Total, Verbal, and Quantitative Scores
Total GMAT™ scores range from 200 to 800. Two-thirds of test takers score
between 400 and 600. The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60.
Scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section or below 7 and above 50 for
the Quantitative section are rare. Both scores are on a fixed scale and can be
compared across any GMAT™ administration. The Verbal and Quantitative
scores measure different constructs and are not comparable to each other.
Analytical Writing Assessment Score
The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score is an average of the ratings
received from the Analysis of an Issue and the Analysis of an Argument
sections. Each response is given two independent ratings. Once both essays have
been scored, the scores are averaged to provide an overall score. These average
scores can range from 0 to 6 in half point intervals. Writing scores are
computed separately from the scores for the multiple-choice sections of the
test and have no effect on the Verbal, Quantitative, or Total scores.
When will you get Score and How long it is valid?
Unofficial scores from the Verbal and Quantitative multiple-choice sections,
along with the Total score, are available to the test taker immediately after
completion the test.
Official GMAT™ score reports, which include the AWA score, will be mailed
to the test taker and his or her designated score report recipients (schools)
approximately two weeks after the test.
Official GMAT™ score results are kept on file for 20 years. Most schools
accept scores no older than five years. However, score reports for tests taken
up to 20 years ago are still available.