Almost all GMAT aspirants come up with the query on how the GMAT is scored and how percentiles are calculated. So, if you are having the same set of questions in your mind, you are not alone. In this page, we will delve into “how the GMAT score is calculated”. But, before we begin to understand the calculations, you must know that you will get two score reports – the **Unofficial score report** and the **Official score report**.

**The Unofficial Score Report**

It is the one which you will receive immediately after finishing your test. It includes the following scores:

- DI score on the scale of 60-90 along with percentile
- Quantitative score on the scale of 60-90 along with percentile
- Verbal score on the scale of 60-90 along with percentile
- Total GMAT score on the scale of 205–805 along with percentile

**This is how it looks like:**

### Unofficial GMAT® Score Report

Scaled Score | Percentile** | |
---|---|---|

Data Insights | Score on the scale of 60-90 | Number |

Quantitative | Score on the scale of 60-90 | Number |

Verbal | Score on the scale of 60-90 | Number |

Total* | Score on the scale of 205-805 | Number |

**Your Total score is derived from your Verbal and Quantitative scores*

***The percentile ranking tables are updated every year, which means that your ranking may change as well. The most up-to-date version is available on mba.com/percentile ranking.*

**The Official Score Report**

This is the one which you will receive in about 20 days after taking the test.

- Quantitative score on the scale of 60-90 along with percentile
- Verbal score on the scale of 60-90 along with percentile
- Total GMAT score on the scale of 205–805 along with percentile
- DI score on the scale of 60-90 along with percentile

You will get to see the first four as soon as you are done taking the test (Unofficial Score Report). You will receive an email describing how to access your GMAT Official Score Report.

The scores on the scale of 200-800 comprise the Quantitative, Data Insights and the Verbal scores. It is not easy to create a GMAT Scoring Grid as the GMAC never reveals the way it calculates the scores on the scale of 205-805 based on the scores achieved in the Quantitative and the Verbal section of the GMAT.

**Factors influencing GMAT scores**

The scoring of GMAT is different from the other tests. It is a computer adaptive test which means that the first question you will see on the test in a Quant/Verbal section will be of medium difficulty level and if you get it right, then the next question will be of higher difficulty level. However if you get it wrong, then the next question you will see will be easier. Overall, your score depends on the following factors:

- The number of questions attempted
- The number of questions you get right
- The difficulty level of the questions you get right