Tests scores for the GMAT range from 200 to 800, with approximately 60 percent of test-takers scoring between 400 and 600. The exam also includes a percentile ranking to rate the results. The percentile is the most common way to interpret your score. Those who score 70 percent means that only 30 percent of other test-takers scored just as well or higher. Although the individual’s score will never change, the percentile of the test can fluctuate depending on how well other people performed. Test-takers should attempt to score as high of a percentile as possible to increase their chances of being admitted into a top business school. Those who earn a score in the 50th percentile are considered to have performed poorly on the GMAT and are recommended to retake the test. The percentile of the GMAT is updated each summer with exam data used from the last three years. The percentile ranking is usually what admissions committees evaluate the most to determine where you stand compared to other applicants and is considered to be a more important factor compared to the applicant’s overall score.
Only seven percent of students score 700 or more and only a tiny one percent score above 760. 93 percent of people fail to get a good score. The average score is 561.