Should I cancel my GMAT score? (Part 3)

September 14, 2012 in GMAT Scores

In our last two posts, we gave you all the reasons you should almost never cancel your score.  In this post, we will discuss the reasons why, sometimes and very rarely, canceling your score is a bad idea.  So, when should you cancel your score? You were sick.  If you wake up on test day with a 100+ degree fever, or if you are coughing throughout the entire testing experience, or if you get food […]

Should I cancel my GMAT score? (Part 2)

August 31, 2012 in GMAT Scores

In our last post, we discussed two reasons you should almost never cancel your score.  Here are three more: Business schools will know that you canceled.  The cancellation will still show up on the score report you send to business schools.  MBA admissions officers will assume a canceled score is bad, and their imagination could be way worse than your actual performance on the test.  Are you worried about submitting multiple scores?  Most business schools […]

GMAT Scoring Facts & Fictions

August 17, 2012 in GMAT Scores

The quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT are both Computer Adaptive Tests (CAT), meaning that as you take the test, the computer is using a complex algorithm to determine the difficulty of the next question and, ultimately, your overall score.  When you start the section, you will be given a question of medium difficulty, and the difficulty of your questions will adjust based on your performance over the course of the section. If you […]

Should I cancel my GMAT score? (Part 1)

August 3, 2012 in GMAT Scores

Imagine this: You’re at the GMAT testing facility. You just finished taking the test.  All of a sudden, a screen pops up.  Do you want to see your scores now or cancel your scores without ever seeing them? In nearly every case, you should NOT cancel your score.  Here are some reasons why: You have no idea how you did immediately after the test.  Test-takers are notoriously terrible at predicting their performance immediately after taking […]

Will my Integrated Reasoning score be on my unofficial GMAT score report?

May 31, 2012 in FAQs

No, the Integrated Reasoning score will not appear on the unofficial score report you see immediately after taking the GMAT.  That unofficial score report will still include the scores from the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections ONLY.  You will not see your Integrated Reasoning score until you receive your official GMAT score report.  You should receive your official GMAT score report within 20 days of taking the GMAT.  The official score report will include scores […]

How is the new GMAT scored?

April 3, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT Scores, New GMAT

Old GMAT (prior to June 2012) The old GMAT was scored on a scale of 200 – 800.  This score was a combination of examinees’ Verbal and Quantitative scores.  The old GMAT also had a separate Analytical Writing score graded between 0 and 6.  The Analytical Writing score does not affect the total score. New GMAT (post June 2012) The new GMAT will still be scored on a scale of 200 – 800.  The score […]

How will the new GMAT affect my old GMAT score?

March 12, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT Scores, New GMAT

Your GMAT Total Score (on a scale from 200 to 800) is the combination of your Verbal and Quantitative section scores.  Since the Verbal and Quantitative sections are not changing, the changes to the new GMAT should not greatly affect your GMAT score.  You will need to do additional preparation for the new Integrated Reasoning section, but it will be scored separately, like the Analytical Writing section, and not factor into your Total Score.


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