Detailed Information Regarding the New GMAT Enhanced Score Report in 2018

College Graduate Students
College Graduate Students

Detailed Information Regarding the New GMAT Enhanced Score Report in 2018

Have you taken the GMAT exam? Are you grappling with the numbers in your GMAT score card and wondering how you have actually fared in the test? Which of your strengths and weaknesses came across from your section-wise attempts in the exam? Then, you need GMAC’s additional report on GMAT– the Enhanced Score Report or ESR – a detailed review of the scores of your GMAT Entrance Exam and an insight into your test-taking skills.

The Enhanced Score Report comes with customized analyses of responses to different types of questions, the area of focus, as well as response time. These inputs can help you to understand your performance better and act on information to improve skills and test-taking strategies.

Your GMAT ESR will Feature the Following Detailed Analysis

  • Ranking in terms of overall sectional as well as sub-sectional performance.
  • Performance ranking by question type.
  • Average response time to the questions as well as ranking in terms of time management during the test.
  • Percentage of questions answered correctly.
  • Performance vis-a-vis other test takers from the past three years.
  • Customized report on strengths and weaknesses exhibited in the test.
  • Average difficulty per question showcasing your performance on more difficult questions.
  • Please note that data from your Analytical Writing Section will not be available on the ESR.

With the kind of post-exam diagnostics that ESR promises, you will be in a position to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. You can refine your test preparation and plan better test-taking strategies. You can also decide to attempt the GMAT once again. Even if you do not plan to take another shot at GMAT, your performance, ranking and time management analyses will definitely help you in your future course of study. GMAC claims that the ESR enables you to control your performance and impacts your graduate school applications and experience thereafter in a positive way.

However interesting and convenient that the ESR may seem to be, it is not an alternative to the official GMAT score that you will receive upon completion of the test. The purpose of the report is solely for your personal use. It is used to understand your performance better, to identify your strong and weak points and act upon the same for future exam-prep. To get this customized report from GMAC, you will have to shell out an additional $30 and in return, you will be getting a customized report of your performance in the following parameters:

  • Overall score and percentile
  • Time management – overall
  • Section wise scores, including, Accuracy, Time management, Difficulty level, Subsection scores

Details of ESR Parameters

Under the Overall Score and Percentile parameter, you will be getting your scores and relevant percentiles in all the four sections, namely, IR, QA, VA and AWA. The official GMAT score provides your scores in the VA and QA sections only.

The Time Management parameter essentially records the average response time per question, taken by you to answer questions in the respective sections.

In the section-wise performance data, you can view your performance in each section which can, in turn, help you to identify the areas you can improve upon in case you wish to re-take the test in a short timeframe.

Latest Features in your GMAT ESR

In June 2018, GMAC introduced several new features to the GMAT Enhanced Score Report. Let us check them out.

You can identify your own ranking, based solely on your sub-section performances. Grading of performance in the three basic GMAT evaluation areas – CR, RC, and SC, thus providing an understanding of each of the fundamental skills. The time management chart combined with the one on accuracy will show you exactly where you compromised accuracy as well as lost the time. ESR also provides with additional stats regarding the mean time taken to solve a question, based on the different fundamental skills tested in GMAT. Thus, it gives you an indication of the topics you need to work on to reduce your response time. The ESR is available to all the candidates who have taken GMAT after October 1, 2013, till for five years after your exam date. Interestingly, ESR is also available for a cancelled GMAT score. Suppose you have cancelled your GMAT score, you can still access your ESR. However, in case the scores were revoked due to a policy violation, then the ESR will not be accessible. Hopefully, the article must have cleared your thoughts regarding the new GMAT Enhanced Score Report.

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