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Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2011, 04:15
I just tried Princeton review CAT, scoring 650. Breakup:

Quant: 41, with 5 Q wrong
Verbal: 39, with 8 Q wrong

While I might just agree with Verbal section score, I can't really digest that with just 5 Qs wrong, one can get 41 in Quant. Btw my quant score in the real GMAT was 44 and I'm sure I made many more mistakes there than I did on this PR CAT. Also, I really feel I've improved much more since then but this score is a let down.

Any such experiences, good people?
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2011, 22:54
No prep company will tell you its algorithm as it would be giving away how it perceives the GMAC scoring method. The GMAC's algorithm is protected by its terms of use.

Incorrect problems alone means nothing. You must take into account # incorrect, difficulty and # sequential incorrect.
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 01:37
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try searching on the forum, there are lots of threads which discuss this algorithms..
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 04:41
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While other contributors here have made some good points, I have noticed that a number of members state that the test questions are a bit too easy. However, the test itself is strict in terms of how many you answer incorrectly. A few wrong answer choices, then, can result in an unexpected low score for some.


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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2011, 20:15
Yea, this seems pretty off in comparison to the GMAC algorithm... check the suggested link above, it explains it as best as one can, the actual GMAC algorithm is pretty complicated, and I don't think anyone has a 100% picture of it..
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2011, 21:52
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You can see this one too: GMAT Score Calculator
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 03:36
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I did I did! Even the score calculator says 660. I got 650 on Knewton too, with almost the same break up scores if I recall correctly. Even then I remember complaining about the algorithm. May be I should stop complaining now and re-consider my test taking strategy.
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 22:03
Strange indeed. Seems like it should be a bit higher... Good news though, you could make huge gains with just a few clicks up from your current verbal :P
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2011, 11:19
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Re: Princeton review test scoring algorithm [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 18:02
I tried the Princeton review test yesterday. The quant section was really a joke. Verbal section was no better. Almost all the SC and CR questions were 2 liners. Had a horrible experience with the test.
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