# GMAT Scores

## What is a Good Score in GMAT?

GMAT is a computer adaptive test or CAT, meaning that the questions that appear on the screen of any particular test taker depends upon his or her performance. However, this does not affect the scoring technique that is employed by the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) while furnishing the test scores. There are misconceptions about the scores and the scoring technique. If a good student attempts the first lot of questions well, then it is obvious that he or she gets difficult questions while they progress through the paper. Many question what if they cannot attempt the difficult questions that appear in the test. However, this variation does not affect your scores since GMAC uses a very critical algorithm in order to evaluate your performances in GMAT.How is GMAT Evaluated?Your scores are a mixture of both percentile scores and scaled scores for each section of the test.

• Normally, the scores range between a figure of 200 and 800. Surprisingly, this total score includes only the Quantitative and the Verbal sections.
• The Integrated Reasoning section and the Analytical Writing Assessment section are scored separately.
• The GMAC confirms that almost 70% to 75% of the testing population obtains a score that typically ranges between 400 and 600. This helps us notice that the average score of the test is typically around 500 out of a maximum of 800 in the Quantitative and the Verbal sections.
• The scores of the Quantitative and the Verbal section range on a scale of 0 and 60.
• The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the GMAT is evaluated on a scale that ranges from 0 to 6 and the score increments or decrements are half-point. Each of the two essays of the AWA section will be evaluated by two independent evaluators, of which one may be the automated scoring machine.
• Likewise, the sum total of the Integrated Reasoning section range between 1 and 8 and have increments or decrements in one-point intervals.
• On the whole, the scores of the AWA or the IR sections do not have any effect on either of the Quantitative or the Verbal sections and the whole GMAT score for that matter.