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# 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%
Note: Percentiles for mean scores are estimates.

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%