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MGMAT Grading vs. Real GMAT [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 10:46
I notice in my MGMAT results that missing some of the last few questions can significantly drop your overall percentile. However, I've also heard that by the last few questions on the GMAT your score is more or less determined already. Anyone know how it works? This won't affect how I treat the last few questions as I know to fight for every question, but just curious.
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Re: MGMAT Grading vs. Real GMAT [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 14:06
Hi,

The GMAT actually does penalize significantly for unanswered questions. While your score is pretty much determined by the end of the test (due to the computer adaptivity of the exam,) what we've heard from the GMAC is that for every question you leave blank, the test penalizes you 2-3 percentage points (they haven't told us exactly how much.) So, if you were at a 99th percentile on the second-to-last question, but then left that last question blank, you would end up with a 96th or 97th percentile overall score!

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Re: MGMAT Grading vs. Real GMAT [#permalink] New post 07 May 2010, 14:48
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Re: MGMAT Grading vs. Real GMAT [#permalink] New post 08 May 2010, 06:19
Well, I don't mean leaving questions blank at the end. But when I see how the MGMAT tests are scored - once I got the last 2 questions wrong (not blank but wrong) and my percentile dropped from 89 to 85. So I'm wondering if in the real GMAT it's the same way.
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