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# GMAT percentile v mean

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11 Sep 2018, 18:02
Hello

On the gmat website https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat/after-th ... king-means
it says that the mean score is 561 and the percentile for that is 42% or something like that.
Shouldn't it be 50%?
Any one who can clear this up would be great
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Re: GMAT percentile v mean  [#permalink]

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11 Sep 2018, 19:27
akoundourakis wrote:
Hello

On the gmat website https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat/after-th ... king-means
it says that the mean score is 561 and the percentile for that is 42% or something like that.
Shouldn't it be 50%?
Any one who can clear this up would be great

Nope. The 50 percentile score would be the median, not the mean.
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Re: GMAT percentile v mean  [#permalink]

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11 Sep 2018, 20:01
akoundourakis wrote:
Hello

On the gmat website https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat/after-th ... king-means
it says that the mean score is 561 and the percentile for that is 42% or something like that.
Shouldn't it be 50%?
Any one who can clear this up would be great
nishantd88 is correct. The mean and 50th percentile scores do not need to match up. For example, if we have the following scores:

310, 500, 550, 600, 640, 650, 660, 730, 760

The average score is 600, but 600 is not the middle value here (640 is).
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