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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 07:40
Guys,
I took the real test yesterday and to my dismay I scored 26 on V. I never scored less than 34 on any test(GMATPrep and manhattan GMAT). In most of my preparation test my verbal score was in the range of 34-40. Just 2 days before I re-attempted gmatprep1(since I took gmatprep1 long time back) and score around 39 in V. I did not find any repeated questions.
During the real test, I got some tough CR questions and few difficult RC questions as well. In the last 3 questions I randomly guessed due to lack of time, but thats all. I thought that I was doing pretty fairly in the test, until i saw the score. One thing I can say for sure that real verbal in the test day was not different/difficult than OG or GMATPrep.

My quant score was in line of my preparation test.
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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2008, 02:42
Your analysis is indicative of most of us here.. We didnt find the test to be tougher than GMATPREP yet we got strange scores.. This means that GMAT has become trickier, and there are many questions with close answers ... Or the scoring algorithm has an issue...

I doubt its the second issue as many have also posted good scores like Ian and Oski...

I think were just destined to slog a bit more and test again....
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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2008, 12:36
Another discrepancy here.

After scoring over V41 and V43 on both gmat preps and practicing all official books i got V29 on the real test.

Maybe it is just a coincidence, maybe a bad day i dont know.

Felt like a cold shower...
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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2010, 23:45
Hi guys

Please help me out! I took the GMAT on 26th october 2010 and a shocking 650 (Q47 and V32). I have been getting 740-770(Q50 and V40+ always) on GMATPREP. I took 3 Manhattan CAT"S got : 710 (Q48 V 38) 690(Q48 V36) 720(Q48 V40). 4 Knewton CAT's ( 770 (Q49 V47) 700 (Q48 V38) 730 (Q49 V40) and 770 (Q 49 V48).

In none of the tests I got less than a 700 except for the Manhattan CAT, whose verbal especially CR is very different from actual GMAT and whose RC questions are not as crystal clear as those in GMATPrep and in Knewton).

During the test I thought I performed bad on quant (because of lot of noise ; I guessed first 4-5 q's , so I think a 47 can be justified). But I can't find any explanation for a 32 on verbal. In my previous attempt of GMAT, I performed much worse ( because I felt I didn't undertsnad why I was choosing an answer.) But, I still managed a 34 on verbal.

I seriously think there was a bug in my algorithm.

Also, I read on the internet that many previous test takers,especially at my center, which is not really a Pearson VUE center but administers the exam for Pearson (GLOBAL ASCENT TESTING CENTER), have reported issues such as disconnection of internet, the freezing of the computer screen. This further makes me skeptical that my computer's algorithm might have had a bug.

My previous test center, a real PEARSON VUE center, was in delhi. I got a score of 640 that tiem around, but honestly, I didn't expect much either because I barely touched 670 on any of my CATs.

Do you guys think that taking GMAT again,this time in delhi, in a month will improve my chances of getting a better score? I'm again studying the materials that I studied last time to remain in touch with the test.

Also, it would be great if someone else who had similar experience share his/her experience.
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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 08:28
Hi.. All.

Same story happened with me...... My score is 560 (Q-48 & V-20 only). Infact, one day before I took GMAT prep (though retake) but I managed to score 38 and in my other tests such as Manhattan, Princeton , which were taken in one month before real exam, the range of verbal score is from 28 to 36. I do not know what to do due to this I could not able to apply in R2 and have to take exam in dec again. Should i lodge complaint with GMAC ????????
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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 09:36
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Hi.. All.

Same story happened with me...... My score is 560 (Q-48 & V-20 only). Infact, one day before I took GMAT prep (though retake) but I managed to score 38 and in my other tests such as Manhattan, Princeton , which were taken in one month before real exam, the range of verbal score is from 28 to 36. I do not know what to do due to this I could not able to apply in R2 and have to take exam in dec again. Should i lodge complaint with GMAC ????????


Clearly you got a score way below your avg. Prep scores even you didn't find the actual GMAT verbal to be that difficult, so I think you should register a complaint. This would at least bring this to their notice and if its an issue, hopefully they will rectify it by the time you re-take. The GMAT test is thoroughly tested but its still possible that a bug could slip through. It could also be a problem with the center.. did you also write in the same center the person above you was talking about?

I wrote GMAT on Oct. 27 but I got 46 in Verbal, which is not so far away from my usual Prep scores, but I wrote in Bangalore.
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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 21:47
aimkp,
I think gmatprep may not representative of the real potential after the third retake. Scores are likely to be biased as soon as you encounter the repeated questions. I believe the score you get the first time is the correct measure of the potential, so if you have taken gmatprep 10 times - you might score 800 on the gmatprep but the score is distorted.

So my question is how much you scored on the first day on gmatprep? Your real test score should be greater than or equal to this one. If not then there is a problem in the system. And this is alarming for all of us who are scheduled for the next appointment.

Looking forward for suggestions from experts.

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Hi.. All.

Same story happened with me...... My score is 560 (Q-48 & V-20 only). Infact, one day before I took GMAT prep (though retake) but I managed to score 38 and in my other tests such as Manhattan, Princeton , which were taken in one month before real exam, the range of verbal score is from 28 to 36. I do not know what to do due to this I could not able to apply in R2 and have to take exam in dec again. Should i lodge complaint with GMAC ????????


Clearly you got a score way below your avg. Prep scores even you didn't find the actual GMAT verbal to be that difficult, so I think you should register a complaint. This would at least bring this to their notice and if its an issue, hopefully they will rectify it by the time you re-take. The GMAT test is thoroughly tested but its still possible that a bug could slip through. It could also be a problem with the center.. did you also write in the same center the person above you was talking about?

I wrote GMAT on Oct. 27 but I got 46 in Verbal, which is not so far away from my usual Prep scores, but I wrote in Bangalore.

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Re: Weird Verbal Scores on actual GMAT [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 14:15
yup same deal here fellas. Took it on Octob 23 and I got a 25V. I usually get like 31 32 33.

I asked for them to check that out because I never scored that low on any of the CAT but obviously, they got my money already, they didn't care.
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