The GMAT is taken by college graduates, or pending graduates, as they seek admission to business schools for graduate programs in management. Two of the four sections (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning) are computer-adaptive, which means that each question level is based on your expertise on the previous question. If you answer a question correctly, the next question will be a bit harder. The difficulty is reduced when you answer a question incorrectly.
The total score possible for the Verbal and Quantitative sections is between 200 and 800. The testing company states that about 66% of test-takers score between 400 and 600 on these two sections. You will also receive test results for each individual section of the GMAT.
Scores on the Integrated Reasoning section range between 1 and 8. The Analytical Writing section will be scored by both a machine and a human reader, on a scale of six points. If the two scores differ by more than one point, an additional score is determined by an expert human reader and this would be considered your final score.
Unofficial scores on all sections except Analytical Writing will be available upon completion of the test.