Scoring

The introduction of the Integrated Reasoning section will not affect the AWA, Quantitative, Verbal and Total score ranges.

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The Integrated Reasoning section is scored separately on a scale of 1-8. The IR score does not affect the AWA, Quantitative, Verbal or Total scores.

Scoring

GMAT Integrated Reasoning Score ScaleIntegrated Reasoning scores range from 1-8, in single-digit intervals. The Integrated Reasoning score offers a new data point for schools to consider applicants to their programs and does not affect the Quantitative, Verbal, Total, and Analytic Writing Assessment scores.

The IR score will be scored separately and is included on the unofficial score reports provided to test takers immediately after the exam.

Official Score Reports include an Integrated Reasoning score percentile, which is the proportion of scores below the given score. As the section is introduced, the Integrated Reasoning score percentile on Additional Score Reports (requested later) and on the GMAT score reporting website accessible to schools may change slightly as more test takers sit for the exam. GMAT score percentiles for the Analytical Writing Assessment, Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores are all based on three years’ worth of score data.  IR percentile scores will be updated monthly through 2012 and then updated yearly on the same schedule as the other GMAT percentiles.

 

GMAT Exam Section Score Range Intervals
Analytical Writing Assessment 0.0 - 6.0 Intervals of 0.5
Integrated Reasoning 1 - 8 Intervals of 1
Quantitative 0 - 60 Intervals of 1
Scores of < 7 or > 50
are extremely rare

Verbal

0 - 60 Intervals of 1
Scores of <9 or >44
are extremely rare
Total Score 200 - 800 Intervals of 10
Scaled from Verbal & Quantitative

Score Reports

The introduction of the Integrated Reasoning Section changed the format and layouts of the score reports (both data files and PDF reports). Schools that download data files into their proprietary database systems should have their systems updated to access GMAT score reports.

Download the files below to review changes to score report file formats and layouts.

File Name File Description Download
Technical Specification An overview of the changes to the .csv and .txt score report file formats. DOWNLOAD 
Comma Separated Value File Format
The score report layout (.pdf) of the comma separated value file format. DOWNLOAD 
Comma Separated Value
Sample Data File
A sample score report (.csv), accessible on the Score Reporting Website. DOWNLOAD 
Text File Format
The score report layout (.pdf) of the text file format. DOWNLOAD 
Text File
Sample Data File

A sample score report layout (.txt), accessible on the Score Reporting Website. DOWNLOAD 
Score Report File
A sample score report (.pdf), accessible on the Score Reporting Website. DOWNLOAD 

Publishing Official Score Reports

Official Score Reports are generally available 20 days after the test date.  Although GMAC has published a 20-day score report turnaround for many years, test takers and programs have become accustomed to a much quicker reporting time. GMAC is publishing Official Score Reports as quickly as possible, but it takes close to 20 days before Official Score Reports are available to ensure that all Integrated Reasoning scores are equivalent.

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