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Offical Exam Error in Scoring? [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 12:29
I took an official GMAT for the first time in September. I scored 640 overall, 42Q and 37V. I was disappointed with this test score since I scored higher on Official practice exams, Manhattan practice exams, and Kaplan Exams.

So I took a Knewton course before retaking the test. The verbal section has always been my strongest section, and I have consistently performed well on the Verbal section. In the Knewton practice tests I scored, 44, 40, 35, 38 and 40 on the verbal section of five different tests.

I took my second official GMAT test today and received a 27 on the Verbal section based on the unofficial GMAT score report. I did not notice anything unusual when I was taking the exam, and finished all the questions as usual. This Verbal score of 27 is a definite outlier; on all other practice tests (both Official practice tests, Manhattan practice tests, Kaplan practice tests, and 5 Knewton practice tests) I scored significantly higher. My score on the first official GMAT test was also significantly higher.

Is it possible there was an error when my test was scored? Has anyone experienced anything similar? Does anyone have any suggestions of action to take?
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Re: Offical Exam Error in Scoring? [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 13:05
hey there, sorry to hear about this. The possibility of error in score-counting is slim to none. Even if there is, I really do not think that there's any way to prove it wrong. You can always contact Pearson and see if there's any actions you can do, but my instinct says that there's really not a whole lot you can do, other than to retake the test if that's what you'd like to do.
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Re: Offical Exam Error in Scoring? [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 13:06
You choked.
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Re: Offical Exam Error in Scoring? [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 13:29
I suspect that there was a technical error, and that questions were incorrectly reported as having been not answered. There have been a lot of power outages in the area where I took the exam. Has anyone ever had an issue like this?
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Re: Offical Exam Error in Scoring? [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 13:36
I'm not sure how a power outage will create such a glitch... unless you truly (and maybe accidentally) left some of the answer choices blank... Other than that, your best bet is to take this directly to Pearson or GMAC and ask for a "re-tally" (if that's even possible).
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Re: Offical Exam Error in Scoring? [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 14:14
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Sorry to hear about the experience :(

Getting a lower score on the retake is not fun. should-i-retake-gmat-thread-retaking-gmat-strategies-83339.html?highlight=ml303

Personally I have never heard of any errors with scoring.... there is always the first one but not anything common.
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Re: Offical Exam Error in Scoring? [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 16:26
i underscored in the verbal as well in the real thing in comparison to the practice stuff.

suck it up dude. you're bad at verbal but you're better than me. no body here is gonna feel sorry for you because you did it to yourself. so throw it up as a lose, don't lose your cool, and cough up another $250. don't hate the player, hate the game.
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Re: Offical Exam Error in Scoring?   [#permalink] 27 Oct 2010, 16:26
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