GMAT® Scoring by Exam Section / GMAT Benchmarking Tool Identify and recruit the best talent for your program. Assess the skills candidates need to succeed in your program. Select the tabs below to review detailed GMAT score information including format, what each section measures, score ranges, and percentile rankings for each type of GMAT score. Our benchmarking tool allows you to: Use the Summary | Detailed button located at the top of the percentile table to view the percentile rankings in either of these formats. Use the Apply Filters button below (available for GMAT Accepting schools, login required) to further benchmark scores by country of citizenship, gender and GPA. Apply Filters Analytical Writing Assessment Integrated Reasoning Verbal Quantitative Total Analytical Writing AssessmentThe Analytical Writing section consists of one writing task—Analysis of an Argument. Format: One 30-minute written essay on the analysis of an argument. What it Measures: The test-taker's ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based on a specific line of thinking. A specific knowledge of the essay topic is not necessary; only the capacity to write analytically is assessed. Score Range: Average scores range from 0 to 6 in half point intervals. AWA scores are computed separately from the scores for the multiple-choice sections of the exam and have no effect on the Integrated Reasoning, Verbal, Quantitative, or Total GMAT scores. How it is Scored: An average of two independent ratings. Percentile Ranking: Rankings are based on the previous three years of GMAT exams taken between 2011 - 2013. Resources: AWA Overview View Integrated ReasoningThe Integrated Reasoning section gives you another data point to differentiate candidates. Format: Consists of 12 questions covering four question types: Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, and Table Analysis, to be completed in 30 minutes. What it Measures: Test takers ability to analyze and synthesize data in different formats from multiple sources. Score Range: Scores range from 1-8 in single-digit intervals. How it is Scored: The Integrated Reasoning score is provided as a separate score and is not included in the Total GMAT Score. Percentile Ranking: Rankings are based on test taker data from June 2012 - December 2013. Note this time period reflects tests taken from the launch of Integrated Reasoning and is not an entire three year period. Resources: Integrated Reasoning Overview Video VerbalThe Verbal section allows candidates to showcase their verbal abilities. Format: 41 questions comprised of reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction to be completed in 75 minutes. What it Measures: The test taker's ability to read and comprehend written materials, reason and evaluate arguments, and correct written material to confirm to standard written English. Score Range: Verbal scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below nine and above 44 for the Verbal section are rare. How it is Scored: The Verbal score is included as part of the Total GMAT Score. Percentile Rankings: Verbal percentile rankings are based on the previous three years of GMAT exams taken between 2011 to 2013. Resources: Verbal Overview Video QuantitativeThe Quantitative section highlights data analysis and reasoning skills. Format: Consists of 37 questions on Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving, to be completed in 75 minutes. What it Measures: The test taker's ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. Understand problems involving arithmetic, elementary algebra, and common geometry concepts. Evaluate the amount of information needed to solve quantitative problems. Score Range: Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare. How it is Scored: The Quantitative score is included as part of the Total GMAT Score. Percentile Rankings: Quantitative rankings are based on the previous three years of GMAT exams taken from 2011 to 2013. Resources: The Quantitative Section Overview Video TotalRely on GMAT scores to help you select the best applicants for your program. Format: The GMAT total score is composed of the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the exam. What It Measures: The GMAT exam measures the test taker's ability to assess higher-order reasoning skills: verbal, quantitative, analytical writing and integrated reasoning and has proven validity in predicting success in the first year of graduate management education. Score Range: Total GMAT Scores range from 200 to 800. Two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600. How it is Scored: The Official GMAT Score Report show five scores: Total, Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative within the last five years, the most recent AWA essay responses, and the following background information: country of citizenship, gender, date of birth, telephone number, undergraduate institution, grade point average, major, date of graduation, intended graduate study, and highest level of education attained. GMAT Test takers are provided with the ability to see their unofficial scores prior to making a decision to accept or cancel those scores. A self-canceled score will appear as a "C" on the official score report, along with all GMAT attempts for the previous five years. Test takers that self-cancel on test day have the opportunity to reinstate those scores within 60 days of the test date. In cases of repeat testing, the score report will show all of the test taker's GMAT scores for the past five years. Test takers make print an unofficial score report after they finish the exam, but this does not include the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) or Integrated Reasoning scores and should not be accepted in lieu of an Official Score Report. Resources: GMAT Scores Overview Video Percentile Rankings: GMAT Total Score percentile rankings are based on the previous three years of GMAT exams taken.