GMAT Exam Scoring

The GMAT exam measures real-life business skills that you’ll use in the classroom and throughout your career.

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

    You must keep your Unofficial Score Report so that you can access your Official Scores later.
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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

    You may send your Official Score Report to additional programs by requesting Additional Score Reports for a fee.
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  • How Schools Use Your Scores

    Because GMAT scores are reliable predictors of academic success, graduate business programs use the scores to evaluate you during the admissions process.
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  • What Your Percentile Ranking Means

    Percentile rankings are a useful evaluation tool for admissions professionals, as they compare you with other test takers over a three-year period.
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  • Julie Barefoot

    Julie Barefoot: GMAT Score Weight

    In this video, Julie Barefoot, Associate Dean of Admissions, Goizueta Business School, explains why GMAT scores give her a way to ascertain whether prospective students have the ability to contribute and perform well.
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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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  • Cancellation of Your Scores by GMAC

    Your GMAT score may be cancelled due to testing irregularities, identification discrepancies, or misconduct.
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    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

    Jon Kaplan: Unhappy with Your GMAT Score?

    Jon Kaplan, formerly of the Argyos School of Business and now the Executive Director, Part-Time Berkeley MBA Programs, recommends taking the test a second or third time if you’re not happy with your first score.
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