- By Administrador Kalvirs
- Posted Nov 10 , 2015
- 9:20 pm
The GMAT yields five scores: verbal, quantitative, total, analytical writing and integrated reasoning:
Your Total Score
The total score is a scaled combination of the verbal and quantitative scaled scores, and thus reflects a student’s overall performance on the verbal and quantitative sections of the test.
To compute the scaled score for the Verbal and Quantitative sections, GMAT uses an algorithm that takes the following factors into account:
- The number of questions answered within the time permitted
- The number of questions answered correctly
- The statistical characteristics (including level of difficulty) of the questions answered
Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Verbal and Quantitative scores are on a fixed scale and can be compared across all GMAT test administrations, but because they measure different constructs, they cannot be compared to each other.
If you do not finish in the allotted time, your scores will be calculated based upon the number of questions answered as long as you worked on each section. Your score will decrease significantly with each unanswered question.
The AWA and the Integrated Reasoning sections are scored independently; scores for these sections do not affect the 200-800 total scaled score.
Your Analytical Writing Assessment Score
The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score is based on one Analysis of an Argument essay. Essays are scored independently twice and then averaged. Scores for the AWA range from 0 to 6 in half-point intervals.
Each essay receives two independent ratings, one of which may be performed by an automated essay-scoring engine, which evaluates more than 50 structural and linguistic features.
If the two ratings differ by more than one point, an expert reader provides a third evaluation to determine the final score.
Expert readers are trained college and university faculty members who consider the following:
- The overall quality of your ideas about the argument presented
- Your overall ability to organize, develop, and express those ideas
- The relevant supporting reasons and examples you used
- Your ability to control the elements of standard written English
Your Integrated Reasoning Score
Integrated Reasoning (IR) scores range from 1 to 8 in single-digit intervals; no partial credit is given.
Most Integrated Reasoning questions require more than one response. Because the questions are designed to measure how well you integrate data to solve complex problems, you must answer all responses to a question correctly to receive credit.