GMAT Score Report

Your Total score and section scores are available upon your completion of the test. You have the option to cancel your accepted score up to 72 hours after the completion of your exam.

If you cancel your scores, they cannot be reinstated later.  The test will not be refunded.

The official score report is available online instead of being mailed to you. Through a direct email 3-5 days after the test, you will be notified of the accessibility of your online official score report which is also available to the schools you selected as recipients. Official Score Reports are now mailed to the student by request only.

During the test, if you click "Section Exit" or "Test Quit," you will have to confirm your choice. If you clicked it by mistake or change your mind, just select the option "Return to Where I Was." Once you exit a section or quit a test, you won’t be able to return to it and won’t receive a score for any section, regardless how many questions you have answered.

You may take the GMAT only once every 16 calendar days and no more than 8 times within any 12-month period. The retest policy applies even if you cancel your score or quit a test within that time period. Official GMAT score results are kept on file for 10 years. All your scores and cancellations within the last five years will be reported to the institutions you designate as score recipients.

On your test day, you may select up to five schools to receive your scores before you take the test. Once you have made your selection, you will not be able to change or delete the list of schools. If you would like to send your scores to more schools, you may order additional score reports at a cost of U.S. $35 per school.

GMAT Score Distribution

Total Score:

  • Score range: 205-805
  • Mean score: 546
  • Score intervals: 10
  • Standard error of measurement: 30-40 points

Individual Section Score:

  • Score range: 60-90
  • Score intervals: 1
  • Standard error of measurement: 3 points

Your GMAT score is an important part of your overall application.

  • If you receive a score below 500, we recommend that you retake the exam. A score below 500 will make acceptance to any school rather difficult.

  • A score below 600 will make acceptance into a top school unlikely without an otherwise flawless application.

  • A score in the range of 600-700 will help keep you in the running for acceptance into a top business school.

  • A score above 700 is terrific and will help improve your MBA applications.

  • Scaled scores of 715 out of 805 on the combined test generally correspond to the 99th percentile.