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# GMAT/SAT Score Correlation

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Manager
Joined: 05 Dec 2007
Posts: 154
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V47

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06 Dec 2007, 09:11
Hey guys,

I know that the GMAT and SAT are very diff tests, but how well do the scores correlate between the two (and how strong is the relationship bet. the two tests)? I would imagine that it might not be very strongly correlated since the GMAT is computer adaptive, and the SAT is not -- but both exams test quant & verbal and both are after all, standardized tests.

I got a 1550 on the SAT (and 780 on writing) - what kind of score am I looking at on the GMAT? AKA, can those of you who have taken both the SAT and GMAT post your scores?

Thanks.
Director
Joined: 18 Sep 2006
Posts: 958
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Chicago Booth 2010

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06 Dec 2007, 09:17
woggy987 wrote:
Hey guys,

I know that the GMAT and SAT are very diff tests, but how well do the scores correlate between the two (and how strong is the relationship bet. the two tests)? I would imagine that it might not be very strongly correlated since the GMAT is computer adaptive, and the SAT is not -- but both exams test quant & verbal and both are after all, standardized tests.

I got a 1550 on the SAT (and 780 on writing) - what kind of score am I looking at on the GMAT? AKA, can those of you who have taken both the SAT and GMAT post your scores?

Thanks.

i think there is probably a good correlation if you put the same amount of effort into both tests. test-taking skills/mentality cannot be overlooked. but i know people who didnt do that well on the sat, but did great on the gmat because they were more focused in that stage of life.

fyi, i got a 1570 sat and 780 gmat.
Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Oct 2007
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Location: USA
Schools: Tepper '11

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07 Dec 2007, 02:56
there's some correlation, but it depends on a lot of things.

I got 1490 on the old SAT scale, aka 1590 now.

I'm getting only around 700 on my practice GMATs, I'm shooting for 730, I would be ecstatic with that...A 750 would have me in disbelief.
Manager
Joined: 15 Nov 2007
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07 Dec 2007, 03:00
dabots wrote:
woggy987 wrote:
Hey guys,

I know that the GMAT and SAT are very diff tests, but how well do the scores correlate between the two (and how strong is the relationship bet. the two tests)? I would imagine that it might not be very strongly correlated since the GMAT is computer adaptive, and the SAT is not -- but both exams test quant & verbal and both are after all, standardized tests.

I got a 1550 on the SAT (and 780 on writing) - what kind of score am I looking at on the GMAT? AKA, can those of you who have taken both the SAT and GMAT post your scores?

Thanks.

i think there is probably a good correlation if you put the same amount of effort into both tests. test-taking skills/mentality cannot be overlooked. but i know people who didnt do that well on the sat, but did great on the gmat because they were more focused in that stage of life.

fyi, i got a 1570 sat and 780 gmat.

dabots -- you are the perfect candidate to reply to this thread:

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t56749

i'm certain your experience would shed a ton of light on the test.
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Joined: 26 Jul 2007
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07 Dec 2007, 06:22
I think it all depends. If you study an equal amount for both, then there might be a correlation. However, I know many people weren't as serious about their future as they are now. I know a few 1200s who have scored over 700 on the GMATs.
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Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 399
Location: Atlanta, GA
Schools: Emory class of 2010

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07 Dec 2007, 06:48
For me, the tests show different results, which really has to do with the amount of preparation and importance I placed on each test. I took the SAT as a sophomore in high school, and didn't study even one second because I didn't even think about how important it could be. I scored a 1360. But, I put together approximately 2 months of consistent study time for the GMAT and scored 760. My thoughts are, if you scored well on the SAT, you have the ABILITY to score high on the GMAT. No guarantees, but it should be a pretty decent indicator of what you can do.
Intern
Joined: 14 Dec 2007
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15 Dec 2007, 19:04
you have to understand these two tests are quite different
Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2007
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11 Nov 2008, 10:27
SAT 1170 GMAT 620

I'd say it's a fairly strong correlation.
I wonder how strongly standardized test scores and success in business correlate?
Intern
Joined: 24 Apr 2011
Posts: 46
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V32
GMAT 2: 710 Q45 V41
GPA: 4
WE: Education (Education)

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06 Oct 2011, 16:07
I had a 1170 SAT and 710 GMAT. The main difference was that I prepared for the GMAT.
Manager
Joined: 26 May 2011
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07 Oct 2011, 08:18
I don't see a big correlation. I got a 1320 on the SAT and 770 on the GMAT. My friend just took the GMAT and got a 720, when he got a 1540 on the SAT. Those are just two examples, but I don't really think there's much of a correlation. Well, maybe there is, but I'll at least say if you did bad/well on the SAT, that doesn't mean you will guaranteed do bad/well on the GMAT.
Manager
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Concentration: General Management, Marketing

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08 Oct 2011, 13:13
I'd think that there has got to be at least some level of correlation between the two tests based on one's experience and comfort with standardized testing. Having said that, nothing beats proper preparation.
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01 Feb 2019, 06:39
I believed there are correlation.
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