Access & Understand Exam Scores

Measuring and reporting on a comprehensive set of skills required for candidates to succeed in your program.

The GMAT Focus Edition is the proven leader in assessing the academic skills needed to succeed in graduate management education and beyond.

The GMAT Focus Edition is a computer-based assessment that measures your verbal, mathematical, and data analytics skills—skills that candidates have developed and honed over the years through education and work. Use the results of the GMAT Focus Edition as part of your admissions decisions to accurately predict who will succeed in your program, and who might be at risk for academic difficulty. The exam contains three sections. Candidate scores and percentile rankings are reported for each one:

  • Data Insights (60-90): Measures the ability to analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources and in different formats to solve complex problems.
  • Quantitative Reasoning (60-90): Measures the ability to reason quantitatively and discern how much data are needed to solve problems.
  • Verbal Reasoning (60-90): Measures the ability to analyze texts, draw inferences, and convey meaning effectively in English.

The GMAT Focus Edition Total score (205-805) is based on performance on all three sections.

Availability of Scores

An official GMAT Focus Edition Score Report shows each of these scores and the associated percentile ranking. The ranking indicates the percentage of exam scores below this score, based on the scores of the entire GMAT testing population for the most recent three-year period. Although the percentile rank may change slightly from year to year, the scaled numerical score never changes. Total GMAT scores range from 205 to 805.

Official GMAT Focus Edition score reports are available to the test taker and his or her designated score-report recipients (schools) approximately three to five days after the test date. When test takers select your program, their scores will be sent automatically to the chosen school(s) and can be uploaded to the candidate’s database. Once you become a score-report recipient, you can differentiate your program by advertising your status in your admissions materials, on your website, and through direct contact with select prospects. When approved and the test taker is assigned a GMAT program code, the school will be added to a database that test takers use to select their score-report recipients. View a sample score report here

Accessing scores is easy: it’s all online, available when needed, regardless of time zone. Test takers have the flexibility to download score report data and then import the data into your own database.

Catherine Bianchi

"I use GMAT scores because I believe they are a very good predictor of one's success—not only in our program, but once they leave the program."

Catherine Bianchi, Director, Graduate Admissions, Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business