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# How to Calculate GMAT Scores

This post was updated on 5/17/2018 with help and content from Mike McGarry. 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.

## First off, how does GMAT scoring work?

The “total” GMAT score report combines your Quantitative and Verbal scores, but doesn’t take any other parts of the test into account. Remember this key fact as we take a closer look at GMAT scoring, because you’re going to see a lot of different score types! After you take the exam, your GMAT Score Report will have the following components:

1. Your Quantitative Score (0 – 60), with percentile
2. Your Verbal Score (0 – 60), with percentile
3. Your Total GMAT Score (200 – 800), with percentile
4. AWA Score (half-integers from 0 to 6), with percentile
5. Integrated Reasoning score (integer from 1 to 8)

As soon as you finish your GMAT in the test center, you will get almost the entire GMAT score report right away—everything except your AWA score, because that requires a human grader to review it. The total GMAT score report arrives about 20 days later, finally including your AWA score.

That’s official GMAT scoring. But what should you do if you’re taking a practice test at home? How can you calculate your GMAT score? Our GMAT score calculator is here to help! Choose an option from the navigation bar below, or keep scrolling down to review all information regarding GMAT scores.

## How Our GMAT Score Calculator Works

To understand how to use the GMAT score calculator charts below, you’ll need to remember that only Quant and Verbal scores contribute your overall 200-800 GMAT score; IR and AWA receive completely separate scores. Our GMAT score calculator charts help you convert section scores into scaled section scores and whole-test GMAT scores.

All scores are reported to B-schools, 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.

Note that our first chart, which focuses entirely on Quant section scores, the conversion from number of correct answers to scaled score is very much a rough estimate. Because the GMAT has computer-adaptive difficulty, on the real test, your score depends both on the number of correct answers you give, and on the difficulty of the questions you get, based on how the testing computer adapts to your performance. Our Quant table is most applicable to test-takers with average performance. Your own scores may vary on official GMATPrep practice tests, or on the real exam.

the second and third charts should be more self explanatory. They show you how your Quant and Verbal scores combine to create the whole-test score, while also giving a detailed breakdown of Quant and Verbal percentiles.

## And Now… The Actual GMAT Score Calculator Charts!

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 just the percentage correct or number of answers correct. Our reader “Ajay G in Toronto” sent in this handy conversion chart:

### GMAT Quant: Number of Correct Answers, Scaled Scores, and Percentiles

Number of
Scaled ScorePercentile
29-3151-6096-100
25-2848-5069-86
22-2445-4757-63
20-2142-4445-52
1939-4137-43
17-1836-3831-36
15-1633-3525-28
13-1430-3219-22
11-1227-2913-16
9-1024-2610-12
6-818-235-9
0-50-170-4

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

V2526272829303132333435363738
Q%40%44%47%52%57%59%62%66%69%71%76%81%83%85%
3019%470480490500500510520530530540550560560570
3120%480490500500510520530530540550560560570580
3222%480490500500510520530530540550560560570580
3325%500500510520530530540550560560570580580580
3426%500510520530530540550560560570580580590600
3528%510520530530540550560560570580580590600600
3631%520530530540550560550570580580590600610610
3734%530530540550560560570580580590600610610620
3836%530540550560560570580580590600610610620640
3937%540550560560570580580590600610610620630640
4041%550560560570580580590600610610620630640640
4143%560560570580580590600610610610620640640650
4245%560550580580590600610610620630640640650650
4350%570580580590600610610610630640640650660670
4452%580580590600610610620630640640650660670680
4557%580590600610610620630640640650660670670680
4660%590600610610620630640640650660670670680690
4763%600610610620630640640650650660670680690690
4869%610610620630640640650660670680680690690700
4975%610620630640640650660670670680690690700710
5086%620630640640650660670670680690690710710720
5196%630640640650660670670680690690700710720720

V39404142434445464748495051
Q%89%91%94%96%96%98%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%
3019%580580590600610610620630640640650660670
3120%580590600610610620630640640650660670670
3222%590600610610620630640640650660670670680
3325%600610610620630640640650660670670680690
3426%610610620630640640650660670670680690690
3528%610620630640640650660670670680690690700
3631%620630640640650660670670680690690700710
3734%630640640650660670670680690690700710720
3836%640640650660670670680690690700710720720
3937%640650660670670680690690700710720720730
4041%650660670680680690690700710720720730740
4143%660670670680690690700710720720730740750
4245%670670680680690700710710720730740750750
4350%670680690690700710720720730740750750760
4452%680690690700710720720730740750750760770
4557%690690700710720720730740740750760770780
4660%690700710720720730740750750760770780780
4763%700710720720730740750750760770780780790
4869%710710720740740750750760760780780790800
4975%720730740740750750760770780780780780800
5086%720730740750750760770770780790800800800
5196%730740750750760770780780790800800800800

## How do I read this GMAT score calculator?

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, scaled scores of 51 on quantitative and 42 on verbal corresponds to 750.

## How accurate is this GMAT score calculator?

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. Remember, your score may vary depending on which GMAT (or GMAT practice test) you take.

## What is a percentile?

The percentile associated with a particular score is the percent of the population whom you have outscored by getting that score. For example, a total GMAT score of 700 is about the 88th percentile. This means: if you score a 700 on your GMAT, you have done better than 88% of the folks who took the GMAT. (The scoring has been relatively consistent for years, so GMAC, the test maker, can say: it’s not just 88% of the folks who took the GMAT when you took it, but 88% of everyone who took the GMAT in the past three years.) Another way of saying that: scoring above 700 puts you in the top 12% of folks taking the GMAT.

A Verbal subscore of 40 would be in the 90th percentile, definitely in the top 10%. By contrast, a Quant subscore of 40 would be only the 39th percentile, not even in the top 50%! The two subscores are definitely not equivalent. This in part reflects a vast asymmetry in the GMAT test-taking pool: many more GMAT takers in an international market excel in math and struggle in verbal, so commanding performances in math are reasonably common, whereas commanding performances in verbal are less frequent.

## What will my official GMAT score report look like?

The total GMAT score report sent to adcom will include all GMATs you have taken in the past five years, except the ones you have canceled.  There is no trace of any cancellations on your score report (this last fact is new, a change from pre-2016 policy).

Your GMAT score report will also show your scores in each section, as well as the “total” score derived from your Quant and Verbal scores.

And there’s great news: you get everything except the essay results as soon as you walk out of the GMAT.  When you leave the high-security Pearson testing room, they immediately hand you a printout of your results before you even can retrieve your stuff from the lockers. Then, about 20 days later, you will get the whole shebang, everything you already know plus the essay results, either electronically or by snail mail, whichever you chose.

## What’s a good GMAT score?

We treat this topic in more detail in another blog. In brief, this is an impossible question to answer in general. In some sense, the answer is: a good GMAT score is a score sufficient to help you get into the Business School that is right for you. What makes a Business school “right” for you? A panoply of factors, including location, cost, requirements, the feel of the school, etc. For most top schools, getting a score that is at least in the mid-600s will help your chances of admission. That said, GMAT scores for MBA programs vary by school.

Obviously, the higher the score, the more options you will probably have. It may be that, to some extent, you can offset a lower college GPA with a stellar GMAT score report.

It is a fact that a solid GMAT test prep source, such as Magoosh, can raise your GMAT grade substantially. In fact, Magoosh has a 50-point score increase guarantee: if you have already taken an official GMAT once, then Magoosh guarantees that if you use the product extensively, your score will increase by at least a minimum of 50 points (many users see much larger increases). That’s extraordinary: such an increase can bring you from 660 (77th percentile = top 25%) to 710 (90th percentile = top 10%)!

By all means, strive to do the best you can do, and use the effective help of Magoosh or another source of similar quality. At the same time, it’s important to be realistic about your abilities and the time & energy you have to prepare. If your first GMAT score was a 460, then with concerned effort and the support of Magoosh, you will be able to get up into the 500s and maybe even the 600s, but it may be that a GMAT score in the high 700s is unrealistic for you, and that’s OK. Always strive for your personal best, but it’s hard to compete with everyone out there.

The goal of the GMAT is to get you into Business School, the goal of business school will be to get an MBA, and the goal of an MBA is to get into management positions in the business world. Many folks who are wildly successful in upper management in the business world had less than stellar GMATs and went to unrecognizable un-prestigious business schools. Conversely, some folks are brilliant test takers, and ace the GMAT, but then wind up not so successful in the rough and tumble of the business world.

A big part of success is being canny enough to know how to leverage your particular gifts to the greatest effect. Trust the unique combination of gifts and talents you bring, seek to learn the skills that will most complement and bring forth who you are, and learn to recognize the environments in which you can most effectively thrive. Do the best you can do on the GMAT, and trust that this will be good enough to lead you to where you need to be in the big picture.

## Should I retake the GMAT?

We have a few thoughts on this in our article. 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 chances.

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

### 198 Responses to How to Calculate GMAT Scores

1. Aditi October 28, 2018 at 3:48 am #

I have got this score in my first gmat mock ,
Q:24/31
V:23/36
can you pls help me with the actual score out of 51?

2. Christina September 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

Do schools combine best Q and V scores from several tests in order to get the best overall score, or do they only look at overall score determined by GMAC?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

Hi Christina,

This will depend on the school and what philosophy they use when analyzing scores from multiple GMAT exams. I would recommend that you reach out to the admissions counselors for your target schools for some more information about how they treat GMAT scores 🙂

3. SATYAM August 27, 2018 at 11:03 am #

Is 200 is the starting marks of gmat
And if i cancel the score what is the gmat retaking fees is

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 28, 2018 at 10:44 am #

Hi Satyam,

Yes, the lowest possible GMAT score is a 200.

If you cancel the score or re-take the test after receiving the scores, you have to pay the full \$250 registration fee to take the test again. If you reschedule your test at least 7 days before the test date, you only have to pay \$50 to reschedule the test. You can see a full breakdown of costs associated with the GMAT here: https://magoosh.com/gmat/2017/how-much-does-the-gmat-cost/

4. Ask1 May 9, 2018 at 9:36 am #

Hi there!

Kindly help me with this concern Im bringing to your notice!

I took the Official GMAT Prep Test 1 in April before the changes took place. My attempt was raw and I scored a 640 (Q48, V29). This was also in accordance with the table. Just for the record, I had 14/37 incorrect in Q and 20/41 incorrect in V.

Practiced a bit on my English and Math as well. Took the all new Official GMAT Prep Test 1. Thankfully I felt only 20% of it was repeated. This time I scored a 710 (Q50, V35). However when I checked the Magoosh table above, a Q50, V35 corresponded only to a 690! How is that even possible? A 20 point deviation? Again for the record, I had 9/31 incorrect in Q and 9/36 incorrect in V.

While I can safely assume that 690-710 is my range based on the tests that I took prior to this (Kaplan 710 and Veritas 690), I dont want to feel that this was easy/inconclusive.

So does this mean the above table has to be adjusted? Becuase even an internal rounding should take 690 to a 700 and not 710.

Kindly provide insight on the same!

Regards

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

Hi there,

The GMAT is not very transparent about how they determine the scores, unfortunately. We have found that this score conversion chart is accurate for most people but it is still an estimate and it won’t be accurate for all tests. Keep in mind that Kaplan and Veritas are in the same situation and must estimate scores based on the limited information available to them. There are a few things that might be going on here. One is that this chart is not accurate for your particular test and your actual scale score would be higher. Another is that the OG test is more difficult than the Kaplan and Veritas tests (something that we see pretty often). I’m sorry that you feel that this chart wasn’t an accurate depiction of your test score, but keep in mind that you should look at your scores holistically. If you are averaging above a 700, then that is a good indication of how you will perform on the actual test!

5. Ellen March 29, 2018 at 2:02 am #

I just practices a GMAT practice test on Magoosh and had V31, Q38, which gave me a score of 570, while following the table above that should have been a score of 580. Could you please explain this to me?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 30, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

Hi Ellen,

I forwarded your question on to our team of tutors so that they can take a closer look at your exam scores and give you a more personalized response! You should hear from someone shortly (just a heads up, you’ll get a response in a separate email). Just a quick reminder: as Premium student, you can always send us an email at help@magoosh.com and get a quicker, more personalized response 🙂

6. Bill March 23, 2018 at 8:45 am #

Hi there,

I cant seem to understand somthing, how can a 45/60 in Q and 33/60in V with a 72% overall corect translate in 640 and then with 55% overall correct (47/60 in Q and 36/60 in V) score 680. these are my personal scores. What am i missing, does that mean that % of correct dosent matter and only percentile matters?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 23, 2018 at 9:18 am #

That does sound confusing. Sadly, the GMAT is not very transparent about the way that scores are adjusted from the initial percentage accuracy that you get on test day. It’s possible that this difference is because of very different “weight” put on certain questions or certain groups of questions in the two tests you took. However, that really is an extreme split. You may want to contact GMAT customer service and ask them about this, since there is at least some chance that there could be an error in one of your score reports.

7. João March 20, 2018 at 10:51 am #

Hi! I will have my GMAT exam next month. I have a question which i think no one asked yet.

Giving the fact that I will know my GMAT score (excluding essays) on the very day of my exam, can I use those results to make my admission to the university I want or do I need to wait the approximately 20 calendar days?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 21, 2018 at 10:31 am #

HI Joao,

The score that you receive at the test center is your “unofficial” score report and won’t be valid for schools. You will need to send your official scores to your target schools through the official GMAT website. You can send up to five official score reports to schools for free, and must pay for the rest. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until those official results are released 🙂

8. Nichole February 10, 2018 at 9:24 am #

I am confused about the scoring on the gmat. I took a practice exam through princeton review. For my verbal raw score I got 34 questions correct but my score was a 38. For the quant. section I received a 39 but a raw score of 27 questions correct. Using your chart my score should have been higher. Does this have to do with the experimental questions?

Thank you!

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 10, 2018 at 10:15 am #

Hi Nichole,

Without looking at the same detailed Princeton Review score report you got, it’s hard to say exactl what happened there. And even if I could see the PR practice GMAT report you received, it still might b hard to say why Princeton’s conversions are different than the ones on this page. Ultimately, every unofficial GMAT Prep service uses its own algorithm. We all try to match the real GMAT score conversion system as closely as possible. But since the official algorithms are a secret, every test prep provider imitates them in different ways. As a result, different companies will have different raw-to-scaled conversions on their practice tests. In this case, I recommend contacting Princeton Review directly with your question. They are the most likely to have a good answer for you.

9. Rob Currie January 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

I’m trying to understand something. My score was 640, 42 in quant and 35 in verbal. My score report says that 42 in quant is in the 45% but that doesn’t make sense with everything else I’m seeing. Am I missing something?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 4, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

Hi Rob,

It’s hard to tell without seeing the score report document, but a 42 in quant should definitely be above a 45%. Can you double-check to make sure that the 45% wasn’t for the verbal section? The score of 35 roughly corresponds to a 45th percentile in verbal.

10. Jon G. December 22, 2017 at 6:21 am #

I think that I figured out an important thing to note if you are looking at your “estimated GMAT score” on the Magoosh dashboard to gauge your ability:

After two months of studying (using the study plan) I have been gaining a lot of confidence for my upcoming test and when I took enough problems for the Magoosh to give me an estimate I figured that given the amount of hard problems I was getting correct it was the raw data score (lets just say the estimate was lower than 37). This was a month ago and as I started to actually gear up for the test I was trying to bracket my expectations which is where my motivation hit a brick wall. I found out that the estimate was the 1-60 and not the 1-37 score and I was shook. I had gone through over 300 problems. This is my second test and to say I am not strong in math would be more than fair. I could not figure out how I have worked so hard at something and gained much more skills than the previous attempt but saw almost no gain. Then I figured out the error in my logic.

So I have been studiously trying to take practice tests of 10 questions because at work that is about the amount of time I can allot to studying. In order to get as much reviewed as possible I have been taking the test with unanswered questions so that I can reduce the total amount of questions I haven’t seen.

What this did was it continued to increase the amount of questions answered to the bank but did not replace questions that I previously got wrong so the bank of incorrect questions never changed. After I sent an email to the Magoosh help desk about this I hit a bit of a bottom but I still had confidence based on my ever increasing mathematical aptitude and tried to figure out how that score is calculated. I realized in doing what I did I created a rolling count of correct and incorrect problems which were never replaced and only added to. When I first started I was missing a majority of the medium problems and I never retook those so I though that those must still be counting against me. Therefore yesterday I went back and selected to take a test of only questions that I got wrong (all 130 some of them) and as I was going through them I was getting 80-90% of them correct in a 10 question test. After the third test (30 questions) my estimated score increased significantly and proofed my principle and proving that I have increased my ability through the last two months. I have now knocked out 8 such tests and my score went from “you are lucky to of made it this far in life” to “hey kid, you might have something here” and I am still going through the last 60 some problems in the incorrect bank. I have actually gained more confidence getting questions right that I previously missed.

I thought that this would be an important point / lesson to those that are working while studying and trying to drive through the material.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 22, 2017 at 6:52 am #

Thanks for sharing this, Jon! 🙂 You’re right that selectively practicing with questions you missed in the past can be very beneficial. It’s a fantastic learning experience and it really does boost confidence.

A note on how scores are predicted on the Magoosh GMAT Premium Dashboard: It’s not just from a simple rolling count of missed answers. Instead, we look at each student’s performance over time, and compare that to past students who’ve reported their test scores to us. Because of this, even resetting your stats won’t effect your score prediction. For more information on how the Magoosh GMAT Score Predictor Tool works, see this post on how to predict GMAT scores.

11. George November 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

Hey guys today I scored a Q49 and V35 for a total score of 690. Since I got a very high quant score do you think that I have high chances getting in a top Mscfinance program (in the USA preferably) where the primary focus because of the nature of the studies is your quant score?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 16, 2017 at 10:34 am #

Congratulations on your high Quant score, George. You’re right to think that you have a better shot at math intensive programs, generally speaking. However, it’s hard to get into any of the very top programs unless your GMAT score is above 700. With that said, a 690, if it’s combined with an overall strong application, certainly gives you a shot at b-schools in the top 25 or 50. And it doesn’t hurt to apply to top 10 schools, even if your chances of acceptance there aren’t quite as high. For more thoughts on this, read Mike’s post “What is a Good GMAT Score?” and check out Rita’s infographic for GMAT scores at top business schools.

12. Paulo October 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

Hi, just took the GMAT Q50 V38 and got 710, any reason why this score is bellow the tabble.

tks.
Paulo

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 18, 2017 at 9:58 am #

The table is not perfect because it is trying to reconstruct a statistical process we don’t have the details for. Thank you for adding your data point! 🙂

13. gmattesttaker September 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

Hi everybody, I think the raw score table doesn’t mention the difficulty of a question. I mean, if you solved 10 Diff, 5 Med and 5 easy right out of 37 and someone gets 10 easy, 5 Med and 5 Diff, same 20 correct responses, however on the real GMAT their score will be different. Official GMAT guides say that, I cite: “Your Verbal, Quantitative, and Total GMAT scores are determined by a complex mathematical procedure that takes into account the difficulty of the questions that were presented to you and how you answered them.” Also, I read somewhere that people who got high scores and those who got low basically solved right the same number of questions ~50-60%, the difference was in the difficulty.

14. Amanjot Singh September 29, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

Took GMAT on 09/14/2017.

Q 49 (75%) and V 36 (81%) –> GMAT (700)

score is off by 10 points in this table.

15. Andy September 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

Would just like to add a data point:

Q-49 (75%tile)
V-42 (96%tile)

Overall 740 (97%tile).

Perhaps this can help you guys update the table, as the quant seems off.

Thanks for the table!

16. Alex September 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

Do I get a report of the questions I got correct/incorrect to determine content areas I can improve after taking the exam? Assume it it be in the report received 20 days later.
Q 47 63%
V 40 91%
T 700 88%

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

You can indeed get a detailed breakdown of the question types you missed, and the ones you got correct, with a report on the content areas you can improve in, if you decide to retake the exam. You can do this by ordering a GMAT Enhanced Score Report.

You can also get a similar report on any official GMATPrep practice tests you take as well. With the added bonus that on the practice tests, you get a breakdown of performance and you can review each of the actual questions after the test.

17. giri September 2, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

Hi,
I am in weak in quant section and by weak i mean very weak as i used to struggle with maths in lower classes too. recently i took a gmat mock test and scored 380 and i am planing to write GMAT/GRE in Nov 2017. I would like to know if I should consider GRE instead.
Other things I am concerned are 1) i cannot use calculators 2) i cannot skip questions and come back later which may affect my time management.

Thank You

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 10, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

Hi Giri,

Among test prep tutors, the general consensus is that GRE Quant is a bit easier tan GMAT Quant, although the two are very similar. There certainly is an advantage to being able to skip problems and go back to them later. And of course, it’s very beneficial to be able to go back and double check some of your answers at the end of the section. Calculator access can be helpful, but it’s probably best to use calculator minimally on the GRE. On both the GRE and GMAT, most of the questions can be solved the most quickly and efficiently with mental math and shortcuts.

To see if the GRE is right for you, you should do two things. First, make sure that you can submit a GRE score instead of a GMAT score at the school or schools that you’re applying to. Second, do some official GRE practice from ETS. I recommend taking a PowerPrep practice test. The PowerPrep tests are official, scored GRE exams from ETS. They can be taken for free online. Here is the GRE PowerPrep access page.

And if you do switch to GRE, remember that Magoosh also supports its GRE students, through our GRE Blog and GRE prep. 🙂

18. Tony January 24, 2017 at 9:23 am #

Are wrong answered counted against your score? In other words, if time is getting low are you better off taking the chance at guessing the remaining questions or just leaving them blank?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 24, 2017 at 9:48 am #

Hi Tony,

If you are running out of time, you’re better off guessing the remaining questions rather than leaving the answers blank. The GMAT will penalize you for not finishing. Given that it’s an adaptive test, not finishing the exam could be significant. Think of it this way. Say you get 5 questions wrong. It’s better to get them wrong sporadically rather than consecutively. Getting questions incorrect consecutively could make your score drop faster.

Let’s look at the sporadic scenario first. You get one wrong and it’s a “Very Hard” question. The test may then try to give you another “Very Hard” one or perhaps a “Hard” one. If you get this next one right, it will likely stay at “Hard” or go up to “Very Hard” again. So, you’re telling the test, this is your level but you just got one wrong.

Let’s look at the consecutive scenario. You get a “Very Hard” question wrong near the end. It gives you “Hard”. You ran out of time, so you get this wrong. It gives you “Medium”. Again, you ran out of time, so you get it wrong. Uh oh. The test gives you “Medium” again. You get it wrong because of time. You’ve told the exam that this is your level, when it clearly isn’t.

Again, this is not a perfect example, but you get the general idea. Long story short. You want to finish the test. I would recommend working on pacing, and if you come across a question that’s going to take too long… make an educated guess and move on. If you’re already likely to get it wrong, it’s better to get one wrong, then a whole bunch straight at the end. But, if your near the end of the exam with a few questions to go, try your best to guess all of them rather than leaving them blank. A guessed answer has a better chance of getting it correct than a blank answer. Good luck! 🙂

• Tony January 24, 2017 at 9:59 am #

Great response… thank you! That really clears things up. I get the impression you can’t skip a question and come back to it later. True?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 24, 2017 at 10:27 am #

Hi Tony,

Yes, you’re absolutely correct that you cannot skip a question and come back to it later. For the GMAT, the test is adapting based on every answer, so you can only look forward! 🙂

19. Akshay Amitabh January 11, 2017 at 11:19 am #

Hi. Can you please tell me what exactly is a raw score as compared to a scaled score?

Is it the number of questions one gets correct in a particular question?

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

Hi Akshay,

The raw scores are just the number correct out of the total possible. So on the GMAT your quant score is X/37 and your verbal is X/41. This is not really reported anywhere on the GMAT. Instead, they scale your scores. Each skill is on a 0-60 scale and the composite of these becomes your 200-800 score. No one has the full details on how this is done because that is proprietary information for GMAC, but we have estimation tools available here on this blog. 🙂

20. Yerzhan November 19, 2016 at 3:55 am #

Hi! Thanks for this article – quite helpful. Still I have a question about the first smaller table – the one that show correlation between raw score and scaled score and percentile.
How it can be the same table for both verbal and quantitative section? I doubt because I had scaled scores of 40 for Quant and it was ranked as only 45% percentile, which fits the table in your article, fine, but I also got 37 for Verbal section which was assessed as 65-69% percentile and this situation does not fit the table at all. What I mean – quantitative and verbal section do seem to be converted in a bit different way. I am particularly curious on it as I left almost 5 questions blank on quantitative section – too bad and was wondering on how to estimate the impact of it…

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 23, 2016 at 11:34 am #

Hi Yerzhan– You’re absolutely right to think that the chart from “Ajay in Toronto” only applies to one of the sections. That chart is only for GMAT Quant. This is why the top raw score on the chart is 37– Quant only has 37 questions. So just from the questions alone, Verbal would be scaled different than Quant. GMAT Verbal would also be percentiled differently, because there are different national averages for scores on the Verbal and Quant sections of the GMAT.

Another reader of ours with the handle “Sweet” has offered a similar conversion chart in the comments, but Sweet’s chart is for Verbal rather than Quant. Below, I’ll repost Sweet’s GMAT Verbal raw-to-scaled-to-percentile table:

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

• Ari December 1, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

Hi,

Do you have the verbal score table w.r.t the new GMAT format of 36 questions?

Thank you!

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 5, 2018 at 9:49 am #

I don’t believe we have a table for that right now. But I do agree with you that this would be a good thing to add. I’ll pass your request along to our blogging team. (And if anyone else agrees with Ari and I that this might be a good idea, post a comment or message us– we value student requests!)

21. Rebecca November 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

11/14

Q49 V40 score 720

22. Xavier November 15, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

Took the test on 10/31, Q49 (77%) V36 (81%) and overall 700 (89%), 10 higher than the table, the percentiles are almost exact so I think I might have gotten a little lucky on the overall.

23. Stella November 13, 2016 at 10:30 am #

Hello,
What would be my score?
Thank you 🙂

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

As you can see in the first half of the big chart above, this would put your score around 640.

24. Stephanie November 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

V41 Q43, 690 – taken October 28, 2016. Spot on!

25. Caitlin October 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

Quant: 47, 65%
Verbal: 36, 81%

Total: 680, 84%

Pretty spot on

26. 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! 🙂

27. 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!!

28. 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

29. 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?

30. 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.

• Shilpa Khan October 29, 2016 at 11:31 am #

No worries.
I was wondering about the table of verbal scorings in the comments section below.
Does the above table apply to quant and verbal both?
I am baffled because someone in the comments section below has mentioned a different table for verbal.
I look forward to hearing you soon.
Thanks.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

Hi Shilpa,

I am not sure I completely follow this question. It sounds like you’re referring to a table in the comments? Would you mind directing me towards the comment or table you are referring to? Please note that if there is an external table referred to by a student/individual, we may not be able to speak upon those tables in more detail.

• Shilpa November 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

Yes,I am referring to a table in the comments below.
The following is the copied text of the comment.

“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”

I look forward to hearing you soon.
Thanks

• Shilpa Khan November 20, 2016 at 5:05 am #

Thanks for the response.You may consider referring to the following link.
https://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/how-to-calculate-gmat-scores/#comment-1730869

Thanks.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 23, 2016 at 11:22 am #

Got it, Shilpa. I’m not sure of the original source of that table. But I can tell you that the conversions in a “Verbal only” scoring table won’t apply int he same way to Quants. Quants has a different number of questions than Verbal, and national average scores (which are used to make percentiles) differ for Quants vs. Verbal.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 23, 2016 at 11:27 am #

Also, you can see a similarly formatted chart just for Quants near the beginning of this post. Here it is again:

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

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

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

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

46 Q / 44 V. Got a 720

33. 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! 🙂

34. 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 !!!

35. 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.

36. 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!)

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

Q 41
V 39

Total Score: 650

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

Gave Gmat today
Q47 V26 score 600

39. 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

40. 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.

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

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

42. 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 🙂

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

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

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

750 (98th percentile)

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

Table predicted 740

45. 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!

46. 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! 😀

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

Q41 / V34 Total: 620

48. 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! 🙂

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

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

50. 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.

51. 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)

52. 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.

53. 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

54. 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.

55. 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!

56. 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! 🙂

57. 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. 🙂

58. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

62. 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 🙂

63. 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!

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. 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.

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

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

69. 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!

70. 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.

71. 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

72. 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.

73. 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…

74. 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!

75. 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

🙂

76. 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.

77. 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

78. 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

79. 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

80. 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.

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

I got a Q50/V42

82. 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.

83. 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

84. 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

85. 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.

86. 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

87. 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

88. 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?

89. 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!!

90. 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

91. 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

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

Q 46
V 42
total 710

93. 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.

94. 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

95. 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 🙂

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

44Q 29V -580 not a 610.

97. 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

98. 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

99. 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.

100. 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

101. 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

102. 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! 🙂

103. 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

104. 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!!!

105. 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!

106. 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.

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

108. 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%

• Steph January 2, 2017 at 9:18 am #

Aw man. I took the exam last Friday (Dec. 30, 2016) and scored a Q47 which is now the 65th percentile.

Overall was 700 – Q47/V40. V40 is also now 91st percentile.

• Ran January 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

Hi guys I will take the Gmat Exam on May . I think that I am good in Q section but in V section I am weak 😭😭 because I’m not native English speaker ..any advice or ticknik to get a high score i have to get 70 % .

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