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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2013, 12:18
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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2013, 11:34
Hi Bunnel,

I also tested the gmat prep software and got 15 incorrect and just scored Q32.

I got 4 incorrect in the first 10, 3 incorrect between 10 and 15, 5 between 20 and 30 and 3 in the last 7 questions.

I do not understand this algorithm, once I made more then 20 mistakes and still scored 41, but this time its only 15 incorrect but the variation in the score is a lot.
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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 04:12
My gmat prep result was :-

Q1 wrong then 7,8,9 wrong then rest all right.
then few question wrong between 21-30 and then later from 35 to 41 all questions wrong.
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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 02:05
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9 i) All Sc Questions incorrect -- Test 1
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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 08:08
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I have been following this thread long...but i was bit skeptical, whether GMAT prep software has the same algorithm as actual gmat has.....
Can we follow the scenarios, if we get into any such scenario on actual test, for i have heard that first 10 questions are not that important.

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I have been following this thread long...but i was bit skeptical, whether GMAT prep software has the same algorithm as actual gmat has.....
Can we follow the scenarios, if we get into any such scenario on actual test, for i have heard that first 10 questions are not that important.

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Hi Archit,

Well, GMATPrep is the only thing which is closest to the actual GMAT algorithm. But is it exactly the same as the actual GMAT algorithm, probably not. In my opinion, GMAC, the makers of the GMAT must be continuously working on the algorithm and the questions so that the test maintains its standardized nature and accuracy level. GMAT says that first 10 questions are not that important, but the GMAT prep indicates the contrary.

Moreover there are a few experimental questions in the actual GMAT, a feature absent in the GMATPrep tests. So, if 6 questions in Verbal and Quant are experimental then the real determiners of your score are the 31 verbal questions and 35 quant questions. This thing is impossible to test on GMATPrep tests. So, even if they are using the same algorithm in the GMATPrep tests, the absence of experimental questions feature makes it slightly less accurate. But again, it is the closest one; I think that the variation from the actual would not be more than 30 score point. So, if you score 700 on GMATPrep then in the actual test you might score 670 on a bad day and 730 on a good day. I scored 720 on GMATPrep two days before my actual test, and on the real GMAT I scored 750.
Bottomline: GMATPrep tests are one of the most accurate predictors of your score among all the tests present in the real world.

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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 10:26
Amazing thread, definitely some good stuff here to think about
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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 10:53
Thanks Vercules, One of the swiftest replies to my all queries on this forum.
Lets see , i am planning to pay primary attention on first 10 and skip 2 in 11 to 20 series one in 20 to 30 series......
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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 06:09
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Re: GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 09:54
In my GMAt prep 2 , i encountered a very strange scenario, for me it was strange. I encountered first two RC back to back from 9 to 17th, First one was Russian women emancipation and second dealt with Law suites (ruling of court). Christ!!!, I pray pls help me from such scenarios. Last two RC's back to back in 30th series i.e. 31 to 37 again one 60 liner and other literature.......hell!!!!!!I think nothing can be worse than this!!!!
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In my GMAt prep 2 , i encountered a very strange scenario, for me it was strange. I encountered first two RC back to back from 9 to 17th, First one was Russian women emancipation and second dealt with Law suites (ruling of court). Christ!!!, I pray pls help me from such scenarios. Last two RC's back to back in 30th series i.e. 31 to 37 again one 60 liner and other literature.......hell!!!!!!I think nothing can be worse than this!!!!


Well, this is odd. But on a positive note, you have tasted the bitter part, everything will look good in the next tests because it is really rare to see 2 RCs back to back and that too two times in the same test.

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In my GMAt prep 2 , i encountered a very strange scenario, for me it was strange. I encountered first two RC back to back from 9 to 17th, First one was Russian women emancipation and second dealt with Law suites (ruling of court). Christ!!!, I pray pls help me from such scenarios. Last two RC's back to back in 30th series i.e. 31 to 37 again one 60 liner and other literature.......hell!!!!!!I think nothing can be worse than this!!!!


Well, this is odd. But on a positive note, you have tasted the bitter part, everything will look good in the next tests because it is really rare to see 2 RCs back to back and that too two times in the same test.

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Moreover at two crucial junctures of the tests.....4th question was first in the lot 9th was last in the array. Than 31st to 37th...I mean i was so frustrated, its not that i have not practiced such sets earlier...i have practiced back to back 3 rc's but when the test presented the law suit rc, everything went for a toss.By the end i gave up and guessed the last rc saving time for last few cr's and sc.

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In my GMAt prep 2 , i encountered a very strange scenario, for me it was strange. I encountered first two RC back to back from 9 to 17th, First one was Russian women emancipation and second dealt with Law suites (ruling of court). Christ!!!, I pray pls help me from such scenarios. Last two RC's back to back in 30th series i.e. 31 to 37 again one 60 liner and other literature.......hell!!!!!!I think nothing can be worse than this!!!!


Well, this is odd. But on a positive note, you have tasted the bitter part, everything will look good in the next tests because it is really rare to see 2 RCs back to back and that too two times in the same test.

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Moreover at two crucial junctures of the tests.....4th question was first in the lot 9th was last in the array. Than 31st to 37th...I mean i was so frustrated, its not that i have not practiced such sets earlier...i have practiced back to back 3 rc's but when the test presented the law suit rc, everything went for a toss.By the end i gave up and guessed the last rc saving time for last few cr's and sc.

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Hey archit, do you mind posting the RC link in my pm. I would love to try it out.

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Link to first RC passage: historians-have-identified-two-dominant-currents-in-63470.html (Easy one)
Link to second RC passage : in-its-1903-decision-in-the-case-of-lone-wolf-v-hitchcock-91506.html (realtively tough)

Last i do not remem , I ll endeavor to search, if i can find i ll post. These two were the first two passages.

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Questions might seem easy if you are practicing them singly , but in test scenario......I cannot explain, that too 7 questions of your first 10......

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Questions might seem easy if you are practicing them singly , but in test scenario......I cannot explain, that too 7 questions of your first 10......

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Questions might seem easy if you are practicing them singly , but in test scenario......I cannot explain, that too 7 questions of your first 10......

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I hear ya man.
For a long time I was having a hard time figuring out what the heck lone wolf is!


Its the bloody only wolf in the jungle!!!!! hahahahhah
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