GMAT scoring scale system

ssat.vn – GMAT exam is for those who want to study master in business disciplines such as an MBA. Many universities or companies require students or staff to take a GMAT. First thing first, you need to be sure how to calculate the score from the GMAT scoring scale system.

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What is GMAT?

GMAT is organized to assess proficiency standards and verbal using ability, quantitative and analytical writing assessment in the study and working process of candidates applying for Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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To take the GMAT test, you need a minimum of computer skills and upper-basic English level to understand the requirements, instructions and answer questions completely in English. Therefore, you need at least 3-6 months to prepare for the GMAT exam with the sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment: An assessment within 30 minutes that test-takers convey their ability to analyze a problem or analyze a particular argument. The assessment is based on the score of a human reader and computerized evaluation program, the results will be calculated on the average of these 2 points.
  • Integrated Reasoning: Include 12 questions within 30 minutes to test your ability to solve complex problems using the provided data.
  • Quantitative: Include 37 questions to test takers’ basic math skills.
  • Verbal: Evaluate the reading comprehension, grammar, and reasoning through essays in English included 41 questions within 75 minutes.

So how is GMAT scoring scale system shown in the tests?

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GMAT scoring scale system

Do not only focus on the total GMAT score, notice on calculating for each section is also important. The real value of the GMAT score is determined by the percentile ranking. The percentile ranking indicates the percentage of test-takers who score at or below the particular score. The higher the percentile ranking, the more competitive among test-takers will be. Here are the scores and percentile ranking of the GMAT tests you can consider.

  • Verbal & Quantitative:

Verbal                                                Quantitative

Scaled score Percentile       Scaled score Percentile

45-51              99                    51                    97

44                    98                    50                    86

42                    96                    49                    74

41                    94                    48                    67

40                    90                    47                    60

39                    89                    46                    57

38                    85                    45                    54

37                    82                    44                    48

36                    80                    43                    45

35                    76                    42                    41

34                    71                    41                    38

33                    68                    40                    36

32                    66                    39                    33

31                    61                    38                    31

30                    58                    37                    29

29                    56                    36                    26

28                    51                    35                    24

27                    46                    34                    22

26                    43                    33                    21

25                    38                    32                    19

24                    36                    31                    17

23                    32                    30                    16

22                    30                    29                    14

21                    26                    28                    13

20                    22                    27                    11

19                    19                    26                    10

18                    17                    25                    9

17                    14                    23-24              8

16                    12                    21-22              6

15                    10                    19-20              5

14                    9                      18                    4

13                    7                      14-17              3

12                    5                      11-13              2

11                    3                      7-10                1

9-10                2                      6                     0

7-8-6               1                      6

Verbal and Quantitative sections are scored based on 3 factors: number of answered questions, whether your answers are correct, and the difficulty of the questions. The more correct and complete questions you can answer, the higher score you will get. In addition, the total scaled score of GMAT, Verbal and Quantitative sections will range from 200 to 800, half of the test-takers will get scores between 400 and 600.

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA):

AWA Score  Percentile

6                      88

5.5                  81

5.0                  56

4.5                  46

4.0                  18

3.5                  11

3.0                  4

2.5                  3

0.5-2               1

0                      0

AWA essay score will receive 2 scores on a scale of 0-6 from the human reader and computerized evaluation. According to statistics, over 90% of test-takers receive a scaled score of 3 or higher in this section.

  • Integrated Reasoning:

Score              Percentile

8                      91

7                      81

6                      66

5                      50

4                      33

3                      19

2                      10

1                      0

This section score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly. Some questions will have multiple parts, you must answer all parts to a question correctly to receive a full score for that question.

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After understanding the GMAT scoring scale system towards the total score and each section, the next step you need to determine is setting up a GMAT exam preparation appropriately and effectively to gain your desired score.

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