Every GMAT Aspirants must know about the calculation methodology.
The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test which assesses an applicant’s ability and assigns the questions in accordance with his/her performance and the format shifts as per the difficulty level and precision of the previous question attempted.
This indicates that the more difficult questions you answer correctly, the better are your chances to record a high GMAT score. One good news is that there are no negative points or marking in GMAT.
However, if you leave the Quant questions unanswered, it can result in a larger penalty rather than making random guesses.Given the GMAT exam format, if you keep getting the questions right, the impending questions would be tougher and if you attempt a question wrong, it can cost you dearly as the latter questions would be comparatively easier which would hence carry lesser marks.
Since 2014, GMAC implemented some changes in the exam policy which thereafter allows the test-takers to access their test scores on successfully concluding the test.
To understand how the GMAT score calculator works, it is imperative to note that the GMAT exam is scored on a scale of 200–800 and it comprises mainly of the Quantitative and Verbal scores.
The Quant & Verbal sections have a score range between 0-60 and the other two sections – AWA and Integrated Reasoning are scored between 0-6 and 1-8 respectively.
Generally, when you select score recipients, the entire score is sent to the B-Schools of your choice.
The overall GMAT score(200-800) is considered important to secure admissions to a management program. However, by saying this we wish to express that the AWA & IR scores are considered equally important for the total GMAT score.
How To Calculate the GMAT Test Score?
As the GMAT Exam help you stand out from the crowd during the admission process, the process of scoring must be in the right way.
You must focus your score insights along with your total Score. Insights will help you to understand your strengths and areas of developments.
|Section||Scoring||How the Section is Scored|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||0 – 60||Each essay is scored at least twice, once by a human reader and once by a computer. The scores are averaged to provide one section score, reported in intervals of 0.5.|
|Integrated Reasoning||1 – 8||The Integrated Reasoning score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly. Some questions may have multiple parts; you must answer all parts to a question correctly to receive credit for that question. Scores are reported in intervals of 1.|
|Quantitative and Verbal||0 – 6||The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections are item-level adaptive, and your score is based on three factors:|
You will earn a higher score if you answer a higher number of questions, answer more of them correctly, and qualify for questions of a higher difficulty level.
|TOTAL||200-800||Total Scores are based on your calculated performance before scores are given for the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections. The raw calculation is then converted to a number in the Total Score range.|
Scores are reported in intervals of 10. The standard error of measurement is 30-40 points.
All that matters at the end of the day is how well you’ve fared in the GMAT exam to record a seat in a top management program in one of the renowned B-Schools across the globe.
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