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GMAT Score Chart (and How to Use It) [2024]

In 2023, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) introduced a new edition of the GMAT.  One of the major changes to the exam was the introduction of a new GMAT section, Data Insights, which assesses a test taker’s ability to analyze data and apply it within a variety of scenarios. This new section is included in your overall score and, as a result, a dual-axis chart (like this old one) can no longer be used to calculate your total GMAT score.

Instead, use our GMAT Score Calculator below to determine:

If you’ve taken the legacy GMAT exam—don’t worry. These scores will continue to be accepted by MBA programs for the foreseeable future. You can work out your total legacy GMAT score here.

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How to Use the GMAT Score Calculator

By using the GMAT score calculator, you can understand better how your scaled scores in the Quant, Verbal, and Data Insights sections map to your total score.  With this knowledge, you can figure out how much you need to improve your GMAT performance in each section to achieve your target GMAT score, or your target placement in the percentile ranking—for top MBA programs, this will be at least the 90th percentile overall. 

Step One: Input your Verbal, Quant, and Data Insights Scores

Plug in your scaled section scores into the calculator to determine your total score on the 805-point scale. Note that the default values are set to the average score for each section.

Step Two: Compare your Scores with the Averages at your Target Programs

Once you’ve determined your total GMAT score, take a look at the scoring data at MBA programs to see how your score aligns with your target programs.

Step Three:  Play with Different Scaled Scores

Tweak your individual scaled scores with the calculator to see the best path toward achieving your goal score given your previous results.

Because MBA programs respect the GMAT’s ability to predict success in the classroom and median GMAT scores are a significant factor in MBA rankings, a strong GMAT score will significantly improve your chances of admission at a top program. However, individuals with particularly competitive profiles can sometimes still gain admission with GMAT scores well below the median. 

For everyone else a below-median GMAT score is not going to contribute positively to your MBA candidacy. For expert insight into what GMAT score you need to be competitive, you should speak with an experienced GMAT tutor who understands the MBA admissions landscape.

GMAT Score Concordance Table: What is Your GMAT Focus Score Worth?

Because these different GMAT scores are not on a common scale, GMAT Focus Edition scores cannot officially be compared to scores from the legacy edition of the exam. While scores of 700 and 705 may look similar, they represent very different performance levels.  

In order to understand your relative competitiveness, you can use the concordance table below to examine the score distribution between the two versions of the exam by percentile.

Based on percentile data, we can safely assume that the average GMAT Focus Edition score will fall somewhere around 675-715 for most of the top programs.   

Click here to see a full concordance table
PercentileGMAT Focus Edition ScoreGMAT Legacy Score
100.00%805800
100.00%805790
100.00%795790
100.00%785790
100.00%785780
99.90%775780
99.90%765780
99.90%755780
99.80%755770
99.70%745770
99.50%735770
99.40%735760
99.20%725760
98.70%715760
98.60%715750
98.10%705750
97.90%695750
96.90%695740
96.70%685740
96.10%685730
95.20%675730
94.00%675720
93.20%665720
92.60%665710
89.60%655710
89.30%655700
86.70%645700
85.10%645690
83.50%635690
82.70%635680
80.10%625680
80.10%615680
78.30%615670
74.50%615660
74.50%615650
71.50%605650
70.70%595650
65.30%595640
64.80%585640
62.80%585630
62.10%585620
58.90%575620
55.80%575610
55.10%565610
52.70%565600
51.40%555600
47.80%555590
46.70%555580
44.30%545580
43.80%545570
41.10%535570
38.20%535560
37.90%525560
35.60%525550
35.00%515550
32.30%515540
30.80%515530
28.50%505530
28.50%495530
27.30%495520
25.10%495510
24.30%495500
23.00%485500
22.40%485490
21.10%475490
19.20%475480
18.80%475470
17.60%465470
17.10%465460
15.30%455460
14.10%455450
13.90%445450
12.80%445440
12.70%435440
11.50%435430
10.40%435420
10.40%435410
9.40%425410
9.40%425400
8.50%415400
7.70%415390
7.50%415380
6.90%405380
6.70%405370
6.20%395370
5.60%395360
5.30%395350
4.70%385350
4.70%375350
4.20%375340
3.70%375330
3.70%375320
3.30%365320
3.30%365310
2.70%355310
2.50%355300
2.40%345300
2.20%345290
2.20%345280
2.10%335280
1.80%335270
1.70%335260
1.60%335250
1.40%325250
1.30%315250
1.00%315240
1.00%305240
0.90%305230
0.80%295230
0.60%295220
0.60%285220
0.50%285210
0.40%275210
0.40%265210
0.30%255210
0.30%255200
0.20%245200
0.20%235200
0.10%225200
0.10%215200
0.00%205200

Based on percentile data, we can safely assume that the average GMAT Focus Edition score will fall somewhere around 675-715 for most of the top programs.

What Can’t GMAT Score Calculators/Tables Tell You?

GMAT Score calculators and GMAT score tables are useful for determining total scores from raw input, and in allowing you to understand how improvement in one or another section may impact your overall score. However, they can’t tell you how competitive your profile is, the score you need to be considered for MBA admission, or whether a transition to the GRE might better support your candidacy.

To learn more about your GMAT score and how it will impact your odds of admission—as well as how to improve—you should speak with a GMAT tutor.

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GMAT Practice Tests

Many MBA applicants find they score highly on GMAT practice tests, only to achieve a disappointing result on the official GMAT exam.

We advise only using official GMAT practice materials when approaching the exam as the quality of materials can differ drastically from company to company.

Official Score Reports

The other useful data to have on hand when trying to determine the areas in which you need help is the official score report, which is available in your MBA.com account for free after you take the GMAT. This report goes beyond the standard official GMAT score report for the legacy version and will, in addition to giving you your scaled Quant, Verbal, and DI scores, also break down your correct and incorrect answers by question type.

GMAT Verbal Reasoning Question Types

GMAT Quantitative Reasoning Question Types

Data Insights Question Types

Fundamental Skills from Quant Categories

If you know from the GMAT score chart above what scaled scores you need to achieve to meet your goal on the 805-point score, and you know from your official score report which question types are holding you back, you have everything you need to create a GMAT study plan and use your time in the most efficient way. 

Preparing for the GMAT

Preparing for the GMAT exam is one of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of the MBA application.

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a host of free online GMAT resources to help you prepare for the GMAT:

Legacy GMAT Score Chart

Verbal
Quant
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
30 510520530530540550560560570580580590600610610620630640640650660670
31 520530530540550560560570580580590600610610620630640640650660670670
32 520530530540550560570570580590600610610620630640640650660670670680
33 530540550560560570580580590600610610620630640640650660670670680690
34 540550560560570580580590600610610620630640640650660670670680690690
35 550560560570580580590600600610620630640640650660670670680690690700
36 550560570580580590600610610620630640640650660670670680690690700710
37 560570580580590600610610620630640640650660670670680690690700710720
38 570580580590600610610620630640640650660670670680690690700710720720
39 580580590600610610620630640640650660670670680690690700710720720730
40 580590600610610620630640640650660670680680690690700710720720730740
41 590600610610620630640640650660670670680690690700710720720730740740
42 600610610620630640640650660670670680690690700710710720730740740750
43 610610620630640640650660670670680690690700710720720730740740750760
44 610620630640640650660670680680690690700710720720730740740750760770
45 620630640640650660670670680690690700700720720730740740750760770770
46 630640640650660670670680690690700710710720730740740750760770770780
47 640640650660660670680690690700710720720730740740750760770770780780
48 640650660670680680690690700710720720730740740750760760770780780780
49 650660670670680690690700710720730740740740750760770770780780780780
50 660670670680690690700710720730740740750750760770770780780780780790
51 670670680690690700710720730740750750760760770770780780780780790800

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