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GMAT Prep score vs. Real GMAT score [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 13:52
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Hi guys,
I just took the GMAT this morning and scored Q49, V41 but the total score is only 720.
I had the same section scores after taking GMAT Prep but the total score is 740.
I also checked with the score matrix of GMAT Club and 49-41 comes out as 730.
Are there any other factors that may affect the total score?
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Re: GMAT Prep score vs. Real GMAT score [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 18:10
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I'm guessing it also has to do with the difficulty of the questions you got right and wrong?
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Re: GMAT Prep score vs. Real GMAT score [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 09:31
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congrats on the score - yes, it is possible to have the same section scores but different final score (no other factors). it is covered in this post: how-does-the-gmat-algorithm-work-120297.html


look for this: 8. I took the GMAT and got a 710, 44q/44v/6 AWA. A friend of mine happened to take the test 6 days later and get the exact same quant/verbal scaled scores but he got a 720. How this could happen?
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Re: GMAT Prep score vs. Real GMAT score [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 09:39
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Thank you, guys.
I think I got the idea now.
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Re: GMAT Prep score vs. Real GMAT score [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 12:35
You should be happy that you scored a 720, in my opinion, move on....., Letters of Recommendation, Essays, revisions & revisions, move on! Round 2 deadlines are right around the corner. Good Luck on your application process. You're almost there. Check the gmat off you're list, and move on.

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Re: GMAT Prep score vs. Real GMAT score [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 13:31
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Here is a good article that addresses this topic by the way: how-does-the-gmat-algorithm-work-120297.html
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