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Miller Analogies Test Score Percentiles

After taking the Miller Analogies Test, you will be provided with two percentile ranks: one comparing you to all test-takers and another that compares you to students in your same major (they tend to be close). MAT score percentiles can be used to compare yourself to thousands of other test takers from around the country, and students like to know what to aim for early on.

Unfortunately, Pearsonโ€”the maker of the MATโ€”has not released a broken down chart of Miller Analogies Test score percentiles. Some test makers can be positively stingy with such useful information. But we can still use several official sources to get a rough idea.

According to the Official MAT Scoring booklet, the average score on the MAT is 400. Thus, 400 represents the 50th percentile. From the examples given in the booklet, a score of 410 represents the 70th percentile. Lastly, looking at information from high IQ societies (Mensa, Intertel, etc.), a score of about 430 corresponds to around the 95th percentile, and a score of 450 corresponds to about the 99th percentile.

Remember, these are rough estimates based off official information. For improved accuracy, we might stick to ranges:

  • 400-404 = 50th percentile
  • 405-409 = 60th percentile
  • 410-415 = 70th percentile
  • 416-420 = 80th percentile
  • 421-425 = 90th percentile
  • 430-440 = 95th percentile
  • 450-600 = 99th percentile

There you have it! Estimated score percentiles forย the Miller Analogies Test.

Being an IQ test, scoring in the 90th percentile or higher is much rarer than on other standardized tests. Students should focus on scoring in the 70th and 80th percentiles. This will probably be sufficient for most schools and definitely attainable with strategic studying!

About Bertrand

Bertrand is a remote tutor and a MAT blogger for Magoosh. He received a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied education theory at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He has been studying and working in education since 2010. Born and raised in New Jersey, he now resides in Philadelphia. When he isnโ€™t helping students study or writing blogs for Magoosh, he spends his time practicing mixed martial arts and reading as much as his schedule permits.

28 Responses to “Miller Analogies Test Score Percentiles”

  1. I had an unofficial scaled score of 371. I was wondering what percentile I may be put in?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Justin ๐Ÿ™‚

      As we mention in the article, Pearson, the maker of the MAT, hasn’t published a chart converting scaled scores to percentiles. When you get your official score report, you’ll be provided with the percentile associated with your score. In the meantime, based on the idea that the 50th percentile is 400, a score lower that 400 will be < 50th percentile. According to Wikipedia’s article on the MAT, the standard deviation of the exam is around 25 points and the percentiles are based off of a normal curve. So, a score of 371 is a little more than 1 SD from the 50th percentile, corresponding to around a little less than the 16th percentile.

      Again, this is an estimate based on the information available. You’ll see your actual percentile ranking when you receive your official score report.

      Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Tiffint says:

        OK, Iam a little slow on the take. So, in 10-15days my test scores might go up by 25 points? I made a 371 also.

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

          Hi Tiffint,

          Unfortunately, no, that’s not what we’re discussing. This student wanted to know what percentile ranking the score of 371 may fall into, but the score itself is unlikely to change, and it certainly won’t change by a full standard deviation.

  2. Jennifer says:

    How about a scaled score of 397?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

      A scaled score of 397 would put you slightly below the 50th percentile (400), so an estimated percentile for 397 would be about 45-50th percentile. Again, this is a rough estimate based and we can’t guarantee that your official percentile is within this exact range. That said, I hope this helps at least a little!

  3. Brandon Shaw says:

    Hi! I received a raw score of a 62 on the official practice test from Pearson, and I scored a 65% on Barron’s (79 out of 120) first practice test. How likely is it that I could get into Mensa? I know the old raw score of 66 could get one in. I didn’t know if that has changed. In other words, is a raw score of 66 above the 95th percentile now? The one chart provided from the school in California seems a little generous, but I hope it is right!!!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Brandon,

      Sorry for the delay responding to you here. (If you have results to share with other students in your position, that would be great!) The problem with not having official percentile ranking information from Pearson is that we can only guess and have no comparison or cohort information. I would not expect the current ranking to be significantly different from the pervious ones you’ve seen, but beyond what is in this post, we don’t have much to go on. I hope you got the results you wanted! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. vishwanath Jantali says:

    Dear team,
    composite score of 568 in MAT. how much percentile?
    In many colleges cut-off says MAT-60 or MAT 70 or 80

    How do we interpret this using our composite score??

    pls suggest


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Vishwanath,

      You have to use a tool like this list of approximate percentiles Bertrand provided:

      400-404 = 50th percentile
      405-409 = 60th percentile
      410-415 = 70th percentile
      416-420 = 80th percentile
      421-425 = 90th percentile
      430-440 = 95th percentile
      450-600 = 99th percentile

      We don’t have a true percentile chart, but your score of 568 puts you above the 95th percentile so you easily make any of the cutoffs you mention. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. kirti variyani says:

    I had a composite score of 723.5 in MAT Dec 2016.
    What about my percentile?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Kirti,

      The MAT score range is from 200-600, so I do not think it is possible to have a 723.5 on the test. You might want to double check the score report to get a read on your score! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Philip says:

    I Scored a 428; however, I have taken note that you do not list a 428 within a particular percentile “421-425 = 90th percentile
    430-440 = 95th percentile
    450-600 = 99th percentile.” I assume the 428 will vary depending on test group, but my question is how much is that deviation. Would it still be considered in the 95th percentile possibly?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Philip,

      I would not suspect 95th percentile, but potentially 93rd or 94th depending on the cohort. Only the official report will tell. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Brandon Shaw says:


    Thanks for your help. I scored a 428 on the actual test and that put me in the 90th percentile. It was close to what you all predicted.

    Brandon Shaw.

  8. Sara Root-Simone says:

    Hi there,
    I am reviewing my scores for tests I’ve taken as I search for employment in the education field and was checking out what my MAT scores meant.
    In case you are looking for more info: I received a score of 456 which put me in the 99%.

    Exciting to know I can get into a grad program, but kind of useless otherwise. It was a fun test though.

    Peace, Sara

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Thanks for sharing, Sara. And congratulations on getting such an impressive percentile!

  9. Bertha says:

    Hello raw score was 363 on the MAT. Is that a passing grade?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      I believe you mean your unofficial score was 363. ๐Ÿ™‚ (A raw score would not exceed 120, the number of questions on the test.)

      A 363 below the 50th percentile. But it could still be a passing score. It all depends on where you’re applying. Every school has different MAT score requirements. So check with your prospective schools to see if a 363 is acceptable.

  10. Jo says:


    I scored at 409. Percentile guess??? Thanks!!

  11. Bennett says:

    Just finished. Got 423 scaled preliminary.

    Any guess on percentile?

  12. JP says:

    I would like to tutor the MAT at some point, so I took it for fun (and to get a decent score to establish some tutor cred). I am very happy with my provisional score of 479; it is definitely a test that plays to my strengths, though (a wide vocabulary + knowing a little about a lot). But I am not sure if it has much of a correlation with anything, except possibly the size of someone’s vocabulary. Case in point: I am terrible at math, but could answer all the “math” questions; I am tone deaf, but could answer all the “music” questions. Etc. The questions have more to do with knowing the terms than of grasping the actual concepts. Oh well. It was an hour well spent.

  13. Cait says:

    I took it just a few days ago and got a preliminary score of 423 myself.
    I wished I’d scored higher, but I know it’s not bad! Anyway, looking
    online I found a sample report from January this year listing 420
    as 84th percentile overall:

  14. Cait says:

    Got my score report back recently. A score of 423 ranks at the 87th percentile. Not shabby!

  15. Shaneika says:

    Hey, I just took the MAT and I receieved a score of 377. What is my estimated percentile? Is that a good score?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert Magoosh Test Prep Expert says:

      Hi Shaneika,

      You might find this blog post interesting as well! The folks who make the MAT don’t publish more information about the percentile ranges for MAT scores. You should receive a percentile score on your official score report (please let us know if you do!) As to whether this is a good score–that really depends on the schools and programs you are applying to! This blog post might help to answer that question, but you should really compare your score to the published scores for your target schools.

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