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# Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1

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Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink]

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Today, I did my first kaplan CAT that comes along with kaplan premier 2014 book. Guess what? I didn't know that Kaplan CAT#1 included both AWA&IR since the link to the CAT said," GMAT Diagnostic (CAT 1)." I thought that the diagnostic test would only test on quant and verbal sections. As a result, I was caught off guard and did badly on IR (score of 2) because I was not even prepared for this part. Overall, my score was 680 (Q 50 V32). So, I just want to share this experience with you guys that the first CAT includes both AWA&IR.
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Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink]

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Juz2play wrote:
Today, I did my first kaplan CAT that comes along with kaplan premier 2014 book. Guess what? I didn't know that Kaplan CAT#1 included both AWA&IR since the link to the CAT said," GMAT Diagnostic (CAT 1)." I thought that the diagnostic test would only test on quant and verbal sections. As a result, I was caught off guard and did badly on IR (score of 2) because I was not even prepared for this part. Overall, my score was 680 (Q 50 V32). So, I just want to share this experience with you guys that the first CAT includes both AWA&IR.

how many mistakes did you commit in the verbal section?? nice score btw!!!!
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Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink]

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Juz2play wrote:
Today, I did my first kaplan CAT that comes along with kaplan premier 2014 book. Guess what? I didn't know that Kaplan CAT#1 included both AWA&IR since the link to the CAT said," GMAT Diagnostic (CAT 1)." I thought that the diagnostic test would only test on quant and verbal sections. As a result, I was caught off guard and did badly on IR (score of 2) because I was not even prepared for this part. Overall, my score was 680 (Q 50 V32). So, I just want to share this experience with you guys that the first CAT includes both AWA&IR.

how many mistakes did you commit in the verbal section?? nice score btw!!!!

Hi, my accuracy for verbal section was around 50%. My MGMAT score taken yesterday was 640 (Q45 V33). But, I didn't do the OG 13 yet. I only finished Kaplan Premier, manhattan guides, and OG verbal and quant 2nd edition. So, I just wanna test myself where I was before doing the OG and unexpectedly saw the IR in the first CAT. Cheer!
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Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink]

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brethart999 wrote:
Juz2play wrote:
Today, I did my first kaplan CAT that comes along with kaplan premier 2014 book. Guess what? I didn't know that Kaplan CAT#1 included both AWA&IR since the link to the CAT said," GMAT Diagnostic (CAT 1)." I thought that the diagnostic test would only test on quant and verbal sections. As a result, I was caught off guard and did badly on IR (score of 2) because I was not even prepared for this part. Overall, my score was 680 (Q 50 V32). So, I just want to share this experience with you guys that the first CAT includes both AWA&IR.

how many mistakes did you commit in the verbal section?? nice score btw!!!!

Agreed, great score! Sorry we caught you off guard, brethart, but our tests wouldn't be much good if they didn't reflect the entire test--AWA and IR included!
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Prepare with Kaplan and save $150 on a course! Kaplan Reviews Manager Joined: 22 May 2013 Posts: 53 Concentration: Operations, General Management GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V36 GPA: 3.7 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 8 [1] , given: 22 Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Aug 2013, 22:10 1 This post received KUDOS KapTeacherEli wrote: brethart999 wrote: Juz2play wrote: Today, I did my first kaplan CAT that comes along with kaplan premier 2014 book. Guess what? I didn't know that Kaplan CAT#1 included both AWA&IR since the link to the CAT said," GMAT Diagnostic (CAT 1)." I thought that the diagnostic test would only test on quant and verbal sections. As a result, I was caught off guard and did badly on IR (score of 2) because I was not even prepared for this part. Overall, my score was 680 (Q 50 V32). So, I just want to share this experience with you guys that the first CAT includes both AWA&IR. how many mistakes did you commit in the verbal section?? nice score btw!!!! Agreed, great score! Sorry we caught you off guard, brethart, but our tests wouldn't be much good if they didn't reflect the entire test--AWA and IR included! Hi..are your AWA in your test series examined and scores given??? and what would you suggest to improve on IR skills? Manager Joined: 14 Aug 2005 Posts: 86 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 2 Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Sep 2013, 09:47 KapTeacherEli wrote: brethart999 wrote: Juz2play wrote: Today, I did my first kaplan CAT that comes along with kaplan premier 2014 book. Guess what? I didn't know that Kaplan CAT#1 included both AWA&IR since the link to the CAT said," GMAT Diagnostic (CAT 1)." I thought that the diagnostic test would only test on quant and verbal sections. As a result, I was caught off guard and did badly on IR (score of 2) because I was not even prepared for this part. Overall, my score was 680 (Q 50 V32). So, I just want to share this experience with you guys that the first CAT includes both AWA&IR. how many mistakes did you commit in the verbal section?? nice score btw!!!! Agreed, great score! Sorry we caught you off guard, brethart, but our tests wouldn't be much good if they didn't reflect the entire test--AWA and IR included! Dear Eli, Since this post has go your attention as you are one of the official Kaplan representative, I would like to ask a question about my Kaplan CAT 1 scores. In the Quant section, I answered 21 correct and 15 incorrect and have been awarded 98 percentile!! In the Verbal section, I answered 23 correct and 17 incorrect and have been awarded 69 percentile (Seems realistic) Overall, I have been awarded an over all score of 720 (94 Percentile), which makes me extremely happy but also a bit skeptical as i answered so many questions incorrectly! Could you please help confirm if these scores are not inflated? Regards, Surya _________________ One Last Shot Manager Joined: 14 Aug 2005 Posts: 86 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 2 Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Sep 2013, 06:53 Dear Eli, Awaiting an official response from your side. Regards, Surya _________________ One Last Shot Kaplan GMAT Instructor Joined: 25 Aug 2009 Posts: 644 Location: Cambridge, MA Followers: 80 Kudos [?]: 243 [0], given: 2 Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Sep 2013, 18:17 Expert's post surya167 wrote: Dear Eli, Awaiting an official response from your side. Regards, Surya Hi Surya, I pm'd you. Sorry for the wait, there have been several holidays this week and I've fallen a bit behind! Best, _________________ Eli Meyer Kaplan Teacher http://www.kaptest.com/GMAT Prepare with Kaplan and save$150 on a course!

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Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink]

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27 Oct 2013, 04:12
Hi Eli,

My concern is similar to Surya's.

I took Kaplan's CAT 1 and got a score of 740.

1. I can't see my raw scores on the Smart Reports page.
2. I've got 28 correct in QA (98%) and 19 correct in VA (53%). And despite the incredibly low accuracy in VA, I've scored a 740.

The score looks a bit inflated to me. Can you please help me understand this?

Thanks a ton!
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04 Apr 2016, 09:19
Same insight. Felt that the score is too good to be true.

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Re: Warning before doing Kaplan CAT #1 [#permalink]

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04 Apr 2016, 11:25
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Hi gmatretest,

First, congratulations on a strong score on the CAT! Thank you also for sharing your concerns. If you send me a pm with your email address, we can have our data science team double check your results. I will then follow up with you to share their findings.

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Jennifer Kindy
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