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A short story - funny but something to learn [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 14:25
My long X-roomie scored 780 (q51, v46) in GMAT 3 years ago.

In his GMAT, he had 20 seconds left when he reached the last question of the Quant section. His bowel suddenly had an urge to release and he farted :p, and with that embarrassment he missed marking the last question and the section timed out.

Given the above 2 premises the conclusion is you CAN still get q51 even if you do not finish the section, of-course you probably need close to 100% strike rate in other questions :)

We met on a lunch today, and I could not stop laughing after hearing this story from him :p. Thought I would share!
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Re: A short story - funny but something to learn [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 16:43
This made me laugh too, but your friend might have done very well in the rest of the exam. Otherwise, it (p:) could be a recipe to get q50, at least.
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Re: A short story - funny but something to learn [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 18:36
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That is interesting... usually there is a 3 percentile penalty for missing a question - your friend was very lucky and must have gotten it as an experimental question or perhaps he marked the question but did not hit submit? (that still counts).

If he answered every question perfectly, he still should have gotten only 97th percentile, which is 50, not 51 per this table: gmat-scores-83890.html

So.... there are 3 explanations:
1) This was an experimental question and did not count though missing even that question should still count, so probably not.
2) He marked the question but did not hit submit (most likely)
3) 97th percentile is actually 51 but GMAC did not publish and updated table (? Possible)
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Re: A short story - funny but something to learn [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 19:37
HAHAHA..
The only thing I learnt from this is you must do all your business before you head to the exam centre.
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Re: A short story - funny but something to learn [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 22:11
hmmm.. funny & insightful at the same time! bb has lined up all the options - Thanks bb! I think that would have been an experimental question.
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Re: A short story - funny but something to learn [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2011, 05:59
bb wrote:
That is interesting... usually there is a 3 percentile penalty for missing a question - your friend was very lucky and must have gotten it as an experimental question or perhaps he marked the question but did not hit submit? (that still counts).

If he answered every question perfectly, he still should have gotten only 97th percentile, which is 50, not 51 per this table: gmat-scores-83890.html

So.... there are 3 explanations:
1) This was an experimental question and did not count though missing even that question should still count, so probably not.
2) He marked the question but did not hit submit (most likely)
3) 97th percentile is actually 51 but GMAC did not publish and updated table (? Possible)


I asked my friend what exactly happened.

He is 100% confident he NEVER clicked submit and section timed out. But he doesn't remember if he selected any option before the section timed out. Maybe he did select but he said normally he used to select the answer and hit submit right away, so chances of him selecting an option is low. Anyways, I don't think we should take the marking the last question to the last second. I will target for 5-10 sec before the last question if I am running out of time.
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