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I just took my GMATPrep CAT, a truly baffling verbal score!

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I just took my GMATPrep CAT, a truly baffling verbal score! [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2014, 14:57
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These are all GMATPrep exams so it's not as if it's an MGMAT scoring algorithm error...

On my first GMATPrep I missed 9 questions and got a V40.
Then my second, I missed 8 questions and got a V41.
Now on my most recent, I missed 7 questions and got a V38!

I know that there is not always a direct correlation between the number of questions missed and the raw verbal score, but it's still a baffling discrepancy. With 1 less incorrect answer my verbal score dropped 3 raw points?
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MGMAT1 - 650 (Q44, V35)
MGMAT2 - 670 (Q42, V39)
MGMAT3 - 640 (Q44, V34)
MGMAT4 - 630 (Q41, V35)
GMATPrep1 - 720 (Q48, V40)
GMATPrep2 - 720 (Q48, V41)
MGMAT5 - 690 (Q45, V39)
GMATPrep3 - 700 (Q47, V39)
GMATPrep4 - 710 (Q49, V38) Got one less question wrong than on my V41, but for some reason got a V38!

Goal: 740 (Q49, V42)

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Re: I just took my GMATPrep CAT, a truly baffling verbal score! [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2014, 16:00
jtyee wrote:
These are all GMATPrep exams so it's not as if it's an MGMAT scoring algorithm error...

On my first GMATPrep I missed 9 questions and got a V40.
Then my second, I missed 8 questions and got a V41.
Now on my most recent, I missed 7 questions and got a V38!

I know that there is not always a direct correlation between the number of questions missed and the raw verbal score, but it's still a baffling discrepancy. With 1 less incorrect answer my verbal score dropped 3 raw points?


I'll also clarify, the questions I missed were 3, 7, 10, 19, 23, 27, and 31. So no questions missed in sequence, although missing 3 out of the first 10 might be the reason?...
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MGMAT1 - 650 (Q44, V35)
MGMAT2 - 670 (Q42, V39)
MGMAT3 - 640 (Q44, V34)
MGMAT4 - 630 (Q41, V35)
GMATPrep1 - 720 (Q48, V40)
GMATPrep2 - 720 (Q48, V41)
MGMAT5 - 690 (Q45, V39)
GMATPrep3 - 700 (Q47, V39)
GMATPrep4 - 710 (Q49, V38) Got one less question wrong than on my V41, but for some reason got a V38!

Goal: 740 (Q49, V42)

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Re: I just took my GMATPrep CAT, a truly baffling verbal score! [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2014, 21:49
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jtyee wrote:
These are all GMATPrep exams so it's not as if it's an MGMAT scoring algorithm error...

On my first GMATPrep I missed 9 questions and got a V40.
Then my second, I missed 8 questions and got a V41.
Now on my most recent, I missed 7 questions and got a V38!

I know that there is not always a direct correlation between the number of questions missed and the raw verbal score, but it's still a baffling discrepancy. With 1 less incorrect answer my verbal score dropped 3 raw points?


I wouldn't pay much heed to these statistics. Learn from the mistakes you committed on the test to be better prepared for actual GMAT. Don't waste time analyzing how the algorithm works. Though I admit, if you are taking a test, it's natural to be curious about the scoring algorithm. The problem with GMAT is that they don't disclose the actual algorithm so it's futile to attempt to figure it out.

Think of it this way: if you get all questions correct within the given 75 mins, no matter what the algorithm is, it will have to give you a 51!
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Re: I just took my GMATPrep CAT, a truly baffling verbal score! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2014, 10:15
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jtyee wrote:
These are all GMATPrep exams so it's not as if it's an MGMAT scoring algorithm error...

On my first GMATPrep I missed 9 questions and got a V40.
Then my second, I missed 8 questions and got a V41.
Now on my most recent, I missed 7 questions and got a V38!

I know that there is not always a direct correlation between the number of questions missed and the raw verbal score, but it's still a baffling discrepancy. With 1 less incorrect answer my verbal score dropped 3 raw points?


Because the test is adaptive the number of questions missed is largely irrelevant to your score. The score is calculated based on the difficulty level of the questions you are getting right or wrong. As you look into your drop in score try to see if there are consistent areas of weakness and focus there. For example, if you feel uncomfortable on CR, spend more time on that area to improve your score.

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Re: I just took my GMATPrep CAT, a truly baffling verbal score!   [#permalink] 29 Apr 2014, 10:15
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