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# Princeton Review CAT skewed?

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04 Mar 2007, 13:17
Guys,

I took the PR CAT online test 1

The scores I got from the test are

Quant 36 and Verbal 45 Score 650

But the number of incorrect are
Quant 5 Verbal 9

But I think number of incorrect don't represent the scaled score.

I have only one question incorrect in the verbal first 10 and 8 in the rest of 31

Is the PR CAT skewed?
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04 Mar 2007, 17:49
I had a similar experience with PR CAT 1.

I got only 5 wrong in verbal yet I got 35...

Remember that it's CAT, the harder the problem, the more points you earn by answering it correctly.

From what I see, since you were able answer all questions except for 1 in the beginning correctly, you were given much harder quetions later on and so although you got 8 wrong later on, it didn't lower your score that much.

On the other hand, I presume the 5 incorrects that you made came mostly from early on, so you were given with easier questions which you were able to answer correctly, but which didn't really help in boosting your score.

Hope this explains.
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05 Mar 2007, 20:33
In my experience the scoring on the PR tests is pretty accurate.
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09 Mar 2007, 15:03
i've found the same to be true...
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10 Mar 2007, 15:53
i think i might have similar problem... if not, what do you think are some reason for large fluctuations in my test scores. how can i improve my score? do you think it's a better strategy to do lots of practice tests or to balance tests with reviewing areas of weakness? i am writing my test in mid april.

GMAT TEST SCORES

GMAC PowerPrep Test 1: March 4
Total: 530
Q: 31 (18/37)
V: 31 (25/41)

GMAC PowerPrep Test 2: March 6
Total: 620
Q: 42 (19/37)
V: 34 (26/41)

Kaplan Online Test: March 10
Total: 590
Q: 36 (22/37)
V: 34 (24/41)

Princeton Online Test: March 10
Total: 470
Q: 33 (27/37)
V: 22 (20/41)
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10 Mar 2007, 18:16
I would imagine that taking two prep tests on the same day (as you did on the 10th) would be the reason your last test score dropped so much. Don't overdo it.
10 Mar 2007, 18:16
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