raw score of 30-34 out of 37) , could result in an 800.
So could a scaled score of 48 on the Verbal section and a 51 on the Quant section.
There are actually three ‘scores’ you receive in each section: the raw score (as in, how many questions out of 37 you get correct on the Quant section, how many questions out of 41 you get right on the Verbal section, etc.), the scaled score (1-60 for both Verbal and Quant), and the percentile ranking (which tells you how well you did on that section or the total score in relation to your peers).
Recent unofficial student reports indicate that a scaled Verbal score of 51 (approximately raw score of 35-37 out of 41) and a scaled Quant score of 48 (approx.
And yet even though an 800 is a lofty goal, it’s not impossible. Will a perfect GMAT score get you into the business school of your dreams?
First, for reference, here are the average GMAT scores for recent incoming classes at five top-tier MBA programs: Note that all five of these top-ranked MBA programs have average GMAT scores of 710 , and in many cases incoming students have average GMAT scores of 720 and above.This means, of course, that the number of students who actually get the GMAT highest score of 800 is exceedingly small.Out of the approximately 200,000 GMAT tests taken every year, only 2,000 score 760 or above.Below are the score ranges for the GMAT total score, as well as each individual section: So, how can you score that coveted perfect 800 GMAT score?There are a few reasons why we can’t know for certain how many questions you need to get right in order to get the GMAT max score.The important things to note here are that 1) you can have a slight discrepancy between your Verbal and Quant scores and still get an 800, but not a significant one, and 2) you can get a few questions incorrect and still get the max GMAT score.What we can know for sure is that to get the GMAT highest score, you’ll need to do well on both the Verbal and Quant sections, get very few answers incorrect in each section, not skip any questions, and answer difficult questions correctly. GMAC reports that very few students score very low or very high.But keep in mind it’s not a guarantee of admission, since in the admissions officers’ eyes, a 780 is quite similar the same as an 800.After you pass the academic GMAT cutoff, the rest of your application is what matters. When we discuss the GMAT score, we generally mean the total score, which includes both the Verbal and the Quantitative sections.The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment sections are not included in the total score.