How to Calculate GMAT Scores

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Need a GMAT score calculator to determine a potential GMAT score from a practice test? Are you looking to retake the GMAT and wondering what score to aspire to? When you take the official GMAT, you’ll see your sectional and overall scores immediately.

But what should you do if you’re taking a practice test at home? How can you calculate your GMAT test score?

Magoosh has the only GMAT score calculator you need! First, enter your Verbal and Quant scores in the calculator below.


 
Then, read on for more about how the GMAT scoring system works, what your quant score and verbal score mean, how business schools use the GMAT test, and more!

 

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How does GMAT scoring work?

On the GMAT, you’ll answer questions in four sections: Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, and the AWA.

The number of questions you answered correctly in Verbal and Quant is then turned into a score of 0-60 in each section.

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Finally, these 0-60 scores are combined and scaled to give you your overall score on a 200-800 scale.

In other words, the GMAT total you see on your score report only combines your Verbal and Quantitative section scores, but doesn’t take your IR or AWA scores 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!
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GMAT Score Calculator


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How accurate is this GMAT score calculator?

The GMAC is very tight-lipped about their scoring algorithm.

However, we’ve taken a look at our previous students’ scores and have found that this app calculated scores with reasonable accuracy on the 200-800-scale. This GMAT score calculator is 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.
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GMAT Score Chart

If you want to take a closer look at how we’ve predicted the 0-60 sectional scores to an overall, 200-800 point score, here’s a handy table you can review!

V 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Q % 40% 44% 47% 52% 57% 59% 62% 66% 69% 71% 76% 81% 83% 85%
30 19% 470 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570
31 20% 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580
32 22% 480 490 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580
33 25% 500 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 580
34 26% 500 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600
35 28% 510 520 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 600
36 31% 520 530 530 540 550 560 550 570 580 580 590 600 610 610
37 34% 530 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620
38 36% 530 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 640
39 37% 540 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640
40 41% 550 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640
41 43% 560 560 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 610 620 640 640 650
42 45% 560 550 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 650
43 50% 570 580 580 590 600 610 610 610 630 640 640 650 660 670
44 52% 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 680
45 57% 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680
46 60% 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690
47 63% 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 650 660 670 680 690 690
48 69% 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 680 680 690 690 700
49 75% 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710
50 86% 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 710 710 720
51 96% 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720

 

V 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
Q % 89% 91% 94% 96% 96% 98% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99%
30 19% 580 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670
31 20% 580 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670
32 22% 590 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680
33 25% 600 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690
34 26% 610 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690
35 28% 610 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700
36 31% 620 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710
37 34% 630 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720
38 36% 640 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720
39 37% 640 650 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730
40 41% 650 660 670 680 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740
41 43% 660 670 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750
42 45% 670 670 680 680 690 700 710 710 720 730 740 750 750
43 50% 670 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760
44 52% 680 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770
45 57% 690 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 740 750 760 770 780
46 60% 690 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780
47 63% 700 710 720 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 790
48 69% 710 710 720 740 740 750 750 760 760 780 780 790 800
49 75% 720 730 740 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 780 780 800
50 86% 720 730 740 750 750 760 770 770 780 790 800 800 800
51 96% 730 740 750 750 760 770 780 780 790 800 800 800 800

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How do I read the GMAT score chart?

Use this chart to find out how your section scores create your overall score. This way, you can see what score you need in each section to calculate your dream score.

For example, different combinations of Verbal and Quant scores can be mixed to get you an overall score of 700–see what section you’re strongest in and aim to boost your score as much as possible in this area to get the overall score you want.

With that said, Verbal scores do “count” for slightly more of the overall score (GMAT test-takers tend to be stronger in Quant), so work on boosting your score in this area to get the strongest possible overall score!
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What are the percentiles along the rows and columns?

Since high Verbal scores “count” for slightly more than a high Quant score, 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.

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To see how your GMAT total score translates to your percentile, check out our article on calculating GMAT percentiles.
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Should I retake the GMAT?

We have a few thoughts taking the GMAT again that can help you figure out whether to retake the exam—and help you ace the GMAT the next time around if you do. Business school admission is a competitive process; in order to compete well with the pool of applicants you will be up against, scoring above 600 will help your chances.

Try not to stress!

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I’d love to hear what you think about this topic and our GMAT score calculator. Feel free to leave a comment below!

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