Updated on - April 6th 2020 by Piyush Bhartiya

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GMAT - Result and Scores

The Graduate Management Admission Test is abbreviated as GMAT, is a computer-based test conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) that focuses on analytical, quantitative, writing, verbal, and reading skills in English. The test is taken for the graduate program of MBA and its score is accepted all over the world by top educational institutes providing MBA and other master programs. The duration of the exam is 3 hour 30 minutes.

GMAT Exam Fees is US$250 which is around Rs. 17, 715 GMAT Fees in India. The score of the GMAT exam ranges from 200 – 800. Results are out immediately after completing the exam, although it is not- official. The official result is available within 20 days after the exam. 

GMAT Result

The duration of the GMAT exam is 3.5 hours. The result is available just after completing the exam but it is unofficial in nature. Candidates have the option to accept or reject the non-official result. The non-official result does not contain the Analytical Writing Assessment score.

The official result is available within 20 days and students can access it online through the official GMAT website. The score of the GMAT exam ranges from 200 – 800. 

  • Duration of GMAT exam is 3.5 hours
  • The unofficial result is available just after exam
  • The official result is available within 20 days 
  • The score of the GMAT exam ranges from 200 – 800. 

GMAT Score

The score of the GMAT exam ranges from 200 – 800. The score in GMAT is based on computer adaptive testing, it means that the level of difficulty and type of question asked depends on the calibre of the candidate itself. There is an overall score which is scaled up. 

The scores are reported in the interval of 10. Also, the section-wise scores are also available to the candidates. Apart from total scores, sectional scores are also important and should be analysed carefully. 

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment - Score: 0-6
  2. Integrated Reasoning- Score: 1-8
  3. Quantitative Reasoning- Score: 6-51
  4. Verbal Reasoning- Score: 6-51
  • The score of GMAT exam ranges from 200 – 800
  • There is an overall score which is scaled up and is called total score
  • Also, the section-wise scores are available to the candidates
  • The scores are reported in the interval of 10

Also Read: How to improve your GMAT score?


GMAT Score Calculator

Unofficial results are available just after the exam and it contains a Verbal scaled score, Quantitative scaled score, Total score, Integrated reasoning. The score of Analytical Writing Assessment is not present in the unofficial score. Although due to computer adaptive testing, the scores are scaled, and the total score which is out of 800 is based on scaled scores of quantitative and verbal sections. 

  • Unofficial results are available just after the exam
  • The score of Analytical Writing Assessment is not present in the unofficial score
  • Due to computer adaptive testing, the scores are scaled and the total score which is out of 800 is based on scaled scores of quantitative and verbal sections. 

How the GMAT Score Is Calculated

The GMAT score is calculated on various aspects, it is not a simple addition or subtraction of marks, instead, it is a bit complex combination of quantitative and verbal section scores which are scaled together and thus lie between 200-800 as a total score. Also, scores are available in percentile. The score depends on the questions answered correctly and their level of difficulty. 

  • A complex combination of  quantitative and verbal section scores
  • Scores are also available in percentile
  • The score depends on the questions answered correctly and their level of difficulty. 

How is GMAT Scored

GMAT Section

Scaled Score

Quantitative (out of 60)

6-51

Verbal (out of 60)

6-51

Integrated Reasoning

1-8

Analytical Writing Assessment

0-6

Total GMAT score percentiles

Score

Percentile Ranking

800

99%

750

98%

700

88%

650

73%

600

56%

550

39%

500

27%

450

17%

400

10%

350

6%

300

3%

250

2%

200

0%

GMAT Score Chart

The GMAT score chart helps the students to predict and check the total score based on the combination of scaled scores of quantitative and verbal scores. Percentile also plays an important role in the scaling of scores.

Section

Score range

25%

50%

75%

90%

Analytical Writing

0-6

4

4.5

5.5

6

Quantitative

0-60

31

40

48

50

Verbal

0-60

21

28

35

40

Integrated Reasoning

0-8

3

5

6.5

7.5

Total Scaled Score

200-800

470

570

650

710

ISB GMAT Score 

Indian School of Business ISB is situated in Hyderabad, India. ISB Hyderabad is amongst the top business schools in India and has massive campuses spread across 260 acres.

Many students each year set their eyes to get admission in ISB. ISB accepts GMAT scores. The average score needed in GMAT to secure admission in ISB is 710. There is no specified cutoff but students who got admission in ISB had an average of 710 in their GMAT. 

  • ISB Hyderabad is amongst the top business schools in India
  • ISB accepts GMAT scores
  • The average score needed in GMAT to secure admission in ISB is 710
  • The score of 710 is on the higher side

GMAT Score For IIM

Indian Institute of Management known as IIM is the most prestigious B schools in India. Situated in different cities all over India. IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta are the most sought after B schools in India and are also famous globally.

There is a cut-throat competition between the students to grab a seat in these institutions. IIMs accept GMAT scores. The minimum GMAT score needed to get a seat in top IIM is 705. Also, students have to meet minimum sectional cut-offs. 

  • IIMs are the most prestigious B schools in India
  • There is a cut-throat competition between the students to grab a seat in these institutions.
  • IIMs accept GMAT scores.
  • The minimum GMAT score needed to get a seat in top IIM is 705.
  • Students have to clear minimum sectional cut-offs. 

GMAT Score For Harvard

Harvard Business school is among the best business schools in the world and students from all over the world are willing to take admission in Harvard. Thus getting into Harvard is very hard.

The median Gmat score required to get into Harvard is 730. Along with a stellar academic score, students are required to have an astonishing profile and experience to get into Harvard. 

  • Harvard Business schools accept GMAT scores
  • Getting admission in Harvard is no piece of cake
  • The median Gmat score required to get into Harvard is 730
  • The higher the score the better the chance of getting admission

FAQs

  • What is a good score on the GMAT test? 

Ans. A GMAT score above 650 is good but as it is said the higher the score, the better the chance for getting admission into dream B school.

  • What is the highest GMAT score ever?

Ans. Although there is no official record which is the highest ever score in GMAT, the maximum a candidate can score is 800. Most intelligent people tend to score 760 in GMAT.

  • Do you get GMAT results immediately?

Ans. Candidates get unofficial scores of verbal, quantitative, integrated reasoning, and total scores just after the exam. The official scores are available within 20 days. 

  • How long should I study for the GMAT?

Ans. Although it depends on person to person the average study period is around 2-3 months if the study is done with full focus supported by a well-laid plan.


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Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.

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