Kaplan CAT's- Accurate? : Ask GMAT Experts
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 Jan 2017, 18:16

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Kaplan CAT's- Accurate?

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 18 Aug 2011
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2011, 12:22
I am taking my first official GMAT on Sat Sept 10th. Just finished the basic "in class" Kaplan course on a twice a week basis.

(The CAT's don't give a score breakdown, just total and percentile)
Kaplan Diagnostic: 560 54% (q38%, v58%)
Kaplan Cat 1: 560 54% (q51%, v36%)
Kaplan Cat 2: 570 57% (q46%, v56%)
Kaplan Cat 3: 610 69% (q55%, v69%)
Kaplan Cat 4: 630 75% (q59%, v81%)

I still have three weeks to go and my goal is a 720. I also came across the score calculator on this website and have read on other forums that Kaplan's CAT's undervalue the scores by as much as 100 points. Not sure if this is accurate. Any feedback is appreciate.
 Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes Veritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes Math Revolution Discount Codes
Kaplan GMAT Instructor
Joined: 25 Aug 2009
Posts: 644
Location: Cambridge, MA
Followers: 83

Kudos [?]: 277 [1] , given: 2

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2011, 12:33
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
It is NOT true that our scores undervalue by 100 points. Our tests are as accurate as we can make them! That said, no test-prep company has a perfect test-day simulation. You can take the official GMATprep tests from www.mba.com for an even more accurate assessment of your score.

In the end, though, even those mathematically accurate test won't necessarily tell you what you need to know. Test Day is Test Day. Many students find that the pressure of the "real thing" kicks them into high-gear and allowing them to out-perform their previous best scores, but some unfortunately find that they haven't quite mastered the stress-management strategies they need despite exemplary CAT scores.

In the end, what's more important is that you use your CATs as a rough guide of your progress, and as a tool to identify your personal strengths and weaknesses. Don't be obsessed with your practice test scores--just go in to the real test calm, confident, and ready to put forth the best test-performance possible.

Hope this helps!
_________________

Eli Meyer
Kaplan Teacher
http://www.kaptest.com/GMAT

Prepare with Kaplan and save $150 on a course! Kaplan Reviews Senior Manager Joined: 20 Dec 2010 Posts: 258 Schools: UNC Duke Kellogg Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 4 Re: Kaplan CAT's- Accurate? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 Aug 2011, 18:37 Kaplan must have fixed their scoring system because my score was almost identical to my Kaplan scores. I had 740, 740, 760 and 760 in my four Kaplan CATs and 760 in the real GMAT. I thought my Kaplan scores were a bit inflated though because I did all the questions in the Kaplan book (some of them show-up on the CAT) and on the advanced kaplan book. I think Kaplan's quant is actually bit easier than the real gmat -- I mostly never missed a question on the Kaplan CATs -- but routinely got 3 or 4 wrong on the GMATPrep exams. I got 8 or 10 wrong on the MGMAT quant exams -- but that's a story for another day! Kaplan verbal questions -- especially SC and RC -- are excellent. ChadC83 wrote: I am taking my first official GMAT on Sat Sept 10th. Just finished the basic "in class" Kaplan course on a twice a week basis. (The CAT's don't give a score breakdown, just total and percentile) Kaplan Diagnostic: 560 54% (q38%, v58%) Kaplan Cat 1: 560 54% (q51%, v36%) Kaplan Cat 2: 570 57% (q46%, v56%) Kaplan Cat 3: 610 69% (q55%, v69%) Kaplan Cat 4: 630 75% (q59%, v81%) I still have three weeks to go and my goal is a 720. I also came across the score calculator on this website and have read on other forums that Kaplan's CAT's undervalue the scores by as much as 100 points. Not sure if this is accurate. Any feedback is appreciate. Kaplan GMAT Instructor Joined: 25 Aug 2009 Posts: 644 Location: Cambridge, MA Followers: 83 Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 2 Re: Kaplan CAT's- Accurate? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Aug 2011, 10:39 DevilDogg, congrats on a great score! _________________ Eli Meyer Kaplan Teacher http://www.kaptest.com/GMAT Prepare with Kaplan and save$150 on a course!

Kaplan Reviews

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 258
Schools: UNC Duke Kellogg
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 4

### Show Tags

23 Aug 2011, 16:02
Thank you very much!

KapTeacherEli wrote:
DevilDogg, congrats on a great score!
Director
Joined: 27 Jun 2011
Posts: 894
Followers: 89

Kudos [?]: 222 [0], given: 57

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2011, 12:45
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Intern
Joined: 15 Oct 2013
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2014, 18:46
Same question here. Instead, I am not sure if Kaplan test score is much inflated for Verbal. I got ~16 wrong but still received V42 though I got almost everything correct in first 12 questions...any idea?
Moderator
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
Posts: 189
Location: United States (NY)
GMAT 1: 640 Q44 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V40
GMAT 3: 720 Q49 V40
GPA: 3.16
WE: Consulting (Venture Capital)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 71

### Show Tags

28 Apr 2014, 21:46
Just took Kaplan CAT2 and scored 750 (98th%)

Q51 (98%): 26/37 (4 of last 5 wrong - due to bad time management)
V41 (92%): 24/41 (first 8 questions correct)

How accurate is this score? Does Kaplan use the same scoring methodology as the GMAC uses?
_________________
Re: Kaplan CAT's- Accurate?   [#permalink] 28 Apr 2014, 21:46
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Are Kaplan GMAT practice tests accurate? 1 25 Sep 2016, 17:51
How accurate is the Kaplan free practice test score? 7 07 Aug 2016, 05:39
Is the Grockit CAT accurate? 1 22 Aug 2014, 10:00
Princeton Review CAT - is it accurate? 0 10 Jan 2014, 02:17
9 How accurate is the Free Kaplan GMAT Practice Test 8 13 Jun 2013, 04:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by