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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Up To Date Quant Percentiles? ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ## Up To Date Quant Percentiles? Hey All: My test is in 8 days. I took a GMAT Prep test yesterday and scored a 720 (Q43 V 46). The software said my quant was in the 61st percentile but the mba.com website says it's only 55th. Is this going to drastically alter my score? Will I need to score 44/45 on quant to stay at 720 on test day? Any help would be very much appreciated. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Dec 2012 Posted: 1996 messages Followed by: 237 members Upvotes: 1443 Top Reply IGNORE PERCENTILES!!! They are always misleading! Your scaled score - e.g. Q43 here - is what is factored into your 200-800 score, not the percentile that that tracks to in a given year. Percentiles fluctuate over time, so business schools know not to look at them. Much more on that subject here: https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/2016/02/11/heres-why-you-may-be-misinterpreting-your-gmat-score/ Note: percentiles have already shifted in the year since I wrote this article! https://www.mba.com/us/the-gmat-exam/gmat-exam-scores/your-score-report/what-percentile-rankings-mean.aspx Focus on maximizing your overall score by maximizing your quant and verbal scores. Don't pay any attention to what percentile that tracks to. _________________ Ceilidh Erickson Manhattan Prep GMAT & GRE instructor EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education Manhattan Prep instructors all have 99th+ percentile scores and expert teaching experience. Sign up for a FREE TRIAL, and learn why we have the highest ratings in the GMAT industry! Free Manhattan Prep online events - The first class of every online Manhattan Prep course is free. Classes start every week. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10014 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi caesarman429, The 'curve' in the Official GMAT Scoring Algorithm varies sometimes, so you can't anticipate exactly what it will be (and it means that a pair of Scaled Scores does NOT always lead to the same OVERALL score for all Test Takers). It's really not a big deal though - the slight differences usually don't mean more than +-10 points. GMAC has publicly stated that a Test Taker's score is within +-30 points of actual ability. So the marginal difference in your overall score (if any) will not be 'drastic' and Business Schools Admissions Officers are savvy enough to know that if you scored 720, then you could have easily scored anywhere in the 690 to 750 range. In essence, if your overall score is a 710 (instead of a 720), Business Schools won't 'hold that against you.' GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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