How Indians Score On The GMAT

2017 was a good year for GMAT test takers in India. They achieved the highest average in the past five years, a 583 on the grueling test, up from 577 a year earlier.

The exam was taken 32,514 in testing year 2017, which ended on June 30th, down from 33,123 in 2016.

When it came to sending scores to business schools to get into an MBA program, the average Indian score was slightly higher than the overall average at 625, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council, the administrator of the GMAT..

How well do Indians fare on the test compared to other nations? The latest Indian average is 39 points lower than No. 1 Luxembourg, whose test takers averaged a 622 in 2017, and 37 points below GMAT exam sitters in Australia, where the average was 612. On the other hand, the Indian average beats the worldwide mean of 564 for the test by 19 points and scores a hefty 30 points above the U.S. average.

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John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.