GMAT - Score

Your GMAT scores are valid for 5 years and accepted by 4800 (approx) graduate management programs around the world. You will get an unofficial score report with Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores just after you finish the test. Though, official Score Reports are available online within 20 days to you and to the schools you have requested.

Accepting or canceling your score: After you complete your test, you will be given two minutes to decide whether to 'cancel' or 'accept' your score. You will not be able to see your score until you   'accept' or 'cancel' your score.  Further, if time expires before you make a selection, your score will be automatically canceled.

Understanding your scores
Additional Score Report
Cancelling your scores

Sections : The GMAT exam yields five scores:
  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative
  • Verbal
Understanding your scores:: Score report will include several ways to interpret your results. While you may be tempted to pay attention only to your total score, but the other scores are also equally important.  See the below GMAT sections and what they connote:

 Section Scoring
Scoring Pattern
 Each essay is scored at least twice, once by a human reader and once by a computer. The scores are all averaged to provide one section score, reported  in intervals of 0.5.
(New from
June 5, 2012)
 The Integrated Reasoning section is not an adaptive test.  Your score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly. Some questions may have multiple parts; a candidate must answer all parts to a question correctly to receive credit for that question.
Scores are reported in intervals of 1.
and Verbal
 Since these sections are computer adaptive, each score is based on three factors:
1. Number of questions you answer
2. Whether your answers are correct
3. Difficulty and other qualities of the questions you answered
You will earn higher score if you answer a higher number of questions, answer
more of them correctly, and qualify for the questions of a higher difficulty level.
Scores are reported in intervals of 1 and the standard error of measurement is
3 points. Some scores are rare: Below 7 and above 50 for Quantitative, below 9
and above 44 for Verbal.

Total scores are based on your calculated performance before scores are given
for the Quantitative and Verbal sections. The raw calculation is then converted
to a number in the Total score range.
Scores are reported in intervals of 10. The standard error of measurement is 30-40 points.

Percentile: Score: In addition to your scores, you will also see percentile rankings on your score report for each exam section and your total score. The percentile is another way for you to compare yourself with others who took the GMAT exam, because it tells you the percent of the test takers who scored lesser than you. Generally, your percentile is based on all test takers for the previous three full years from the date your score is reported. Since the Integrated Reasoning section is new beginning in June 2012, the percentile rankings for that section will be updated frequently until we have three full years of scores to report.(See example)

 Test Date 1July 2008
  The day you took the exam
 Score Report Date:   
01 March 2011
 You report your scores to schools
a few years after taking the test
 Percentile: 76%
  •  Your Total score percentile is now 76%.
  • ? Your score is higher than 76% of all test takers who took the GMATexam between 2008 and 2010.

Additional Score Report:: For ordering additional score reports by mail or fax:-
  • Complete an additional score report request form and mention the GMAT Programs you would like to send the scores.
  • You must include proper payment with the form. Keep in mind that it may take up to eight weeks for mail to reach the United States from some countries.
You may fax the form to GMAT customer service in your region, or you may mail the form to:

Pearson VUE
Attention: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1907

Cancelling your scores::
The only opportunity to cancel your scores is at the test center. Immediately after the test, but before you view your scores- you will have the option to cancel your scores. Once displayed or reported you cannot cancel your scores.
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