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It is somewhat low... Q40 sounds too small of a score for 10 mistakes taking into consideration some of the GMAT Prep results I have seen but every test prep company has a diff algorithm (mostly because GMAC does not release the official algorithm).
I would probably only rely on GMAT Prep and MGMAT at this point and even with those I have seen some inconsistencies at the end.
P.S. I do agree with you having said all of that. Should be higher.
Re: Number of mistakes relative to the score [#permalink]
14 Dec 2012, 11:01
Thank you for your reply.
I dont usually take these test seriously, I was just surprised and started to question myself. Numbers of questions I got wrong on Quant were: 9, 10, 16 (exp), 22, 26 (exp), 28, 29, 33, 36, 37 and on Verbal: 3, 6, 7, 9 (exp), 26, 27, 34, 37. And since I read about posts, with scores significantly higher and with more mistakes, I wasnt sure what to think about this.
One item to consider is that your score may still be good/correct/valid but the ratio of the mistakes to the final score is off.
However, if Princeton has a larger number of medium/lower difficulty, then to keep the algorithm on par with the official test, is to reduce the number of questions that can be answered incorrectly. There are basically a few variables and biggest ones of them are Difficulty and Correct/Incorrect.