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# I recently started preparing for GMAT and last night had the

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I recently started preparing for GMAT and last night had the [#permalink]  10 Feb 2006, 06:24
I recently started preparing for GMAT and last night had the oppurtunity to take my first test. I did only the math section in PR Test1. This section had only 37 questions to be completed in 75 minutes. The score PR GMAT software read out was 44 - When there were only 37 questions in total, how come the software says, I scored 44 ?

Can anyone explain to me whats the max score for this section ? meaning, 44 is out of how much ? 50 ? 60 ? 70 ? How is this total (50/60/70/etc...) related to 37 ? Just a simple ratio ? Does the same simple ratio logic apply while calculating the score (in this case, 44) as well ?
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Re: Maths - Score - How is it calculated ? [#permalink]  10 Feb 2006, 06:33
dukapotamus wrote:
I recently started preparing for GMAT and last night had the oppurtunity to take my first test. I did only the math section in PR Test1. This section had only 37 questions to be completed in 75 minutes. The score PR GMAT software read out was 44 - When there were only 37 questions in total, how come the software says, I scored 44 ?

Can anyone explain to me whats the max score for this section ? meaning, 44 is out of how much ? 50 ? 60 ? 70 ? How is this total (50/60/70/etc...) related to 37 ? Just a simple ratio ? Does the same simple ratio logic apply while calculating the score (in this case, 44) as well ?

Scores range from 0 - 60.... the percentages of the score you see indicates the percentage of test takers that scored below your score... (so in your case the historical average was taken...)
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Re: Maths - Score - How is it calculated ? [#permalink]  10 Feb 2006, 06:44
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Scores range from 0 - 60.... the percentages of the score you see indicates the percentage of test takers that scored below your score... (so in your case the historical average was taken...)

Meaning, of all the people who have taken GMAT until now, only 44% scored below me ?

OR, since the max score is only 60, is the percentage = (44/60)*100 = 73.3 % ?
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The actual percentile does not work like that.

The way they score still looks like a mystery to me. It appears as if you score 51 or higher on the math section, you are at the 99 percentile already. However, I have no idea how they come up with the 60 points system.
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No no.... 44 is a scaled score which got nothing to do with percentages...

44 is a good score, it translates into 74%. 74% scored below your score...
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SimaQ wrote:
No no.... 44 is a scaled score which got nothing to do with percentages...

44 is a good score, it translates into 74%. 74% scored below your score...

Thanks for the info.

Does anyone have a list or a link to a webpage, which shows relation b/w the score and the percentile (% people scored below it) for GMAT ?
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http://www.gmatclub.com/content/courses/scores.php

Though GMAT scale score(0-60) is not exactly equal to PR scale score but I would say that 44 is good no. to start with particularly if you have not prepared!

Aim for 50-51 it should be achievable. BTW 51-52 is highest you can get! I have not seen 52+ even with 790 and 800 candidates!
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chiragr wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/content/courses/scores.php

Though GMAT scale score(0-60) is not exactly equal to PR scale score but I would say that 44 is good no. to start with particularly if you have not prepared!

Aim for 50-51 it should be achievable. BTW 51-52 is highest you can get! I have not seen 52+ even with 790 and 800 candidates!

Sweet.

Thanks chiragr !
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