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Princeton review accuracy... [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2013, 01:38
I started my GMAT prep with Princeton review free practice test... At that time I didn't know the algorithm kind of thing and I did almost 6 out of first 10 and 6 out of second 10 question wrong. I just got 12 in verbal section at that time.

Then I took almost 5 PR test taking my score for verbal from 12 to 22 to 28 to 30 to 32.

After that I I took two gmat prep tests and got 38 highest in verbal section.

I thought to give one more PR free practice test and again got 12 in verbal. It is too depressing for me. I was not bad in answering the question. I got only 2 wrong in first 10 but 4 in next 10. Overall 22 correct. Even In the test in which I got 32 I had made 21 questions correct. With almost same criteria.

May be I was not too good in verbal this time but 12 is too bad score for me. Can any one help me about this. Am I not doing good. Or is it the common problem with PR tests..
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I started my GMAT prep with Princeton review free practice test... At that time I didn't know the algorithm kind of thing and I did almost 6 out of first 10 and 6 out of second 10 question wrong. I just got 12 in verbal section at that time.

Then I took almost 5 PR test taking my score for verbal from 12 to 22 to 28 to 30 to 32.

After that I I took two gmat prep tests and got 38 highest in verbal section.

I thought to give one more PR free practice test and again got 12 in verbal. It is too depressing for me. I was not bad in answering the question. I got only 2 wrong in first 10 but 4 in next 10. Overall 22 correct. Even In the test in which I got 32 I had made 21 questions correct. With almost same criteria.

May be I was not too good in verbal this time but 12 is too bad score for me. Can any one help me about this. Am I not doing good. Or is it the common problem with PR tests..
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Hi krishnamevawala,

If you got V38 in GMATPrep test then you are going well. Getting 12 in verbal is something that is possible but sounds very unrealistic if you are getting V38 in GMATPrep tests. The only tests which comes close to the actual GMAT algorithm is the GMATPrep tests. Princeton Review tests may be good during the initial phase of your prep as their questions test mostly the basic stuff and they have less 700+ questions.

Bottomline: You are going well, no need to be worried about V12 in that test. All the best!!

Hope this helps,

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Re: Princeton review accuracy... [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2013, 12:01
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The GMATPrep results more accurately indicate your actual abilities than Princeton's practice tests do. From what I recall, issues on Princeton's non-challenging questions and off scoring system are not uncommon.
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Re: Princeton review accuracy... [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 00:01
How to review the incorrect questions in PR cats ? any idea

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Re: Princeton review accuracy... [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 09:07
Bear in mind that many third-party producers of questions contract their question writing to recent university graduates (read: not MBAs), many of whom are underpaid (read: unmotivated) and haven't even taken the GMAT.

While trying fresh CATs is a good idea, I advise all clients only to refer to GMATPrep and Official Guide materials when trying to correctly gauge their performance with respect to the actual exam.

Furthermore, no released test works with the exact algorithms of the real test; otherwise, some clever person might reverse-engineer it. Certain among these tests have shockingly primitive algorithms.

In short, take the GMATPrep score as indicative, not the PR score :-D
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