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

    You will receive an email with instructions to view, download, or print your Official Score Report online.

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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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  • 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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    Control Your GMAT Experience with These Three Features

    Harness Free GMATPrep software, Score Preview, and the Enhanced Score Report to optimize your GMAT experience for your best score.
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  • Preview Your GMAT Score

    Test takers can see their scores before deciding whether to report them.
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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

By allowing you to cancel a score you do not wish to report - maybe you were just practicing - or a score that you believe doesn’t reflect your true skills or isn’t in the range of scores preferred by your target schools, the GMAT exam’s Score Preview feature allows you to make the choice to cancel or report your GMAT score immediately following your GMAT exam. That means you need to be ready to make this decision before you sit down to take the GMAT.

  • 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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