GMAT score calculator

What is GMAT score calculator? To understand the concept, let’s backtrack a little. When you are preparing for the GMAT exam, how do you know if you are getting close to your target score? The best way is to try out a few free GMAT practice tests. There are quite a few available in the public domain. When you run out of them, you always have the option of taking up additional tests. There’s a pretty common challenge that you’d face where a GMAT score calculator can come handy.

All the mock GMAT tests that you’ve tried out (Manhattan GMAT, Princeton Review, Kaplan GMAT, Knewton, etc) give you scores that might be within a close range (if you are lucky). Or more often than not, you might get scores ranging across a 50 to 100 spectrum.

What do you make of it when you end up with a 600 score on the Manhattan GMAT test, a 650 on Kaplan and 700 on the GMATPrep software?

You could try out some GMAT score calculators to get an idea of how much you are likely to score in your real GMAT exam.

GMAT Club GMAT score calculator

URL: http://gmatclub.com/gmat-score-calculator/ (or just click here)

GMAT Score Calculator

The GMAT Club score calculator has a sleek interface. With sliders you can specify your GMAT practice test scores across Manhattan GMAT, Kaplan, Knewton and of course the best of the lot GMATPrep.

Your expected score will be plotted on a graph along with your GMAT percentile. Pretty neat.

The interesting part is the ‘Performance under Pressure’ setting that you can set from a ‘Poor’ to a ‘Great’. It’s a good way to simulate how your GMAT score could change when you are under stress or the conditions in the GMAT test room aren’t the most optimal or your bladder is trying to fight with your brain for attention.

GMAT Club isn’t the only option for you. If you are looking for variety, type ‘GMAT score calculator’ in Google and you’ll get many more similar tools. Some talking about ‘sophisticated algorithms’ while others that provide a more primitive interface. Take them all with a pinch of salt.

Keep in mind that even the best GMAT score calculators are useful only for simulation. Use these forecasting tools to get a rough idea of where you mind end up on the test day, but don’t get carried away with the results.

Before you can start tinkering with nifty simulation tools, you’d need to spend time brushing up on your GMAT verbal and GMAT maths concepts.

Here are a few of the best GMAT books to set the ball rolling. Start off with the GMAT Official Guide (OG).

We hope to see your ‘How I cracked the GMAT exam‘ debrief on our GMAT success stories forum.


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2 Comments

  1. Jayanth says:

    Hi Sameer!

    Looks like I’m becoming a regular at your blog! But this seems to be the best resource around for Indian MBA applicants.

    I had tried this calculator during my GMAT days and yes, it turned out to be accurate to +/- 10 points.

    However, in retrospect, I really think that these calculators are quite unnecessary and that there is probably too much information online for GMAT. In fact I wasted a good fraction of my time going through countless debriefs and unnecessary tips. I would advise prospective test takers to utilise their time crafting a solid aplication / practising mocks rather than speculating.

  2. Sameer Kamat says:

    Thanks for the kind words about our liteel venture, Jayanth.

    You are right in saying that these tools have a limited utility. Good to use them to get an idea, but no point in splitting hairs.

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