Understand and Use Your GMAT™ Exam Score Report
The GMAT™ exam measures the verbal, mathematical, analytical writing, and integrated reasoning skills that are most relevant for graduate business education
- The Integrated Reasoning section requires you to interpret and analyze information from different sources and in a variety of formats to solve complex reasoning tasks.
- The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read, as well as your ability to recognize basic conventions of standard written English.
- The Quantitative Reasoning section tests your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.
- The Analytical Writing Assessment section measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas in writing.
Your GMAT Score incorporates the following:
Analytical Writing Assessment
- Score: 1-8
- 12 Questions
- Multi-Source Reasoning
- Table Analysis
- Graphics Interpretation
- Two-Part Analysis
- Score: 6-51
- 31 Questions
- Data Sufficiency
- Problem Solving
- Score: 6-51
- 36 Questions
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Reasoning
- Sentence Correction
Learn more about how the GMAT is scored.
GMAT Score Reports
Immediately After Your GMAT Exam
When you complete the exam, you will see four of your five scores: the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning and Total Scores (score based on the Quantitative and Verbal sections). Here are two things to think about when you see your Score Preview:
- What are the minimum scores you will report? You’ll be able to see your unofficial Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total scores, and you’ll have two minutes to accept or cancel them. If you don’t make a decision, your scores will automatically be canceled.
- Do you have time to retake the GMAT exam if you cancel your scores? You may take the exam up to five times a year, but only once during any 16-day period. The published turnaround time for Official Score Reports is 20 days, although you typically get them much faster. So, before you consider canceling your score, you’ll want to make sure you have time to schedule and retake the exam and have your Official Score Report delivered to your chosen graduate business programs.
Your Unofficial Score Report
If you accept your score at the test center, you will receive a print-out of your Unofficial Score Report prior to leaving the test center. The unofficial report includes your Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Total scores. You may use this report to determine:
- If you are a competitive applicant to the schools of your choice
- Whether you want to retake the exam
Although this Unofficial Score Report can be very helpful, you may not use it for your admissions applications.
Sample Unofficial Score Report >
Within Three Weeks Following Your Test Date
We will send you a notice by email that your official scores are available. The email will include instructions for online access to your scores. In addition to the scores from your unofficial score report, your Official Score Report will include your Analytical Writing Assessment Score, your GMAT percentile rankings, the personal data you provided at registration, and scores from other GMAT exams you have taken within the past five years.
Your official score is valid for five years, giving you the flexibility to take the exam and send your GMAT score to schools when you are ready. In addition to your GMAT scores, your Official Score Report includes:
- Digital photograph taken at the test center
- Self-reported background information, such as telephone number, undergraduate institution, grade point average (GPA), and intended graduate study
- Percentile rank
Sample Official Score Report >
Learn more about how to read your GMAT scores.
Enhanced Score Report
Choose to purchase an Enhanced Score Report. Through the GMAT Enhanced Score Report, you will receive personal insights by question type, area of focus, and pacing, providing you with actionable information to help you better understand your performance on the exam.
Your Official Score Report
Prior to taking the exam, you will have selected up to five schools to receive your Official Score Reports. This is included in your original registration. You can select additional schools to receive your scores online for a fee.
- Your GMAT scores are valid for five years and are available for reporting for up to 10 years. Scores over 10 years are not available.
- Your Official Score Reports, which include copies of your essays and your digital photograph are released only at your specific request—either when you take the test or when you request an Additional Score Report. Review more information about GMAT privacy policies.
- You have the option to cancel your scores on test day following your Score Preview, or for a fee, within 72 hours of your scheduled exam time.
- If you cancel your scores, but then later decide to reinstate them, login to your mba.com account or call GMAT customer service. Cancelled scores can be reinstated up to four years and 11 months from the exam date.