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I took the exam in Miami. With 10 mins left a storm knocked out power (I am NOT making this up. I wish). After waiting 30 mins with no power the proctor's announced that we could either keep waiting or reschedule to take the exam again. I waited another 30 mins and finally gave up. Who doesn't have a generator?
btw, the quant section was a lot harder than the gmat prep stuff. also, very hard to gauge how i was doing. it went from really hard to really easy in the span of a question. not sure if it was an experimental. did see one quant taken from the gmatprep.
this quant question that you got
a ds said something like when x is divided by 5 the remainder is 3 and when x is divided by 7 the remainder is 4. when y is divided by 5 the remainder is 3 and when y is divided by 7 the remainder is 4. x > y. which of the following MUST be a factor of x - y.
it is the same question that I got and the answer is 35
If you insist on waiting on test day, I believe your Q score will be more than 45
since I got 48 on quant and if you are very strong at verbal
your overall score can really be more than 730
chen, are you serious??? i thought i was doing really bad because i started to get some easy questions (i got that DS question wrong, btw... i knew how to do it but i was taking too much time)... at what point did you get the question? i think i got it around the middle. it could be experimental though, no?
That has go to be the absolute worst. I would want to kill someone if I was ten minutes from the end of the test and everything was lost.
I also took the test within the last week, and I agree with you that the Q section was more difficult that the GMATprep. I was also taken aback when I got hit with an extremely easy question towards the end of the Q section. In the end, my score was within the range I was practicing, so I can only guess that the extremely hard and extremely easy questions were experimental.
I wonder if the testing algorythm takes into account the difficulty of experimental questions that it presents to you. For example, if someone gets hit with a bunch of time-consuming tough experimental questions, will the test slip in a few easy ones to balance out the time that you were forced to waste?
Again, I feel really bad for you that your test was cut off. That's a nightmare.