One of the great things about computer-adaptive testing is that it allows you to view your GMAT score almost immediately after completing the exam. The process works as follows: As soon as your exam is complete and the testing session is over, you will be given the chance to cancel your scores. If you feel you have performed very poorly on the exam and would not like your scores to be kept on file or forwarded to admissions departments, you may cancel your scores at this time. You will not be allowed to cancel your GMAT score after you have viewed it. Also, you may not cancel only one part of your score. If you choose not to cancel your scores, you will be given an unofficial score report.
Your GMAT score is based on a few different factors: the number of questions answered, the number of questions answered correctly, and the difficulty level of the questions. Remember, in computer-adaptive testing, the difficulty level of the questions increases or decreases based on your performance. All of these factors are combined to produce four scaled scores: one for each section of the test as well as a total score. The Verbal and Quantitative sections are scored on a scale from 0 to 60. The Analytical Writing section is scored on a scale from 0 to 6. These three scores contribute to the total GMAT score, which is placed on a scale from 200 to 800. The overwhelming majority of test-takers score between 400 and 600. These scores are unofficial; an official score report will be available online approximately 20 days after the exam. This GMAT score report will also be sent to any institutions you listed on the day of the exam.