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# Are Gmat Prep Scores Representative? +Managing Stress

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01 Oct 2013, 02:22
Hi,

I'm giving my GMAT this Saturday and gave my first practice CAT (the first test on the GMAT prep software) today. My scores were Q 49 (83rd percentile) and V 47 (99th percentile) leading up to a combined score of 770.

However, I got 13 (!) questions wrong on the quant portion (thanks mostly to stress - I couldn't calculate at all) and 2 wrong on the verbal (which was relatively zero stress and I finished with 30 minutes to spare).

What I want to know is whether these questions as well as the scoring are representative of the real GMAT ( ie a reasonable correlation exists)?

I ask because (a) I am frankly incredulous that it is possible to score this well after getting 13 quant questions wrong; and (b) the verbal was very easy - I thought the OG 13th edition problems ( at least for SC) were much better. Am I missing something here?

Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Also any suggestions for handling stress and time management (the 2 minutes per question time limit for the quant section increases my stress exponentially and I couldn't answer the last quant question because my time ran out).

As I think more about it, my main issue was that if I couldn't see my way to a solution for a quant problem in the first 20-30 seconds, I panicked and my brain froze over. I also missed a lot of really easy questions because I made stupid calculating mistakes or didn't read the question properly. I think all of this relates back to stress.

How do I control it or at least bring it down to manageable proportions so that I can think clearly?

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08 Oct 2013, 07:16
I would say 10 incorrect questions would give you a Q 49. There are many experimental questions on the actual GMAT ( don't bother figuring out which questions are experimental and which aren't) those questions don't add to your score.

V47 is amazing score!

GMAT prep is most representative of the real exam - provided you haven't seen any GMAT prep questions before on forums or in practice ( GMAT prep files).

You could search up some articles by stacey on MGMAT forums she covers this topic in great detail.
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