Some years back, scoring more than 700 in your GMAT score would open the door of opportunities. A student with more than 700 marks would get admission in all the top universities of the world. But since the past couple of years, there has been an inflation in the marks in the GMAT score.
More than 20% of the students who sat for the GMAT exam worldwide were able to score more than 700 marks. In the US, the number was even higher as 22.5% of the students who sat for the exam were able to score more than 700 marks. Due to this the average score to get into a good business school has also increased by 35 marks worldwide.
In the United States of America, the number has climbed up to 45 marks. In India, 21.1% of the candidates appearing for the GMAT exam are able to score more than 700 marks. What are the major reasons why students are able to get more marks every passing year is the tough competition. Most of the top business schools increase their cut-offs every year due to which there is a high pressure on students. As a result, they have to score more marks which is why we are able to see such a distinct difference between marks of students from a couple of years ago and now.