Assessing your results
Where can your score take you?
If you sit the GAMSAT in March, your results will be release in late May.
If you sit the GAMSAT in September, your results will be released in late November.
When the results comes out, you will be sent an email notification which will prompt you to log in to your ACER account and check your grade on the website. For security reasons, you will not be provided results via email or in hard copy.
You will receive four scores all together; one for each of the three sections (marked out of 100) and your overall GAMSAT score. The overall score will be a weighted average of your three section scores.
You can calculate your overall GAMSAT score using the following formula:
Overall Score = (1 x Section I + 1 x Section II + 2 x Section III) ÷ 4
For example, if you receive a score of 90 in Section 1, 86 in Section 2, and 95 in Section 3, your overall score will be:
Overall score = (1 x 90 + 1 x 86 + 2 x 95) ÷ 4 Overall score = 366 ÷ 4 Overall score = 91.5
This is the abridged version, though. Officially, overall scores are calculated by ACER to several decimal places and then rounded.
When you receive your results, you will also receive a chart showing an approximate percentile ranking of your score. This will show you how well you performed in relation to all the other students who sat the test and how likely you are to gain admission into your graduate course at university.
The cut-off scores for most universities change every year, so with this information alone it can be hard to determine whether or not you’ll get into your dream school.
However, here are some approximate scores to help you understand the general grade you should be striving for:
|Uni/College||Country||Minimum GAMSAT score in order to gain an interview in 2016|
|University of Sydney||AUS||58|
|Australian National University||AUS||55|
|University of Melbourne||AUS||57|