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Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 04:43
From a score standpoint - I was talking to someone today who said he recently took the GMAT after 3 weeks of study, using only the Manhattan Books (Not really relevant to the story). According to this guy, he scored a 710 on the GMAT, despite not properly pacing himself and running out of time in the quant section with SEVEN (7) unanswered questions at the end. He says he's pretty sure he got close to a perfect score and that balanced it out. I didn't get his quant/verbal breakdown so I don't know what his raw scores are. I'm just baffled and it seems like leaving seven unanswered questions in a row would destroy you.

Assuming this guy had every quant question correct out of the first 30 and then left 31-37 blank, and scored every verbal question correctly as well, is this actually possible?
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 05:18
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I'd say that story is suspicious. Its possible to get a 700 by being very strong in one section to compensate for a weak score in the other, but if he left 7 questions unanswered that's going to be a VERY low quantitative score.
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 07:12
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Seven unanswered quant questions would probably lead to a low score. But if he answered every single verbal question, along with 30 correct math answers, then I don't know what the score would look like. His score breakdown and AWA would be very informative.
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 07:38
wow I have heard about people have 2-3 unanswered questions before and hurt their gmat score, but 7 questions??

please post the score here if someone want to try it for real :)
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 07:44
I don't know but I've been told that in GMAT, if you miss x percent of questions then x percent is deducted from the raw score. That said:
Missing 7 out of 37 questions is 18 %
If he answered all the 30 questions correctly, then the estimate raw score at that point is 51 (max raw score)
Taking 82 % of 51, we get 41. His final quant raw score would have been 41. It's impossible to get a +700 score with a quant score of 41.

Therefore, I find it hard to believe that he scored +700!
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 11:51
Missing 7 in a row at the end would drop even a 99 to somewhee in the low 80s, about 3 points each Q, maybe even High 70th percentile, I think they must have guessed correclty on a few
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 11:59
he didnt guess on the last 7, he left them unanswered.
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 13:59
I guess you could try doing this on the GMATprep software if you had all the time in the world. Make sure you answer all the math questions perfect, leave the 7 last unanswered. Then answer all the verbal perfect as well. Not saying its worth the time, but its a foolproof way of investigating the validity of this claim.
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Re: Is this possible? [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 17:12
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While it's entertaining to learn of such tales, I think it's probably time to let this one go now. I realize that the original poster is simply curious, but please don't put anymore thought into it.
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