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What is a Good GMAT Score?

Good GMAT ScoreGMAT Scores are valid for Five Years, and are an integral part of MBA Application Process. Although you might have heard of stories of applicants making into top schools with below average scores: 550-600. It is an exception and not a rule. Don’t develop your strategy based on an exception. When you consider Essays, Recommendation Letter, GMAT score and Admission Interviews, GMAT Score is the only part of the MBA Application that is set into a comparable scale like percentile ranking and overall score.

Which GMAT Score should be compared?

GMAT Scores are divided into section scores, total scores and percentile ranking. The total scores range between 200 and 800, the section scores for Verbal and Quant range from 0 to 60. The Score for AWA range from 0 to 6, and Integrated Reasoning range from 1 to 8.

What are the best GMAT Scores?


When you talk about section scores, any score above 45 for Quant and above 40 for Verbal is an excellent score. For AWA, most above average applicants get scores in the 5-6 range. For Integrated reasoning, good scores are in the 7 to 8 range.

What is a good Total GMAT Score?

Most top Business Schools – the top 20, have their mean GMAT Score above the 650 mark. So the lowest score that can at least give you a realistic chance of getting into a top school is 650. 2/3 of the test takers score between 400 and 600. Although above 600 is scored just by 1/3rd of the test takers, above 650 should be the cut off point for you.

When you analyze the GMAT Scores of top Business Schools, the median scores are in the 680-730 range. Find the GMAT Score of middle 80% of the class. That should be the score that you should try to achieve.

What is a good GMAT Percentile Score?


Once the section scores, and overall scores are calculated, the score is compared to the last 3 year’s test scores, and then a percentile ranking is assigned to the score. A percentile of 75% means that you have scored 75% more than the rest of the GMAT test takers. 95-99 Percentile ranking is considered competitive ranking for top Business Schools.

Which GMAT Prep Courses Should I take?

Private GMAT Prep Courses and Questions in the GMAT Test Prep Software are not replicas of the actual test. Some test prep companies like Kaplan scale their Questions to a much higher difficulty level so that students are not intimidated by tough questions during the actual GMAT test while Prep Companies like Veritas Prep, and Knewton have similar difficulty level to the actual test.

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After you read F1GMAT’s Essential GMAT Reading Comprehension Guide, you will:

1. Complete GMAT RC Questions in less than 1 minute and 50 seconds

2. Read Faster

3. Take Notes Effectively

4. Collect and Interpret Facts

5. Speed up Summary Creation

6. Remember Information

7. Question the Author   

8. Learn to answer GMAT Reading Comprehension Title question   

9. Learn to Solve GMAT Reading Comprehension Main Idea Question   

10.Learn to Solve GMAT Reading comprehension inference question   

11. Learn to Solve GMAT Reading Comprehension Detail Questions   

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3) Learn to read questions by focusing on the holy trinity – premise, assumption, and conclusion.

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5) Complete GMAT CR Questions in less than 1 minute and 40 seconds


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