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# Is 750 98 or 99%? I got the score and it said 98%

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Is 750 98 or 99%? I got the score and it said 98% [#permalink]

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04 Oct 2006, 19:27
I recently scored 750 and got 98%. I always thought that 750 was 99%?

Does it change on monthly basis or something?

Any thoughts...
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04 Oct 2006, 19:33
The GMAT scoring adjusts based upon statistical analysis of everubody taking the test. Basically we can conclude from your score that a lot more people are getting high scores. As a result 750 has dropped to 98%.
I thing 760 is now needed fo 99%. A few years ago 740 could get you 99%.
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04 Oct 2006, 19:52
The percentile changed in the last month or so. On my official score report with an issue date of 8/23/06, 750-800 was considered 99th percentile and 740 was considered 98th percentile. On my official score report with an issue date of 9/28/06, 760-800 was 99th and 740-750 was 98th. I also noted that 700 is now 92nd, while a month ago it was 93rd.

I believe that the score is scaled based on exams taken within the last 3 years. It certainly does appear that the scoring scale is moving up at a rapid pace. It could also reflect some weakness in the test-taking group from just over 3 years ago (when MBA applications were extremely low) that are rolling off and no longer part of the weighting.
04 Oct 2006, 19:52
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