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Kaplan tests are weird? had 15 geometry questions in a test [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2012, 04:55
Hi all,
I have a question.
i just took a kaplan exam, i had 15 geometry questions. most of them were from High difficulty (which is probably 700+).
How many geometry questions are there in a real GMAT exam?
i also had like 6 propability questions..
I ended up the test as "below 85%" quant. what can i conclude from that saying?
I started well with 12 correct questions and then had 2 correct 2 inorrect in avreage...

Have a strange feeling about this test...
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Re: Kaplan tests are weird? had 15 geometry questions in a test [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2012, 07:23
Don't worry, roygush, you really can't conclude much from a Kaplan test.

You can expect roughly five geometry questions on an actual GMAT exam, give or take a few. You'll probably see only one or two probability questions on a typical GMAT, though it's possible to escape without seeing any at all, and you might get three or more on a really strange day. But six? Probably not.

If you got the first 12 right and missed half of the questions from that point forward, you had a really strong test--if you do the same thing on an actual GMAT, your score should be excellent. Just focus on learning as much as you can from the questions you missed on the Kaplan test, and take the score with a grain of salt.
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Re: Kaplan tests are weird? had 15 geometry questions in a test [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2012, 07:28
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Don't worry, roygush, you really can't conclude much from a Kaplan test.

You can expect roughly five geometry questions on an actual GMAT exam, give or take a few. You'll probably see only one or two probability questions on a typical GMAT, though it's possible to escape without seeing any at all, and you might get three or more on a really strange day. But six? Probably not.

If you got the first 12 right and missed half of the questions from that point forward, you had a really strong test--if you do the same thing on an actual GMAT, your score should be excellent. Just focus on learning as much as you can from the questions you missed on the Kaplan test, and take the score with a grain of salt.


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thank you for your honest reply.

what do you think about the MGMAT tests? are they better than Kaplan's?
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Re: Kaplan tests are weird? had 15 geometry questions in a test [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2012, 08:20
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GMATNinja wrote:
Don't worry, roygush, you really can't conclude much from a Kaplan test.

You can expect roughly five geometry questions on an actual GMAT exam, give or take a few. You'll probably see only one or two probability questions on a typical GMAT, though it's possible to escape without seeing any at all, and you might get three or more on a really strange day. But six? Probably not.

If you got the first 12 right and missed half of the questions from that point forward, you had a really strong test--if you do the same thing on an actual GMAT, your score should be excellent. Just focus on learning as much as you can from the questions you missed on the Kaplan test, and take the score with a grain of salt.


ninja,
thank you for your honest reply.

what do you think about the MGMAT tests? are they better than Kaplan's?



try to learn from each question provided by each prep company. do the best.

who is better or worse among prep company should not be your concern. though kaplan has a good cat, maybe mgmat cat is the closest to the real test ;)
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Re: Kaplan tests are weird? had 15 geometry questions in a test [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2012, 11:54
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roygush wrote:
GMATNinja wrote:
Don't worry, roygush, you really can't conclude much from a Kaplan test.

You can expect roughly five geometry questions on an actual GMAT exam, give or take a few. You'll probably see only one or two probability questions on a typical GMAT, though it's possible to escape without seeing any at all, and you might get three or more on a really strange day. But six? Probably not.

If you got the first 12 right and missed half of the questions from that point forward, you had a really strong test--if you do the same thing on an actual GMAT, your score should be excellent. Just focus on learning as much as you can from the questions you missed on the Kaplan test, and take the score with a grain of salt.


ninja,
thank you for your honest reply.

what do you think about the MGMAT tests? are they better than Kaplan's?



try to learn from each question provided by each prep company. do the best.

who is better or worse among prep company should not be your concern. though kaplan has a good cat, maybe mgmat cat is the closest to the real test ;)


You are right :)
I was just feeling weird the whole exam.
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Re: Kaplan tests are weird? had 15 geometry questions in a test [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 20:03
In my experience with actual GMAT tests, I see total of four geometry question, and I am putting plane geometry and coordinate geometry under the Geometry category. The distribution between Coordinate and Plan geometry has been all over. One test I had three coordinate geometry and one plane geometry, in another they were all plane geometry and none on coordinate geometry. Please consider this information based on my individual experience. I wish my students remembered more about their tests so I had more solid data on this information.

So 15 geometry questions on an actual GMAT test will never happen. On the actual GMAT, the test writers have to ensure that they have questions from a sufficiently diverse set of topics. Otherwise, someone who was very strong in Geometry, and very little else would get a skewed high score.

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