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GMAT Score Report

GMAT Score Report

The GMAT score report reflects 5 component parts of your GMAT score:

  • The GMAT Total score, which is the scaled score calculated on the basis of the raw scores obtained in only the Quantitative Reasoning and the Verbal Reasoning sections
  • The individual GMAT section scores
  • The Percentile Ranking for each score

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Items Unofficial GMAT Score Report Official GMAT Score Report GMAT Enhanced Score Report (ESR)
Total GMAT Score
Verbal Reasoning Score
Quantitative Reasoning Score
Integrated Reasoning Score
Analytical Writing Assessment Score
Sub-Section Performance
Time Taken in Each Section
Average Difficulty Level of Each Section
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What is the GMAT Score Report?

The GMAT score report reflects performance on the GMAT exam. However, the GMAT score report is not as simple as the mark sheets obtained after the completion of a graduate program, for instance. Once you take the GMAT exam, you will receive 2 types of GMAT score report: The Unofficial GMAT score report and the Official GMAT score report. You can also request for an Enhanced GMAT score report, to assess your performance on the GMAT.

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The Unofficial GMAT Score Report

The moment you complete your GMAT exam, you will be presented with a preview of your GMAT scores. However, you will be only able to view your Total GMAT score and the section scores for Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Integrated Reasoning. This report will also suggest your percentile ranking for each score, that is the percentage of the population that you performed better than. You will have the option to either accept or cancel these scores. If you accept the score, you will be handed out a print out of the report when you will leave the test center.

The Unofficial GMAT Score Report

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The Unofficial GMAT score report does not include the marks obtained in the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section as this segment needs to be graded by a human reader. The AWA marks are provided by GMAT exactly 20 days after the GMAT exam with the Official GMAT score report. You will only receive your AWA scores if you accept the Unofficial GMAT score report. The authentication code included in the unofficial GMAT score report is important as you will have to use it to be able to access your official GMAT score report once the same is uploaded online.

Official GMAT Score Report

The Official GMAT score Report typically includes 3 sections:

The Test Taker’s Information

This section consists of your essential information, namely,

  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Country of Citizenship
  • GMAT ID
  • Appointment Number

Optional Test Taker Information (Self-Reported)

This section is self-reported and optional. You may choose to not share your undergrad information. The information asked of you in this section, are the following:

  • Graduation Date
  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Highest Education Level
  • Undergraduate Institution
  • Undergraduate Major
  • Intended Graduate Study

Test Information

This section comprises of the following information:

  • Your Total GMAT marks and corresponding percentile rank
  • Your Quantitative Reasoning section mark and corresponding percentile rank
  • Your Verbal Reasoning section mark and corresponding percentile rank
  • Your Integrated Reasoning section mark and corresponding percentile rank
  • Your Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section mark and corresponding percentile rank

This section, however, does not only reflect your current GMAT scores but also the scores from all the GMAT tests that you have taken in the last 5 years. If you have cancelled or reinstated a cancelled any score, the same will not be indicated in your official GMAT test result.

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How is the Official GMAT score received?

Once the GMAT result is ready, Pearson VUE will send you an email notification with a unique link to access your GMAT scores. Use the authentication code that was provided with your Unofficial GMAT result to access your Official GMAT scores. Ideally, the Official GMAT result is received within 20 days from your last GMAT appointment. You can visit mba.com to view your GMAT result and even download and print a copy for yourself.

Sending scores to schools

Before you start your GMAT exam, you will be asked to select 5 schools that you want GMAC to send your GMAT scores to. These schools will receive your Official GMAT scores once the result is ready. Sending scores to these 5 schools does not involve any extra cost. However, if you desire to send your GMAT scores to more than 5 schools, you will have to pay USD 35 for each additional Official GMAT result. You need to log in to your GMAT profile on the mba.com website to request for additional GMAT results. However, if you wish to request for additional GMAT score reports over phone, you need to contact the GMAT Customer Care service; you will have to pay the surcharge of USD 10 if you request for additional GMAT score reports over phone.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report (ESR)

The GMAT Enhanced score report may be requested for at a price of USD 30 even after you have cancelled your GMAT scores at the test center or you have either cancelled or retained your Official GMAT score. The GMAT ESR provides you with a detailed analysis of your performance at the GMAT and helps you understand your weaknesses and strengths. Here is a sample GMAT Enhanced Score Report

GMAT Enhanced Score Report

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The GMAT ESR provides diagnosis of

  • Your overall GMAT performance – time management per and percentile rank.
  • Your performance in the Quantitative Reasoning section – time taken to answer each question, the percentage of questions that were correctly answered, and your percentile rank.
  • Your performance in the Verbal Reasoning section – time taken to answer each question, the percentage of questions that were correctly answered, and your percentile rank.
  • Your performance in the Integrated Reasoning section – time taken to answer each question, the percentage of questions that were correctly answered, and your percentile rank.

The overall GMAT performance provides a summary of your skills and your stand among the GMAT test takers. The time management graph, importantly, compares the time taken by you to answer each section as against the average time that should be ideally taken by the test takers to complete the test.
The GMAT ESR is a live page that provides you with detailed analysis of your performance on the GMAT test when you place your cursor at particular points on the graph areas.
Explained below are the specific points of analysis for each section on the GMAT ESR:

GMAT Enhanced Score Report

GMAT Enhanced Score Report

 
GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Integrated Reasoning (IR) section

GMAC analyses the performance in the IR section and reports

  • Overall score and percentile stand
  • The percentage of questions that you answered correctly
  • Total time taken to complete the section
  • Total time taken for questions answered correctly
  • Total time taken for questions answered incorrectly
  • A summary of performance

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Integrated Reasoning (IR) section

Thus, a thorough analysis of this report will help you understand if you need to improve upon your time management skills or your knowledge of the concepts tested in the section or both for you to be able to obtain a good percentile rank.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Verbal Reasoning section

GMAC analyses the performance in the Verbal section and reports

  • Overall score and percentile stand
  • Performance in each sub-section (or the three types of questions, namely, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Correction)
  • Performance by fundamental skills in each sub-section
  • The percentage of questions that you answered correctly
  • Total time taken to complete the section and total time taken to complete each sub-section
  • Percentage of questions correctly or incorrectly answered in each quarter
  • The average difficulty level of questions in each quarter
  • Average time taken for each question correctly or incorrectly answered in each quarter
  • A summary of performance

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Verbal Reasoning section

Thus, you understand the percentage of test takers that you performed better than in the Verbal section of GMAT. Besides, the average GMAT Verbal score and the percentile stand for the same also helps you analyze your percentage stand better. The sub-section rankings are also critical for you to understand where your specific weakness lay.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Verbal Reasoning section

A comparison between the average time taken by the students to complete the GMAT Verbal section and the time taken by you to answer each sub-section of the GMAT Verbal section provides you with clarity on your time management skills. Additionally, a detailed breakup of the questions answered correctly/incorrectly in each of the sub-sections also provides you with a perspective to understand your need for improving on particular skill-sets, types of questions, and overall time management.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Verbal Reasoning section


To be able to improve your score on GMAT, you must know your weak areas and work upon the same. The GMAT ESR enhanced graphics precisely points out your stand on the skills tested through each sub-section.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Verbal Reasoning section

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Verbal Reasoning section

Thus, according to the graphics, the test taker needs to improve his ability to identify the author’s intended idea, his knowledge and understanding of the standard grammatical norms of the written English language, and his proficiency to read, understand, and analyze written information.

It is said that answering the first few questions is crucial to setting the pace of the test. Remember, you must always strive to answer the first few questions correctly as the GMAT is a computer-adaptive test, or the difficulty level of the next question depends on the difficulty level of the last correctly answered question. The Enhanced Report divides the set of questions into four quarters to enable objective representation of the questions you were able to correctly answer or incorrectly answer/leave unanswered. Additionally, you also get to understand the difficulty level of the questions you correctly/incorrectly answered and the overall difficulty of the section. This break up of the number of questions correctly answered and the level of difficulty of questions answered, when compared with the average time taken to answer each section, provides you with the most in-depth understanding of how you should manage your time while refurbishing your skill-set.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Verbal Reasoning section

 
GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Quantitative Reasoning section

GMAC analyses the performance in the Verbal section and reports

  • Overall score and percentile stand
  • Performance in each sub-section
  • Performance by fundamental skills in each sub-section
  • The percentage of questions that you answered correctly
  • Total time taken to complete the section and total time taken to complete each sub-section
  • Percentage of questions correctly or incorrectly answered in each quarter
  • The average difficulty level of questions in each quarter
  • Average time taken for each question correctly or incorrectly answered in each quarter
  • A summary of performance

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Quantitative Reasoning section

Thus, you understand the percentage of test takers that you performed better than in the Quant section of GMAT. Besides, the average GMAT Quant score and the percentile stand for the same also helps you analyze your percentage stand better. The sub-section rankings are also critical for you to understand where your specific weakness lay.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Quantitative Reasoning section

A comparison between the average time taken by the students to complete the GMAT Quant section and the time taken by you to answer each sub-section of the GMAT Quant section provides you with clarity on your time management skills. Additionally, a detailed breakup of the questions answered correctly/incorrectly in each of the sub-sections also provides you with a perspective to understand your need for improving on particular skill-sets, types of questions, and overall time management.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Quantitative Reasoning section

To be able to improve your score on GMAT, you must know your weak areas and work upon the same. The GMAT ESR enhanced graphics precisely points out your stand on the skills tested through each sub-section.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Quantitative Reasoning section

Thus, according to the graphics, the test taker needs to improve his expertise in principles of geometry, value/order/factors, ration and proportion, and algebra.

It is said that answering the first few questions is crucial to setting the pace of the test. Remember, you must always strive to answer the first few questions correctly as the GMAT is a computer-adaptive test, or the difficulty level of the next question depends on the difficulty level of the last correctly answered question. The Enhanced Report divides the set of questions into four quarters to enable objective representation of the questions you were able to correctly answer or incorrectly answer/leave unanswered. Additionally, you also get to understand the difficulty level of the questions you correctly/incorrectly answered and the overall difficulty of the section. This break up of the number of questions correctly answered and the level of difficulty of questions answered, when compared with the average time taken to answer each section, provides you with the most in-depth understanding of how you should manage your time while refurbishing your skill-set.

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section

GMAC analyses the performance in the AWA section and reports

  • Overall score and percentile stand
  • The sub-section rating
  • A summary of performance

GMAT Enhanced Score Report – Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section

The performance analysis section of the GMAT Enhanced Score Report for the AWA section indicates your performance on the basis of the four primary parameters used for grading the section, namely, analysis of the given information, the relevance of the essay to the given information, organization of ideas in the essay, and communication of ideas, reasons, and perceptions through the essay.

Validity of GMAT Result

GMAT scores are valid for a period of 5 years and are available for reporting for 10 years.

Cancelling and Reinstating Scores

After you complete your GMAT exam, you are presented with a preview of your GMAT scores and provided with 2 minutes time to decide if you will accept the scores or cancel the scores. If you do not select a response within 2 minutes, your scores are automatically cancelled.

GMAT Scores

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However, if you decide to cancel your scores after leaving the test center, you will have to pay a fee of USD 25 to cancel your GMAT score. The canceled GMAT score, however, is not reflected in your Official GMAT result. Further, you are provided with a 72-hour window after your GMAT exam to cancel your score. If you happen to buy additional GMAT score during this 72-hour period, your request for score cancellation is declined. In that scenario, you must contact the GMAT Customer Care service.

In the event that you fail to attain your desired GMAT result despite a retake and you feel that your cancelled GMAT score provide you with a good percentile rank, you can request GMAC to reinstate your score. You will have to pay USD 50 to reinstate your GMAT score.

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