How is GMAT Scored

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score is an average of the two independent ratings for each section: Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. These average scores can range from 0 to 6 in half point intervals. Writing scores are computed separately from the scores for the multiple-choice sections of the test and have no effect on the Verbal, Quantitative, or Total scores.

 

The Verbal and Quantitative raw scores range from 0 to 60. Percentile is calculated separately for both sections, Verbal and Quantitative. Then, based on these percentiles, an aggregate total percentile is calculated. Finally, total GMAT scaled score is calculated, which ranges from 200 to 800.

 

The percentile rank of a score shows you the percentage of test takers who scored lower than that score for the most recent three-year period.

 

When do I get the result

Test takers may print their Unofficial scores from the Verbal and Quantitative multiple-choice sections, along with the Total score, immediately after completing the test. , But this does not include the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score.

Official GMAT score reports that include the AWA scores are available to the test taker and his or her designated score-report recipients (schools) approximately three weeks after the test.

 

How long after the test can I use my scores?

Official GMAT score results are kept for 10 years. Candidates may request score reports up to 10 years old if they do not have more recent, valid scores. However, most schools accept scores not older than five years.