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Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2013, 10:34
Hello Everyone.

I just finished the Princeton review test (free) on their website and this is the score I got :

Verbal: 31 (31 out of 41 correct)
Quantitative: 39 (34 out of 37 correct)
Total (V & Q): 580

Do you guys know of any issues in scoring algorithm of PR ?

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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2013, 20:24
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Why are you doubting it? Do you have a different score that's meaningfully different (less than 40 points is not meaningful even on the GMAT)
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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2013, 21:09
I doubt it as the score is pretty low compared to the percentage of correct ansers. In Manhattan test I scored 680 with far many wrong answers. I think Princeton algo is faulty and assigning lower scores are a part of their marketing strategy.

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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2013, 23:08
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Hello Everyone.

I just finished the Princeton review test (free) on their website and this is the score I got :

Verbal: 31 (31 out of 41 correct)
Quantitative: 39 (34 out of 37 correct)
Total (V & Q): 580

Do you guys know of any issues in scoring algorithm of PR ?

Thanks,
Gaurav

Aiming for 750.


The score does seem a bit suspect to me (especially in Quant) if the numbers are what you have given above (any chance of misinterpretation or typo?). There are many factors (e.g. difficulty level of the questions) that decide your raw score but if you answer questions correctly, you are supposed to get harder questions. Since you missed out on only 3 questions, even if they are all in a row, they can't affect your score this much. Though I haven't heard of any major issues with the scoring algorithm of Princeton Review. Whatever the reason for your low score, I don't think Princeton Review will try to get a marketing boost using a faulty algorithm. If anything, it will have the opposite effect since today's clientele is discerning enough. It might be some temporary glitch somewhere. Just to be sure, I would suggest you to try out the GMAT prep test or our free test.
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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2013, 10:48
Definitely not a typo. I tried a free test on gmat club - got 51Q and 31V - I think that rounds to 680. Anytips to improve verbal in a week ?
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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2013, 04:24
Even I had the same problem.
I gave the free Princeton Test:
Verbal 33 of 41 correct
Quant 32 of 37 correct
Score 670.

I gave GMAT Prep test few days back...scored 710 with a lot many incorrect questions in there.
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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 24 May 2014, 04:53
I just took the Princeton Free GMAT Test and I became doubtful.

Q 46(30 out of 37) and V41 (31 out of 41). The thing is I have never gotten about a 34 in Verbal. In fact the 34 I got was a retake on GMAT Prep 1. I started from a V25 (Manhattan GMAT) but I have been studying. The Verbal questions seemed easier. Could it be that I have improved sooooooo much? Wow!! I soooooo hope that is the case.

I immediately Googled to see what others are saying about the Princeton Review Test.

Does any one else feel the Verbal section was some what easier than normal GMAT Prep questions?
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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 25 May 2014, 21:05
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I just took the Princeton Free GMAT Test and I became doubtful.

Q 46(30 out of 37) and V41 (31 out of 41). The thing is I have never gotten about a 34 in Verbal. In fact the 34 I got was a retake on GMAT Prep 1. I started from a V25 (Manhattan GMAT) but I have been studying. The Verbal questions seemed easier. Could it be that I have improved sooooooo much? Wow!! I soooooo hope that is the case.

I immediately Googled to see what others are saying about the Princeton Review Test.

Does any one else feel the Verbal section was some what easier than normal GMAT Prep questions?


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A V41 in these tests will validate your score.
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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2014, 19:22
I recently took two Princeton Review tests:

Yesterday:
Q49 (31/37)
V37 (27/41)
690

Today:
Q43 (33/37)
V33 (31/41)
620

Even looking at which problems were experimental, it shouldn't cause this much of a difference. Some of the difficulty levels went down after correct answers.
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Re: Princeton Review GMAT test - Accuracy [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2014, 05:16
i have the same question..
Q47 (34 of 37 correct)
V35 (32 of 41 correct)
overall score - 660

while in gmat prep 1, i got overall score of 660 with 9 questions incorrect in Quant and 17 questions incorrect in verbal.. i don't think i would have improved so much in a week.. no matter how hard i study..

i felt that quants of princeton review was extreeeemmmeeeelllyyyyy easy and verbal was also a little easier (for ppl weak in verbal)

if anyone has analyzed then can you please throw some light on algo (which seems incorrect) of Princeton Review practice test and help us understand how do we predict our actual GMAT score based on this.. will be very helpful..
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