GMAT Scores

In the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) the minimum score is 200 and the maximum 800. Immediately the test has been completed, you will be supplied with 4 of the 5 scores that will figure in your official data:

  •   Aw
  •   Ir
  •   Quantitative
  •   Verbal
  •   Global

The global score is obtained from the combination of the Quantitative and Verbal scores.



Scaled Scores

GMAT scores are obtained by means of scaled scores. Scaled scoring is based on both the number of correct answers and on the ability level –regardless of the difficulty of the questions – that examinees show when responding to the various questions in the GMAT.

In the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the GMAT scaled scores range from 0 to 60. On the other hand, the sum of the scaled scores in the GMAT range from 200 to 800.

It is worth noting that that in Verbal and Quantitative scaled scores it is difficult to get a score below 10 or above 50. In regard to the global score, a result below 350 or above 760 is very infrequent.

Calculation of Scaled Scores in the GMAT

Scoring in the GMAT is a rather complex matter as the test is adaptive to the level of each candidate. Questions appear randomly in response to a number of variables. If the answer is correct, the next question will normally be more difficult, and if the answer is incorrect, the next question will usually, though not always, be easier.

Scaled scores in the GMAT are the result of a mathematical process that derives them from the difficulty of the questions answered.

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