Which country’s citizens rack up the highest GMAT scores in East and Southeast Asia? Surprisingly, it’s not China.
When it comes to beating the GMAT, Singapore takes top honors in this region of the world, scoring an average 614. That’s 50 points above the worldwide mean for the test, 61 points higher than test takers in the U.S., and 33 points higher than the average in East and Southeast Asia. In 2017, some 86,213 GMAT exams were taken in the region, more than any other part of the world, including the U.S. where the test was taken 79,862 times.
After Singapore, South Koreans averaged the next highest score with a 590, while China was third with 585. In 2017, the test was taken 68,905 times, down from 70,744 a year earlier.