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# How to Calculate GMAT Scores

This post was updated on 7/3/2016. Thank you for providing your scores in the comments! It helps us keep this chart up to date and useful for all our readers. 🙂  If you notice some changes that need to be made, please leave us a comment!

Hi everyone!

First, let’s just review some GMAT 101. When you take a GMAT, you get a whole collection of scores: (a) an AWA score (1-6); (b) an Integrated Reasoning score (1-8), (c) a raw Quant score, and (d) a raw Verbal score. These last two (and not the first two) contribute to the overall 200-800 GMAT score. All scores are reported to B-school, but at the moment, it seems the overall GMAT score is considerably more important in admissions than any of the other scores. The AWA & IR scores seem to count for considerably less at the current time, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore either. It probably makes no difference whether you get the highest value or a point or two below the highest value in either of these two, but if you flub either one, admissions might see that as a red flag.

Some of our students have been wondering how their quant and verbal scores get translated to a score on a scale of 800. Please note that these are scaled scores, not raw scores. Our reader “Ajay G in Toronto” sent in this handy conversion chart:

Raw score   |   scaled score   |   percentile

35-37 ———— 51-60 ———- 98
30-34 ———— 48-50 ———- 78-90
26-29 ———— 47-47 ———- 68-73
24-25 ———— 42-44 ———- 57-63
22-23 ———— 39-41 ———- 48-54
20-21 ———— 36-38 ———- 40-46
18-19 ———— 33-35 ———- 33-36
16-17 ———— 30-32 ———- 25-30
13-15 ———— 27-29 ———- 18-22
11-12 ———— 24-26 ———- 13-16
7-10 ————- 18-23 ———- 6-12
0-6 ————– 0-17 ———– 0-5

Here’s the chart mapping scaled Quant and Verbal scores to the 800-point scale:

V 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Q % 38% 43% 46% 51% 56% 58% 61% 66% 69% 71% 76% 81% 83% 85%
30 22% 470 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570
31 24% 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580
32 27% 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580
33 30% 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 580
34 31% 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600
35 33% 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 600
36 36% 520 530 530 540 550 560 550 570 580 580 590 600 610 610
37 40% 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620
38 41% 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 640
39 43% 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640
40 47% 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640
41 49% 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 610 620 640 640 650
42 51% 560 550 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 650
43 56% 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 610 630 640 640 650 660 670
44 58% 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 680
45 63% 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680
46 66% 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690
47 68% 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 650 660 670 680 690 690
48 74% 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 680 680 690 690 700
49 79% 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710
50 88% 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 710 710 720
51 97% 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720

V 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
Q % 89% 90% 93% 96% 96% 98% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99%
30 22% 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670
31 24% 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670
32 27% 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680
33 30% 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690
34 31% 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690
35 33% 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700
36 36% 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710
37 40% 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720
38 41% 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720
39 43% 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730
40 47% 650 660 670 680 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740
41 49% 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750
42 51% 670 670 680 680 690 700 710 710 720 730 740 750 750
43 56% 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760
44 58% 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770
45 63% 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 740 750 760 770 780
46 66% 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780
47 68% 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 790
48 74% 710 710 720 740 740 750 750 760 760 780 780 790 800
49 79% 720 730 740 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 780 780 800
50 88% 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 770 780 790 800 800 800
51 97% 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 790 800 800 800 800

## How do I read this?

Potential quantitative scores go up and down from 30 to 51 with the percentile that score relates to directly to the right. Verbal scores go left and right from 25 to 51 with the percentile right below it. Take your raw quantitative and verbal scores and look up the 800-scale score that corresponds to them. For example, raw scores of 51 on quantitative and 42 on verbal corresponds to 750.

## How accurate is this?

We’ve taken a look at our previous customers and have found that this table predicted with reasonable accuracy their 800-scale score; it’s not a perfect predictor, but it is a pretty good estimator.

## What’s a good score?

What if you think you should retake the test? We have a few thoughts on this here. Business school admission is a competitive process and in order to compete well with the pool of applicants you will be up against, scoring above 600 will help your chance.

For more resources, I would recommend reading these following sites:

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### 144 Responses to How to Calculate GMAT Scores

1. Andy October 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

Hi, I took the gmat today and got a 700 with Verbal 42 (96%) and Quant 42 (47%)- a 4% lower percentile in quant than you predict but also 20 points higher total score than you predict.

Hope this helps! 🙂

2. Galos October 10, 2016 at 5:30 am #

Hi,
Took the GMAT today and scored 760(q 49 v 46)
10 less than the chart.
Great tool! Thanks!!

3. Sriharsha October 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

Hello,
I have my GMAT exam in about a month. I see many people reporting their official scores which is awesome to understand how the scaled scores translate to real scores but if people could tell us how they did in the first 20 questions, that would be even more helpful because as we all know the first few questions are extra important.

Thank you so much,
Sri

4. Brendan October 6, 2016 at 9:36 am #

Took the GMAT 9/30, 49 Q/ 40 V, 720 overall, any idea why in just over a month my total score would be 10 less than previous user in August? Or only 10 points higher than the 48Q/38V from a week prior?

5. Shilpa October 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

Hello.
I am confused about the table shown above.
Say,my raw score in verbal is 24 and quant 27 .
What will be my appropriate GMAT score?

Thanks

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 6, 2016 at 4:05 am #

Hi Shilpa,

The table doesn’t extend quite that far in the range. This means we don’t have a definite value predicted for your score, but it would be less than 470. I would guess closer to 420-440 depending.

I hope this helps! 🙂

• Shilpa October 6, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

Thanks for the reply.Won’t RAW score of 27 in Quant be equal to Q47 and RAW score of 24 in verbal be equal to V25?
If it is ,then should’t my score be equal to 600 ?

I am confused .

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 8, 2016 at 3:07 am #

Hi Shilpa,

Looks like the expert responding to you didn’t see that you were referencing your raw scores. Sorry about that!

Your raw scores of V24 Q27 will become something approximately around 41-42V 46-47Q. (This is an inexact science since we don’t have the important GMAT score algorithm that uses statistical weighting.) This means you are actually sitting more realistically at a 700-720 given the score you have shared.

6. Alex Long September 30, 2016 at 7:15 am #

48Q38V is 710 (10 points higher than chart). Taken 9/24/16

7. MO September 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

46 Q / 44 V. Got a 720

8. Life_Of_Brendan September 23, 2016 at 10:37 am #

I took the GMAT last Thursday (9/15) and scored a 44Q/48V and got a 740 so 10 points lower than this predicts

• Life_Of_Brendan September 23, 2016 at 10:38 am #

Sorry meant 48Q/44V :s

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 24, 2016 at 11:56 am #

Thanks for your data point! 🙂

9. Aditya Ranjan September 19, 2016 at 10:56 am #

I took the GMAT on 19th Sep, 2016. My overall score was 730 (96 percentile), with Q-51 and V-37. It’s actually 10 points higher than the predicted score (720) by the chart.

Thanks to Magoosh for it’s great tutorial videos and practice problems. The video explanations are just great and helped me improve my score a lot !!!

10. DC September 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

47 Quant and 42 Verbal for GMAT score of 730. 10 points higher than predicted on the table.

11. Kallee September 6, 2016 at 8:46 am #

I took the GMAT on 8/1/16 and my scores varied only slightly from the predictions in the chart. It is very helpful, thank you for providing it! I got: V44 (98%), Q44 (57%), Total 710 (91%).

• Ryan September 10, 2016 at 5:29 am #

Interesting! I got a Q44/V44 in April 2016 and got a 720.
I re-took in August 2016 and got a Q48/V40 and got a 710 (Arg!)

12. Oscar August 23, 2016 at 9:11 am #

Q 41
V 39

Total Score: 650

13. Phoenix August 19, 2016 at 6:09 am #

Gave Gmat today
Q47 V26 score 600

14. Thiago August 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

Guys,

I scored 49Q and 39V for an overall 710 (10 points less than the table predicted).

My girlfriend scored 49Q and 40V and got a 730 (as the table predicted).

How come a 1 point difference in the Verbal score reduced the overall score in 20 points? What could explain such a difference, if the percentiles were the same on the Quantitative section and only 2% lower in Verbal?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 19, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

Hi Thiago,

Honestly, it is hard to say definitively because the exact scoring algorithm is proprietary and we don’t have access to it. The score is not just about which ones you got right, but how hard they were and how you compare to other test takers, so some combination of those factors resulted in the score you got.

Sorry I couldn’t be more specific, but congratulations to both of you on your great scores! 🙂

• Brendan September 30, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

Took the GMAT today, 49 Q/ 40 V, 720 overall, any idea why in just over a month my total score would be 10 less than previous user in August?

• MAV August 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

Thiago,

imagino que seja brasileiro, eu também sou =) Ano passado eu fi 670 (V34 Q48), meu namorado fez 700 (V34 Q49)…. 30 pontos… Realmente não sabemos explicar como essas coisas acontecem! Quais escolas você e sua namorada vão aplicar?

Abs

15. Roy August 13, 2016 at 8:58 am #

770 – Q50 V44. 10 points more than the 760 that the table predicts.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 14, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

First, congratulations! That’s a very good score. Second, it’s important to bear in mind that Magoosh’s GMAT score prediction model– like any score prediction model– is based on average trends, and may not prove true in individual cases. Our algorithms also change slightly based on the new data that we continue to collect. So if you’re a GMAT premium user, remember to check score estimates on your account dashboard for predictions made with the most up-to-date data.

16. Norman August 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

710 Q47 V41. The chart predicts 720 with those scores.

17. Pravesh Jain August 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

Is it a tool to evaluate verbal scores as well?

Verbal scales (raw score) must be from 0-41 scale (41 questions). This zero to 0-37 scale is perfect for quant score (37 questions). Please help urgently 🙁

I used this table for verbal score http://www.west.net/~stewart/gmat/scorev.htm and got pathetic score.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 15, 2016 at 4:16 am #

Hi Pravesh,

There are 37 questions on the quant section and 41 questions on the verbal section. However, both verbal and quant scaled scores range from 0-60 (source: “What Your Percentile Ranking Means” GMAC).

The chart converting raw to scaled scores was submitted by one of our students to help others preparing for the exam estimate their score range. It’s important to remember that any chart will only provide you an estimated score, since the exact algorithms used by GMAC aren’t public knowledge. This is meant to give you an idea of how well you’re doing and to help guide you regarding which areas of the exam you need to continue to work on.

Does that make sense? I hope this helps, at least a little 🙂

18. Jose August 6, 2016 at 7:43 am #

I scored 660 yesterday Q48 V34, not 680 as in the chart.
Best,

19. Mike July 30, 2016 at 10:27 am #

750 (98th percentile)

50Q (87th percentile)
41V (94th percentile)

Table predicted 740

20. Rebecca July 25, 2016 at 8:04 am #

Just wanted to add another data point. Scored a 700 on Saturday with a 47Q and 39V. My score matches with the table but the percentile for quant was predicted at 68th and is now actually the 65th.

Thank you Magoosh for all the help while studying. I’m attributing a lot of my quant success to your great material!

21. Zac July 20, 2016 at 2:20 am #

scored Q 42 V40 – 660. Table shows 670.

This table has been such a useful guide though!

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 21, 2016 at 7:27 am #

First, congrats on your GMAT score, Zac! And thanks for letting us know about the difference between the predicted score on our chart and your actual score 🙂

And it’s great to know that you’ve found the chart helpful! 😀

22. oscargarciam July 14, 2016 at 7:13 am #

Q41 / V34 Total: 620

23. Zachary Gale-Day July 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

GMAT 780 (Q50/V48) predicted 790

• Nazim July 27, 2016 at 3:46 am #

Damn! How did you do that? Congrats! 🙂

24. anon July 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

Q49 (79th percentile)/V37 (83rd percentile)
710 (92nd percentile)

25. Anon July 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

Got a Q50/V41 – unofficial 750 (+10 from your table.)

V41 is now 94%tile and Q50 is now 87th %tile.

26. JA July 9, 2016 at 10:15 am #

Took the GMAT today and received unofficial 770 for Q47, V50 breakdown (10 less than predicted by the table)

27. Denis June 28, 2016 at 8:38 am #

Hi,

I scored 690 with V42 and Q42 today. Your chart is quite accurate, it predicted 680.
Thank you for this chart and for all the reliable information in this website.

28. Garthle June 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

I took the GMAT yesterday and received a 700 for Q47 and V39, just as predicted by the table.
A great resource!

• Garthle July 8, 2016 at 5:41 am #

Q47 was 68th percentile, and V39 was 89th percentile

29. Jennifer June 10, 2016 at 10:52 am #

Hi Magoosh team,
Thanks for providing this chart – it’s really useful!
I have a new data point to add, and it diverges from your prediction by 30 points, so it may be worth re-evaluating the top end of the chart. My score was Q 48 (73rd percentile on my score report), V 51 (99th), for a total score of 770 (99th). Your chart predicts 800. (Wouldn’t that have been nice!)

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 16, 2016 at 10:19 am #

Interesting, thanks for the data point, Jennifer. Also, even though it isn’t an 800, congratulations on a great GMAT score! 🙂

• Patrick June 17, 2016 at 11:15 am #

My 50V has been dethroned!

I had a similar experience with the predictor being off (20 points in my case). Think there are probably diminishing returns for a really high verbal if your quant is in that upper 40s range.

30. Rohith May 21, 2016 at 9:36 am #

Hi, I took the GMAT today and I scored 720 (38V, 49Q). The Magoosh predictor is 10 pts off my actual score. Nevertheless, I benefitted a lot from Magoosh’s materials and I will definitely recommend it to anyone!

• Ar June 5, 2016 at 5:19 am #

Took the GMAT yesterday, got a 740 with 49Q, 41V.

Accurate prediction, thanks!

31. Doug May 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

Is the Magoosh estimated score on the dashboard the raw score that I would use for this table or the scaled score? Just trying to estimate my score

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 18, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

Hi Doug,

Good question! The score given on your Magoosh dashboard is the one you would use to navigate this table. (It’s not actually raw or final scaled–it is on a 0-60 scale for verbal and quant individually before they are combined together to create the 200-800 final outcome.) So you can just go straight from your dashboard to this table! 🙂

32. Vin May 10, 2016 at 2:58 am #

This table is great. I took gmat and the score here coincides with the actual score. Now I know what to target and expect.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 11, 2016 at 1:41 am #

Hi Vin,

I can’t tell you what your target should be because you have to decide that based on the program you want to enter and the schools you like! I would start by doing some research and learning about the possibilities. We have a post on top business schools that can help get you started. 🙂

33. FoxT May 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

I scored a 690 today (87%ile): 44 Quant (58%ile) and 40 Verbal (91%ile)

This table predicted it accordingly.

• Hoodlum May 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

I took the exam today and got the same scaled scores (44 Quant and 40 Verbal), yet my score was a 680 (84%). The percentile was lightly different also for the Quant score, 57. Verbal was the same at 91.

34. Sal May 6, 2016 at 2:14 am #

710 (46Q,41V)- 91 percentile, chart predicted it correctly.
Amazing tool, thanks for sharing !

35. Amrutha May 2, 2016 at 5:52 am #

I scored 700 (89percentile) 46Q(67percentile), 40V(91percentile). Pretty good indicator!

36. JimBeam April 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

Chart works out for my score: 720: 44/44.

37. Rohit April 25, 2016 at 3:34 am #

I took the exam on 25th April 2016.
At quant 49 ( 78 percentile) and verbal 38 ( 85 percentile ) overall is 720 ( 94 percentile ). Thanks for the wonderful scale. It kept me motivated.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 25, 2016 at 11:42 am #

Firstly, congrats on your scores! 😀

On behalf of all of us at Magoosh, we’re happy to hear that our site was able to help you during your test prep 🙂

38. Tomas April 7, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

Took the GMAT today and scored a 690 (86%ile): 46 quant (64%ile) 38 verbal (85%ile). table predicted it accurately. good luck to all!

39. Abhishek February 22, 2016 at 1:04 am #

I got 710 for q50 & v35. Table showed less.

This table is a great resource however, I think at a higher quant score (of 50 or 51), return on final score are slightly dimnishing.

• Tomas Fox April 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

I have been studying for the GMAT for a while now, and this table has helped me keep focus throughout my studies.

Took the GMAT for the first time today and scored 690: 46 quant ( 64%ile ) and 38 verbal (85%ile), exactly as the table predicted. Good luck to all future test takers.

40. Christine February 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

Q 49
V 47
T 770 (10 points lower than what’s shown in the table)

Magoosh served me well, I far and away exceeded my own expectations.

• Lucas June 11, 2016 at 11:51 am #

Hi, I was wondering how much do you think Magoosh factored into your Verbal Score being so exceptional?

I have been studying for a few months, and focusing more heavily on Quant. Took the exam a couple weeks ago and got a Q49 and V41 for 720 total.

Would you recommend Magoosh for Verbal? My worst area is sentence correction, and I am worried that most online tutoring services do not cater to someone already in the 94th percentile on verbal.

41. Philipp January 22, 2016 at 11:05 am #

Q 44
V 37
T 660 (should be 670 according to the table)

• Alex January 31, 2016 at 9:14 am #

Q: 46 (64th Percentile)
V: 39 (89th Percentile)
T: 690 (86th Percentile)

Thanks Magoosh! Used this as a gauge as I studied.

42. Matt January 18, 2016 at 9:06 am #

Q: 44 (57th percentile)
V: 40 (91st percentile)
T: 680 (84th percentile)

Comparison to the grid: The grid over-estimated my Quant percentile by 4%, under-estimated my Verbal by 1%, and over-estimated my total by 10 points. Decently accurate.

43. Magoosh Lover January 6, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

42V and a 42Q for a 700 overall here.

44. Sid R December 31, 2015 at 2:49 am #

Gave the GMAT yesterday and got a 740 (97 percentile). Q50 (87 percentile), V40 (91 percentile). Am satisfied with my score!

Prepped really hard for a week – used only magoosh material, and took 10 practice tests in all (3 GMAC, 4 Manhattan, 3 Kaplan)

I think they key to doing well is to know what your weaknesses you are, and to know what questions to give up on/ guess intelligently on. It’s important to have a good test taking strategy. Got a lot from Magoosh/ posts. Thanks Magoosh!

45. CK December 28, 2015 at 2:06 am #

Took the GMAT yesterday and got 760 (Q50 V41). The chart predicts a 740 though.

• JDW January 11, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

Some data points:
Dec 10th – Q49 V40 = 720. Chart predicts 730 though.
Dec 30th – Q49 V46 = 770. Chart is correct.

Percentiles need to be slightly updated as well.

46. sweety December 8, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

Verbal score – raw score to scaled score table

raw score | scaled score | percentile
39-41 ———— 44-51 ———- 97-99
35-38 ———— 40-43 ———- 90-96
32-34 ———— 37-39 ———- 81-88
29-31 ———— 34-36 ———- 69-79
27-28 ———— 31-33 ———- 59-67
25-26 ———— 28-30 ———- 48-56
23-24 ———— 25-27 ———- 36-43
21-22 ———— 22-24 ———- 28-34
18-20 ———— 19-21 ———- 17-24
16-17 ———— 16-18 ———- 11-16
14-15 ———— 13-15 ———- 6-9
0-13 ————- 0-12 ———– 0-4

47. Eduard December 1, 2015 at 5:20 am #

I completed my GMAT today. My score is 710: Quant 47 and Verbal 41 (not 720 as in the table). Hope this helps.

In any case, thanks for the resource.

48. Yinka November 7, 2015 at 10:14 am #

This is quiet close. Q49(78th percentile), V40(91st percentile) got me a total of 720(94th percentile) today. This table predicted 730, but I’ll take that…

49. GMAT November 7, 2015 at 12:27 am #

In the first table there is an entire row missing for Q31….

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 3, 2016 at 10:10 am #

Uh-oh, thank you for pointing that out. Our mistake! We’ve generated the missing numbers and we’ll have the post updated soon 🙂 We appreciate your sharp eye–it helps us make our resources the best they can be!

50. Inder November 6, 2015 at 8:02 am #

Hi

I’ve followed this chart since the beginning of my GMAT prep. So need to post another data point

730 Q50 V38

🙂

51. Brad October 26, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

Just one data point to help:

760 Q49 V46

On this chart it shows that would be 770.

Also my percentiles were given as follows:

Q 49 78%
V 46 99%

So seems a Q49 is no longer in that 80/80 club. But i’ll take it.

52. Hadi Rashid October 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

Wrote the test on 24th Oct 2015. Got a 690 Q48V36

Percentile 73% for Quant and 80% for Verbal

53. Marcus October 14, 2015 at 6:33 am #

Does the table below work for Quant and Verbal??

Raw score | scaled score | percentile

35-37 ———— 51-60 ———- 98
30-34 ———— 48-50 ———- 78-90
26-29 ———— 47-47 ———- 68-73
24-25 ———— 42-44 ———- 57-63
22-23 ———— 39-41 ———- 48-54
20-21 ———— 36-38 ———- 40-46
18-19 ———— 33-35 ———- 33-36
16-17 ———— 30-32 ———- 25-30
13-15 ———— 27-29 ———- 18-22
11-12 ———— 24-26 ———- 13-16
7-10 ————- 18-23 ———- 6-12
0-6 ————– 0-17 ———– 0-5

54. Chirag October 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

Hi, here’s another data point:

I took the GMAT today and got the following breakdown:
M49
V41
730

55. Ez September 20, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

I got Q50/V42, and scored 760, while the chart seems to predict 750, so I believe certain values may be underestimated.

• Jessica Wan September 21, 2015 at 1:20 am #

Hi Edward,

Thanks for providing this data point! We update the chart from time to time – if we get a few more reports in around that same area we’ll have better insight to the score mapping and can make the necessary changes!

Also, congrats on your score! 🙂

Jessica

• FG October 5, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

haha, i got Q48/V44 and got a 740 and the grid predicts 750 so for me the value was overestimated.

56. Ez September 20, 2015 at 10:57 pm #

I got a Q50/V42

57. Patrick September 5, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

Just to help update your table – took the GMAT a month or so ago and got a 740 with a 45 Quant and 47 Verbal split (table says it should be a 750). Ten more points would have been great, but I’m not complaining…thanks for this great resource!

• Dave September 26, 2015 at 7:25 am #

Another data point here – also got a 740 with Q45 / V47 split.

58. Dave September 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

I have always appreciated this chart. It was fun day-dreaming about what score I might walk away with. I am delighted to say that I earned a 720 (Q47, V41) today: 10 points better than the estimated 710 for my particular breakdown.

Thanks for all the help Magoosh! (a proud GMAT quant user)

• Jessica Wan September 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

Hi Dave,

Congrats on your score! We’re happy to help, but YOU put in the hard work! 🙂

Jessica

59. Judson September 1, 2015 at 9:23 am #

I recently took the GMAT in June and recieved a 640 but my Quant was a 46 and my verbal was a 37. I am very confused because according to the comments above and table I should have recieved more like a 680. Is there a chance that there is a mistake? The IR and Essay do not affect the main score correct?

• Hieu Tran September 4, 2015 at 12:43 am #

I doubt that the real score has a mistake. I’ve never heard any cases reporting about it. And you are correct: the overall score is derived from Quant and Verbal score only.

Regarding this table score, I think it is prone to inflate the overall score with high Verbal score but deflate that with high Quant score.

• Ajay G in Toronto September 4, 2015 at 7:12 am #

Shart,
while you have posted an excellent chart in the above log of 1/28/2015, you are adding to the confusion of “raw” and “scaled” scores. Please correct this. A score of say 47 on quant is a scaled score and not a raw score.

There are only 37 quant questions on the test, so a Q51 means you got 0-1 wrong; a score of Q49 means 6-10 wrong answers, while a score of Q48 means you got 9-14 wrong……the range depends on the level of difficulty of the questions answered incorrectly.

For verbal, there are 41 questions on the test. So a scaled score of V51 or 50 means 0-1 wrong, and V45/46 means 4 wrong, and V39 means 8-9 wrong.

Hope this helps.

• Jessica Wan September 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

Hi Ajay,

We just took a look at this chart again and made some changes, including adding in your handy raw to scaled conversion in the post itself. Thank you for responding to so many students and helping us improve this blog post! We really appreciate it!

Jessica

• shridhar September 12, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

Do you get clarification

60. Hieu Tran August 29, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

Hi, I took the test twice: 19 June with 640 (Q50, V26) and 21 August with 660 (Q51, V27). So scores in the above table seem to be 10-20 points lower than actual ones. I compared with my GMAT Prep score and saw the same deflation. So maybe you want to make some corrections.

61. Federico August 23, 2015 at 10:06 am #

Hi all!

I just finished my first GMAT Prep Practice Exam and got a 690 (Q48 V36) just as the chart indicates!
I am bit confused, though, on how the software gets to these grades considering the number of wrong answers. On the Quant section, for example, I got 15 wrong answers!! How is it possible to get a Q48 with that amount of wrong answers?!

Thank you very much!

• Federico August 23, 2015 at 10:11 am #

Sorry, let me correct:
How is it possible to get a Q48 with that NUMBER of wrong answers?!

(amount goes for uncountable) 😛

• Ajay G in Toronto September 2, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

number of correct responses (a raw score) and then convert that number to an estimated scaled score and percentile rank by consulting an

Fedrico
What you got is a scaled quant score. See below for conversion from raw quant to scaled quant.

Raw score   |   scaled score   |   percentile

35-37 ———— 51-60 ———- 98
30-34 ———— 48-50 ———- 78-90
26-29 ———— 47-47 ———- 68-73
24-25 ———— 42-44 ———- 57-63
22-23 ———— 39-41 ———- 48-54
20-21 ———— 36-38 ———- 40-46
18-19 ———— 33-35 ———- 33-36
16-17 ———— 30-32 ———- 25-30
13-15 ———— 27-29 ———- 18-22
11-12 ———— 24-26 ———- 13-16
7-10 ————- 18-23 ———- 6-12
0-6 ————– 0-17 ———– 0-5

62. Ravi August 13, 2015 at 1:23 am #

Hello,

Another data point: 50Q and 46V for 770 overall for me just a couple of days ago.

Possibly a little more inflation on the scales?

Great chart and awesome work on the website.

Best,

R

63. unparadise August 9, 2015 at 10:59 am #

I am confused about how one calculates his or her mapped score from the number of questions he or she gets correctly in each section. For example, the Quant section has a total of 37 questions, if one gets 30 of them right. How does it then translate to the 0 to 50 scaled score?

64. John Homes August 3, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

Everyone is scoring 700 and above that has posted. I am merely scoring around 520-590 on practice exams. What are some good websites to help me study and get my score up? My exam is in 3 weeks.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you

• Lisa August 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

What books do you use? I can recommend Manhattan GMAT. Also, I would identify your weaker areas based on your practice exams and focus on those specific topics.

• John Homes August 12, 2015 at 11:22 am #

Lisa, I have the Princeton Review, Cracking the Gmat Premium 2015 Edition. I have taken all the practice exams and quizes. Everything seems so easy through this book, but on the Gmat Prep exams (two free ones off the mba website) those problems are much more difficult. I joined the Gmatclub website which has tons of questions that is helping. I will check out the Manhatten GMAT. Any version in particular and any other books?

• Lisa August 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

Hi John, I don’t think it matters to much what version you get, if you find cheaper versions from a couple of years ago just go with that, I don’t think they should be too different. You can also purchase CAT exams through Manhatten GMAT which I found a good source of assessing my score. Also, I must note that I found some of the Quant questions on teh MGMAT CAT exams harder than the GMAT Prep Exams and the real GMAT. Hope this helps. Good luck with studying!!

65. Javier July 29, 2015 at 9:22 am #

I am a little confused which goes to show you how new I am to the GMAT….but if the verbal part has only 41 questions…how can one get 51V? Please help.

• Lisa August 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

The 51 is the raw score for quant and verbal and has nothing to do with the number of questions in each section.

• Ajay G in Toronto September 2, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

Lisa
The 51 is a scaled score and not a raw score. See the table below to convert raw to scale in the quant section. Hope this helps with the confusion Fedrico also had.

raw score   |   scaled score   |   percentile

35-37 ———— 51-60 ———- 98
30-34 ———— 48-50 ———- 78-90
26-29 ———— 47-47 ———- 68-73
24-25 ———— 42-44 ———- 57-63
22-23 ———— 39-41 ———- 48-54
20-21 ———— 36-38 ———- 40-46
18-19 ———— 33-35 ———- 33-36
16-17 ———— 30-32 ———- 25-30
13-15 ———— 27-29 ———- 18-22
11-12 ———— 24-26 ———- 13-16
7-10 ————- 18-23 ———- 6-12
0-6 ————– 0-17 ———– 0-5

66. Lisa July 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

I actually got a 660 not 670 with Q45 and V36, so it’s close but not accurate.

• Jessica Wan July 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

Hi Lisa!

Thanks for the feedback and for sharing your experience with other students!

Jessica

67. thomas July 16, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

Q 46
V 42
total 710

68. Patrick July 10, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

I’ve got a somewhat unusual score that I think adds some value here. 47Q and 50V, 760 overall. Our table here (very useful, by the way) happens to be a good bit off when it comes to my score; by its logic, I should have gotten a 780. My guess is that you start to get diminishing returns from your verbal if you fail to get your quant above a certain threshold.

• Margarette Jung July 13, 2015 at 11:10 am #

Thanks for that data point, Patrick! It definitely helps students to know what’s possible when it comes to these score “calculations”, even the edge cases, so thank you for commenting :).

• thomas July 16, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

DAMN! 50V way to go! Had not heard of anyone going up that high before!! Good for you. I got 42 on V and 46 Q (710) and since I didn’t get the 80/80% break point, I was advised to take it again. Pain indeed :/

• bilal August 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

How did you score 50 on verbal. What are the materials you used. Any suggestions to help your fellow future Gmat takers who are already terrified by those 4 letters and are trying to improve from previous score is much appreciated.

• Patrick August 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

Well, verbal is definitely my naturally stronger section of the two, but I also spent a good bit of time studying for the LSAT at one point, and I think that helped a lot. Critical reasoning and reading comp are a huge part of the LSAT, and in my opinion were harder on the LSAT than the GMAT. So I was already good at those two aspects of verbal and was able to concentrate on sentence correction. I think your best bet to get your score up is there, because it’s pretty systematic. Reading comp and critical reasoning are really just a matter of reading closely and thinking abstractly.

69. Abdulkamal B. Abdullahi July 5, 2015 at 6:27 am #

This shows that a Q42 V42 is better than a Q42 V43?

• Margarette Jung July 6, 2015 at 10:38 am #

Hi, Abdulkamal

Sorry about the confusion! That was just a typo and it’s been fixed now. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

Best,
Margarette

70. Moh June 23, 2015 at 12:36 am #

Helloooooo Guys, Hope you are all doing well, Please help me my exam is on August, what Shall I do, everyone is telling me that the exam is so hard, and I have to score minimum 650, Any peice of advice, please I would really Appreciate it 🙂

71. Sai June 20, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

44Q 29V -580 not a 610.

72. bryant June 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

FYI – 42Q, 47V today… while I wish it was 720, it was 710!

Best,
Bryant

• Sharat Akasapu June 1, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

That’s a great score, Bryant! Thanks for letting me know :).

Sharat

• Brittany June 8, 2015 at 9:31 am #

I’m taking the practice tests (yes, my score is terrible) but I have a question between the two practice tests I took.

1st GMAT test) 420 Overall Score, 24Q (12th) & 23 Verbal (32nd)
2nd GMAT test) 400 Overall Score, 22Q (9th) & 23 Verbal (32nd)

Why is the first GMAT higher when the 2nd GMAT test have a higher ranking in Q&V?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you,
B

• Ajay G in Toronto September 4, 2015 at 7:08 am #

Shart
While you have posted an excellent chart in your blog of 1/28/2015, you are adding to the confusion of “raw” and “scaled” scores. Please correct this. A score of say 47 on quant is a scaled score and not a raw score.

There are only 37 quant questions on the test, so a Q51 means you got 0-1 wrong; a score of Q49 means 6-10 wrong, while a score of Q48 means you got 9-14 wrong……the range depends on the level of difficulty of the questions answered incorrectly.

For verbal, there are 41 questions on the test. So a scaled score of V51 or 50 means 0-1 wrong, and V45/46 means 4 wrong and V39 means 8-9 wrong.

• Kyle June 15, 2015 at 8:02 am #

Q44, V47

740 overall

73. Julia May 16, 2015 at 8:40 am #

49Q and 40V yesterday came out to 730 – right in line with this chart! This was extremely helpful in the studying process, thank you!

• Rita Kreig May 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

Congratulations, Julia!!

That’s a great score, and I’m so happy to hear that you found Magoosh helpful during your prep. Best of luck with b-school!

All the best,
Rita

74. ThatGuy April 3, 2015 at 10:58 am #

Why am i getting the feeling that the GMAT favors English majors.. i mean it seems you can do really bad on Quant and if you get a great score on Verbal you still will be in 700 range however the latter is not true.

75. Marty Murray April 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

Hi.

Here’s another data point.

I scored Q49 V50 and got overall 780.

• Rita Kreig April 3, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

Thanks Marty!

I’ll make the update to the chart. Congrats on your amazing score!! And good luck with the admissions process, I’m sure you’ll end up at a great program. 🙂

Best,
Rita

76. Kate April 1, 2015 at 7:57 am #

I got 48Q and 40V but 710 overall, which is different than the above.

• Rita Kreig April 1, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

Hi Kate,

Thanks for letting us know! GMAC must have changed their formula since we last updated the post. I’ll be sure to find the new numbers and update the post again. Congrats on your 710! That’s great! 🙂

Best,
Rita

77. LinK March 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

Just finished my GMAT yesterday. Q50V40, 740 overall. This is pretty good predictor 🙂

• Margarette March 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

Awesome score! Glad we could help! 🙂

78. Heath March 2, 2015 at 5:52 am #

Mine was very close. 44V and 44Q with 710. Only a slight difference, but 44Q is now 55%ile and 44V is now 98%ile

79. Byron February 11, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

50Q & 44V = 770 yesterday, so this is quite close… and it has been a very useful tool over the past month while I prepared for the GMAT. Thanks.

By the way my 50 was 88th percentile, and my 44 was 98th… so you’re almost dead-on there as well.

• Sharat February 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

That is great to hear! And congratulations on your score!!!

80. Rakesh January 28, 2015 at 9:49 am #

Very accurate. I got 710 with 40 verbal and 47 quant!
Great work guys!

• Sharat January 28, 2015 at 11:30 am #

Thanks for letting us know, Rakesh!

81. ATUL November 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

I got 42 in quant but percentile was only 51; 41 in verbal but percentile was 94. overall 680, 84th percentile.

82. Kiran October 18, 2014 at 9:17 am #

83. Reverserewind October 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

Are these actually correct? A Q46 is no longer in 70th percentile?

• sharat October 28, 2013 at 10:13 am #

Hi there– That’s what we’ve seen. We put this together by looking at our previous customers. It’s not a perfect predictor, but it is a pretty good estimator.

• reel June 28, 2015 at 7:01 am #

i just took the gmat and a Q50/V48 was 780 instead of 790

• Marwa November 14, 2013 at 11:37 am #

Yes I scored Q47 today Nov 13 and the percentile
is 70%