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# GMC Test feedback

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Current Student
Joined: 05 May 2013
Posts: 43
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GRE 1: 326 Q161 V165
GPA: 3.1
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 33 [2] , given: 12

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14 Aug 2013, 12:23
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Great product! I haven't taken a post-GMATClub Test diagnostic to say conclusively whether it's helping me get results, but it certainly feels like it is. I haven't done any of the verbals, so all of these thoughts are strictly on the Quant side.

There are a few things that I think could make it even better:

- A pause button. I did some research on this and it's been mentioned a few times, but really no definitive way-ahead on this one, it seems. I get that pausing compromises the 'realism' of the mock, but let's face it-stuff happens at home/in the library/at work that wouldn't happen on the real thing. having to miss the last 3 questions b/c a friend popped in unannounced is basically a waste of a test.

-On that note, it seems when I run out of time on a test, it "switches to study mode." That's a neat idea, but the problem is it doesn't seem like I can determine my score after that. I ran out of time on the LAST questoin, which was stupid I know, but I felt like I still should have been able to see my score.

- Speaking of scores, it'd be nice if there was some formal explanation of what these scores mean. It seems (i HOPE) that there's no intended correlation between the Q score on the gmatclub tests and the official q-score. I have been using them to track my progress solely within the GMATClub tests, but it'd be nice if there was a help file or something explaining what the # means and how I ought to interpret it.

- It would be nice if I could see how much time a question took in the question screen when reviewing instead of having to go back to the question list. Also, numbering each question within the test in addition to the unique question number (e.g., M01-01) would make review a little more smooth

- My scores have gone up dramatically in the later tests. I was averaging Q33 in the earlier tests, but juts walked away with a Q43. I'd say I'm just getting that much smarter, but i notice i'm getting more 600 level questions. I obviously don't know how the algorithm works, but I just wanted to note this if it was of any interest to the devs.

- A way to list all the questions i've flagged for review would be helpful. This seems like something that might exist already--perhaps I just missed it.

- Metrics (a la MGMAT's mock tests, maybe) would be useful to me, although I am sure this isn't universal.

- A 'report an error in this question' button might be useful. I occasionally see a typo or something, pretty minor but something I assume you'd want to fix. I take these tests right before work so I don't think to note it and report it via the help feature, but if there was a button w/in the question review screen, it'd be easier

But anyway, this is a great product and a far better value than a lot of your competitors' products! thanks for all your hard work GMATClub.
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Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 13981
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3450

Kudos [?]: 20547 [0], given: 4339

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14 Aug 2013, 15:22
THANK YOU!

Really appreciate your feedback and input - I will take these to the developers (making it possible not to switch to study mode at the time running out) - that's a good point for someone who may choose that.

The scores are intended to be correlated to the Q and V percentiles, so I hope we can nail this closely.

I agree with many of these suggestions - they need to be improved, esp the review and the stats.
We will have a new interface with new functionality ready for testing within a month. I will make sure to invite you to the beta test group.
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Current Student
Joined: 05 May 2013
Posts: 43
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GRE 1: 326 Q161 V165
GPA: 3.1
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 33 [1] , given: 12

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14 Aug 2013, 15:41
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Awesome, thanks for the response BB.

bb wrote:
The scores are intended to be correlated to the Q and V percentiles, so I hope we can nail this closely.

the scoring seemed (for the first 5 or 6 tests) very precise (always w/in a few points of 32) but (hopefully) not very accurate (i.e. my MGMAT avg is Q44, GMAT Focus 80% CI is 44-49). When I take the test in 2 wks I'll post my score history across the 4 brands of test I took for some extra data points for calibrating the scoring.
Founder
Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 13981
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3450

Kudos [?]: 20547 [0], given: 4339

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14 Aug 2013, 15:42
afabmp wrote:
Awesome, thanks for the response BB.

bb wrote:
The scores are intended to be correlated to the Q and V percentiles, so I hope we can nail this closely.

the scoring seemed (for the first 5 or 6 tests) very precise (always w/in a few points of 32) but (hopefully) not very accurate (i.e. my MGMAT avg is Q44, GMAT Focus 80% CI is 44-49). When I take the test in 2 wks I'll post my score history across the 4 brands of test I took for some extra data points for calibrating the scoring.

Thank you! Bummer you are taking a test so soon.
P.S. please update your GMAT Score in the profile (even if not public) - we use it for calibration.
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Current Student
Joined: 05 May 2013
Posts: 43
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GRE 1: 326 Q161 V165
GPA: 3.1
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 12

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14 Aug 2013, 15:45
bb wrote:
P.S. please update your GMAT Score in the profile (even if not public) - we use it for calibration.

Will do!

bb wrote:
Bummer you are taking a test so soon.

You're telling me! it'll be nice to have a life again (assuming no retake is necessary...) Would still love to help test drive new features though--but can't promise I'll give test content 110% if I'm not prepping for another go-around
Founder
Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 13981
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3450

Kudos [?]: 20547 [0], given: 4339

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14 Aug 2013, 15:48
Yes, let's hope your interest in 2 weeks will be purely a hobby and you won't be prepping for another retake.
And I agree, it is good/important/critical to have a date set and work towards it for many reasons including memory/sanity/life/etc.
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