questions. The raw score ranges for both the Quantitative and Verbal sub-sections are from 6 to 51, in one-point increments. The higher the sub-scores, the better the test result.

    For the Analytical Writing Section, each of the two essays are given a score of 0 to 6, measured in half-point increments. Each essay is graded twice, and at least one of those is done by a human reader. The scores for the two essays will then be averaged for your total AWA score, again ranging from 0 to 6 in half-point increments.

  • Total Score

    Using some sort of complex algorithm that isn’t disclosed to the public, GMAC will produce a scaled total score from your Quantitative and Verbal sub-scores. This score ranges from 200 to 800.

  • Percentiles

    You will also receive a percentile for each sub-section and for the total score. Percentiles indicate the percentage of test-takers who scored below your reported score.

    Percent below Quant

    (6 – 51)


    (6 – 51)


    (200 – 800)

    50% 37 28 540
    75% 45 35 620
    85% 48 38 660
    95% 50 42 720

    For a full breakdown of GMAT percentiles and corresponding scores click here.

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