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# Quant Score 38-42 (How much of a move?)

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24 Oct 2013, 08:31
I need to get my quant to at least the 60th percentile in order to reach my target score. How much of a move is it from a 38 to 42? Are we talking 3-5 questions answered correctly instead of incorrectly? I understand the scoring on the test is adaptive and part of a large algorithm, however I'm wondering just how much of a move it is from the 50th to 60th percentile in quant.

What seems to really bring my score down is when I get three questions in a row wrong. I'm going to try hard to manage my time and eliminate stupid mistakes.

Can anyone provide me with some first hand experiences?
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24 Oct 2013, 08:37
stevennu wrote:
I need to get my quant to at least the 60th percentile in order to reach my target score. How much of a move is it from a 38 to 42? Are we talking 3-5 questions answered correctly instead of incorrectly? I understand the scoring on the test is adaptive and part of a large algorithm, however I'm wondering just how much of a move it is from the 50th to 60th percentile in quant.

What seems to really bring my score down is when I get three questions in a row wrong. I'm going to try hard to manage my time and eliminate stupid mistakes.

Can anyone provide me with some first hand experiences?

Hi,

many ppl followed these two post mentioned below to reach their target score. Please go through this.

1. http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html
2.http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html

It is not a huge move from 38 to 42. All you need to do is work more on concept understanding, and try to get most of 500 to 650 level problems correct. You will get there.

Analyze your mocks results, see where you go wrong and work on it. Use error logs to track your progress.
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24 Oct 2013, 08:51
Thanks for the information. I actually started following that plan about 2 weeks ago. I think I'm on the right track. I'm taking another MGMAT CAT this weekend so we'll see what happens. In terms of actual questions though, how much of a move is it from 38-42? Would you estimate it to be 5 more questions correct or 10?
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24 Oct 2013, 09:21
stevennu wrote:
Thanks for the information. I actually started following that plan about 2 weeks ago. I think I'm on the right track. I'm taking another MGMAT CAT this weekend so we'll see what happens. In terms of actual questions though, how much of a move is it from 38-42? Would you estimate it to be 5 more questions correct or 10?

I would say 5, but it depends on which 5.

Most of them say that about 9 to 10 questions correct in their 1st 12 questions feel their score is higher than getting last 5 correct.

I'm not saying that last 5 is not important, it is equally important too, but that extra correct answers in 1st 10 or so questions may be does the trick .
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24 Oct 2013, 09:39
I think I just need to eliminate stupid mistakes and not be afraid to dump a question if I feel that it is going to be a time sink. We'll see if that works this weekend.
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I need to get my quant to at least the 60th percentile in order to reach my target score. How much of a move is it from a 38 to 42? Are we talking 3-5 questions answered correctly instead of incorrectly? I understand the scoring on the test is adaptive and part of a large algorithm, however I'm wondering just how much of a move it is from the 50th to 60th percentile in quant.

What seems to really bring my score down is when I get three questions in a row wrong. I'm going to try hard to manage my time and eliminate stupid mistakes.

Can anyone provide me with some first hand experiences?

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26 Oct 2013, 21:23
Took my first GMAT Preptest today. Got a 690 (Q44 / V40). I was very careful not to make stupid mistakes and when I felt that a question was taking too much time, I let it go and moved on. I have 1 month until my test and will continue to study quant and work on areas that need to be strengthened. Thanks for the advice.
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02 Nov 2013, 16:47
Took my second GMAT Prep Test today and got a 680 (Q44 / V38). I did a bit worse in the verbal section which is surprising since I finished with over 8 minutes left and felt like I was nailing all the questions. Oh well, I'm happy with the score.

Now time for an old fashioned
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