# GMAT Score and Percentile

The GMAT score is the first step on the path to your ideal business school. A high GMAT score indicates a student’s ability to cope with the difficult MBA curriculum. It guarantees business schools that you will not only ‘get in,’ but also ‘get through’ their MBA programme. Let’s start with understanding the different aspects of GMAT percentiles and scores, how they are computed, and what the GMAT score distribution is in 2021.

## GMAT score – A general overview

The GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800, with 800 being the highest achievable. The GMAT is assessed in ten-point increments (for example, 700, 710, 720, and so on). The GMAT measures analytical, written, quantitative, and verbal skills that are required for entrance to a graduate management degree, such as an MBA. Approximately 70% of test-takers receive a score between 400 and 600.

The GMAT is divided into four sections: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning (IR), and Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). Each section is assigned a scaled score. It should be noted that the GMAT Total Score is computed solely on the results of the Quantitative and Verbal sections.

 GMAT Section Scaled Score Quantitative score 6-51 Verbal score 6-51 Integrated Reasoning score 1-8 Analytical Writing Assessment score 0-6

## GMAT percentile – How to convert score into percentile?

The percentile linked with a GMAT score is the percentage of persons you outperformed by obtaining that score.

A total GMAT score of 750, for example, is in the 98th percentile. This means that if you achieve a GMAT score of 750, you will have outperformed 98 percent of GMAT test-takers.

## GMAT Score and Percentile

The GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800, and each GMAT score corresponds to a GMAT percentile figure. The same is true for GMAT scores in the Quant, Verbal, IR, and AWA sections. Your score will be converted into a percentile for each of these sub-sections.

Look at the table below to learn how to convert GMAT results to percentiles.

 GMAT score GMAT percentile 800 99% 790 99% 780 99% 770 99% 760 99% 750 98% 740 97% 730 96% 720 94% 710 91% 700 88% 690 85% 680 81% 670 80% 660 76% 650 72% 640 66% 630 64% 620 61% 610 57% 600 53%

## Quantitative score and percentile

 Quantitative score Quantitative Percentile 51 97% 50 87% 49 74% 48 67% 47 59% 46 56% 45 53% 44 47% 43 44% 42 39% 41 37% 40 35% 39 31% 38 29% 37 28% 36 25% 35 22% 34 21% 33 20% 32 17% 31 15% 30 15% 29 13% 28 12% 27 10% 26 10% 25 8% 24 8% 23 7% 22 6% 21 5% 20 5% 19 4% 18 4% 17 3% 16 3% 14 3% 13 2% 12 2% 11 1% 10 1% 9 1% 8 1% 7 1% 6 0%

## Verbal score and percentile

 Verbal score Verbal Percentile 51 99% 50 99% 49 99% 48 99% 47 99% 46 99% 45 99% 44 98% 42 96% 41 94% 40 90% 39 88% 38 84% 37 82% 36 80% 35 75% 34 70% 33 68% 32 65% 31 60% 30 58% 29 55% 28 50% 27 45% 26 42% 25 38% 24 35% 23 31% 22 29% 21 25% 20 22% 19 18% 18 17% 17 14% 16 11% 15 9% 14 8% 13 6% 12 4% 11 3% 10 2% 9 1% 8 1% 7 1% 6 0%

## IR score and percentile

 IR score IR Percentile 8 90% 7 79% 6 64% 5 48% 4 31% 3 18% 2 8% 1 0%

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## AWA score and percentile

 AWA score AWA Percentile 6 88% 5.5 81% 5 57% 4.5 47% 4 18% 3.5 12% 3 4% 2.5 3% 2 1% 1.5 1% 1 1% 0.5 1% 0 0%

## GMAT Scores and Percentiles – Highlights

• A good GMAT test score depends on your target business school and is 20+ points more than the average score of the incoming batch.
• The following things influence the GMAT exam score:
• The number of correctly answered questions
• The average level of difficulty of these questions
• Only your acceptable GMAT scores are available to business school admissions committees. In the MBA application process, they consider the highest GMAT score out of these numbers.
• There are two sorts of score reports: unofficial reports, which are issued immediately after the test, and official reports, which are issued within 20 calendar days.
• The GMAT score has the most weightage in the MBA application process and is a key component in obtaining a scholarship for your desired MBA programme.

We hope you found this article to be informative. You may also read the article Top MBA Colleges in India Accepting GMAT Scores (including Placements, Fees, and GMAT Cut-Offs).

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