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How to Calculate GMAT Scores

This post was updated on 9/11/2015. 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 % 36% 41% 43% 48% 54% 56% 59% 64% 67% 69% 74% 79% 81% 84%
30 24% 470 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570
31 26% 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580
32 28% 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580
33 31% 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 580
34 33% 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600
35 35% 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 600
36 38% 520 530 530 540 550 560 550 570 580 580 590 600 610 610
37 42% 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620
38 44% 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 640
39 46% 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640
40 50% 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640
41 52% 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 610 620 640 640 650
42 54% 560 550 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 650
43 58% 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 610 630 640 640 650 660 670
44 61% 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 680
45 66% 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680
46 68% 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690
47 70% 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 650 660 670 680 690 690
48 76% 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 680 680 690 690 700
49 81% 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710
50 89% 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 % 88% 90% 93% 96% 96% 97% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99%
30 24% 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670
31 25% 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670
32 28% 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680
33 31% 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690
34 33% 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690
35 35% 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700
36 38% 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710
37 42% 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720
38 44% 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720
39 46% 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730
40 50% 650 660 670 680 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740
41 52% 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750
42 54% 670 670 680 680 690 700 710 710 720 730 740 750 750
43 58% 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760
44 61% 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770
45 66% 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 740 750 760 770 780
46 68% 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780
47 70% 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 790
48 76% 710 710 720 740 740 750 750 760 760 780 780 790 800
49 81% 720 730 740 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 780 780 800
50 89% 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.

How does my GMAT score factor into admissions?

It’s important to note that your GMAT score is just one factor used by admissions at business schools. Other factors that go into the admission process include your previous relevant work experience, undergraduate academic performance, and your essays.

What’s a good score?

We treat this topic in more detail in another blog. For most top schools, getting a score that is at least in the mid-600’s will help your chances of admission. That said, the best schools tend to accept applicants with higher scores. For more information on whether your GMAT score is good enough for a top business school, take a look at this helpful GMAT scores infographic. You can also find this type of information for a particular school you’re interested in on their admissions page. You can find one of our blog posts on this topic here. Other schools will include this data as well. A score higher than this range doesn’t guarantee you admission just as a score lower than this range won’t disqualify you. As mentioned above, your score is just one data point used in making a decision.

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:

I’d love to hear what you think. Feel free to leave a comment below!

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97 Responses to How to Calculate GMAT Scores

  1. 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!

  2. 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
      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! 🙂

  3. 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
      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. 🙂

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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
      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 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

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

  15. 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!

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

    Adding a data point:
    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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

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

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

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      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!

  21. 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

    🙂

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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
      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.

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

    I got a Q50/V42

  28. 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.

  29. 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
      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

  30. 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
        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

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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?

  35. 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!!

  36. 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

  37. 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
      Jessica Wan July 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

      Hi Lisa!

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

      Jessica

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

    Q 46
    V 42
    total 710

  39. 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
      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.

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

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

    • Margarette Jung
      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

  41. 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 🙂

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

    44Q 29V -580 not a 610.

  43. 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
      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

  44. 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
      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

  45. 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.

  46. 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
      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

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

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

    • Rita Kreig
      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

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

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

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

      Awesome score! Glad we could help! 🙂

  49. 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

  50. 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 Akasapu
      Sharat February 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

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

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

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

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

      Thanks for letting us know, Rakesh!

  52. 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.

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

    Very helpfull .Than you.

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

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

    • Sharat Akasapu
      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%

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