# GMAT Scoring

**GMAT overall scores range from 205 to 805**, in increments of 10.

**Section scores range from 60 to 90**, in increments of 1. All three sections contribute equally to the overall GMAT score. GMAT scores are valid for five years.

## GMAT Percentile Rankings

Percentile rankings indicate the percent of test takers who score below your score, based on data from all test takers in the five-year period prior to your test date. More than half of test takers score between 485 (24%) and 605 (75%). The table below summarizes historical score performance, based on the latest GMAC data. For each percentile, we have taken the closest score.

Scores |
Halfway |
Mean |
Median |
70th %ile |
90th %ile |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Data Insights |
75 = 51% | 74.4 = 48% | 75 = 51% | 78 = 73% | 81 = 90% |

Verbal |
75 = 19% | 79.0 = 51% | 79 = 51% | 81 = 70% | 84 = 91% |

Quantitative |
75 = 35% | 77.7 = 50% | 78 = 52% | 81 = 71% | 85 = 89% |

Overall |
505 = 31% | 546 = 47% | 555 = 53% | 595 = 72% | 645 = 89% |

**At higher levels, a small increase in points can mean a big increase in percentile ranking**. For example, moving up just 30 points from a 605 (75%) to a 635 (85%) puts you ahead of an additional 10% of all test takers.

## Score Concordance Table

The prior GMAT Exam (10th Edition) was retired in early 2024. This prior version had an overall score range from 200 to 800. **Current GMAT scores are NOT comparable to prior scores** (e.g. a 705 is NOT equivalent to a 700). When devising the current GMAT, the GMAC adjusted the scoring scales to allow for a more even, normal distribution. Prior scores, especially Quant scores, had become skewed as the test population changed over time.

A **current GMAT score equates to a higher score from the retired GMAT** Exam (10th Edition), the more so at higher scoring levels. The following table provides some examples of equivalent scores. A complete concordance table is available here.

GMAT Exam |
Retired GMAT Exam(10th Edition) |
Percentile |
---|---|---|

745 | 770 | 100% |

705 | 750 | 99% |

665 | 720 | 94% |

635 | 690 | 85% |

605 | 650 | 75% |

575 | 620 | 62% |

555 | 600 | 53% |

525 | 550 | 38% |

485 | 500 | 24% |