Yesterday, I gave the Kaplan
Diagnostic Test 1, which is offered for free on the Kaplan
website. I would like to say that the quality of the test was very good and there was no question in the test that I had already done. IR was of average difficulty, Quant was really hard, and Verbal was a bit difficult.
The test went smooth and I was expecting around 630 as the final result but was surprised and finally, happy to see a 720 on the screen.
The split score was
IR - 6
Quant - 98%ile
Verbal - 43%ile
Overall - 720(94%ile)
Firstly, I was surprised to see a 720 on the screen, since the test didn't go that well.
Secondly, I was surprised that there were no scaled scores provided by Kaplan
for the Quant and Verbal section, only percentiles were provided.
Next, I tried to convert my Quant and Verbal percentile scores into scaled scores using the newly provided algorithm by GMAT here http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-exam/gmat-exam-scoring/your-score-report/what-percentile-rankings-mean
Quant 98%ile = 51
Verbal 43%ile = 27
Combining them should give me an overall score of around 640, but Kaplan
provided me with a 720.
I would like to ask Kaplan
team if there is an error in the algorithm of a renowned test prep company like Kaplan
Moreover, if there is a flaw in my thinking and calculating the scores, please let me know.
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My IELTS 7.5 Experience
From 540 to 640...Done with GMAT!!!