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confused with Gmat mock test scores [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 00:07
I attempted gmat in Oct end 2013 and got 610 (QA-49, VA-25).. I had not competed all the Mgmat mocks. I was left with 2 of them.

Since then I have been preparing harder and have started taking mock tests. Below are the results

1. Gmatprep test 1 - 610 QA-49, VA-25 ( small disruption of power cut had occurred gmatprep doesnt save the incomplete test)

2. Mgmat test 5 - 650 QA-44, VA- 35

3. Veritas prep free test - 730 QA- 50, VA- 40

4. 800Score free quant test - QA- 42

5. Kaplan free test - 690 QA-50, VA - 28

All the tests are taken with a one day gap. I am confused by this huge variation and variable difficulty of these tests. Can anyone tell me whats going on?
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Hello Nishant,

A score can dip from one exam to another even with the same amount of knowledge or the same percentage of correct/incorrect. The GMAT scoring algorithm takes many factors into account including where you make errors, how many mistakes you commit in a row, whether you finish both sections or leave questions out, whether the last few questions of either section seemed like they were guessed at, how you felt on test day, etc. These factors can all affect your score.

From one test to the next you can easily jump +/- 30 points (and even up to 80 or so) depending on where the mistakes are. *Where* you make mistakes can often be more important than how many. Overall, when a student wants to know where he/she stands, the best way to do so is to take the average after a few sim tests. This should get you to a fairly close estimation of where you are at.

In general, our students tend to score within about +/- 30 points or so from what they get on our tests and the GMAT test preps.

Hope this helps!
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Re: confused with Gmat mock test scores [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 09:01
LizEconomistGMAT wrote:
Hello Nishant,

A score can dip from one exam to another even with the same amount of knowledge or the same percentage of correct/incorrect. The GMAT scoring algorithm takes many factors into account including where you make errors, how many mistakes you commit in a row, whether you finish both sections or leave questions out, whether the last few questions of either section seemed like they were guessed at, how you felt on test day, etc. These factors can all affect your score.

From one test to the next you can easily jump +/- 30 points (and even up to 80 or so) depending on where the mistakes are. *Where* you make mistakes can often be more important than how many. Overall, when a student wants to know where he/she stands, the best way to do so is to take the average after a few sim tests. This should get you to a fairly close estimation of where you are at.

In general, our students tend to score within about +/- 30 points or so from what they get on our tests and the GMAT test preps.

Hope this helps!



Thanks a lot Liz.
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