GMAT Exam Scoring

More than just a score, studying for and doing well on the GMAT exam gets you ready for day one of school.

After you take the GMAT exam, you will receive five scores: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total. But the GMAT is much more than just a score. Preparing for and taking the exam will let you display your skills to the right schools and help you prepare for the first day class. 

In this section, learn what GMAT scores mean for you and for graduate business programs.

Your Score Report

Each of your five GMAT exam scores is reported on a fixed scale and appears on the Official GMAT Score Report that you and your designated score recipients (graduate business programs) receive.

  • Obtain Your GMAT Score Report

    Keep your Unofficial Score Report so that you can access your Official Scores later.
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  • Preview Your GMAT Score

    GMAT test takers can now see their scores before deciding whether to report them.
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  • Understand Your GMAT Score Report

    Your GMAT score report includes your Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total scores.
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  • Send Your Scores to Schools

    Send your Official Score Report to additional programs by requesting Additional Score Reports for a fee.
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  • Julie Barefoot

    How Schools Use Your Scores

    Graduate business programs use your scores as one important piece of their overall admissions process.
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  • What Your Percentile Ranking Means

    Schools use percentile rankings to compare you with other test takers over a three-year period.
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Cancelling Scores

GMAT scores may be cancelled by you immediately after taking the test, or, in the case of test security issues, by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global non-profit council of business schools. Keep in mind that if you are not happy with your score, you may choose to retake the GMAT exam.

  • If You Cancel Your Scores

    If you feel you didn’t perform your best on test day, it is possible to cancel your GMAT scores, but you may only do so immediately after taking the test.
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  • If GMAC Cancels Your Scores

    Your GMAT score may be cancelled due to testing irregularities, identification discrepancies, or misconduct.
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  • Business Students on the computer

    GMAT Behind the Scenes: Repeat Testing

    If you’re thinking about retaking the GMAT exam, learn more in this Official GMAT blog post about how well you can expect to do, as well as who retakes the GMAT and why.
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  • Jon Kaplan

    Repeat Test Taking: Hear from Schools

    Schools understand that first-time test takers may not be fully prepared for the test-day experience. Jon explains why you may want to take the GMAT exam more than once.
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