GMAT 2020 CUTOFF
More than 200,000 students each year take GMAT to take a leap in their careers. Along with quantitative, verbal, and integrated reasoning, GMAT tests analytical writing and at present, there are more than 600 centers in 114 countries. For higher studies in business, GMAT is considered as the most important admission test worldwide. Cut off score of GMAT varies in different business schools and colleges.
In 2018, 242,714 students appeared for the GMAT exam and the mean score was 565. The mean score of this exam has a significant rise since 2014 and this rise sheds light in the fact the competition is very high to get admission in the best colleges.
Every participating institution has set a level of minimum marks that must be scored by the candidates coming for admission. During the admission, GMAT score is not enough! A student needs to hold a good academic record along with filling other criteria in Indian and foreign B schools.
This graph shows that the mean score of GMAT gradually increased from 2014 to 2018. From 549 to 565, this change in the mean score indicates the competitiveness to get qualified for the best B Schools worldwide. Also, it indicates that the quality of learning and education has gone through enough improvement. These prove that GMAT is nonetheless an excellent way to select the most deserving candidates for the world’s best business schools.
In different institutions, the cut-off score of GMAT is different. In addition, for different courses of business GMAT cut off scores may vary. In India itself, the number of examinees increased around 4000 and the number of students with a score above 600 and 700 had significantly increased.
Along with the number of examinees, the score of GMAT also increased. From 2014 to 2018, there is nearly 3.4% growth in the number of examinees. In 2014, the number of examinees was 28,345 and in 2018, it reached above 32,000. Along with this, a huge number of students scored above 600 and 700. A report showed that in the last 5 years 5% more students scored 600-690 and 5.1% (compared to 2014) more students scored above 690.
Another report shows that the number of female examinees increases more than males in the last 5 years and 80.1% of the female examinees were MBA aspirants. The percentage of make MBA pursuers is 83.4% among the males. Among the make candidates number of master’s degree pursuers increased by 14.7% whereas 18.2% for the females. Percentage of candidates willing to go for a doctoral degree is 1.9% for males and 1.7% for females.
Following are the factors determining GMAT Cut-Off:
GMAT provides two ways to arrive with the scores: Scaled Total and section-wise scores. But For Management colleges, these scores are of little value unless they can go through a comparative scale. By calculating the scores in percentile, GMAT is able to solve the problem.
GMAT has four sections:- Analytical writings, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning Tests. There will be no impact on the result of the Analytical writing/integrated reasoning section on the scaled score. The total score is measured from a scale ranging from 200 to 800. Each section is measured separately on a scale ranging from 0-60.
So Total Score=200 to 800 and Quantitative Test Score is 0 -60, Verbal test is 0-60.
To evaluate the percentile, GMAC has taken the last three years' test data of GMAT. The validity of GMAT data is for 5 years, so when there is a more competitive group in one year than percentile change can happen.
For example, one took the GMAT in 2013. The score is valid for 2018. Now let us assume that in 2017 GMAT test taker was exceptional with the average test taker scoring 30 above the all-time average. The percentile score will change with the result of the 2017 test data. If the candidate applies for 2017-2018, the GMAT percentile data will have an impact on the MBA admission.
Here are the minimum and maximum score range of each section, along with a mean average:
|Section||Score Range||Mean Scores*|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||0-6||4.5|
If you want to take a closer look at how we’ve predicted the 0-60 sectional scores to an overall, 200-800 point GMAT score, here’s a handy table you can review!
If the candidate scored 720, which converts 95 percentile, then his score is equal and above the score of 95%of the test takers, aggregated for the last three years
|Management Institutions||GMAT Score|
|INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CALCUTTA||680+|
|INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, INDORE||600+|
|INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, BENGALURU||700+|
|INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, HYDERABAD||700+|
|INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, AHMEDABAD||700+|
|S.P.JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, MUMBAI||680+|
|INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE, DELHI||650+|
|INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY, GHAZIABAD||650+|
|BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, PILANI||700+|
|INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MADRAS||700+|
|K.J.SOMAIYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND STUDIES AND RESEARCH, MUMBAI||680+|
|LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY, JALANDHAR||650+|
|FORE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, DELHI||650+|
|SHAILESH J MEHTA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Mumbai||600+|
Note: The cut-off marks are tentative and based on the previous years’ GMAT Cut-Offs.
|Management Institutions||GMAT Score|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts||720+|
|The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)||720+|
|Harvard University, Massachusetts||730+|
|The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)||710+|
|The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||770+|
|The University of British University, Vancouver||650+|
|The University of Western Ontario, Ontario||600+|
|University of Toronto||660+|
|National University of Singapore, Singapore||660+|
|Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)||700+|
|London Business School, London||700+|
|University of Oxford, England||690+|
|The University oif Melbourne, Melbourne||700+|
|The University of Sydney, Sydney||600+|
|The University of New South Wales,(UNSW, Sydney||650+|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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