You’ll receive four GMAT scores:
- Quantitative (math) scaled sub score, ranging from 0 to approximately 51*.
- Verbal scaled sub score, ranging from 0 to approximately 51*.
(*Note that the max scores for these sections varies from year-to-year. 800score tests have been updated for 2011 with the most recent scoring adjustments.)
- Overall scaled score, ranging from 200 to 800. This is a cumulative score that is the combination of your Quantitative and Verbal scores (hence the name “800score“, an 800 is a perfect score). The 200 to 800 cumulative score is what business schools primarily use.
- Analytical Writing Assessment score, ranging from 0 to 6. This is a separate score that is less important than the 200 to 800 cumulative score.
The test is graded on a curve so that your scaled score will correspond to a certain percentile. An overall score of 630, for example, corresponds approximately to the 90th percentile, meaning that you scored at least as well or better than 90 percent of test takers.