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# GMAT Prep Software Analysis and What If Scenarios

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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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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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12 Feb 2013, 06:09
Updated the Verbal Testing Scenarios (Second Post) with results from two scenarios

10 i) All RC Questions incorrect -- Test 1
10 ii) All RC Questions incorrect -- Test 2

Also updated quant guessing strategies with new results

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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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12 Feb 2013, 10:29
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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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12 Feb 2013, 10:36
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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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12 Feb 2013, 10:42
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Archit143 wrote:
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.

Vercules

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.

archit

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

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12 Feb 2013, 11:06
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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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12 Feb 2013, 11:18
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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!
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12 Feb 2013, 11:46
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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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what are you talking about ?? If I can

Hi Carcass...
took time to understand what are you referring to ....i checked few of my earlier..than figured out......i was referring to the links of rc passages which i got in my gmat prep.....
Actually i cannot recall.....what were the last two passages..

Hope its clear now....

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what are you talking about ?? If I can

Hi Carcass...
took time to understand what are you referring to ....i checked few of my earlier..than figured out......i was referring to the links of rc passages which i got in my gmat prep.....
Actually i cannot recall.....what were the last two passages..

Hope its clear now....

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consider kudos if my post helped!!!!!!!

ohhhhhh I see

Not really tough passages...........but under pressure is different. for this reason this exam is particular
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True not tough but i got those one after the other.....thats the twist...in first 10 itself.

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15 Feb 2013, 08:35
Excellent job guys!!
Consider the following scenario-
What about(for verbal) 1st 10 correct, 2 continuous mistakes in 11-20, 21-30, and 31-41 ?
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1st 10 correct, 2 continuous mistakes and 1 random mistake in each of 11-20, 21-30, 31-41 ?
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21 Feb 2013, 08:52
Hi guys,

So can I stick to the following strategy of time allocation per question?

I am mainly worried about the verbal part.

Q1-10 = 22-23 mins
Q11-20 = 21-22 mins
Q21-30 =17-19 mins
Q31-41 = remaining mins

I am assuming that as the questions progress, the importance decreases.

Also, in case of dire consequences, it is advisable to guess on the last RC passage and focus on other questions ?

Thanks again for the brutal analysis.
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Hi guys,

So can I stick to the following strategy of time allocation per question?

I am mainly worried about the verbal part.

Q1-10 = 22-23 mins
Q11-20 = 21-22 mins
Q21-30 =17-19 mins
Q31-41 = remaining mins

I am assuming that as the questions progress, the importance decreases.

Also, in case of dire consequences, it is advisable to guess on the last RC passage and focus on other questions ?

Thanks again for the brutal analysis.

Hi soumens,

The initial questions though important for your overall score do not deserve a higher time allocation because they are comparatively easier ones. So, you have to make sure to answer easy questions correctly in a timely manner. The questions in the later part of the test will be more difficult and specially the ones at the end. Form the table that you have mentioned the questions in the end will get around 15 minutes, which I think are less. And yes in very bad situations you may skip the last passage as the passages in general take a longer time to attempt correctly.

You may refer to the gmat pacer from the below link:

verbal-chat-this-wednesday-feb-13th-9-a-m-pst-147125.html#p1181996

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22 Feb 2013, 07:54
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Bunuel wrote:

Important Clarification: we have a strong reason to believe that even though GMAT Prep is the closest algorithm to the GMAT, it is most likely NOT identical. Some of these scenarios may result into a different outcome when attempted on the real test. We so far have no reports to confirm or dismiss these results based on the test day experience.

Yeah I think one of the reasons could be that GMATPrep does not contain experimental questions as GMAT does.

I was told by GMAC that the GMATPrep software uses "the same number of questions as the exam when calculating [the] score" - this might add an element of randomness to the analysis.

Has anyone tested the effect of leaving questions blank? How much does it impact your score? Does it impact your score more than it does it you got them wrong instead?
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22 Feb 2013, 08:04
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souvik101990 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

Important Clarification: we have a strong reason to believe that even though GMAT Prep is the closest algorithm to the GMAT, it is most likely NOT identical. Some of these scenarios may result into a different outcome when attempted on the real test. We so far have no reports to confirm or dismiss these results based on the test day experience.

Yeah I think one of the reasons could be that GMATPrep does not contain experimental questions as GMAT does.

I was told by GMAC that the GMATPrep software uses "the same number of questions as the exam when calculating [the] score" - this might add an element of randomness to the analysis.

Has anyone tested the effect of leaving questions blank? How much does it impact your score? Does it impact your score more than it does it you got them wrong instead?

Hi mmagyar,

In GMAT the only questions that you can leave blank are the ones at the end of the test. Well, leaving the questions blank in the end would damage your score more than what getting them wrong would. But, I think it is a good idea to conduct one test to determine by how much the score will be affected.

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