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Scoring - Equating percentiles with scores [#permalink]
06 Dec 2004, 09:38
A program I'm interested in has the following statement regarding admission:
While there are not fixed thresholds, students admitted to the program generally score above the 90th percentile on both the quantitative and verbal scales (GMAT) and have GPAs from prior studies in excess of 3.5.
How can I figure out what score the 90th percentile equates to? Doesn't this change every month?
90th in quant equates to a score of 49.
90th in verbal equates to a score of 40.
However, a 90th in both quant & verbal will give you a score of ~730 = 97th percentage ranking!
The current percentage ranking table is the result of GMAT tests undertook between Jan01 and Dec03 and it became effective on the 1st October 04 for a period of one year. Hence, the pre-october test rush.
Am I right when I say we might be talking about the likes of Stanford and/or MIT here?