The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score is an average of the ratings given to the Analysis of an Issue and the Analysis of an Argument sections. Each response is given two independent ratings. Once both essays have been scored, the scores are averaged to provide an overall score. Scores for the AWA range from 0 to 6 in half-point intervals. In case, the candidate feels that his/her scores for the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) portion of the GMAT test are not to his/her satisfaction, and then candidate can request for essays to be rescored using the Essay Rescore Request Form.
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GMAT Test Scoring Process
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a widely accepted test for admission into postgraduate level degree and diploma courses in the field of management. Many B-Schools and universities accept GMAT scores of the candidates, for admission to the aforementioned courses. Graduate Management Admission Council conducts GMAT, through various test centers all over the world, including India. Since GMAT is a highly competitive entrance exam, there are certain procedures for every step, right from what to bring to the test center to test scoring process.
Talking about GMAT test scoring process, separate scores are allotted for each section and a total score that means four scores are provided for the sections: Verbal, Quantitative, Total, and Analytical Writing Assessment. Each of these scores is reported on a fixed scale. For each of the scores on the GMAT test (Verbal, Quantitative, Total, and Analytical Writing Assessment), the candidates are provided with a percentile rank. The Score reports of a candidate will include all the GMAT scores from tests taken in the last five years. The candidates have an option to cancel their scores at the test center on the day of the test- immediately after the test is completed, but before viewing the scores.
Total, Verbal, and Quantitative Scores
Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800. Generally, two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.
The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section or below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare. Both scores are on a fixed scale and can be compared across all GMAT test administrations. The Verbal and Quantitative scores cannot be compared to each other.
It should be considered, if a candidate fails to finish the test in the allotted time, then also the candidate will receive the score for attempting the section. The scores will be calculated on the basis of the number of questions answered, and scores will be deducted for each unanswered question.
Analytical Writing Assessment Score