gmatpapa wrote:
I know how frustrating it can get. Honestly, though, 46 is not a score that reflects an IITian's quant ability.. Considering how big quant studs you guys are, so over confidence may be??
You guessed the last 10 questions on verbal- so that took care of your score going from 30 to 20 in pure arithmetic progression. Statistically, you have 20% chance of guessing a question correctly so even if you got 2/10 right,
spending 2-3 seconds/ question, the CAT would surely know that
you've guessed on the questions. So
most probably, no points there as
well (could be disputed but its just
my opinion).
----------------- story -- timing, timing, timing. Do as many official questions as possible and solve them by logic. That is what will get you through. No templates. No shortcuts. All my best wishes to you.
Hi dude. I must thank you for critically thinking on where could have I gone wrong and advising me your opinion.
First let's assume your logic about A.P. and algorithm about questions guessed.
If this is true, then why do they give GMATprep n powerprep with different algorithms.
I did the same in mgmat tests. Why would mgmat present their tests with different algo?
My friend, who gave exam in aug who scored 600 then n 540 on my exam day got 24 in verbal
She had scored 34 in august. She followed the same strategy as mine. She did guess from 32 to 41 questions but still she could score 34.
In these two months, I know how much she improved. Nothing has got reflected in the test.
Last one, I got 46 in quant when I started my prep. I did not all the quant formulae. I forgot all formulae after studying them in 12th n after studying for campus placements. When I got 46 at my start of prep, I could not finish quant I had to guess the last 4 questions.
I did solve very good tough quant questions with ease. FYI quant also had data 3 interpretation questions. I solved them with ease too.I was expecting 50 or 49.
My questions about whether a day can have any effects on score are still unanswered.
I ask this again and again because everyone who we knew who took exam on Oct 21st got 150 or more points less
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